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Best soft ski bag that you trust?

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I'm going to Utah in a couple weeks and I still need a bag to bring my skis.  I was looking for a double bag.  The sport tubes seem good by reading some forums, but they look expensive. So, what soft double ski bag would you recommend that will help to not get my skis destroyed by the Airline?

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Dakine double snowboard bag -- I have used their high/low roller bags for years, and have had no problems with them -- put the skis/poles in and pack my clothes around them.
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 I'm so glad I don't have to fly somewhere to ski.  Sorry, not trying to gloat.
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Skis are tough. I think any bag properly paded with spare clothes would protect ski from the standard airline abuse. They would have off fall off the cart and get run over to be seriously damaged. If they are, I doubt even the tube would be much help...
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Originally Posted by tromano View Post

Skis are tough. I think any bag properly paded with spare clothes would protect ski from the standard airline abuse. They would have off fall off the cart and get run over to be seriously damaged. If they are, I doubt even the tube would be much help...


Agree mostly.
I still own a SportTube and think it offers marginal additional protection, but it's sub-optimal because:
  1. It's not as flexible as a bag - you can't put clothing or a second pair of boards
  2. It traps moisture, so your edges will rust if they're in the tube more than a few hours
  3. Getting the skis inside is a bit of a rubick-esque puzzle and I was afraid that if TSA ever opened it up they'd nover get it re-packed.

After travelling with the SportTube for a couple of years,  I bought a bag.  They're all about the same and I went for a Nordica ski bag simply because at the time their skis were pretty awful and I figured nobody would want to steal a bag that said "Nordica". YMMV.
post #6 of 11
Alpinord posted a nice one some time back, but I can't find it on his site.   Perhaps he could post a link?

I also prefer a roller bag for the above reasons. 
My PM gear double trouble still has a few years left. 
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These have been on clearance for a while.  And some that were for sale last year are marked sold out but thier double bags are still available.  I have the double ski bag.  I live in the back of my truck whenever we're on trips.  It is put together very well and of tough materials.  Though the cheaper one doesn't have wheels.  But for $20!?  Thought about buying a couple extras at that price for other sticks and/or when this one wears out.

Nordica Double Ski Bag
store.nexternal.com/shared/StoreFront/product_detail.asp

Nordica Trolley Bag
store.nexternal.com/shared/StoreFront/default.asp

 

 

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I have a High Sierra double roller, it works great and aren't too expensive on Ebags.com
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Originally Posted by NEwes View Post

I have a High Sierra double roller, it works great and aren't too expensive on Ebags.com

Thanks, I saw that bag on Amazon.com for 52 dollars... seems like a great deal so I'm going to go for it.  Thanks for the advice everyone.
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I have a Dakine Fall LIne Double.  I picked it up because I liked my Concourse single bags and I wanted to be able to take two pairs of skiis on my trips.  It's also available on eBags.  Here's the link:

http://www.ebags.com/dakine/fall_line_double_190cm/product_detail/index.cfm?modelid=132102
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