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Ski Bag vs. Ski Case

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
I've been told that a soft ski bag with clothes wrapped around the skis will be fine for a trip out west, but I'm a little nervous about it with the way airlines handle baggage.
Any opinions on this? Should I get a hard case instead?
The soft case would be easier to deal with in a small rental car, but I don't want to end of with broken skis either.
Any advise would be appreciated!

post #2 of 7
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thank you, that's exactly the info I was looking for!!

post #4 of 7
jsr, spend the extra $40 and invest in a tube. Not only does the tube provide more protection, the wheels make transportation a breeze. Also, who wants to spend an extra 30 minutes wrapping the skis with padding.

Good luck.

Paul [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #5 of 7
I've got 2 of the single tubes and will just duct tape them together and check it as one bag when I travel with 2 sets of skis.
post #6 of 7
I just got a beautiful big double ski bag with nice solid wheels and super heavy duty construction for a great sale price here:
http://www.campmor.com/webapp/commerce/command/ProductDisplay?prmenbr=226&prrfnbr=12 859758

I highly recommend you check it out. It looks bombproof. and will fit 2 pairs of skis easily with 2 sets of poles as long as you don't have huge risers on them.

I've flown a dozen times with ski bags and have never had even a scratch so far.

Tubes look nice, but are a little over priced in my opinion.

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ February 04, 2002 11:26 PM: Message edited 1 time, by Carvemeister ]</font>
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Well, I went out and bought the double SporTube which looks great! It wasn't really that much more than the K2 double padded ski bag that I had purchased to match my boot bag ($95 vs. $129). For some reason I just feel a little safer with the hard case. I know most people (on the post link courtesy of Keoki) said they've had no problem with padded soft bags, but there were a couple people that said they ended up with broken tips, scratched or gouged skis, etc. and I wasn't willing to risk that yet (brand new K2 5500 skis), so I spent the extra $35. I'll let you all know how it works out.

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