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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by DidSurfNowSki, Mar 4, 2017.
Does anyone use a ski boot bag for carry on luggage for os travel ?
If so, which bag ?
many of us would say that boots should always be the carry-on
I use this
I don't use a boot bag for carry-on so it doesn't look like I'm carrying heavy, arse-kicking boots that would no doubt cause some damage if used to whack somebody over the head. Hance, I use a classic carry-on (airline size) with wheels so it doesn't look heavy either. Sometimes best to avoid drawing attention.
I looked at doing that but the bags around the house weren't really the right shape, and I didn't want to buy a new one
We used these this year while traveling to USA and CANADA. No problems with any airlines we used.
I have used the Lange basic duo bag for years - http://www.lange-boots.com/US/US/basic-duo_LKFB108_product_equipment.html
It looks like a lap-top bag and counts as your personal item, so I take a backpack too. Probably the best ski-related bag I have. Seems to be available at a number of ski shops in Aus.
No. My boots just go in checked luggage. In 35+ years of travel ski bag has been delayed several times, but suitcase has only gone missing once and delayed one other time and that was on way home, so haven't felt the need to carry boots on board.
I've got a couple to chose from. I've got a Rossi bag similar to the Lange one above. I've also got the older version of this one
I can just fit my boots inside of it for air travel and then is a decent backpack for using on the hill.
I just put them in my ski bag. Last year got mine and Mrs Kletterers skis and boots in the one bag.
Unfortunately last trip I was racing so multiple skis(sg which would only fit diagonally), tuning gear, protection (including back protector) made putting boots into skibag impossible.
I carry as little as possible on board with me. So far so good.
I put my boots in my main bag and use my boot bag for all the carry on stuff - change of clothes & shoes for cold climate, toothbrush etc, tablet, camera etc etc. Then have boot bag at final destination to keep boots, helmet, gloves etc together for convenient, quick access
As a recent convert from one plank to two I have to ask why? Why do you need a dedicated boot back to lug these heavy beasts around in when they can be safely packed in the ski bag?
I think most people do so in case bags don't arrive. You can hire skis but well fitting boots are hard to replace.
I don't take my skis overseas ?
I've used a normal boot bag since around 2008 no problems - pretty much from the time airlines got more strict on weight limits.
I'd love to fit them in my ski bag (which is my only bag) but they just wouldn't fit, and in any event skis plus bindings plus poles plus boots plus the bag itself would take up a huge chunk of the weight limit.
you just hire?
Really? You don't find that adds quite a bit extra to the cost? Mind you there are 3 of us, so hiring isn't cost effective at all.
I do 'cheap' southern hemisphere skiing (20 days on snow will cost me ~$2K/sleep in the car or tent/take own food/season passes etc) and 'nice' northern hemisphere skiing (lodges and hire performance skis etc).
Hes gonna snap them K2s this OZ season.
You know you're alive when you are skiing refrozen tap water on Mt P at 3pm on those things.
Sounds like the same enthusiasm many of us had 20 years back. Normo and big Steve have corrupted you.
I just buy new skis fairly often
I use one of these for boots in carry on:
I would actually prefer something like that - boot bags aren't sufficiently evolved to work well as carry-ons
and I see that High Sierra has actually made a couple of rolling boot bags suitable for carry-on, but they're apparently out of stock everywhere
it looks a bit big
Some observations. I can sort of understand the fear of not having boots arrive and hence the desire to carry on board.
As stated earlier though in my 37 years of O/S ski travel I have had ski bag ie. oversize bag get delayed several (10?) times, but my main regular size bag has gone missing once (and that bit hard) and delayed once (on way home so didn't matter). So I have only suffered loss of boots once in all that time.
I pack my boots in my main regular size bag, so normal check-in and claim process. Only exceptions were a couple of heli-ski trips to remote areas like India where I took boots with me.
I note from comments here as well as what I see at airport baggage claims that many many now pack large ski/board bags and put everything in them. What is your experience of those bags going missing compared to regular sized luggage. I think that over-sized luggage is always far more likely to be delayed either due to airline saving weight in bad weather or purely that they require the extra manual transfer.
So if you are packing boots in large ski bags it would seem to me they would have greater chance of being delayed than if they were packed in regular luggage.
I always take boots on carry on. I can scrounge all other gear up easily. I can't get another boot that fits my foot like a glove that easily.
Try getting a tele boot that fit my wonky little feet. It's boots in hand luggage every time for me. Luckily my small boots fit in my hand luggage backpack with my helmet, laptop and a book. They even fit in the overhead of the Dash 8 with a bit of shoving.
I carry mine on board - I use this. My +1 and I just share one ski bag between us and for some reason I draw the short straw and carry my boots separately. Has only been questioned as hand luggage once (J* in Queenstown). Fits my helmet too which is handy.
got two of the same here.
Very handy, but with boots, helmet, and goggles, plus my travelling kit, the weight adds up a bit.
When checking in, we make sure that we don't look like its too heavy so nobody checks us suspiciously
It can be hard to act casual when it weighs a ton and the heels of your boots are digging in to your back...
That being said, I find it handiest for weekend trips to Buller here as I can throw everything in there except skis and outerwear!
I prefer my skis, stocks, jackets & pants (for padding as well) to go into a nice easy to handle wheeled ski bag, checked in through the over-sized baggage area (much quicker than regular check-ins I find and with considerably friendlier staff). Boots than go in the maximum sized carry-on bag with jocks, socks, change of shirt/pants for long haul etc. The trick then is to "minimise" your 3rd free bag which is the laptop bag. It's amazing how much you can fit into one of the modern laptop bags these days! Laptop bag never leaves the shoulder and is always slung backward at check-in. I've never had to stow it under seat thru lack of overhead space - holds tablet, travel stuff (vanity kit, travel docs, noise-cancelling headphones, novel, snacks, airline pillow etc). Life is good. I started putting boots into carry-on after airline notes about boots having to be in a separate bag to skis, with big bucks for 'extra baggage' for second checked bag. Airlines seem to have relaxed this recently, or at least don't enforce it.
I would think airline check-in staff know what a boot bag looks like
Yeah but its the act of trying to make it look like it weighs less than 7kgs that matters
they're probably familiar with that too
'here comes Gareth again, trying to make his bag look light'
Am I the only person that's ever had carry on weighed?
I had it once, travelling on a local flight in Malaysia en route from Europe
the boot bag was ok but we were slugged for extra checked baggage
We used our children as mules. Their carry-on allowance was used for our boot bags. All their Ipads and books etc were put into our carry-on. Our boot bags have long shoulder straps which make them easy to lug around.
I've had carry on weighed a number of times. Domestic admittedly but at the security gate. Would be a pain to then have to go back and check in excess.
We use these - http://transpack.net/xt1/ They carry boots, helmet and ski clothes. We always check them, and have never had issues with them being delayed.
For the past couple of years, I have had carry on weighed at check in. We have flown with Thai, Asiana, ANA, Cathay, Qantas, United and US/AA in the last 3 years. I'm not sure which airlines checked the weight of our carry on, but IIRC it was certainly more than one of them, and was also at different airports. Our most recent flights were Thai/Asiana, and our carry on bags were weighed and tagged. I always travel with hand held scales, and I check that ALL our bags are within the limits. It helps that we fly business class, and have greater allowances. We break the usual mould, as all our flights are awards form purchased miles, and we don't mind round about routes and long layovers. Travelling with multiple airlines on the one trip can make things interesting, as even though they are members of the same alliance, baggage rules still vary between members.
This is what I use. It's actually my eldest sons bag. I have an old Head bag but the Transpack is a beauty, probably the best I've used. So eldest son hasn't seen it for a while. ha ha.
I load my boots filled with socks, shell jacket, helmet, goggles toiletries bag and some undies in it and that is my carry on. Prepared for all possibilities.
Anyone ever seen anyone on a plane wearing their (over limit) ski boots?
I have the same boot bag, J* on saturday out of Sydney weighed it measured it in that frame thing, then put it into the cargo hold, not allowed as carry on,
Yes Queenstown 2 years ago - old dude flying Jet*
I sat there with my overweight carryon bag flying AirNZ!
Not sure I see the point of a rolling boot bag (or other carry on) - almost a give away that it is going to be heavy.