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Koova Ski Rack Review – A Low Cost Easy Way to Store Your Skis At Home

Koova ski rack

When you aren’t skiing, you need a good storage solution for your skis to keep them safe and clean. A good wall storage rack makes storage easier and more space efficient. Koova makes a line of storage racks and bins that are sturdy, easy to assemble, and made in the USA. We recently got a chance to try out the Koova Ski Rack. It works well and gives you someplace to store your skis and poles. Keep reading to find out all the details of the Koova Wall Mount Snow Ski Rack.

About Koova

Koova makes a variety of storage solutions for your garage and home. They make bike, ski, kayak, and other racks that are sturdy and easy to install. Koova has its own factory in the US where they manufacture their racks. All Koova products are designed and made in America.

Koova Wall Mount Snow Ski Rack for Garage
Koova ski rack product image

Specifications

  • Width – 32 inches wide
  • Capacity – 4 pairs of skis and ski poles
  • Construction – Powder coated steel
  • Manufactured – Made in the USA
  • Warranty – Lifetime warranty


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Overall Rating
4.0

What we liked:

  • Designed and manufactured in the US
  • Easy to install. Takes less than an hour.
  • Can hold up to 4 pairs of skis and poles
  • Sturdy and durable powder coated steel construction
  • Low cost
  • Many available brackets and accessories for storing items other than skis

What we didn’t like:

  • We had to add felt pads to keep skis from slipping off the rack
  • The rack brackets work for wider (95mm waist width) skis but the bindings overlap the ski pole holes
  • It requires some not included tools to install (5/16″ socket and Philips screwdriver

Bottom Line

The Koova ski rack is a good affordable way to store your skis in your garage or home. It is cheap, easy to install, and made in the USA.

Features of the Koova Ski Rack

Koova contacted us and gave us a ski rack and bike rack to try out. This review is for the ski rack. We installed them both in our garage to see how they work. As with all reviews, we will give you the good and bad whether we paid for the item or it was given to us.

The Snow Ski Rack from Koova is designed to hold up to 4 pairs of skis and poles. It is made from powder coated steel. The parts seem bombproof. The rack consists of a bracket bar that is mounted to the wall. Attachment brackets are attached to it with a bolt and washer plate system.

The ski rack comes with a bracket bar and 4 ski attachments. There are a variety of other attachments available from Koova’s website. You can easily make a combined ski rack and something else. They sell all the system parts individually so you can design your own custom rack.

Koova ski rack on wall

Price

The Koova ski rack runs $56.95 on their website. You can also find it on Amazon.

Packaging

Koova racks come in a plain cardboard box. Inside there is 1 piece of bubble wrap around the bracket bar. There is a small plastic bag with the hardware. There isn’t any other foam or throwaway packaging. The shipping box is recyclable. Overall the packaging is well done with minimal landfill waste.

What is included

The ski rack only has a few parts. The bar, the 4 ski attachments, and some mounting hardware.

Koova ski rack what is included

Assembly

Mounting the rack in my garage took me about 15 minutes. The longest part of the process is measuring and finding your mounting holes. Make sure you mount the rack high enough so that your skis and poles are off the ground. I would go high enough that your poles can hang from the rack by their straps. I’ll explain why later on.

You will want to screw the 2 mounting screws into studs if at all possible. If you have masonry walls they sell an alternate set of attachments that will work for that wall type.

A past owner of my house completely covered my basement walls with peg board. It makes finding studs and mounting things level super easy. I picked 2 holes that are over studs to use and marked them with a sharpie. I used a drill to make holes for the 2 lag screws. I used an 11/64″ drill bit that I had laying around.

Use a 5/16″ socket to tighten up the 2 mounting screws. With a properly sized hole, they go in easily.

Koova rack lag screws

Mount the ski brackets to the mounting bar. Use the black bolts and the silver nut plates. The plates go on so the grooves face towards the ski bracket. When you tighten them, the grooves will engage with the mounting bar.

Koova mountain bolts
Koova bolt on bracket

Hold the sliver nut plate horizontal and slide the assembly into the mounting bar. Tighten the bolt with a phillips head screwdriver. As you tighten it, the silver nut plates will rotate and align themselves with the mounting bar. You can try to slide the brackets on from the ends of the mounting plate. They won’t clear the 2 lag bolts you mounted the bar to the wall with. Sliding attachments on only works outboard of the 2 mounting screws. The nut plates will rotate and self align. Just follow the direction sheet.

Koova bolt plate orientation

After tightening the brackets you are finished and ready to store your skis. It is really quick and very easy to install.

Assembled Koova ski rack

How does the rack work for ski storage?

The rack needs a little help to work well. I had 2 issues with using the rack that can be easily solved.

The first issue is that skis slide off the rack. The metal brackets are slippery and they end up slightly down angled away from your wall after tightening. The plastic/metal binding toe piece will slide on them quite easily. It only takes a small bump for skis to slide off this rack. The quick and easy answer to this is a few black felt furniture pads. I stuck 4 onto each ski bracket where the binding rests on it and problem solved. No more chance of skis sliding off the rack.

Felt pads on Koova ski rack

The second issue is the size of the rack attachments. They are not long enough for modern ski bindings on all mountain skis. All 3 of my pairs of skis sit on the rack plates partially covering the ski pole holes. The skis are all 95-100mm waist width all mountain skis. I can’t stick ski poles into the holes as they show on the website. I did find that you can just hang ski poles by their straps using the holes. This works fine for storing poles.

Binding resting on Koova rack
Koova rack binding with ski pole
Bindings on Koova rack 2

I set up my rack with only 3 brackets. I only have 3 pairs of skis to store. The rack works well with 4 brackets attached. The skis are very close to each other. I gave myself a little extra room and left one bracket off.

Koova sells ski attachments with different widths. The width dimension is fine. The length dimension really needs to be longer. These don’t really help.

Skis on koova ski rack
Koova Wall Mount Snow Ski Rack for Garage
Koova ski rack product image

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What we liked:

  • Designed and manufactured in the US
  • Easy to install. Takes less than an hour.
  • Can hold up to 4 pairs of skis and poles
  • Sturdy and durable powder coated steel construction
  • Low cost
  • Many available brackets and accessories for storing items other than skis

What we didn’t like:

  • We had to add felt pads to keep skis from slipping off the rack
  • The rack brackets work for wider (95mm waist width) skis but the bindings overlap the ski pole holes
  • It requires some not included tools to install (5/16″ socket and Philips screwdriver

The verdict

Overall the Koova ski rack works well for storing skis on the wall in your garage. The design does have a couple flaws that you need to work around to get it to work well. They are easy to fix and not a big deal given how inexpensive the rack is.

See our review of the Koova Bike Rack to learn more about other Koova storage racks.

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About the author

My name is Doug Ryan. I am an outdoors enthusiast always looking forward to my next adventure. I spend as much time skiing, biking, and paddleboarding as I can. I decided to start Endless Rush Outdoors as a way to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for all things outdoor adventures and to help other people have as much fun as me.