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post #1 of 20
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I just bought new 186cm X 88mm skis and my largest ski bag won't fit. Everything i m finding in stores is padded and on line are too narrow. Anyone have suggestions? There's a lot bigger skis out there so I wouldn't think this would be a problem!
post #2 of 20
Check the online race ski shops. They all sell ski bags. The Race Place, Race Werks, Artech, Reliable Racing. You should have luck there.
post #3 of 20
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Originally Posted by Muleski View Post

Check the online race ski shops. They all sell ski bags. The Race Place, Race Werks, Artech, Reliable Racing. You should have luck there.


^This.      If nothing else, get a multipair race bag.

post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks, I'll see what I can find.
post #5 of 20
Thread Starter 
They all have padded or wheeled bags for travel. I stopped into a couple more local shops with the same thing. I rememver when you couldn't find a padded bag, now that's all I can find. Every ski area parking lot is filled with ski racks so what's up? I did find 2 options at Al's ski barn though.
post #6 of 20

not sure these are "unpadded" but given price and no mention of padding, might be what you're looking for?

 

perhaps sending a chat or email ..

 

 

http://shop.highsierra.com/duffels/high-sierra-nordic-ski-bag/53882XXXX.html?gclid=CLbPsq-H4skCFQ2OaQod1nEPZQ&kpid=538821041&mr%3AreferralID=abb59d10-a476-11e5-a824-0050569406b5&source=googleshopping

 

http://shop.highsierra.com/duffels/high-sierra-large-ski-bag/53880XXXX.html?dwvar_53880XXXX_color=Black%2FBlack

 

found on Amazon the High Sierra and notes "unpadded" and free shipping:

 

http://www.amazon.com/High-Sierra-Nordic-Ski-Bag/dp/B00A7GMQ4A

 

its review says:

By planetmike on April 1, 2014

Size: 5'4"Color: Black Verified Purchase
Manage your expectations. This is a single layer nylon cover with zipper and handles. There is no padding. The photo is misleading. I was looking for a ski cover which would isolate the sharp edges of the skis from another and these suited this purpose. I would recommend these for storing skis or for short trips. I would NOT recommend this cover as the sole protection if you decide to take your skis on a long trip or place it in the cargo area of a plane, train or bus.
post #7 of 20

or maybe a double if you think the 88s won't fit .. cut out the padded middle as I think those are normally just a flap/tongue in the inside ... ???

 

http://www.amazon.com/High-Sierra-Deluxe-Double-Ski/dp/B003R50BJK

 

or this is noted as unpadded with a reviewer saying used for their powder skis
 

http://www.evo.com/outlet/ski-bags/k2-simple-bag.aspx

post #8 of 20

Just wrap your bindings in saran wrap and bungee them on the rack!  :)

post #9 of 20
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Oh now someone's thinking! I can stop at the dollar store and get the cheap stuff. I could save a fortune...
Thanks!
post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by cbtbakkes View Post

Oh now someone's thinking! I can stop at the dollar store and get the cheap stuff. I could save a fortune...
Thanks!

 

In highway confetti

 

, but ,seriously, I assume this is to clamp the bag down in a clamp rack?    Is this for your car?

post #11 of 20
I've seen the bags from Al's {the K2 bags}. I have a friend who has a couple, and puts skis in them, inside a Packasport box. I think they might work pretty well.

I'm pretty sure that I have a few unpadded Rossi comp bags, which are pretty good bags {straps, zippers as well as the fabric, all good quality}. Build to alleged carry two pairs of race skis. They made them in a shorter length, which I know would fit a 183cm GS, and in a longer length, which would fit a 200+cm ski. I'll look around to see if what we have. I know they'd work, as back in the day, before ski boxes {like 1980ish} our skis always travelled on a rack in similar bags.

PM me if you're interested in a used bag, and don't find another solution. If you haven't called Al's, might be worth it. They're really good, very helpful. All Maine skiers.
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post

In highway confetti

, but ,seriously, I assume this is to clamp the bag down in a clamp rack?    Is this for your car?
yes. Just want to keep the salt & sand off the skis & out of the bases. Also keeps the cat clean when with friends or rental cars on vacation.
post #13 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Muleski View Post

I've seen the bags from Al's {the K2 bags}. I have a friend who has a couple, and puts skis in them, inside a Packasport box. I think they might work pretty well.

I'm pretty sure that I have a few unpadded Rossi comp bags, which are pretty good bags {straps, zippers as well as the fabric, all good quality}. Build to alleged carry two pairs of race skis. They made them in a shorter length, which I know would fit a 183cm GS, and in a longer length, which would fit a 200+cm ski. I'll look around to see if what we have. I know they'd work, as back in the day, before ski boxes {like 1980ish} our skis always travelled on a rack in similar bags.

PM me if you're interested in a used bag, and don't find another solution. If you haven't called Al's, might be worth it. They're really good, very helpful. All Maine skiers.
Thanks I appreciate that. I have 3 bags from back in the day and one from 3 years ago that seemed really big. None of them will fit my 90's! The newest & largest one is about an inch too narrow to zip shut. I'm between the Dakine & K2 bag if I order on line. I've got one more shop to try because their web site says they have both and I'm going to be near by tomorrow anyway.
post #14 of 20

Sounds like you've got it covered {pun not intended!}

post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by cbtbakkes View Post
 
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post

In highway confetti

, but ,seriously, I assume this is to clamp the bag down in a clamp rack?    Is this for your car?
yes. Just want to keep the salt & sand off the skis & out of the bases. Also keeps the cat clean when with friends or rental cars on vacation.

 

OK, I was just wanting to remind you that taking the clamps off and bungeeing full size bags onto the crossbars directly is a valid, functional option.

post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post

OK, I was just wanting to remind you that taking the clamps off and bungeeing full size bags onto the crossbars directly is a valid, functional option.

Thanks, it warms my heart to get all this meaningful assistance!
post #17 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks all. I found a bag today while out of town! $40
post #18 of 20

good to hear you found a toy. curious though on whether you simply wished not to order on line or I was off on what you sought?

 

I found this local (Scheel's All Sports) as a package for $20, had a unlined boot bag. Don't think I can mash it into the car top carrier but both it and the ski bag are unpadded.  :D Ski bag is shorter one, says it'd fit a 165cm ski but it might fit a 190 given my 174's fit and had extra width and length in there  ...  the one's on the link are longer.  

 

simple unlined bag yes?

 

post #19 of 20
Thread Starter 
Every time i go skiing the majority of vehicles on the road have ski racks with skis in bags so I'm baffled as to the lack of current options. I was planning to order 1 of 2 bags I found on line and this shop carried both manufacturers stuff. Since I was close I stopped in and of all their bags they had 3 unpadded and one of the ones you was thinking about. It was 1 layer of simple waterproof fabric for about the same price as on a new + shipping.
post #20 of 20
I have an old Salomon unpadded double 200cm bag if anyone else is in need. Just PM me
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