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Perfect Bag That I Use for Air Travel
on March 26, 2013
I've used this bag multiple time this 2013 season for my snowboard. It's exactly what I wanted it to be. I flew from LA to Vancouver 3 times with it. It only ripped slightly on the second trip, but appears to be from the edge of my board on the inside when it slammed against something in transit. A simple iron on patch for less than a dollar fixed the issue and traveled fine afterwards.
I bought the 157 cm bag because I have a 155 board. However, my 159 does fit. So, you can fit slightly larger boards in these bags than their size states. I normally pack the 159 without bindings underneath my new 155 for added protection. I leave the bindings on my 155. My size 9.5 US boots fit easily in one of the end pockets. I easily fit some clothes, extra gloves, etc. in the other end pocket. I fit my helmet with other stuff in it inside the bag with the boards. I'm also able to fit a couple jackets, board pants, and 2 pairs of shoes in the main compartment as well. I've even go so far as to put my toiletries in this bag (instead of shoes) to be able to get my other small suitcase as a carry-on to save the 2nd checked bag fee. All that, and the bag is still less than the 50 lbs/23 kg limit that the airlines have for checked baggage. Even though it is over-sized, the airlines do not charge me extra for it.
Yeah, it doesn't have wheels and carrying it with the strap can be awkward, but for the price, it's worth it.
I also noticed that this was a very popular bag at the oversized luggage areas. Looks like a bunch of people use it.
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