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Ski Bag for FAT skis

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

I have come across a problem with owning serious fat skis, they don't fit in any of my bags.  My Hellbents were almost impossible to travel with and my Icelantic Keepers are only slightly better.  Is anyone out there making bags for wide, rockered skis?

post #2 of 17

Have you tried the Dakine Concourse Double?  I have the discontinued, PM Double Trouble/AJ Kitt Bag and it fits fat's fine.  I even put snowboards in it at times.

post #3 of 17
The big choices are wheeled or not and double or not. These days I usually use http://www.evo.com/ski-bags/line-skis-bag-195cm-2011.aspx to save weight and space.

Perfect size and shape for the kind of skis you are talking about. Well balanced in terms of carry. Easy to spot. The small tears and scuffs the luggage destroyers put in over the course of a few international legs last summer were easily repared with Aquaseal or Seam Grip (really the same stuff). I like the bag...

If it meets your needs in terms of bag type, it is worth considering.

 

 

post #4 of 17

Double concourse is Ginormous. plenty of room. I put bent chetlers and Blizz Ones in with poles and stuff - no problem...

post #5 of 17

I hearts teh Nordica Ski Trolley.

post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 
I just bought the 200cm Dakine Concourse Double. It was more than I hoped to spend but everything I read about it makes it sound like a great bag. I just hope Delta doesn't destroy it on the first trip.
post #7 of 17

Mine has been on about 10 trips now including to Chile, no damage: even being driven on the outside of a bus. Just don't make it too heavy, the airlines are starting to take a look at these big-bags. Still no issues on the length but I actually had Continental weigh mine last week coming out of reno. 1st time for that. he said thye have been seeing too many people jam the bags full and going over the 50#.

post #8 of 17

Well...if your skis are that huge you might try the HEAD monster ski bag.   They can accommodate up to 4pr skis and poles, and has wheels.

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post #9 of 17

riche- the 50# limit is the real issue.  the 2x concourse is bomb-proof and has wheels and infinitely more "cool"  rolleyes.gif

post #10 of 17
Thread Starter 

I watch the weights very closely.  I can't remember the last time they didn't weigh my bag.

post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by cstreu1026 View Post

I watch the weights very closely.  I can't remember the last time they didn't weigh my bag.

 

Agreed.  My experience is that ski bags are weighed and TSA searched every time without exception.  You may also consider a ski bag with LESS padding to save weight.  If you plan on packing other items such as clothing inside, put them inside a separate bag as well.
 

 

post #12 of 17

FWIW, the following weighed ~47 #s in a Dakine Concourse Double and fit easily:  Gotamas (white)/binders; 4FRNT CRJs/binders; poles; ski pants and jacket; quart bag of liquid toiletries.  Plenty of room and 3 #s to spare.  Bag has been durable, too. TSA checks it 9/10 times.

post #13 of 17


yeah, just my point, that's plenty of gear and still could have put more clothes in. Yeas TSA checks but who cares?  Thats why zippered bags like a concourse is so much better than the sportubes. The TSA has no clue how to put them back together.  BTW- I leave the TSA notices in the bag, I wonder what they think when they open up my bag and there's like 10 inspection notices... 
 

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Originally Posted by Dino View Post

FWIW, the following weighed ~47 #s in a Dakine Concourse Double and fit easily:  Gotamas (white)/binders; 4FRNT CRJs/binders; poles; ski pants and jacket; quart bag of liquid toiletries.  Plenty of room and 3 #s to spare.  Bag has been durable, too. TSA checks it 9/10 times.



 

post #14 of 17

Weight is the big problem for me in Europe the airlines are starting to lower the allowance and up the price for sports equipment.  I'm flying to Italy next week and my ski bag has to be under 15kg.

post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 

So I just started packing my Dakine 200 cm. Concourse double bag.  I have my Icelantic Keepers w/ PX14 bindings, Icelantic Pilgrims w/ Marker Griffons, and 2 pairs of poles and the bag weighs in at 42 lbs.  I guess a large sturdy ski bag doesn't come without its penalties.  I surely won't be able to pack a whole lot more in it.  which sucks because I am almost 100% confident I could make it my only bag if it weren't for the damn 50 lb. weight limit. 

post #16 of 17

on my last trip, 2 sets of 170 length skis and 1 pair of bindings(I use the tyrolia railflex 2 and can remove them) and a few pieces of clothes weighed in at 40 pounds.  the bindings add significant weight to the total.

 

my travel friends packed 2 pairs of skis w/. bindings(1 pair of extra heavy Head Monster 83 and a junior race ski, plus boots and was nearly at 50 lbs.

 

 

 

post #17 of 17
Thread Starter 

The bag itself is heavy but the real cultprit is the Icelantic Keepers that are over 10 lbs. without the bindings.

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