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post #31 of 48
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Originally Posted by at_nyc View Post

  I carry my boots with me. And in the "boot bag"? Clothing! :D

 

On the flight to the resort I carry my boots and ski clothes as carry on too. But after the vacation I shove as much crap in checked luggage as I can. I "protect" my skis and boots with all my dirty laundry and luckily I've never been flagged for it. Concealing the dead hooker in my laundry would be more of a logistical challenge. I suppose I could upgrade to a bigger bag which can accommodate 200 cm skis.

post #32 of 48
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Originally Posted by smackboy1 View Post
However you are not supposed to abuse the rules by shoving other things into the ski or boot bag.

 

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the Dakine Concourse will fit a dead hooker...

 

 

I think if you reach the point where you have to dispose of a dead hooker, airline packing rules probably aren't much of a concern.  wink.gif

post #33 of 48

I haven't had trouble with clothes in the ski bag--it's padding after all--but if you check your boots ( ski bag plus boot bag is one piece of luggage on most but not all airlines ) I have heard of people having problems with clothes in the boot bag.  I've also heard of people wearing their boots on the plane.  I haven't heard of problems carrying boots on as long as their within the carry on size--on a short hop the overhead might be very limited.  This year I flew from Sacramento to Portland and everyone had to gate check their carryons except for purses and computers and stuff like that. 

post #34 of 48
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Originally Posted by sinbad7 View Post

I'm intrigued by the new Douchebag - especially the way it rolls up to match the length of ski you have in the bag.  Since I own skis from 170cm to 187cm that would come in handy.  It also rolls into a small pack when you want to store it (also handy).  Great looking design.

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/108941/hey-douchebag-carry-your-skis-with-this

 

http://mydouchebag.com/

 

Dragged one around New Zealand back in September with 2 pairs of skis. Not perfect but the best soft/wheeled ski bag I've used to date (At least one long haul overseas ski trip each year for the past seven years... so some experience with the good, the bag and the ugly).

post #35 of 48

I think the deal with only putting your skis and poles in your ski bag, and NOT packing bulky clothing and other stuff in there, is to keep the extra baggage charges down. My Swix roller bag would easily trigger the oversize baggage extra charges which add together length + width + height, but they said: "just skis, no need to measure - just the regular bag fee". When I asked what triggers the oversize upcharge they said: "surfboards, bicycles, and bags over 50 pounds". So we skiers actually get off pretty good with just paying a regular bag fee for a ski bag holding 2 sets of skis and 2 sets of poles in the 1 ski bag...

post #36 of 48

Review with pics

http://aussieskier.com/equipment/douchebags-ski-bag-review/

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Originally Posted by sinbad7 View Post

I'm intrigued by the new Douchebag - especially the way it rolls up to match the length of ski you have in the bag.  Since I own skis from 170cm to 187cm that would come in handy.  It also rolls into a small pack when you want to store it (also handy).  Great looking design.

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/108941/hey-douchebag-carry-your-skis-with-this

 

http://mydouchebag.com/

post #37 of 48
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Damn, THAT's what happened to my old boots!

post #38 of 48

Totally second the bubble wrap. We've been using it form day one and it's been great, especially considering the way they treat ski bag at our home airport of JFK!
 

post #39 of 48

Do Sportubes or other hard cases add to the weight in any significant manner?

post #40 of 48
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Originally Posted by DanoT View Post

Do Sportubes or other hard cases add to the weight in any significant manner?

Single-pair model Sportube weighs almost nothing.

post #41 of 48

I just got a douchebag ski bag from my Secret Santa, and I can't wait to take it on my Utardia trip.  I've checked it out a few times and it is really slick.  Very well thought out, just a stupid name. 

post #42 of 48
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Originally Posted by DanoT View Post

Do Sportubes or other hard cases add to the weight in any significant manner?

They are quite light, but for some reason I prefer hauling the soft-sided bag if I have a lot of walking to do. the handle is on the end, and it's easier to drag; the tube handle is on top, and it ends up feeling heavier. (These are doubles, so if you have just one pair, maybe it isn't as heavy. Plus, I'm a little weak girl.)

post #43 of 48
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Originally Posted by Do Work View Post

I just got a douchebag ski bag from my Secret Santa, and I can't wait to take it on my Utardia trip.  I've checked it out a few times and it is really slick.  Very well thought out, just a stupid name. 

 

Very stupid name.   How much does it weigh?

 

 

 

Why anyone would buy a single ski bag/tube?  You can always put a single pair in a double, but you can't put two in a single.  I prefer bags.

post #44 of 48
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Originally Posted by SHREDHEAD View Post

Very stupid name.   How much does it weigh?



Why anyone would buy a single ski bag/tube?  You can always put a single pair in a double, but you can't put two in a single.  I prefer bags.

Douchebag weighs 3.4kg which is 7.5lb.

They have updated the DB from my review kindly posted above - my business partner has written an update here: http://aussieskier.com/gear/douchebags-2-0-foldable-roller-ski-bag/#comment-2352
post #45 of 48

I have a K2 soft bag. What I do is pack with clothes so the skis are padded. Protects the skis and cuts down on the baggage.
 

post #46 of 48
With so many airlines charging fees for luggage, it sometimes can be worth it to ship the Sportube FEDEX ground. That way you don't have to schlep the skis through the airport and stick them in rental cars...they will be waiting for you.
post #47 of 48

  Ok for all those with the Dakine concourse 185cm..

Would I get a set of 187 brahmas to fit..  I know they are bigger than 185..  But to be exact its 7/8" of an inch bigger !

 

Kyle

post #48 of 48
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Originally Posted by Speerhead View Post
 

  Ok for all those with the Dakine concourse 185cm..

Would I get a set of 187 brahmas to fit..  I know they are bigger than 185..  But to be exact its 7/8" of an inch bigger !

 

Kyle


I have fit 196 Lhasa Pows in mine.  So ya, I think your good to go.

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