We know that packaging hockey goalie pads can be a challenge so we wanted to offer you a few tips to help you ship yours safely.
Materials You'll Need
Quality packing tape
Shipping goalie pads becomes particularly easy if you’re able to get your hands on a 36" x 15" x 15" box from your local packaging store. This box from Uline, which can be purchased in bulk for cheap, is a great option. With this sized-box, all you need to do is slip the pads into the box and secure the ends with ample tape.
If you're unable to secure one large box, you have other options! You can combine multiple 12" x 12" x 18" boxes, which can be found at your local package store or USPS location. Grocery stores and big-box retailers will often provide large boxes for free. Contractor garbage bags, which can be purchased at your local home improvement store, offer another alternative. You can simply place the pads inside two bags. If you choose the bag approach, we suggest supplying the package with additional padding.
Regardless of which packaging materials you choose, it's important that you use a generous amount of packing tape to prevent the pads from puncturing the packaging. Remember to always place the shipping label squarely on the main blocking face of the pad to ensure it is readable.
It's that easy! Welcome to the shipping big leagues.