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05-24-2009 11:04 PM
jliu I too have also been considering a bag/sleeve for my snowboard gear. Like most of you guys, my friend has made due w/ some cruddy zip bag that he just stuffs w/ all his sweaters, towels and outwear for protection. He seems to have done fine going that route. With that being said...will something like the Bakoda Padded w/ wheels bag be overkill and too heavy?

Northwave.it

I only bring this particular bag up cause like most of you know its hit Brociety numerous times over the week for an ok price...and I've been tempted but feel its a bit overkill...heh
05-24-2009 09:20 PM
Reede Different airlines have different guidelines. Its often worth looking them up.

When we flew from Sydney - Japan by JAL it was a straight 20kg weight limit, we just took our board bags to a different "oversize" counter, it wasn't specifically classed as sporting goods for us, just oversize.
05-24-2009 06:13 PM
bowie89449 I guess it's different traveling from the states. From my understanding in Australia a snowboard bag is considered "sporting goods" luggage and has to be checked in as oversize and depending on carrier has to be under 10kg. If you can pack it all into the one bag good for you, less to carry. I dont mind out system cos I can take a bag with all my clothes etc and then just have all my snowboarding stuff together- if they loose one I can either still snowboard or still have something to wear.
05-24-2009 05:56 PM
Rufus I just used an unpadded Burton Space Sack for a trip to A-Basin in Colorado and the board survived the trip just fine. I got the bag from sierrasnowboard.com for $10 and it held my board with bindings mounted, boots, two pairs of pants, two jackets and plenty of gloves, socks and other stuff for the trip. I figure that me landing on that board is as hard on it as anything the baggage guys can dish out and I haven't broken a board yet.
05-24-2009 04:51 PM
Reede
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Yup I just meant that if I was gonna take clothes with me I could just put loads of my clothes that I would pack in my normal luggage in the snowboard bag as well, and thus make tonnes of padding. Especially with the snow gear, I would probably make more padding than what the average padded bag seems to have.
When I went to Japan the only check in luggage I had was my snowboard bag, they are big enough to carry most things you need together, if I needed to take a second bag I would have been way over the weight limit.
05-24-2009 09:47 AM
SpringheelJack Search on Amazon.com. I got a fully padded bag on there for about $30.

You can get them much cheaper online than in a store, and the padding's worth the extra money. Shell out for the padded bag, then do all the other stuff listed above. Can't get too protected, TSA cargo guys aren't known for being gentle.
05-24-2009 09:31 AM
Mojo Here's wot i do with my board & a unpadded Burton bag. Got a really large used cardboard box, like a box for a TV, cut it to the shape of my board, it wraps round my board so the edges are protected, had to use packaging tape to stick some bits together. On top of that i wrap my jacket & pants around the board & stick my gloves in the bag as well. Its only a single board bag but i still manage to get everything in there incl the bindings & boots. I cant remember how many times my boards been on a plane, at least 10 times & its never been damaged.
05-24-2009 09:22 AM
Incogneato your snowboard is going to get more damaged by riding it than it will on an airpalne
05-24-2009 08:05 AM
Pwalter Yup I just meant that if I was gonna take clothes with me I could just put loads of my clothes that I would pack in my normal luggage in the snowboard bag as well, and thus make tonnes of padding. Especially with the snow gear, I would probably make more padding than what the average padded bag seems to have.
05-24-2009 07:22 AM
Reede When people travel they generally take clothes and towels with them to wear, not just to pad their snowboard with. Snow gear is particularly good, my pants + jacket + towel and clothes make for pretty good padding, altho I have a fully padded wheely bag if you pack your stuff thoughtfully then you should be fine 99/100 times with a cheap bag.
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