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Need ski bag ASAP for two skis, 186cm, poles, boots, helmet, wheels.

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

I'm looking for a pretty massive ski bag for two 186cm skis (measured true to length), a helmet, poles, boots, and has wheels.

 

I can easily find a bag that holds two skis of that length, but no idea on the helmet or the boots, which is critical. I can't put the boots and helmet in a separate container. 

 

I have demo bindings on both skis, so I can slide them off and have the skis stacked together really compactly.

post #2 of 15
Thread Starter 

I'm thinking about these. They're only 5lb as well:

 

http://www.amazon.com/190-FULLY-PADDED-DOUBLE-WHEELS/dp/B000WZKL20/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3OOXTXV0LS6QU

 

The Dakine Concourse seems to be the most robust and roomy, but it weighs in at 13lb just by itself...

post #3 of 15

I have one of these in ultra blue/charcoal that I bought and never used that I'd like to sell.

 

http://www.luggagepros.com/high-sierra-185-cm-deluxe-wheeled-double-ski-bag.shtml

post #4 of 15

Given the requirements: Douchebag.

 

Seriously.

 

Patagonia has one that might work too IIRC. 

post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 

Wow, the DoucheBag looks perfect. Would be great for transporting my scuba stuff as well like fins and whatnot. The size adjustment and ability to pack down is really neat. I'll be looking into some 186cm skis in the future and don't want to be limited by the size of the bag. The 185cm bag would be too short.

post #6 of 15
+1 on the Douchebag.
post #7 of 15

I have a Dakine that holds 2 pair of skis, 1 pair of boots, my poles and I can get my helmet, goggles and gloves in there too.  I'm short, 5'7", so my skis are 171's and 173's, so my bag only holds up to 185's, but I think they make the same bag for skis up to 200 cm.  Has wheels and at least 2 handles, and is padded.   

post #8 of 15

Are you sure you want your helmet pack in your ski bag. Have you ever see how the ramp rats handle ski bags.

Most helmets out there are rated for one single significant impact only.   

post #9 of 15

+1 on Dakine Concourse. Have taken it all over the world, no problems. I wouldn't put my helmet in the bag however.

post #10 of 15
I use a douchebag knockoff. Cost me $40 at Aldi. My skis are 190 long and I fit my sons in as well. Clothes, poles, helmets and avy gear go in also. However, we carry on our boots.
Another advantage of the Douchebag is that it is easily rolled up for storage when you get to your location. Very light. I also have a Dakine concourse but it is too heavy. Was fine when baggage limits were 32 kgs
Edited by craigr - 4/17/15 at 2:25am
post #11 of 15

2 pairs of skis plus boots is going to put you pretty close to 50# IME. You might want to weigh everything that's going into the bag plus add the weight of the bag before you decide if you want to travel that way.

post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by oldgoat View Post
 

2 pairs of skis plus boots is going to put you pretty close to 50# IME. You might want to weigh everything that's going into the bag plus add the weight of the bag before you decide if you want to travel that way.

Yes, the weight is going to be the real problem. I have a Douchebag, and with 2 pairs of skis (179cm Rossi E98 with Griffons, nd 188cm Soul 7s with Guardians), a set of poles, my Camelbak (not filled with water, obviously), and some small tuning tools I'm at 49.5 pounds. Once you go over 50 pounds you'll pay excess baggage fees. I take about 30 flights per year with skis, so I've gotten pretty good at bumping right up against the limit.

 

I fly Southwest a lot on my ski trips, and they allow you 2 free checked bags. You're better off getting another duffel for boots and ski clothes and using that as your second checked bag (assuming Southwest flys where you need to go). Even better, carry-on everything you need to ski for a day so that if your bags get lost you aren't SOL.

 

I would also recommend against checking your helmet. Checked baggage is not treated nicely, and every impact your helmet takes compromises it's ability to actually protect your head.

post #13 of 15
Ditto for the duffel as another weight saving bit of kit
post #14 of 15
DaKine Fall Line Double. 2 pairs skis/poles = 38#s. 2 exterior pockets hold some extra clothes. Will weigh far less than 50#s. Check it.

Patagonia Black Hole Duffel 60L holds boots/clothes for 3-4 days worth of skiing, etc. Strap helmet to outside. Carry on plane. Low profile; has backpack style straps. Will fit in bin of CRJ700.
post #15 of 15

^^^ This. No complaints with mine, terms of handling or QC, although like any other bag, the fabric could be a touch tougher. Maybe nothing can handle the average airline's torments...

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