Keep your two best friends safe from the evil dings and dents of travel.
- Center pocket has exterior access so you can quickly grab a jacket once you land
- Locking zipper cars provide an extra level of protection against sticky-fingered travelers or airline workers (locks not included)
- Removable padded divider makes space for a couple of pairs of poles
- Near-bullet-proof urethane wheels glide with dreamy smoothness
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This bag is HUGE. When I pulled it out of the box, I unzipped it, climbed inside and zipped it up. Of course I am only 5' 6" AND 135, but I was still impressed. As has been said before you will need to be careful if you're trying to fly with it because you can go over weight very quickly. However I can load everything necessary for a 4 day ski trip in the Alps and toss this thing under a tour bus or drag it onto a train without any other luggage. And after a season of doing so I see no signs of wear or abrasion.
This bag works great.If you need a bag that takes all your ski gear then this is the perfect choice. Some airlines want to charge for skis and boots as 2 separate items but this bag fits 2 pairs of skis and boots. Qantas charged me $170-00 to take boots and skis in 2 bags from Sydney to USA so buying this bag saved me for the return trip. It stood up to the riggers of international travel and was easy to manouver through the airport with it's large wheels. Great bag and excellent value from back country compared to the resort ski shops.
After carrying 4 pairs of skis in a roll up bag on a trip I decided to spring for a wheeled bag. The weight is considerable but definitely worth it for the convenience. Easy to fit 3 pairs of "normal" skis in, maybe two pairs of fatties. But poles fit well and are separated by a padded insert. Overall a decent bag, seems burly, and is functional. Plenty of room to pack in the body armor and ski clothing along side.
This is a very well made product. Definitely lived up to my expectations as far as durability and function. It's just huge. Not that being huge is a terrible characteristic, just be prepared.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
The concourse double allows you to pack a few pairs of skis, poles and whatever else you want to try and fit into this monster of a ski bag. If you aren't worried about heavy luggage then this bag is the way to go. It rolls your weight right along with you. When going on big trips I love stuffing my clothes in with my skis so you can have all your weight distributed well throughout your bags. Remember, you don't want to exceed 50 pounds or they'll charge ya!
This bag will fit two pairs of skis nicely and you can squeeze in a third pair if you need. There is plenty of room for all your gear and even boots. The only downside is that the bag is 12 pounds and with a couple pairs of skis and some gear you easily exceed airline baggage limits. The bag even has a nice place to strap your poles.
Great bag that fits everything. I was able to fit all my gear and my girlfriends crap, although I was slapped with a $50 baggage fee for it weighing 75 pounds.
I would like to know if this wheeled bag is big enough for what I need? The wheeled bag I need must be big enough to carry my skis- size 165- and my boots-size 11 Men's and poles. And, still have some room for gloves and a Shell Jacket. Let me know my email address is email@example.com
this would work for your needs
great bag, lots of padding, super durable, great wheels/handles, and the straps to hold your sticks (and poles) in place are sweet!
this bag is ENORMOUS...almost too big. i could have zipped myself up inside it and flown in the baggage compartment, so yeah...1, 2, maybe even 3 sets of skis or a board would easily fit. after putting a set of 180 icelantic gypsys in (152 tip) with poles...i was still able to pack ski pants, 3 sets of thermals, and street clothes/supplies for 5 days in the zipper pockets. PLUS my daypack fit inside next to the skis. and i was still looking for more crap to fill up the empty space.
1) packed, it will not fit inside most modern vehicles, even suvs. i had trouble getting the back gate closed on a jeep liberty, with the seats down because it's so long...had to push it up through the middle of the front 2 seats. and hauling it to newark airport on jersey transit was a B!
2) it WILL weigh more than your airline allows. but don't let them charge you. typically you're allowed a ski AND boot bag checked together as one piece of luggage. carry your boots on and tell them you're not checking a boot bag so you're under the total weight limit. or just lean your leg up against the bag at the counter while it's on the scale and make it weigh less!
Can this fit 3 pairs of skis?
I'm going to France and I want to bring my 3 pairs of skis. I have Atomic Bent Chetlers (142-123-134), Line Elizabeths (139-110-137), and Blizzard Origins (116-80-108). Can I fit all 3 pairs of skis into this bag?
you will easily get three pairs inside
Although I haven't yet flown with this bag and I cannot speak for its long-term durability, it seems to be very well constructed and it has more than enough space for skis, poles, boots, etc. I probably won't check my boots in the bag, but it is nice to know I could if I had to.
In general I would suggest you follow Dakine's sizing guidelines, but in certain situations you may be able to get a longer ski into a smaller bag. Especially with twin-tips and extra large front shovels on many modern skis. I can easily fit a pair of 190cm Volkl Katanas in the 185cm bag.
Although many people may use the extra space, I wouldn't mind having the same bag and protection in a slightly tighter package.
Used this bag for a few trips this year. Managed to cram skis and a board in the same bag (Volkl Gotama 178s and Burton Custom X Wide 159) along with poles and snowboard boots. Plenty of room to stuff other gear like pants and layers in there.
Only two complaints about this bag would be it's weight since I get dangerously close to the airline's 50lbs limit when loaded and the lack of a shoulder strap. Also, seems to be a pretty popular bag right now so make sure you fill out the ID card or tag it somehow.
Would this bag fit a helmut? And, does it even make sense to check a helmut given handling may be pretty harsh on it.
Yes it can fit a helmet, if you put it in with your skis I might back some base layers around it. Watch the weight, if you put too much into these bags they will go over weight limit quick, so it might be cheaper to check a second bag, and put your helmet in the middle of that.
would the 185 (largest size) fit 189 Hellbents?
nope. That bag is 185.42 centimeters long. your ski (depending on the year) is between 189cm and 193cm (older ones were longer).
I would go with the 200 cm bag for sure. The 185 isn't going to work.
The concourse is an awesome bag with a huge amount of space. Not only did it fit my powder skis, groomer skis, and boots, it also had plenty of space left over for my ski clothes. In short, I just had a small carry on for the plane and everything else I needed for the week fit in the concourse. Of course, packing all that stuff in made it pretty heavy, but that was a small price to pay for the convenience of having everything in one place.
Compared to the Dakine Fall Line bag, the Concourse bag has better padding, is larger, has nice velcro tie-downs for the skis AND for two sets of poles.
I loaded it up with two pair of skis and poles (174cm K2 Rictors with Marker Griffon bindings, 134cm Volkl Ledge juveys with bindings), and I filled the zippered compartments with gear/clothes (NO BOOTS)... and it weighed in at 65 lbs at the airport... enough to cost me for extra handling (exceeded 50 lbs).
The Concourse bag weighs 12.5 pounds empty.
It really is a great bag. And it's padded enough that one need not necessarily load it up with clothing to protect the skis. But if you do, then beware the weight issue with the airlines.
Very, very nice Dakine quality.
Solid! I feel that my clothes and my skis are safe in this bag. Everything was in the right place after a 10 hours flying trip. EXCELLENT!
are there secure straps on the interior of the bag to hold the ski's in place so they don't wiggle with all the ultra cauious movments of the airlines?
Yes. This is a very well engineered bag. Two adjustable velcro tie-downs/straps for EACH pair of skis. And... there is a separate (and detachable) padded "flap" that lays over the skis and the holds two sets of poles... also in velcro tie-downs.
For added ski protection, I stuffed the skis compartment with socks, etc, to prevent accidental rubbing... just in case. But the velcro does a great job.
Yes, both skis stand vertically in the bag when opened with rollers down. The sit side by side and have two velcro straps that hold the skis to the base of the bag. Make sure to use the rubber bands to hold the ski brakes in place so they don't wear a hole in your bag. The bag fit both my 2009 Obsethed and Hellbent skis side by side fully secured.
Really awesome bag. Build quality is top notch but it is basically unusable because of airlines overweight policies. It can easily hold 2 pairs of powder skis boots and all your gear for a week long trip but it will be way over weight. You cannot get 2 pairs of skis and 2 pairs of boots and be under weight.
If airlines did not have overweight policies it would be the best bag on the market.
Could this bag fit a snowboard and a pair of skis?
Yes. My advice would be to pack the ski poles next to the skis (using the velcro tie-downs intended for the second pair of skis), and pack the snowboard atop the padded insert (that lays on top of the skis) intended for two sets of poles.