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Old 05-08-2012, 06:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Adding a suitcase to my snowboard bag / rucksack travel kit? Airline friendly?

Hey, I'm getting kitted up for next season whilst everything's on discount.

I recently bought a Da Kine Low Roller snowboard bag and Da Kine Helipack.

At first, I figured I could fit all my clothing in the Low Roller; and am still sure I could get the basics in.. The Helipack would come onboard as hand luggage.

But when it comes to things like body armour and extra bindings, I'm quite confident I may run out of space - especially for a two-week trip..

I'd therefore be looking at one of those mini suitcases on wheels.. But noticed the coach service from London to France I've used before state 'one bag only' - and wonder what airlines would tend to say/charge?

Does anyone else take a rucksack onboard, then a snowboard bag AND suitcase in the hold?

How accomodating are most travel companies with this.. Or have you managed to do big trips with just a snowboard bag?

Generally travelling from UK into France, but perhaps Canada too.

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I have a suitcase and a board bag when travelling internationally. Most airlines will allow 2 bags totalling around 23kg I have found and then around 7kg carry on. I weigh all my shit so I know my bags are to capacity but not over weight. I was looking at air fares last night from Australia to Japan and I could increase my baggage from 23kg to 40kg for AU$70 each way.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hmm, the Da Kine wheeled duffle looks like a good investment for travelling in general.. I've got a hard suitcase currently which is not at ALL practical going anywhere except airports and taxis.

And, of course, it comes in the same red/white zip combo as my other luggage ; )

Thanks very much! Any more thoughts/experiences appreciated!

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My wife, son and I each carry a backpack and board bag for snowboard trips.. We just cram the shit out of the bags. Two boards, two bindings, all our outerwear, helmets in the board bags. If it's over 7 days it adds an extra carryon for each.
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Air Emirates. And swap the low roller for the high roller.
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well I already have the low roller! I think the wheeled duffle is a good acquisition for travelling in general. If I hit a barrier for travelling with one bag only then perhaps I'll upgrade my low roller to a high roller too..

My question, specifically, is how many places will say NO to a wheeled duffle AND a snowboard bag?
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