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Brandon G

Brandon G

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Brandon G

Brandon Gwrote a review of on March 19, 2015

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

First off: this bag is awesome. It's durable. It's strong. IT'S HUGE! It has tons of padding, all the way around (even for the top compartment). The wheels are big and tough, yet they roll as smooth as butter. I've owned the Dakine Low Roller also and I can say, Dakine makes excellent products. The boot compartments fit my size 14 boots (one in each compartment) with ample space left over for other gear. I put two complete setups in (two 162W boards + two sets of large bindings), two big jackets, two snowboard pants, my helmet, gloves, three goggles, and a few shirts, and there is still LOADS of space left in here. It's probably a little over half-way full. For real, I could pack at least 35 more pounds of clothes/gear in here.


Here's the problem. This bag is actually TOO big. If overweight airline fees weren't an issue, I'd go with this bag 10/10 times. But we live in a world where overweight fees are absolutely a factor. On the vast majority of airlines (here in the States anyway) you're better off checking a second bag, than checking a single over-weight bag. I have this thing barely over half-way full, and it's pushing 50lbs. There are other bags out there that are a little smaller (READ: LIGHTER), that can carry just as much gear. I kinda blew this factor off when choosing this bag, and I definitely regret it.

I was deciding between this, and a few Burton bags (Wheelie Board Case, Wheelie Gig) both of which are smaller, and after seeing how hyper-massive this is, I'm going to trade it out for one of those. At this point it's about practicality.


If you don't care about overweight airline fees, and you want a very large and excellently-made bag, this is your boy. But for the rest of us, I have to recommend against it.


I don't say this often, but I need to find a smaller bag.

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Brandon G

Brandon Gwrote a review of on January 13, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

I ordered the Kelly Green Heather thinking this would be a (semi)bright colored shirt. Nope. The green is muchhh darker than what is pictured here. Nonetheless it is still extremely comfortable and lightweight. Totally hanging on to it. Just beware the Kelly Green is not the vibrant green pictured here.

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Brandon G

Brandon Gwrote a review of on February 4, 2013

Solid Helmet
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Used it twice so far. Seems to be a pretty solid helmet though. I've never worn a helmet snowboarding and was worried my head might get a lil cold/uncomfortable. Not a problem at all. Stayed warm, comfortable, and most importantly SAFE! Really like the padded chin strap. I wore this with my Oakley Crowbar goggles and they fit awesome together. I also bought the RedPhones to go along. Those worked ok. They started to cut out on me after a few hours of riding, but after a little fidgeting with the cord they were fine. I do have to say though with the RedPhone audio inserts in, my left ear started getting a little bothered late in the day. It's possible the insert just rattled a little loose, or the fact that I'm not used to wearing a helmet, especially with firm audio inserts. Or maybe I just have weird ears. This is the only reason I don't give it 5 stars. Overall very solid helmet though. Definitely recommend it.

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