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Advice needed Snowboard and ski bag

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Mark*V, May 14, 2019.

  1. Mark*V

    Mark*V Hard Yards Ski Pass: Silver

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    I have 2 snowboards and 1 pair of skis I need to cart around. We've had separate bags but I figure it will be easier to put all the gear in one bag. Any recommendations for the brand/type of bag and where I can buy it please?
     
  2. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Da Kine
    heaps of places
     
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  3. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Douchebag.

    Support @CarveMan and Aussieskier.

    My friends and I have bought a few through him and never been disappointed.

    I have fit 2 boards and a pair of skis in (once) - it’s heavy, but it works.
     
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  4. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    He sells Da Kine as well
     
  5. Shrike

    Shrike Hard Yards

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    Also rate the Dakine gear, have a low roller that has gone with me all Australian season last year, Japan for 2 weeks last Feb and then around Vietnam on the way back :p

    Buy from whoever you like but agree to use the guys that sponsor the forum or alternatively I generally get my gear from Boardworld as Jeremy is great to deal with :)
     
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  6. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    My DB was wrecked by baggage handlers last trip. Thinking I might go sportstube next buy.
     
  7. FatBoyDave

    FatBoyDave One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    If local (no flights) then da kine or even burton.
    If flights then Douchebag.

    I have a Burton “wheelie locker” bag in a 180cm and it is seriously awesome kit for travelling with dividers for boards and waterproof bags for boots but... the bag is so heavy (+4kgs) I just can’t use it for flights
    For flights I use a douchebag, as a bonus it rolls up to almost nothing when you get to your destination. Shoulder strap attachment on the douchebag and the way you can shorten the bag if required are also great features.
    Just check the weight with 2 boards and skis... airlines often don’t weigh equipment bags but I have been caught out in the states.
     
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  8. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    I haven't been on a flight which excludes sporting equipment from your luggage allowance for years.
     
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  9. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    This. Your best hope is to 'assist' the check in agent in weighing your ski bag - ie holding as much weight off the scales as you think you can get away with. They won't want to touch it due to OH&S so you can usually do this.
     
  10. LDJ

    LDJ One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Found this out by accident and doesn’t work with all of them but if you do the opposite and push the bag fully on so it sits well past the line half the bag doesn’t get weighed on a lot of them. My 190cm dakine with boots, skis, all my gear and clothes weighed 13kg :D. I’d recommend the 190cm dakine coffin. It will do what you need and have travelled with similar amounts across the world, getting trains, buses etc but you will need strong arms
     
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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes there are various strategies I've employed over the years!
     
  12. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I found a cabin bag pushed against the wall under the eye line of the check in works well
    Like a wedge under the ski bag.
     
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    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Is no one worried about a whole flight of skiers with overweight and underweighed bags throwing fuel calculations off?

    I know I’m juggling bag weights a LOT, especially when the bc and climbing gear is in there too, but I’ve never “assisted” my bag or “re-packed” on the way to oversized drop off.
     
  14. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    As much as I agree..
    Man, the amount of shit people take on as "carry on".
    Its ridic.
     
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  15. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh I totally agree.
    And the shit fight out of Hong Kong to stuff your 7 pieces of carry on in ALL the overheads. :rolleyes:
    I almost always just take a backpack that can be shoved under my seat if need be. I just don’t need that angst.
     
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  16. FatBoyDave

    FatBoyDave One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    This!!!
    A couple of years ago we went to Whistler via LA.
    The carrier and ticket we had only allowed 1 piece of checked luggage but 2 pieces of carry on...
    And to add insult, my ski bag was counted as my 1 piece of checked luggage.
    As a result nearly everyone was requested to "check their carry on" at the boarding gate as it wouldn't all fit in overhead lockers.
    My total carry on weight would have exceeded my checked baggage weight.

    Made no sense and created much frustration for all passengers.
     
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    FatBoyDave One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    My other pet peeve is when the internal flight you have (all on the same ticket) has different baggage rules/allowances.
     
  18. fenrir

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    Used a DB for a few years now and I do not regret it. I bought the large hugger backpack for the times when I have to have 2x23kg bags instead of 1x30kg and just strap them together when rolling through the airport.
     
  19. Hermannator

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    Worried about 'tail-strike' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emirates_Flight_407?
    Don't - they weigh your stuff after check-in anyway.
     
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    FatBoyDave One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I like the hugger. The only downside is I can't fit my helmet in it.
    I've got a Burton Booter pack for carry on and my partner has a hugger.

    I can't find the Booter on the Burton website anymore....
    Fits my ski boots, helmet, laptop.... Has a Helmet pocket and a couple of waterproof pockets.
    Is great to use when at the resort too. Can fit 2 slabs and some shopping or.... We put our Apres boots in it and who ever gets home first has to pack the apres boots. Can fit 2 pairs of ski boots... and the inside wipes out as it's the same plasticky stuff that they have in board bags.
    Technically probably over the carry on size but it's a soft bag, so if you're sensible with how much you pack, it can cram into the baggage size thingy if requested.

    [​IMG]
     
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    There are two sizes of hugger - they also do a 60L which is much too big for carry on but perfect for checked luggage as it will still strap onto the main DB.
     
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    I'd more worried about centre of gravity calculations being out of whack and handling affected than the fuel calculations.
     
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    I've used a DB Slim Jim on two overseas trips and it's rubbed thin in a few spots which I'm expecting to turn into holes soon :(
     
  24. Mark*V

    Mark*V Hard Yards Ski Pass: Silver

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    I get 23kg ski or board allowance with Garuda (per person) + 30kg for regular luggage. That should be enough. Thats why I paid a bit extra and booked with them again
     
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    Mark*V Hard Yards Ski Pass: Silver

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    Malaysia charge per kg for every kg over 20! No sporting gear allowance.
     
  26. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Another DB supporter!

    Qantas trashed my DB (18 holes) but to the bags credit the skis and gear inside were in perfect condition. Qantas replaces all.

    FWIW i won’t travel again with shared bags, heaps easier to have two light bags than one heavy. Was a PITA hauling two 23kg ski bags around.
     
  27. Peanut

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    Hubby and I both bought the Booter bags last year. I have plans to get the kids one each eventually as well, but they have Kathmandu bags that work well enough for now. As we bought the bags after our OS trip, they haven’t been used for carry-on purposes yet, but they will probably be used this year.

    Last year I got my skis (156cm), Mstr 10’s skis (129cm) and Mstr 8’s snowboard (121cm) into my ski bag, which is a Quicksilver bag from memory. All up, the bag came to 19.5kg. It worked, but it was bloody heavy to wheel around. Hubby has since bought new boots and skis, and I bought him a Dakine Fall Line bag to put them in for travelling. The plan is to put one adult set and one child of skis into each bag (Mstr 8 will be skiing this year), plus ski clothing, and possibly boots subject to weight restrictions. If not, the boots will go into a seperate checked bag. Non-ski clothing and helmets will be packed into carry-on bags.
     
  28. almontyrat

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    My Slim Jim did one OS and one domestic trip before falling apart. It split right along the zip making it fit only for the bin. I love the design but hate the build quality.
     
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    Got the Dakine low roller. Its been solid for the last 3 years of trips to Japan and Europe.

    Did do one trip with 2 x snowboards, bindings, boots in the one bag....never again.
     
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    Oh Faaarrrkkk, my trip back from Japan could become expensive :mad:
     
  31. Neddy

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    Dakine Tour bag (no rollers) for last 8 years (NZ and Japan). Quite comfortable with 1 board and boots, a little heavy with two boards (solid, split and all the split extras) but still doable. Have sliced edges through in a few places over a number of years, but nothing a little duct tape hasn’t sorted out
     
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    Stock move since forever that one!
     
  33. LDJ

    LDJ One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Has anyone used Neoprene cover or similar for snowboard international travel? Similar to this https://www.storeyourboard.com/evoc-neoprene-snowboard-cover/ Looking at lightweight option for snowboard to make carrying it around Japan trains, European airports etc much easier. Have a big dakine coffin at the moment and when full of clothes its a beast to move for my wife.
     
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    I have a fleet of ski bags consisting of the DaKine and the DPS ski bag.

    DaKine is a good lightweight option but for heavy hauling and total packing area I use the DPS bags. They are heavier than the DaKine but they are bullet proof.
     
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    I’m another DB fan. Travelled to Canada a couple of times with the whole family’s skis (x4) in the one bag and it’s held up really well still looks brand new without not a mark . On the last trip back the TSA compliant lock that I used on it did not fare so well. When I got back to Oz found my lock inside my bag. 1E122E09-014F-461E-822C-D9116AE7563C.jpeg
     
  36. Kiz

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    Would a DB fit a pair of skis, poles and a snowboard? Skis are 149, board is 159. Don't need to include boots as they fit really well in the base of our other luggage. We are travelling to Canada so any recommendations on it or any other bag would be great. Thank you :)
     
  37. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep!
     
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  38. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Easy.

    I took a set of skis, 154 splitboard in snowboard config and 2 sets of poles two weeks ago. Filled all the gaps with jackets and sundries.
     
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    on that basis a few 100kg passengers would be an issue
     
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    There's at least one aircraft accident associated with the pax weight assumptions being wrong and resulting in the planes centre of gravity being out of limits. Mind you that was a small bug smasher regional flight not a jet.
     
  41. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Fair.

    Yeah, done a few where passenger and bags get weighed. To get all the gear onto one of the helis for PBs Manaslu trip they had to strip the seats out of the back, stack the gear and sit someone on top of the bags! o_O
     
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    I’ve been weighed with my baggage for a 14-seater, but aren’t we discussing much larger aircraft?
    I travelled on four international airlines Jan-Feb this year
    all had different baggage rules, ranging from 1x20kg to 2x23kg - unrelated to type of plane
    I’m assuming there’s a lot of leeway
     
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    its not that the plane is not capable of taking the weight (think a 737 full of P1's on domestic leg... they all have etc weight allowances)

    But that the calcs are off.

    where's our bloody pilots when you need them????
     
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    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’m sure none of the majors are running so close to the bone as to run out of fuel, but still...
    I’m sure the cabin allowances are based on average weights of humans currently, not in the 1970s for example and there would be a generous margin for error. If it was a flight full of people needing seatbelt extenders there might be a problem with those calculations, but generally it’s a good mix of heavy adults and featherweight kids.

    The cargo hold bags are weighed.
    Once everyone is checked in I’m sure they load other cargo up to the weight or physical limit of the hold. If everyone’s cheating on weights you’re eating into the safety buffer.
     
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    Yeah for sure.

    Was more saying relating to different airlines having different weight limits for checked.

    Its not that the plane can't handle everyone taking 2x23kg onboard (ie for Q a plane full of P1s, they don't reduce their weight limits, i have been on a plane 80% full of p/p1's!) but that the airline doesn't want to pay for the fuel to carry all of those.

    Nothing tho do with cheating - i agree its not that.

    Im not worried about others doing it - just a stickler for the rules!

    oh and those windy cities, (somewhere in Italy and Queenstown) who are known for not loading bags to keep the weight down overall!
     
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    The douchebag is fantastic. I fit skis and a board (I’m bisexual ;) ) in mine plus board boots and quite a lot of other kit, and then roll it down to get a perfectly snug fit.

    Get one here:

    www.aussieskier.com
     
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    He's doing Manaslu? I'm so jealous!
     
  48. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    First high rotation starts in the morning...
    This was base camp to camp 1
     
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    It's a beautiful mountain!
     
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