Hitting the slopes? Rent sports gear to save on large baggage fees.

If you’re an avid skier or golfer, the idea of renting equipment may simply be beyond comprehension. But at least consider renting—sports gear is readily available at many golf, ski, and other sports venues, and equipment is often reasonably priced and in very good condition. It can even be a chance to test a brand or type of equipment you’ve always wanted to try. Then you will enjoy the freedom of not having to haul a giant golf or ski bag with you through airports, on shuttle buses, and in taxis.