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Luggage Advice

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Shrike, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. Shrike

    Shrike Hard Yards

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    Evening all after some advice

    Heading back to Hakuba start of Feb (exploring Tokyo and Osaka for a week before hand) with my Partner and our friend

    Will be sending the snow bags to our accom in hakuba from the airport via takkyubin

    Flying with JAL on the late night flight into Narita and have 2x23kg checked baggage per person so 6bags between us if need be

    My partner and I will share one roller suitcase for our normal clothes/shoes and our friend will take one bag as well

    so all up we will probably use only 4x23kg bags allowance

    Taking the below gear

    3x Helmets
    3x boots (2 snowboard 1 ski)
    3x jackets
    3x pants
    2x snow boards 156cm
    2x bindings
    1x skis
    1x poles
    3x goggles

    And of course the normal thermals/base/mid layers socks etc

    Have managed to get the below into my Dakine low roller 157cm and have it come out at 27kg :s (partner getting skis this season has messed with my plan :p)

    3x jackets
    3x pants
    2x snow boards 156cm
    2x bindings
    1x skis
    1x poles
    3x goggles
    all the normal thermals/base/mid layers socks etc

    Now I am considering getting a 2nd Dakine Low roller 157cm and then packing both bags as per below

    1st bag
    1x snowboard
    2x bindings
    1x skis
    poles
    outerwear

    2nd bag

    1x snowboard
    3x boots
    3x helmets (possibly)
    3x googles
    And anything else I missed

    Just wondering if anyone has any tips or advice before I buy another bag

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'd just take one ski bag and buy a cheaper suitcase for all the other stuff.
    In one ski bag you need to put the skis , boards and poles (as they are long)
    Everything else should fit in a ordinary suitcase

    *i'm doing exactly same thing
    Am planning on taking a ski bag for
    1 board over (2 back)
    2 skis, 2 poles
    Thats 22kgs
     
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  3. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Then a suitcase for our helmets, boots and so forth
     
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  4. Shrike

    Shrike Hard Yards

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    Any recommendation on a cheap suitcase? I was considering it but am having trouble getting me head around packing boots and helmets into a suitcase
     
  5. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    There are heaps out there. Just get the ones that open like a clam.Yet have mesh compartments each side.

    Mind you , we just used one like this last time (same method). Its just harder to put stuff in and out.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Annabuzzy Part of the Furniture

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    I do it differently. My wife and I both take our own Burton ski bag (basically the same as the Dakine). We put our skis and poles in there together with everything else for the trip except boots and helmet. Ski edges are taped up to avoid edge cuts. My bag comes in around 20kg and the wife right on 23.

    Then in boot bags which we carry on go boots, helmet, goggles and general travel things like tickets, passport and iPad.

    Works fine
     
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  7. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah each to their own... but in this situation . That means buying more board bags.

    *i'll be honest. I hate board /ski bags
     
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  8. Zimbooo

    Zimbooo One of Us

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    Your "friend" should pack their own bags...... including their own ski bag.
    So then no issue.......carry on.
     
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  9. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    We did one ski bag between three males a few years ago.
    Was great
    screw taking heaps of luggage
     
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  10. Zimbooo

    Zimbooo One of Us

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    Nah, not for me.........."did you pack your own bag"?
     
  11. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    well yeah , we did - few beers . Mates house
     
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    Zimbooo One of Us

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    Problem solved........carry on.
     
  13. Zimbooo

    Zimbooo One of Us

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    Will tell you a funny story about "a friend" of many years (from high school), I was travelling with.
    After a few months surfing in France/Spain/Portugal we took our Ford Transit van (purchased in Holland) over into Morocco to surf early winter waves.
    On our way back into Spain after a month in Morocco, "friend" decided (without telling the other 3 of us), that he wanted to continue smoking hash, so decided to stick a couple of blocks between his shoes and socks and take it back over in the van.
    Dogs did the sniff throughout the van at inspection after landing back in Spain, all clear as I expected (which turned out to be extremely lucky).
    5 minutes back on the road after clearing customs he produced two blocks of hash from his shoes and asks if anyone wants a f@rking puff!!!!
    F@rking friends hey?
     
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  14. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not like it’s hard to get hash in bloody Spain and Portugal LOL
     
  15. Zimbooo

    Zimbooo One of Us

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    But much cheaper in Africa....................stupid friends!!!!
     
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    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    It’s like the different between stupid cheap and really stupid cheap!

    Which year?
     
  17. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Happened to my wife on the channel ferry.
    She inadvertently.. (and laughs about it) brought in a Amsterdamage "present"
    Bout a pound of hydro.
     
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    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Holy crap!
    That was lucky
     
  19. Zimbooo

    Zimbooo One of Us

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    Was 92/93, first time in that region was 86/87.
     
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    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Good times to be there. I was there late ‘90, and for a bit in maybe ‘93 with the old man.
    The old man might have been there ‘86/87. He went quasi-regular from the late 60’s or early 70’s.

    I could do with some cold Atlantic walls followed up by a custard tart and galão right now.
     
  21. Annabuzzy

    Annabuzzy Part of the Furniture

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    Haha yes if I had to carry them really long distances maybe I’d feel the same but by and large I’m not. I’m just sticking them on a trolley at arrivals and taking them to oversize, putting them on a trolley on arrival and sticking them under a bus, and then carrying them a few metres to the van for my accommodation, or to a taxi to my accomodation.

    There’s one less item of luggage to worry about.
     
  22. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I have it easy. A ski bag containing a single pair of skis & poles. I can sling that over my shoulder so distance not a problem. It also goes easily in an overhead rack on trains, or jammed in a corner of a Japanese business hotel room.
     
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    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    I've ended up using this arrangement as well after getting into weight issues with a wheelie ski bag with skis + clothes.
     
  24. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    My aim is to get all my clothes for a 20 day trip into my carry on.
    Besides the ones I wear on the plane.