I was planning my trip out to Snowbird and since I've never skied out west and have barely been on a plane, I needed to required luggage to bring all my ski gear. I was able to snatch up a Padded Single 190 cm bag from my shop for 50% off.
This is a simplistic bag: one big compartment with a double sipper from end to end and a single carrying strap in the center. I was able to fill the carcass with a pair of 184 J Skis Allplays, Armada poles, knee brace, yoga mat, a sweatshirt, snowpants, and a couple pairs of underwear and socks with room to spare for a few more clothing items. It zipped closed with no problem without any extra weight charges.
Durability: After a direct flight out and one layover on the way back, there are a few small but notable rips in the outer fabric. Now I have zero flying experience with checked bags so I have nothing to compare this too. But I could imagine if I were to fly with my ski gear often it would only take a couple more trips to bust out the sewing kit and duct tape. If you fly often, maybe a hard bag or a roller would last longer. I don't have any plans for flying to ski again anywhere in the near future, so this bag suits me well and should last as long as I need it to.
Overall, a great buy especially for late season prices. I fit everything I needed and the padding (along the entire bag top bottom and sides) kept all my gear safe and sound. The bag took the abuse and my equipment was perfectly fine. Only thing I would ask Dakine to upgrade is to a tougher outer fabric.