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I was looking for a ski and boot bag for this season since I am traveling out West twice this year. Found this Alpine Sierra boot bag and ski bag bundle for $25. If you're in the market for a new set I'd check this out: it's cheaper than other options on ebay for ski bags only.

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=400173882150&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_2199wt_1189

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That is a lower grade combo pack that IMHO the max use for that set should be a High School bus trip. I would NOT use that ski back to send my skis in an airplane. 

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It's 600-Denier nylon (and will be padded by clothes), it should be fine


Edited by SeanVA - 11/20/10 at 4:24pm
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It's 600-Denier nylon


So we know that 9000 meters (~6 miles) of the thread weighs a little more than a pound. What's that got to do with durability?
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(and will padded by clothes), it should be fine

Clothes padding might help with tear-through from the inside, but it doesn't help abrasion, nor does it help the zipper stay intact and closed.
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It's 600-Denier nylon



So we know that 9000 meters (~6 miles) of the thread weighs a little more than a pound. What's that got to do with durability?


It's the industry standard way to guesstimate durability. 

 

"A higher denier number can signify a fabric's durability and heat-retention capabilities along with opacity."


Read more: What Do Denier Ratings Mean? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_6597931_do-denier-ratings-mean_.html#ixzz15sIn23P9

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Even if we were to accept that as more than a marketing tool, (Oh, lookee, this car has McPherson strut suspension, it must be good):

1) 600 is a lot less than 1000 or 1500, denier numbers commonly found on luggage
2) '600' tells us nothing about the weave or the number of layers.
3) '600' tells us nothing about zipper quality, stitching quality or anything much else really

so I see no reason to be able to say that an advertised number of '600' tells us the bag should be fine.

AFAICT that bag is no better than the several torn-through ones I've thrown away.
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Even if we were to accept that as more than a marketing tool, (Oh, lookee, this car has McPherson strut suspension, it must be good):

1) 600 is a lot less than 1000 or 1500, denier numbers commonly found on luggage
2) '600' tells us nothing about the weave or the number of layers.
3) '600' tells us nothing about zipper quality, stitching quality or anything much else really

so I see no reason to be able to say that an advertised number of '600' tells us the bag should be fine.

AFAICT that bag is no better than the several torn-through ones I've thrown away.


No matter what it's still $25, though depending on who you are it might be a $25 mistake.


Edited by SeanVA - 11/20/10 at 6:05pm
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