Having worked in the retail ski industry for so long, Sportube's founder, Paul Hields, saw first hand how many ski and snowboards got damaged when traveling and thus Sportube was born.
Launching in 1996 with the Series 1 and the Series 2 hard cases with wheels, it proved successful and then came the highly requested Series 3 snowboard case in 1998. Since, Sportube has expanded into soft luggage to compliment their tried and tested hard cases. Sportube is now your 1 stop shop for all your travel needs to protect your gear!
Since launch, Sportube has expanded past the ski industry into spear and dive, fishing, hunting, sailing, fencing, water ski and so much more as our cases and bags are quite versatile and can be used many ways.
Headquarters is located high in the Rockies, in Avon, Colorado. Our hard cases are manufactured in Sturgis, Michigan and we have a remote office in Bend, Oregon!
Meet the Team
President and Owner
Check Out our sister company, Wildsyde™ Electric Bikes
Wildsyde™ was founded by Paul Hields, the President and Owner of Sportube™ products. He's been in the biz for 25+ years and knows how to design (and use) great products. Paul has been a passionate biker since he could first pedal around as a kid and continued throughout his life into road biking, mountain biking, and now; Vintage eCruisers.
Paul and his wife, Margo, bike religiously together in Colorado, Michigan, and even Europe, however, because of health issues (Margo had a heart transplant 25 years ago), she was never able to keep up! This is when Paul realized the beauty of the e-bike; it has not only helped Margo continue to bike with him but it has allowed them to run simple errands or go grab a beer in style without having to drive their car! Which brings us to the founding and future of Wildsyde™, the Vintage eCruisers.