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Ski Bags???

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Hi.

Can anyone recommend a ski bag to fit 2 pairs of skis and possibly a pair of boots? Price doesn't matter, i just want something to look after my gear.

Cheers
post #2 of 21
Critical question: Do you want these for traveling by air?
post #3 of 21
LL Bean sells a very nice 2 ski padded bag for $69.00. My wife & I each have one and it's very nice. Strong. Nicely padded. Fits my fat skis and my all mountains in one bag. Nice....
http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/sto...Search&feat=sr

They also have a rolling bag for $99.00
http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/sto...Search&feat=sr

Tony
post #4 of 21
Why I ask: If you send your boots as check-through luggage, you're taking a chance. Rented skis can work, but boots are too personal and important to rent. So don't risk losing your boots. Take boots as a carry-on. I don't use a boot bag for that. I put them in my regular carry-on luggage. My carry-to-the-mountain boot bag gets packed in my check through suit case.

To ship skis as check through luggage, I use Sportube, a rigid telescoping case intended to ward off 500 pound gorillas. Better yet, I use it to ship them to my destination by FedEx.
post #5 of 21

Get THIS

Don't be silly. Jump on this deal ASAP.

SkI Bag

I just ordered mine yesterday. As they say over there, "It's da schnizzy!"
post #6 of 21
I bought the ski bag Carvemeister refers to last year. It's a bit bulky but it is a quality piece of merchandise. Easily fits two pair of skis with room to spare for other stuff. Heavier padding than anything else I found, and the price is right! PM Gear is high quality stuff and the service was excellent as well. I ordered the bag on a Monday night and had it in my hands on Wednesday.
post #7 of 21
what oboe said. boots travel by air only inches away from me. carry on only. i don't pack them - just carry them on by themselves.
post #8 of 21
I agree with the above posts. Carry your boots onboard in a bag. In addition, I put my goggles and gloves in there as well. Stuff you can't live without.

Also, I wear my ski jacket on board and stuff it in the overhead bin. Fit your pants in the boot bag as well and all you need if your skis get lost is some layers and skis, and you're set. Never lost my skis but I don't want to take the chance.

I use the K2 bag that fits my poles and 2 sets of skis pretty nicely. I usually pack the excess space with spare gloves, socks, underwear, fleece, etc. to cushion the bag for the ailine handlers.
post #9 of 21
Volkl makes a cool gear bag that can hold skis boots snowboard, etc...Snowshack.com (epicski supporter) has it.
http://www.snowshack.com/voalleqwhski.html
post #10 of 21
Go for the "Sport Tube", it's hard case http://www.cozywinters.com/sportube/?source=ov you can get one and two pair cases, the single is just $89 with free shipping, no tax, the double is 139 no shipping. I have owned mine for many years. Light but very study and solid; has wheels too. You have enough room to stuff a little extra gear in the tube as well. DO NOT check your boots, get a Transpack, backpack, they have side pockets for your boots and the center holds a helmet, gloves and a couple pair of goggles.
post #11 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Finndog
Go for the "Sport Tube", it's hard case http://www.cozywinters.com/sportube/?source=ov you can get one and two pair cases, the single is just $89 with free shipping, no tax, the double is 139 no shipping. I have owned mine for many years. Light but very study and solid; has wheels too. You have enough room to stuff a little extra gear in the tube as well. DO NOT check your boots, get a Transpack, backpack, they have side pockets for your boots and the center holds a helmet, gloves and a couple pair of goggles.
Looking at the illustrations of the case, I'm not clear on how the skis are held binding to binding and seperated. Can you shed any light?
post #12 of 21

Sport Tube Lenght Adjustment?

Is the Sport Tube continously adjustable from 130cm to 207 cm, or are those the only locking positions they can be set to ?
post #13 of 21
The Sports Tube is telescoping with length adjustments of appprox. several inches per set of holes. I think its a great product. However now that the TSA won't allow you to lock the tube ( I believe oddly this rule doesn't apply in all cities) the tube is now taken apart and inspected. The TSA inspectors here in Pittsburgh where I live sometimes want to reassemble the tube without both holes aligned which if the clamp only goes through one hole the tube will slide apart. I have been allowed to stand and wait while they take it apart and reassmeble it and sometimes its scary .
post #14 of 21
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by oboe
Critical question: Do you want these for traveling by air?
yes i do.
post #15 of 21
Locks can be purchased which are accessible by TSA (they have a special tool). Those can be used to lock the Sportube. However, if you pack extra stuff in there these days, TSA may find it problematic and pass the problems on to you. Best bet: Ship skis by FedEx to your destination hotel.
post #16 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by oboe
(they have a special tool)
In my country ve call zis a "key."
post #17 of 21
In your country zey call zis a "key". In zis country zey call it a "tool". Like TSA: Iz zat a "key" or is zat a "tool"?
post #18 of 21
Toy, tool or weapon...everything is at least one...sometimes more than one!
post #19 of 21
I ship by UPS or other, just make sure of the dimensions when you ship, I am fighting with UPS now because they claim they are oversized, It's BS so just be careful.
post #20 of 21
Just bought the ski bag recommended by carvemeister. It arrived quickly and appears to be well made with lots of room. It looks like it might hold my 214's.
post #21 of 21
dude, swix is cheap and good, and decent padding for travel. about $60 US for a double. those new ski-tubes seem to be good for traveling...here's the thing. the boys at the 'port go through everything these days, ex. they pored my wifes shampoo all over her clothes last month, and stole a limited edition pocket knife from my toiletries bag last year. NW air has made a hobbie out of losing or damaging my old mans skis and gear (they're ok about forking over the $$$ though) over the years; no wonder he always flies them? bottom line, if someone wants to do damage to your stuff, they will...if you go with ski-tube, get the "FAA" cert. cheasy-ass locking pin, so they can just destroy your skis and gear, not the plastic case.
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