I wouldn't put them on to ride, but have thought about buying them to travel. If I delam a board because I ran into a tree, cool, I ran into a fucking tree.
But if some Southwest fucker launches my bag and it delams I'd be pissed as hell
EDIT: 30 bucks for a pair? fuck that, I'll make it out of cardboard or something.
I found some cheaper ones on eBay for like 15$ with free shipping