OGIO Inc. Becomes Official Travel Gear Partner for U.S. Ski & Snowboard
OGIO Inc., a leading innovator of sports and travel bags, backpacks, and golf bags, announced today their partnership with U.S. Ski & Snowboard, becoming the exclusive travel gear partner for some of the world’s most elite winter athletes. As an official partner, OGIO will work closely with the organization’s athletes, coaches, and equipment managers to produce travel and equipment bags built to the specifications that teams, skiers, and snowboarders demand throughout the global competition season and beyond. This includes wheeled ski and snowboard bags, on-mountain backpacks, and special travel gear that incorporates the key characteristics OGIO is known for – durability, protection, thoughtful organization, and comfort.
"OGIO has worked hard to earn its reputation as the most durable and functional travel gear for athletes and professionals of all types,” said Gregg Hemphill, OGIO’s General Manager. “We are thrilled to have earned the trust of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard teams’ athletes, coaches, team managers, and staff to carry all of their essential equipment and gear as they compete around the world. It has been very exciting to work hand-in-hand with such a passionate organization in creating our new winter sports gear bags, and we can’t wait for skiers and snowboarders around the world to get their hands on these bags as well.”
“Our athletes are innovators of their sports and we are excited to partner with an innovative company like OGIO for such an important need for our teams,” said Michael O’Conor, U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s Chief Revenue Officer. “U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes and teams crisscross the globe chasing snow and competitions, and OGIO will provide peace of mind when it comes to transporting required gear and equipment. We are thrilled to bring the U.S. Ski & Snowboard OGIO line to life and know skiers and snowboarders of all abilities will appreciate the features and details this collection has to offer. Whether you’re an amateur weekend warrior or seasoned powder hound, you can count on OGIO to get you where you need to go, just as our elite teams do.”
Throughout the partnership, OGIO will unveil a variety of winter sports gear bags and backpacks, including U.S. Ski & Snowboard team-issue wheeled ski and snowboard bags, rolling duffels, backpacks, and a RIG 9800 wheeled gear bag specifically designed for winter sports. This collection will launch at the beginning of the ’21 winter season.
Founded in 1987, OGIO is an award-winning global leader in gear bag design and manufacturing, recognized for fusing performance, sports and lifestyle in every collection. Today, the company aims to make the world’s most ingeniously designed, expertly constructed and technologically unrivaled personal storage products.
The innovative brand produces gear-focused bags with durable materials, long shelf lives and a plethora of pockets for storage. In all production, OGIO operates on the pillars of organization, durability, protection, ergonomics, mobility and sustainability.
ABOUT U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD
U.S. Ski & Snowboard is the Olympic National Governing Body (NGB) of ski and snowboard sports in the USA, based in Park City, Utah. Tracing its roots directly back to 1905, the organization represents nearly 200 elite skiers and snowboarders in 2021, competing in seven teams; alpine, cross country, freeski, freestyle, snowboard, nordic combined and ski jumping. In addition to the elite teams, U.S. Ski & Snowboard also provides leadership and direction for tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders across the USA, encouraging and supporting them in achieving excellence. By empowering national teams, clubs, coaches, parents, officials, volunteers and fans, U.S. Ski & Snowboard is committed to the progression of its sports, athlete success and the value of team. For more information, visit www.usskiandsnowboard.org