Talk to me about ski bags
January 16, 2013 8:02 AM Subscribe
Should I get a hard case or a soft bag? Single or double? Anything else I'm not considering?
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be. to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Looking for a ski bag for my boyfriend. Some questions I have:
1) Hard vs soft case: Is a hard case essential for airport travel, or will skis survive being thrown around in a soft case if you wrap them in clothes and bubble wrap? The case will be used for non-airport travel 90% of the time, so it seems like a soft case would be more comfortable for day trip use, but I don't want to have to get ANOTHER case if we do decide to go on a ski trip by plane.
2) Single vs double: Is a double bag usable for 1 pair of skis, or would they be too loose in there? Can double bags be tightened with the straps on the bag to hold 1 pair of skis tightly (assuming a soft bag)? 99% of the time, we'd be skiing together, so a double bag seems like a good idea. However, the 1% time that he'll go without me, will his skis be too loose in there if there is only 1 pair? Are double bags too heavy/bulky to be comfortable and each person should have their own bag anyway?
3) If you have a bag that you love, what brand/model is it? What's so great about it?
Bonus question: This will be a Valentine's day gift, so what fun little goodies can I fill the bag with?