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Need a travel case that will accommodate skis and a snowboard

post #1 of 11
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I'm looking for a travel case that will allow be to place a pair of skis and a snowboard inside. I'd prefer a hard case, but I'm open to suggestions. I know sport tube makes one, but it may not be long enough for my skis. Is it even worth it to pack them both together, or we should we both get separate cases?
post #2 of 11

How long are your skis? :eek

post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by at_nyc View Post

How long are your skis? eek.gif

Current skis are 174.
post #4 of 11

If anything will work, it'll be a snowboard case. Have you tried a semi-soft snowboard case, putting your snowboard in first without bindings, then laying your skis on top? If you can fit it all, it'll be snug. 

 

If the case is long enough for everything but not wide enough, you could take off the ski bindings if they're railflex or similar. But make sure you understand what you're doing - I take no accountability for any injury if you put them back on cockeyed and mess up the pressure. :)

post #5 of 11

I got Sports Tube hard shell cases for me and my wife, a friend saw them and got one as well. They keep you skis from getting banged up and have wheels so you can drag them through the airport, they also lock, you may need to check the length of the snow board case, it may work.

post #6 of 11
Sport tube ski carriers are adjustable in length to different sizes of skis. From 120 to about 210cms IIRC.

Some airlines specify they will only accept hard sided cases and they may refuse to take soft siders. Although when I have flown I have never seen them refuse a softside case. They do say the soft sides are entirely at the travelers risk.

I have a single pair ski sport tube. I have a ski with a system binding so by removing the bindings I can get two sets of skis in - one with bindings and one without - I wrap the bindings and put them in the sports tube as well - just not attached

Sport tube snow board case series 3 extends form 107 to 183 and will hold a snowboard and a pair of DH skis.

Cheers
J
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Originally Posted by twa2w View Post

Sport tube ski carriers are adjustable in length to different sizes of skis. From 120 to about 210cms IIRC.

Some airlines specify they will only accept hard sided cases and they may refuse to take soft siders. Although when I have flown I have never seen them refuse a softside case. They do say the soft sides are entirely at the travelers risk.

I have a single pair ski sport tube. I have a ski with a system binding so by removing the bindings I can get two sets of skis in - one with bindings and one without - I wrap the bindings and put them in the sports tube as well - just not attached

Sport tube snow board case series 3 extends form 107 to 183 and will hold a snowboard and a pair of DH skis.

Cheers
J

Ok so I just bought a pair of new skis that are 178cm. Have you guys found that the sporttube is too heavy?
post #8 of 11
Not at all, and it has wheels so you just drag it behind you, much easier than having to sling a piar of boards over your sholder.
post #9 of 11
Everytime I've traveled I used a soft case designed for 2 pairs of skis and pack all my gear and clothes in plastic bags and wrap it around my bindings and skis until it weighs 49 pounds so I only have to pay for one checked bag and bring my boots as my carry-on. If you run ouy of room cram all your socks, underwear and any small stuff inside your boots.
post #10 of 11

My 194XXL's and my sons 163 Burton Custom both fit into my Double Trouble.  I would assume they would in a Dakine Double as well.

None of the pro's that I know, that travel all the time, use hard cases.

post #11 of 11
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We've decided to get separate bags for our gear. Any recommendations in a good ski bag?
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