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Recommend good quality, sturdy ski bag?

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 

My son and I are looking to purchase Kastles next season, and I'd like to pick up a bag for each or one for both. With which bag(s) have you been pleased?

 

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post #2 of 25

About four years ago I got the large K2 ski bag with rollers.  This bag is strong as a tank, and has plenty of room.   It's advertised to hold two pairs of skis, but we've been putting a kid's size third pair of skis in too.  Sometimes we also wedge in one or more pairs of shoes or snow boots.  I loosely stuff bubble wrap in around everything -- who knows if that does any good, but I feel better.  I've checked the bag in as airline luggage, sent it via FedEx and UPS, and hauled it with other luggage and gear in the car.  The skis have always been fine.  The bag's getting kinda worn looking, but I think it's still got a few good years left.

post #3 of 25

Had a Dakine Double Concourse, but bought this one:

 

http://www.ebags.com/product/the-north-face/base-camp-ski-roller/218058

 

Look for them on sale - I like it much better than the DK.  Its less bulky and better constructed.  The material is that rubber coated tarp stuff you see on the back of flatbeds - nice when you are sitting on the plane watching it pour and see your ski bag on the tarmac.  We fly a lot to ski (+5 times a season) and this one is going strong.  Seems a tad lighter empty too, based upon loading the same stuff and weighing at check in.  Really, any bag that is not just cordura will work, esp if you go to trouble of bubble wrap.  BTW - I liked the North Face rolloer so much I bought the single Base Camp as well.  Easily slides under the straps on the roller for travel through airport.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubUqvQtTh7A

post #4 of 25

I use the Dakine Double Concourse when I fly. Seems to work well enough. Able to pack 2 pairs and all gear except boots (carry on) and stay under the weight limits.

TSA undoes my ski straps to leave skis rattling about half the time though..

 

I also have a Dakine single ski bag for the back of the pickup. I like it too but would not fly with it (it's basically just a thick sleeve.)

post #5 of 25

Look up the Douchebag @ mydouchebag.com I know it sounds really odd but it's the best bag on the market. Yes it is safe to visit on your work computer. Just say-en. 

post #6 of 25
Thread Starter 

Great responses. Thanks. 

 

As much as i would love the Douchebag 2.0, it would be a hard sell to the wife.

post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by lateskier2012 View Post

Great responses. Thanks. 

 

As much as i would love the Douchebag 2.0, it would be a hard sell to the wife.

 



It's a phenomenal bag, though. You can always cover up the branding if you want.

post #8 of 25

I like my High Sierra Deluxe Wheeled bag. They have both single and dougles, the pro model can be found at ebags as well and it also looks great

post #9 of 25

I have a Marker branded oversized wheeled ski bag that will hold 3 pairs of skis or 1 pair and a couple of snowboards (with bindings removed but in the bag) plus there is still room left over for some extra clothing or gear.  If I am not mistaken, Marker ski luggage is made by Athalon which has a very similar bag under there own name.  Mine is very rugged and has survived at least 7-8 air line trips and about 10-12 club bus trips and still looks good. 

 

If I am careful with my packing i can take a 5-7 day airplane trip out west and just check my ski bag which is packed with all my clothing and gear but under 50lbs, and then I take a wheeled carryon with my boots and a days worth of ski clothing and personal items  I wear my jacket and take a back pack as my personal carryon which has my computer, ipod and misc.  Only get dinged for one bag each way.

 

Sorry for the packing side track, but just wanted to reccomend getting at least a wheeled double ski bag for each of you.  Makes airline travel a bit easier.

 

Good luck,

 

Rick G

post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by lateskier2012 View Post

Great responses. Thanks. 

 

As much as i would love the Douchebag 2.0, it would be a hard sell to the wife.

 

 

Great bag... forget the name... tell the wife it's foreign and pronounced douch'e (like touch'e).

post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by bruins14sammy View Post

 

It's a phenomenal bag, though. You can always cover up the branding if you want.

 

Terrible branding - are they marking it at teenage males? It looks high quality but there's no way I'm buying a product with a tacky name like that.

post #12 of 25

 Apparently it is being rebranded just for the North American market due to people with no sense of humour being upset by the name Douchebag…. new name Oldfartsbag…..    eek.gif

post #13 of 25
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 Apparently it is being rebranded just for the North American market due to people with no sense of humour being upset by the name Douchebag…. new name Oldfartsbag…..    eek.gif

Windbag has a nice ring.

post #14 of 25

Mrs Blue made me a ski bag before we were married as a Christmas present that has lasted nearly 30 years, still going strong. Fairly heavy canvas, drawstring at each end, pocket with clear plastic for address card. It's worked like a charm for airlines, cartop carriers, Fed Ex, everything. No, she's not taking orders.

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 Apparently it is being rebranded just for the North American market due to people with no sense of humour being upset by the name Douchebag…. new name Oldfartsbag…..    eek.gif

 

I just find it rude to women, since it's something some (likely not all) women would be sensitive about, and it's used as a derogatory term. I'm also younger than "old fart", but older than "immature brat". I just think there's something to be said for not alienating potential customers through a foolish branding choice. 

post #16 of 25

There was a post on TGR that said they were starting to make bags with only a 'DB' on them, without the 'Douchebags'. Website still shows bags with  'Douchebags', but that just may not have been updated.

post #17 of 25

Not from what I have seen. At the SIA booth this year product look the same as this season, branding and all. I think this is a niche product. If you don't like it that's fine, the the bag is bomber and a great design. A funny name wont stop me from buying one.... The price tag will.  

post #18 of 25
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I just find it rude to women, since it's something some (likely not all) women would be sensitive about, and it's used as a derogatory term. I'm also younger than "old fart", but older than "immature brat". I just think there's something to be said for not alienating potential customers through a foolish branding choice. 

OR perhaps they spell it out. What do DC, DK, NIKE, and other such acronyms represent? I think of myself as a sensitive husband and father, but find some people's "sensitivity" bordering on criminal. We all know people in our workplace just looking to be offended everyday.

 

In regards to "douchebag," I am not inclined to think of it as a quality product when I reflect on some of the "douchebags" I have known in my life. The design and styling, though, look amazing.

post #19 of 25

Wait, what?   Nike is an acronym?    Phidippides was speaking in code?

 

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 NIKE, and other such acronyms represent?

post #20 of 25

i just pickup the athalon double ski bag with molded ends.  haven't traveled with it yet, but the construction looks terrific.

amazon has it on sale now for under $120, lists for $300+ 

post #21 of 25
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i just pickup the athalon double ski bag with molded ends.  haven't traveled with it yet, but the construction looks terrific.

amazon has it on sale now for under $120, lists for $300+ 


The wheeled one?    I was looking at that...

post #22 of 25

yup, that's the one.

post #23 of 25

The Douchebag 2.0 is the best bag I've ever used...Really sturdy with no "sag" in the middle. Plus it rolls down really small so it's easy to carry when it's not in use and the wheels are great. 

post #24 of 25
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 Apparently it is being rebranded just for the North American market due to people with no sense of humour being upset by the name Douchebag…. new name Oldfartsbag…..    eek.gif


And in Canada marketing under "HoseBag" right?

post #25 of 25
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And in Canada marketing under "HoseBag" right?

 

 

That would be "Hoser-bag"

 

Despite the english connotations of the word douche, and probably has no bearing on the product naming, douche is actually to french word for "shower"

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