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What Ski bag are you using?
Looking into getting a new ski bag. Must have wheels, ideally would be able to carry 3 pairs of skis (longest being 185cm long) and a snowboard. Would help if I could fit 2 sets of boots plus helmet and poles in as well.
Wheels are a necessity, lighter the better as i'll be flying a lot with it.
Been looking at the Douchebag, looks perfect but at £199 it's very expensive. Anyone have it? Is it worth the extra money?
Also the Dakine fall line in 190cm, only £90 so much cheaper than the douchbag, will it fit all gear? Also it takes up a lot of space when storing it (got a 165cm coffin bag for a snowboard and takes up so much space)
Thanks for any help, much appreciated
Let me get this straight, 3 pairs of skis and 1 snowboard plus two sets of boots in one bag at the same time? I think you're looking for Mary Poppins' bag. If you do manage to find a bag to fit all of that gear I'd be surprised if any airline handles it due to weight.
wtf what kind of bag fits that much goddamn shit
I've been travelling for a few years with a Dakine Fall Line Double 190cm, it's been great, pretty tough and still looks good after heaps of trips.
Whether you can fit 3 pairs of skis and a board will come down to the style of skis and the bindings on them. I've had 2 pairs of big pow skis (189 Hellbent and 189 Obsethed) in it and it was relatively full, but my friend borrowed it and he fitted 3 pairs ok (1 pair of big pow skis, 1 pair smaller women's pow skis, 1 pair carvers)
Poles just fit in the gaps, no problems there. But 2 sets of boots and a helmet you'll be pushing your luck, especially the helmet because it's a weird shape to put in a ski bag.
Worth adding that when we had 2 pairs skis + bindings + poles + random outerwear it was already slightly over the airlines weight limit, the bag itself isn't terribly light. By the time you cram it with your list of goodies above it will weigh about 45kg and the airline will just laugh at you, or charge you 1 testicle to fly with it.
Thats alot of shit to put in one bag. I have the Armada Anchorage bag size 190. I can fit my 186 ON3P BG (with a few CM to spare on the top) and my AR7s. I could put a third pair of skis on top if and it would close fine. But right now with 2 skis I'm at 41 pounds and trying to avoid being raped by airlines in fees.
Unless your not going to a major resort, people will have demos and quality rental skis.
Decide whats a must go and what can stay.
Or if moneys not a issue pay for multiple bags and a excessive amount of baggage fees.
Thanks very much for your help everyone, Think i'll stick with the cheaper fall line bag then.
I get 46kg in total (spread over two bags) so going over the weight limit shouldn't be a problem, just wanted it to be light for carrying it around everywhere as have to take it on trains etc.
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