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Boring question about ski bags/cases

post #1 of 9
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Recommendations appreciated for ski bags/cases that will withstand air travel. We have four pairs of skis between two of us. Better to pack them all in one bag or take two separate bags? Which brands/manufacturers are decent? Hard case or soft bag?

Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 9

Search is your friend.  That said, I can only imagine 2 pairs of skis per bag, if you want to keep them in good shape, unless your bindings easily slip off the skis.  I use a Dakine Concourse bag.  It is soft, but well padded with wheels.  I put 1 pair flat on the floor of the bag and then 1 ski on each side, on edge with clothes in the middle.  Works great.

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Recommendations appreciated for ski bags/cases that will withstand air travel. We have four pairs of skis between two of us. Better to pack them all in one bag or take two separate bags? Which brands/manufacturers are decent? Hard case or soft bag?

Thanks in advance!

The best way to search is to used a directed Google Search, something like "ski bag: epicski".  Here are a couple threads to get you started.

 

http://epicski.onthesnow.com/t/119299/best-way-to-travel-with-skis-bag-or-sportube

 

http://epicski.onthesnow.com/t/119299/best-way-to-travel-with-skis-bag-or-sportube

 

Are you flying in the U.S., Canada, or Europe?  What airline?

post #4 of 9
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Thanks all - will just be for flights within Canada on either Air Canada of Westjet
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Thanks all - will just be for flights within Canada on either Air Canada of Westjet

I've heard that Air Canada requires a hardcase such as the Sportube.  I have a Sportube 2 and have been quite happy with it.  If you go with a soft bag, better to get one with wheels.

post #6 of 9

I know the question was about skis, not boots, but here is info about those if you don't have a plan for them yet.

 

http://epicski.onthesnow.com/t/89557/ski-boots-on-plane-flights

post #7 of 9

I used to have a four pair team bag before the airlines implemented the penalties for overweight luggage.   Now the extra charge for a bag over 50lbs., is much greater than the fee for a second bag.

Since you will use Air Canada, I guess I'd get two double sportubes.

post #8 of 9

With Air Canada if you are changing planes during your trip, then there is a good chance that your checked luggage will not make it on the second plane with you and will arrive a day or two later. So take ski boots and ski clothes with you as carry-on luggage.

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Recommendations appreciated for ski bags/cases that will withstand air travel. We have four pairs of skis between two of us. Better to pack them all in one bag or take two separate bags? Which brands/manufacturers are decent? Hard case or soft bag?

Thanks in advance!

If you are only going to one place and decide to buy a hard care, you might see what the cost of shipping would be compare to luggage fees.

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