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Ski Boot Bag - Checked or Hand luggage?

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pctaylor wrote:
I do wonder why everyone thinks it's OK for your main baggage to be lost but everything's still fine if you have your hand-luggage boots?
And how much of a risk is it really that it actually happens? ... Very Happy
It's risk mitigation.

If my snowboard bag's mislaid, in my experience I can expect to get it back in something between 24 hours and a few days.
Meanwhile I'll borrow clothing and rent snowboards. Boots I can't sensibly rent or borrow, so those go in hand-baggage.

I've had snowboard gear get mislaid 4 times in three decades. I ride worldwide, although once my stuff was lost in LHR.
The last time for me was just before Covid as AC dealt with snow. My Australian friends on that flight never got their stuff back.

In a lodge with 100 people there will nearly always be someone who will be using borrowed gear at the start of a week.
Unless they're noobs, they will not be using hired boots because they're too well advised to take that risk.
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Old Fartbag wrote:
hawkesbaynz wrote:
I purchased a nice Nordica boot bag for my first ski trip in 1986. I deposit my boots in it for storage in the loft. For the last fifty or so trips I pack it in a roller suitcase. I usually wrap some stuff in with my skis in a separate ski bag. I ski with a medium sized back pack or air bag so carry those onto the plane (sans air cylinder).

I keep meaning to take my Dakine roller ski bag and a large BA size carry on with my boots if I ever went economy. Due to a surfeit of avios points I fly business and leave the massive Dakine bag at home.

Didn't we all use Boot Bags in the 80s?....A time before there was a charge to carry skis. I have a Lange Thermofit bag from when God was a boy.

For many years now, I have used a Holdall with end pockets for Boots - which are packed with buckles facing inwards and then padded around with soft clothing.


Same here -pack our ski boots in the end pockets of our ski holdalls. Have two very old Snow and Rock holdalls , one in green and a larger one in red. Both great purchases and have lasted over 20 years , however now ripped and on their last legs.

Snow and Rock don't seem to do anything similar now.....
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The Black Tusk wrote:
Old Fartbag wrote:
hawkesbaynz wrote:
I purchased a nice Nordica boot bag for my first ski trip in 1986. I deposit my boots in it for storage in the loft. For the last fifty or so trips I pack it in a roller suitcase. I usually wrap some stuff in with my skis in a separate ski bag. I ski with a medium sized back pack or air bag so carry those onto the plane (sans air cylinder).

I keep meaning to take my Dakine roller ski bag and a large BA size carry on with my boots if I ever went economy. Due to a surfeit of avios points I fly business and leave the massive Dakine bag at home.

Didn't we all use Boot Bags in the 80s?....A time before there was a charge to carry skis. I have a Lange Thermofit bag from when God was a boy.

For many years now, I have used a Holdall with end pockets for Boots - which are packed with buckles facing inwards and then padded around with soft clothing.


Same here -pack our ski boots in the end pockets of our ski holdalls. Have two very old Snow and Rock holdalls , one in green and a larger one in red. Both great purchases and have lasted over 20 years , however now ripped and on their last legs.

Snow and Rock don't seem to do anything similar now.....

See my link above for a very affordable bag from Sports Direct.
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Old Fartbag wrote:
The Black Tusk wrote:
Old Fartbag wrote:
hawkesbaynz wrote:
I purchased a nice Nordica boot bag for my first ski trip in 1986. I deposit my boots in it for storage in the loft. For the last fifty or so trips I pack it in a roller suitcase. I usually wrap some stuff in with my skis in a separate ski bag. I ski with a medium sized back pack or air bag so carry those onto the plane (sans air cylinder).

I keep meaning to take my Dakine roller ski bag and a large BA size carry on with my boots if I ever went economy. Due to a surfeit of avios points I fly business and leave the massive Dakine bag at home.

Didn't we all use Boot Bags in the 80s?....A time before there was a charge to carry skis. I have a Lange Thermofit bag from when God was a boy.

For many years now, I have used a Holdall with end pockets for Boots - which are packed with buckles facing inwards and then padded around with soft clothing.


Same here -pack our ski boots in the end pockets of our ski holdalls. Have two very old Snow and Rock holdalls , one in green and a larger one in red. Both great purchases and have lasted over 20 years , however now ripped and on their last legs.

Snow and Rock don't seem to do anything similar now.....

See my link above for a very affordable bag from Sports Direct.


Had a look - perfect, thanks!
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i"m a lazy so and so, and i cant be bothered to carry anything, so i check everything in to the hold, and no hand luggage, if it goes missing for a day, i"ll just go up a gondola, find a nice place to sit, have a beer and watch the world go by.
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compostcorner76 wrote:
i"m a lazy so and so, and i cant be bothered to carry anything, so i check everything in to the hold, and no hand luggage, if it goes missing for a day, i"ll just go up a gondola, find a nice place to sit, have a beer and watch the world go by.


Super-chilled. Like your style Laughing
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halfhand wrote:
compostcorner76 wrote:
i"m a lazy so and so, and i cant be bothered to carry anything, so i check everything in to the hold, and no hand luggage, if it goes missing for a day, i"ll just go up a gondola, find a nice place to sit, have a beer and watch the world go by.


Super-chilled. Like your style Laughing


Yeah now this is the guy to hang out with. And I bet he's a better poker player than the hand luggage posse Laughing
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Just had a bit of a toil with Crystal as we hadn't pre booked ski carriage.
The TUI site wouldn't let me do anything until I checked in and once I'd done that I couldn't add any more bags.
Long story short, no boots in hand luggage, apparently no boots in suitcases either (which is a load of rubbish) and the guy didn't give us the right amount of extra baggage allowance. Hence boots ARE going in a suitcase (??? rolling eyes ) and a 10kg carry on will be needed.

I'm not sitting on hold for another three hours then speaking to someone with a fairly limited grasp of the English language to sort it out.
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The Black Tusk wrote:
Old Fartbag wrote:
The Black Tusk wrote:
Old Fartbag wrote:
hawkesbaynz wrote:
I purchased a nice Nordica boot bag for my first ski trip in 1986. I deposit my boots in it for storage in the loft. For the last fifty or so trips I pack it in a roller suitcase. I usually wrap some stuff in with my skis in a separate ski bag. I ski with a medium sized back pack or air bag so carry those onto the plane (sans air cylinder).

I keep meaning to take my Dakine roller ski bag and a large BA size carry on with my boots if I ever went economy. Due to a surfeit of avios points I fly business and leave the massive Dakine bag at home.

Didn't we all use Boot Bags in the 80s?....A time before there was a charge to carry skis. I have a Lange Thermofit bag from when God was a boy.

For many years now, I have used a Holdall with end pockets for Boots - which are packed with buckles facing inwards and then padded around with soft clothing.


Same here -pack our ski boots in the end pockets of our ski holdalls. Have two very old Snow and Rock holdalls , one in green and a larger one in red. Both great purchases and have lasted over 20 years , however now ripped and on their last legs.

Snow and Rock don't seem to do anything similar now.....

See my link above for a very affordable bag from Sports Direct.


Had a look - perfect, thanks!


How many litres do you think that Nevica bag from sports direct is... After filling your boots in the side compartments, is there enough room in the main compartment for rest of ski gear and normal clothes for a week? It's looks too small in the pics for some reason Puzzled
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Spike107 wrote:

How many litres do you think that Nevica bag from sports direct is... After filling your boots in the side compartments, is there enough room in the main compartment for rest of ski gear and normal clothes for a week? It's looks too small in the pics for some reason Puzzled

Not sure - maybe 120. It should be enough for a week's skiing.....it is for me and I put a Travel Kettle and a Helmet in it. Once the Boots are in the side pockets, there is still room for clothes. Don't forget, you also have hand luggage.
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Old Fartbag wrote:
Spike107 wrote:

How many litres do you think that Nevica bag from sports direct is... After filling your boots in the side compartments, is there enough room in the main compartment for rest of ski gear and normal clothes for a week? It's looks too small in the pics for some reason Puzzled

Not sure - maybe 120. It should be enough for a week's skiing.....it is for me and I put a Travel Kettle and a Helmet in it. Once the Boots are in the side pockets, there is still room for clothes. Don't forget, you also have hand luggage.


Cheers taking a punt on it thanks...
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Spike107 wrote:
Old Fartbag wrote:
Spike107 wrote:

How many litres do you think that Nevica bag from sports direct is... After filling your boots in the side compartments, is there enough room in the main compartment for rest of ski gear and normal clothes for a week? It's looks too small in the pics for some reason Puzzled

Not sure - maybe 120. It should be enough for a week's skiing.....it is for me and I put a Travel Kettle and a Helmet in it. Once the Boots are in the side pockets, there is still room for clothes. Don't forget, you also have hand luggage.


Cheers taking a punt on it thanks...

Let me know what you think when you get it.
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@Old Fartbag, I ordered one and, less than three hours later, tried to cancel my order as I belatedly realised that it was bigger than I wanted. No luck. Even the budget airlines don't behave like that. How about this for T&Cs? "Once you’ve placed your order it starts going through the system straight away, so that we can get it to you as fast as possible. This means you can’t cancel your order or make changes to it. This includes adding or removing items, changing colours or sizes, changing delivery address, delivery option or email address on the order." They in fact didn't process my order until 24 hours later, since they emailed to say when they had done so. Hey ho, another one down to experience.
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Hurtle wrote:
@Old Fartbag, I ordered one and, less than three hours later, tried to cancel my order as I belatedly realised that it was bigger than I wanted. No luck. Even the budget airlines don't behave like that. How about this for T&Cs? "Once you’ve placed your order it starts going through the system straight away, so that we can get it to you as fast as possible. This means you can’t cancel your order or make changes to it. This includes adding or removing items, changing colours or sizes, changing delivery address, delivery option or email address on the order." They in fact didn't process my order until 24 hours later, since they emailed to say when they had done so. Hey ho, another one down to experience.

Oh Dear - It is a large holdall.

Maybe someone on here would buy it off you, if you put it up for sale.
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@Hurtle, seems a bit severe. Lucky wasn’t ordering from them when my last internet purchase went through twice by mistake.

At least you can still return it within 14 days of receipt or to store. And if you paid by paypal you can get the post back too.
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ster wrote:

At least you can still return it within 14 days of receipt or to store. And if you paid by paypal you can get the post back too.

Good point - Distance selling regs apply.
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I might keep it and junk a similar sized bag which I've had for donkey's years, but which doesn't have wheels. I'm unlikely to use it for skiing, but the side pockets will still be useful.
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Belch wrote:
I've got one of these and because you can wear it back pack style (and its ostensibly obscured from airport staff)

https://www.absolute-snow.co.uk/V/Dakine_DLX_Cargo_Pack_SkiSnowboard_BootHelmet_Bag_55L_Black-(111149)

I've never been pulled even with it being slightly oversize for most hand luggage dimension restrictions . . .

Do you think you could squeeze it down to fit within the cages some airlines use for measuring if you were challenged and needed to?
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Hurtle wrote:
I might keep it and junk a similar sized bag which I've had for donkey's years, but which doesn't have wheels. I'm unlikely to use it for skiing, but the side pockets will still be useful.

If you change your mind, you can still return it, possibly to a store rather than via post / courier.

As others have said, distance selling regulations / statutory rights still apply. They just don't allow you to cancel / change the order originally made once purchased / paid for so their processing of the order isn't affected.
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homers double wrote:
Just had a bit of a toil with Crystal as we hadn't pre booked ski carriage.
The TUI site wouldn't let me do anything until I checked in and once I'd done that I couldn't add any more bags.
Long story short, no boots in hand luggage, apparently no boots in suitcases either (which is a load of rubbish) and the guy didn't give us the right amount of extra baggage allowance. Hence boots ARE going in a suitcase (??? rolling eyes ) and a 10kg carry on will be needed.

I'm not sitting on hold for another three hours then speaking to someone with a fairly limited grasp of the English language to sort it out.


Probably to close to departure date ?

I was able to add Ski Hire to my booking using their 'Manage my booking' portal 10 days ago (cannot do anything now tho' as to close to departure date..)
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I have one of these to take my boots on the flight... cant fit much more in other than the boots but I tend to travel light on hand luggage anyway .
I often sneak a small reporter bag alongside for documents and ipad ... no one ever queries it...

https://www.snowtraxstore.co.uk/boot-bags/7035-lange-basic-duo-boot-bag-2021.html

I am the opposite view of a previous poster early on in the thread ... if my suitcase got lost - I can buy all the gear in resort easy peasy within a couple of hours of getting to resort.
We never usually ski the first afternoon anyway...

And would not spoil my week - insurance would cover it

My lovely expensive fitted ski boots would be more problematic.
And hire boots have the potential to really cock things up for at least a day or two...
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No, just a faff using the TUI extras site. All sorted now.
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sheffskibod wrote:
I have one of these to take my boots on the flight... cant fit much more in other than the boots but I tend to travel light on hand luggage anyway .
I often sneak a small reporter bag alongside for documents and ipad ... no one ever queries it...

https://www.snowtraxstore.co.uk/boot-bags/7035-lange-basic-duo-boot-bag-2021.html

I am the opposite view of a previous poster early on in the thread ... if my suitcase got lost - I can buy all the gear in resort easy peasy within a couple of hours of getting to resort.
We never usually ski the first afternoon anyway...

And would not spoil my week - insurance would cover it

My lovely expensive fitted ski boots would be more problematic.
And hire boots have the potential to really cock things up for at least a day or two...


Yes - exactly the same as the Rossignol bag (same company!) and they are brilliant. That sleeve in the back is perfect for all those printed out Covid 19 certificates.....

Agree about boots in hand luggage. After years of so-so ski boots having them fitted properly by Colin at S4F I will always carry my boots with me and I have had luggage go missing. On one occasion a guy at the carousel walked off with my shiny new boot bag (covered with a jacket), said they were his then, when requested to show his luggage receipt, said he didn't know how they got onto his trolley and literally disappeared off.

Anything else gear-wise can be easily substituted but not bespoke fitted boots.
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ptex wrote:


Yes - exactly the same as the Rossignol bag (same company!) and they are brilliant. That sleeve in the back is perfect for all those printed out Covid 19 certificates.....

Agree about boots in hand luggage. After years of so-so ski boots having them fitted properly by Colin at S4F I will always carry my boots with me and I have had luggage go missing. On one occasion a guy at the carousel walked off with my shiny new boot bag (covered with a jacket), said they were his then, when requested to show his luggage receipt, said he didn't know how they got onto his trolley and literally disappeared off.

Anything else gear-wise can be easily substituted but not bespoke fitted boots.


I should have read all the thread before posting ! Where is the facepalm emoji ?

Embarassed
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Always put them in a hard shell carry on suitcase. Easy to pack stuff around. Just stored in a boot bag at home!
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Old Fartbag wrote:
Spike107 wrote:
Old Fartbag wrote:
Spike107 wrote:

How many litres do you think that Nevica bag from sports direct is... After filling your boots in the side compartments, is there enough room in the main compartment for rest of ski gear and normal clothes for a week? It's looks too small in the pics for some reason Puzzled

Not sure - maybe 120. It should be enough for a week's skiing.....it is for me and I put a Travel Kettle and a Helmet in it. Once the Boots are in the side pockets, there is still room for clothes. Don't forget, you also have hand luggage.


Cheers taking a punt on it thanks...

Let me know what you think when you get it.


Arrived today, what a cracking bag... Loads of room in the main compartment and can still pack some items in the boot compartment. Pull handle seems pretty sturdy as well. Hopefully the material will hold up against baggage handlers Very Happy

Thanks once again
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Spike107 wrote:


Arrived today, what a cracking bag... Loads of room in the main compartment and can still pack some items in the boot compartment. Pull handle seems pretty sturdy as well. Hopefully the material will hold up against baggage handlers Very Happy

Thanks once again

I'm glad it's suitable.
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