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Douchebags says the Slim Jim is the world's lightest wheeled ski bag, and I'm inclined to believe them. This has quickly become one of my favorite pieces of review gear in the short 5-6 month time I've had it.
Very clean and minimalistic, I got the all black one so there isn't much to say about it, but the physical design of the bag is great and I'll go more in detail in the features section.
This bag is super light, Db advertises it at 1.5kg and I don't have a scale but it definitely is not heavy whatsoever, likely due to the fact that the ski itself and Db's ribcage gives the bag structure eliminating the need for heavy plastic/metal backbone structure.
I've traveled on a plane with the bag for 4 round trips from San Francisco to Montreal already, and the bag is holding up great. It doesn't feel as heavy duty as it's bigger brother the douchebag but luggage handlers are notorious for treating bags terribly, and there are no visible rips or tears that I can see so far!
Definitely slim, I tried fitting two pairs of alpine skis in it and it just won't work. Doesn't take up much space though, and it rolls up into practically nothing!
One pair of alpine skis and a set of poles fits perfectly, with enough room to wrap your skis with your outerwear/baselayers. I was able to fit two sets of ski pants and two sets of ski jackets (shells, not down insulated puffys) along with one hoodie and the skis/poles and it was just about maxed out.
I'm not sure how many features a bag should have so the slider may be off but I'll list the ones I can think of off the top of my head. The ability for the bag to be rolled up and tucked into a small corner is a godsend, the adjustability of the top with the strap system to make it a perfect fit for your skis is also great, as it allows for no slop for ease of carrying the bag. The abs rib protection is also great, no complaints there as my equipment has not broken. One thing I would like to see added though is the addition of waterproof material on the inside, so the bag doesn't just soak through with wet equipment.
I'd definitely say it's for a weekend trip, with the bag fully maxed out I only hit 25 pounds of my 50 pound luggage allowance. With a bigger bag I'd be able to store more things and get my money's worth at the ticket counter!
There's only one big compartment for skis, anything else you want to put in the bag also goes in the same compartment.
For a weekend ski trip or strapping to the top of a car, this bag's pretty awesome. No real complaints t here except my wish for a waterproof interior and maybe one or two small interior compartments for passes/chapstick and small things like that like the douchebag has.