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 Poster: A snowHead
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Hi. After a bag that takes 2 pairs, want well made and well padded. Any thoughts please?
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Dakine fall line wheeled bag. We have 3, 190 cm ones.

The wedze at decathlon looks good as well, but the Dakine can be picked up for similar price.
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We use a Dakine Tour board bag. Fits 2 pairs of skis and poles and weighs slightly less than the wheeled fall line version.
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Dakine fall line wheeled bag here too - easy to wheel around airports/ railway stations (especially if you are pulling another wheeled bag with ski stuff in).
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not sure if Burton make ski bags, but all their bags come with a lifetime warranty.
My snowboard bag purchased in 2014 the zipper failed on my last trip last week.
Emailed Burton photos & they said post it back for a free replacement Madeye-Smiley

I saw a few skiers with some hardshell cases. They looked quite robust.
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If the zips fail on Burton then I'll avoid like the plague even if they are replaced for free. I'm another advocate for the Dakine Wheeled. I've had one for a few years and it's still going strong. Thanks for the warning @Mr.Egg,
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To recommend a bag, first we need to know where you plan to go? Is this for pulling through a airport, throwing in a car to go to a indoor or even storing skis during the summer?
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Also size of skis. Pointless buying a 2m bag if you have 1.5m skis. Do you want boots, clothes to go in aswell?
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I have a Burton bag, wheeled. With parallel compartment for clothes etc. At 181 height it's a ski bag, not board. Found a relevant pic here:
https://www.exxpozed.eu/unisex-taschen-burton-wheelie-board-case-true-black-17b?gclid=Cj0KCQiApILhBRD1ARIsAOXWTzudrd9ibAcay3agYKt4wFFy4rg6NL2ODnQJHycA7c1bexqo6pm6ipcaAj7DEALw_wcB#!?variant=649251
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If your main concern is protecting your skis from the baggage throwers then I'd recommend a hard Sportube case. For 2 skis you need either a Series 2, or a Series 1 with demo bindings where the toe/heal can be removed or Quiver Killer-mounted bindings.
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Thule Roundtrip mkeets your criteria.
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@swishtony, have a look at douchebags , very compact , adjustable to ski length , well padded and they roll up small to put away neatly in room when empty , and another plus in this day of luggage weight checks they are light and therefore can hold more clobber

https://douchebags.com/the-douchebag
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I have a couple of douchebags. Overall, they do the job and are good for my son’s shorter skis (bag can be rolled down the right size and isn’t flappy). I wish they had more straps and things to hold skis in place, like the Dakine fall line has. That said, once things are packed in with clothes/pants between, they don’t go anywhere. Douchebags are twice the price of a Dakine fall line, but I don’t think it’s worth that much of a premium.

I also have a sport tube series 2 but rarely use it. If it’s only for skis, fine. But if you are packing skis, boots, clothing, avi gear etc, then the sport tube itself is too heavy to begin with and it’s very awkward to pack.
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@esaw1,
To be fair, they are only small tears + the bag is 4yr old.
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Dabber wrote:
@swishtony, have a look at douchebags , very compact , adjustable to ski length , well padded and they roll up small to put away neatly in room when empty , and another plus in this day of luggage weight checks they are light and therefore can hold more clobber

https://douchebags.com/the-douchebag


I like my DB bag a lot but they have zero padding (there are hard plastic reinforcing ribs in the bag which give some protection - maybe that's what you are thinking about?) Agree with the rest of your points. I had a Thule padded bag before which fell apart after a few years. The DB bag is better but also clearly won't last forever. It obviously got dragged across the tarmac at some point and has a couple of small holes worn in it.

A tip for DB owners - cable tie the handle to the bag otherwise it will get lost at some point. This has saved me twice.
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turbosmurf wrote:
Dabber wrote:
@swishtony, have a look at douchebags , very compact , adjustable to ski length , well padded and they roll up small to put away neatly in room when empty , and another plus in this day of luggage weight checks they are light and therefore can hold more clobber

https://douchebags.com/the-douchebag


I like my DB bag a lot but they have zero padding (there are hard plastic reinforcing ribs in the bag which give some protection - maybe that's what you are thinking about?) Agree with the rest of your points. I had a Thule padded bag before which fell apart after a few years. The DB bag is better but also clearly won't last forever. It obviously got dragged across the tarmac at some point and has a couple of small holes worn in it.

A tip for DB owners - cable tie the handle to the bag otherwise it will get lost at some point. This has saved me twice.


good tip re handle , I do find the construction and material of the douche bag more than adequate , all ski bags get abuse and I find the fuller the bag the less damage occurs to its contents , don't think any bag will last a lifetime
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Extra long Lokker takes 2/3 pairs of skis up to 180cm (and probably a couple of cm more). I find two pairs of skis and one set of bindings, packed out with clothing and all gear meets 20 or 23kg weight limit and BA handling sizes. That’s without boots, but these can easily go as hand luggage. If weight balanced it’s a straightforward lift, but wheels do come in handy. Fairly tough construction and reasonable cost.
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Dakine fall line 190 cm here too.
Just packed it for a new year trip to selva....

Layed out coats and salopettes along the bottom , put two pairs of skis and poles in , folded coats and salopettes over top of skis / poles.

Shoved in some mid layers as extra padding and a couple of big balls of bubble wrap either end to fill the gaps.

Just under the 23 kilos limit for a double bag with Crystal (Thomson Airlines).
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Thanks guys and gals for all the replies! Maybe should have been clearer on exact requirements! Really to transport my skis via car to the alps but of course may fly in the future so something robust enough for that would also be ideal. Not sure I'm worried about clothing and gear though. 180cm skis. The Thule looks nice!
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In the car the cheapest bag will do. Doesn’t need wheels even... sportsdirect for £20
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Just for info Austrian Air will now only accept single ski bags
Had a bit of huffing at check in last year but they took them
This year its on the e-ticket that they wont
(Edinburgh - Innsbruck)
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Ive had the plastic box which has been great.. no need to carry anything and you can put other stuff in there.. mines a double unit
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