I have used the search function, was helpful but i need a more accurate answer before purchasing a dakine low roller 157 or 165.
I will be going overseas for 1 month of boarding. I would like to pack the following.
x2 150cm snowboards
x10 pairs of socks
x2 pairs of thermals
x1 pair of size 8 boots
x10 boxers shorts
Will i be able to fit all the above in a 157 or should i be getting a 165cm.
For people that are wondering why am packing everything in 1 bag. Is because i don't a separate bag for all my clothing because i think i will be over the 25KG limit.
Yes, you'll be able to fit all of that stuff in, but:
1. You're going to be pushing 55 lbs (bindings are heavy!)
2. you might want to rethink putting your helmet in a big, heavy board bag.
I travel with a Low roller 165 and once I have my boots, socks, shell and armor, I am usually at the limit already. I can usually sneak stuff back into the bag after they weigh it, but this is impossible at some airports where the agents can handle oversize baggage right at the kiosk (Atlanta has a separate loading point for oversize bags).
They throw those bags around, and ~40 lbs of weight crashing onto the top/side/whatever of your helmet over and over again might reduce its effectiveness if you have the single impact type helmet that has compressed styrofoam.
I usually hook my helmet to one of my carry-ons. When i visited Bermuda, I carried a separate bag with nothing but two motorcycle helmets inside it to make sure that they did not get abused (foreigners can only drive scooters in Bermuda).