We are pretty serious about travelling for skiing here at Aussieskier, really most Australian Skiers are. Skiing in Australia is fun and all but nothing compares to the wonders available in the Northern Hemisphere. Over the last 20 years of skiing overseas, we have tested every combination of ski bag and other luggage combination possible and definitely have a tip or trick up our sleeves.
On the Ski Bag front, there are a handful of things to consider. What type of travelling you are doing, a week in Japan needs to be packed for differently to a season in Europe. If you are packing skis for you and a partner, or even kids a big ski bag to handle all the skis might be the trick.
The Db Djärv ski bag has really revolutionised the modern Ski Bag construction. With compressible design, a hookup system that works a treat, a lightweight but durable build, and of course wheels, there is no wonder it is the best ski bag in our eyes.
Dakine Ski Bags are some of the most popular on the market due to their sheer size and impressive durability. It's pretty common to have people using their Dakine Ski Bags for over 10 years! The Fall Line is a great option for travelling overseas. All the necessary features and nothing more! The Low Roller (whilst technically a Snowboard Bag) is exactly the same as a Fall Line but smaller; perfect for those only carrying 165cm skis and below.
Ski travel bags are an important investment to make dragging all your ski kit overseas easy and comfortable, and to keep the dastardly airlines from damaging your new, shiny, skis that you purchased here at aussieskier (wink wink).
Over the last 30 years, the aussieskier crew have become very experienced travellers. For the most part, doing back-to-back winters both here in Australia and various parts of the world. America, Canada, Europe, Japan, we have definitely had some fun sampling the worlds mountains and the amazing snow found across the seas. We have picked up many tips and tricks for travelling over the years, so if you have any questions, we can offer some great advice.
Factors to Consider
Considering cavemen worked out the wheel thousands of years ago, it’s hard to consider travelling with a bag without wheels. Full ski bags can weigh upwards of 25kg, your shoulder will thank you for wheels.
Baggage handlers are rough on baggage. Doesn’t matter if you fly first class or budget, the same people are throwing your bags around the tarmac. Padded bags last longer and offer better protection for your gear.
A Douchebag speciality, when you aren’t using your ski bag, compressible bags take up less room. Roll it up and forget about it, rather than trying to stuff it under the bed.
Getting Ski Bag length right is important if you want to avoid the dreaded bag sag. The feeling of having the bottom of the bag drag along the ground of the airport is not a nice one.
Lighter is better in the world of ski bags. A lighter bag means you can take more of your precious cargo without busting your baggage allowance.