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Old 08-23-2012, 01:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all,

Looking to get away from the ice coast this year and ride some pow out in the PNW or the CO area and was wondering what size board bag to get? I've heard both arguments: get one size up for all your extra gear to fit in the bag, and I've heard that there's plenty of room between bindings to store a helmet and pants/jacket/gloves extra clothes.

What's everyone's opinion and experience on this. I've got a 155 NS SL and a set of Large Burton Cartels (heard they were a little bigger and may have issues with board bags but not sure about this).

I've been mainly looking at Oakley, Dakine, and Burton bags. Would consider others too. Thanks for the help.
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Personally I just get the largest available bag.. better more room than less.
I have a 152 board and got a 165 Dakine bag and I can fit everything I have and more.
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Personally I wouldn't go for the largest bag available unless you absolutely need the space.

The largest bags are meant for people who want to stuff multiple boards and literally all their gear including base layers and clothing inside the one bag.

The space is nice but you have to remember larger bags means not only does the bag itself weigh more (2 to 3 kg more), but you also have to be careful you don't pack it beyond your free allowance if you travel via air.

I'm a fan of something medium sized, not too big but not too small so you have the room available if you need it. Medium sized bag will fit 1 set of gear including your bindings (2 sets of gear if you stack the boards up) and have some room for mid layers and other outerwear as well. It's a nice middle ground and this way you get that extra 2 kg of precious weight allowance when you travel via air.
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Do not get the largest bag available, especially if you are buying a roller bag.

I had a buddy that was riding a 155 board, and bought a bag that was probably in the 180 range. The board is what keeps the bag stiff, so when he was wheeling around his bag, it looked like a giant limp dick.. he hated it. It was also a pain in the ass to transport in the car since it was about a foot longer than all of our other board bags.

He ended up buying a Burton Wheelie Gig bag in, I think, a 157. He can fit a ton of gear in there, and he maxes that bag out at 50 lbs; the weight limit for almost all the airlines.

No need to worry about the large binding either...
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I personally like the dakine bags, I think they give the best bang for the buck. Thoughts on a bag: get a bag a couple inches longer than you think you'll need (never know when you might get a pow stick), get a coffin bag (padding is good for the board and protection when traveling), get wheels (a fully loaded bag is suprisingly heavy and ackward)

I got a smoking deal on a high-roller a few season ago. The low-roller is also a good options.
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Thumbs up for the DaKine Tour bags. Separate boot pockets and can easily take a pair of boards (bindings off of one).

I can get most of what I need for a week's riding in that bag and still have it not be insanely heavy.

At the same time it is small enough that I can throw it in the car when I am day-tripping and don't want to put the roof rack on the car.
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Thumbs up for the DaKine Tour bags. Separate boot pockets and can easily take a pair of boards (bindings off of one).

I can get most of what I need for a week's riding in that bag and still have it not be insanely heavy.

At the same time it is small enough that I can throw it in the car when I am day-tripping and don't want to put the roof rack on the car.
Did you go one size up from your board or did you rock the same size?
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Do not get the largest bag available, especially if you are buying a roller bag.

I had a buddy that was riding a 155 board, and bought a bag that was probably in the 180 range. The board is what keeps the bag stiff, so when he was wheeling around his bag, it looked like a giant limp dick.. he hated it. It was also a pain in the ass to transport in the car since it was about a foot longer than all of our other board bags.

He ended up buying a Burton Wheelie Gig bag in, I think, a 157. He can fit a ton of gear in there, and he maxes that bag out at 50 lbs; the weight limit for almost all the airlines.

No need to worry about the large binding either...
Nobody likes to carry around a limp dick.
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Hey all,

I've been mainly looking at Oakley, Dakine, and Burton bags. Would consider others too. Thanks for the help.
After looking at every bag that cost tons of money, I got a 30 dollar "High Sierra" plain black board bag from sierra trading post and was able to fit my 172 with bindings on, my boots between the bindings, and also all my other gear, pants, gloves, goggles, base layer, hoodie, and even helmet. If you want to go a little more high post, sierra has the dakine high roller on closeout right now. No matter what brand, you will be able to put boots pants etc in that baby.

What he said though, don't get a 180 if your board is a 152 !
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:04 PM   #10 (permalink)
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so, riding a 155 board, with two pairs of jackets and pants, helmet, gloves, hoodie or two, and a couple of days worth of clothes for lounging around and any other gear; should I roll with a 155 bag or a 165? Will the 165 give me limp-dick syndrome walking through the airport?
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