Not all travels require a nice roomy Douchebag to hold a bunch of gear.
Some travels are simply short and light. These travels need a ski bag to match.
Behold, the little brother of the Douchebag is born! Weighing in at a mere 1.5kg you won't blow your precious baggage allowance on unnecessary heavy luggage. A lean and lightweight purebred ski bag designed to carry a single pair of alpine skis, or a few pairs of cross-country skis. Having adopted the best features from its bigger brother, the Slim Jim is length adjustable, has sturdy wheels and is fully compressible.
Truly a handy tool for the everyday ski trip.
Width: 26cm / 10.2in
Height: 13cm / 5.1in
Maximum length: 216cm / 85in
Minimum length: 108cm / 42.5
Weight: 1.7kg / 3.7 lbs
Volume: 65 liters
Outer Shell: Polyester 900D / TEP 500D
Inner Lining: Polyester 600D
ABS protection ribs
Ski Bags are a pretty simple premise. To make dragging all of 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 fairly 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 a few tips about travelling over the years, so if you have any questions, definitely get in touch.
Factors to Consider
Considering cavemen worked out the wheel thousands of years ago, its 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, means you can take more of your precious cargo without busting your baggage allowance.
Ski Bags Comparison Tables
We have composed a range of information about all of the different ski bag options for you to assess in one place.
|Single Ski Bags||RRP||Wheels||Padding||Compressible||Lengths||Weight|
|Douchebags Slim Jim||$194.99||Yes||Yes||Yes||Adjustable 150cm – 205cm||1.5kg|
|Dakine Padded Single||$129.99||No||Yes||No||175cm, 190cm||1.3kg (175cm)
|Dakine Ski Sleeve||$79.99||No||No||No||175cm, 190cm||700g (190cm)|
|Double Ski Bags||RRP||Wheels||Padding||Compressible||Lengths||Weight|
|The Douchebag||$359.99||Yes||Yes||Yes||Adjustable 150cm – 205cm||3.8kg|
|Dakine Boundary||$299.99||Yes||Yes||No||185cm, 200cm||5.4kg (185cm)
|Dakine Fall Line||$199.99||Yes||Yes||No||175cm, 190cm||2.8kg (175cm)
|Dakine Low Roller||$199.99||Yes||Yes||No||157cm, 165cm||2.3kg (157cm)
Any defective items that are still within the manufacturer’s warranty period will be returned to the manufacturer or their local agent for warranty assessment.
The manufacturer or their local agent has sole discretion in determining whether an item is defective and qualifies for a replacement.
Be sensible – if you slide rails or hit rocks, your skis aren’t going to get replaced.
Chips to the edges of a ski's topsheet & topsheet peeling caused by skiing with your feet close together or banging your skis together on a lift are not covered by warranty.
Luggage: Please note that luggage warranties specifically refer to manufacturing defects, not damage sustained during travel. For example a tear in the fabric isn't covered, but a burst seam or defective zip is.
Airline policies differ, but generally require you to report damage sustained to your luggage either at the airport or within 1-3 days of your flights in order to receive compensation.
Too big, too small, not stoked on the colour? No worries!
If you are not happy with your product purchased from aussieskier.com you can return, subject to the below conditions, within 30 days of purchasing your item. First step is to lodge an RMA request on our Return Portal
Items marked as Clearance are not eligible for a return. (Under Australian Consumer Law, defective items are not affected by this policy and will be treated as per the above Warranty section)
Return shipping to us is at your own cost.
- The item must be in unused/unworn and in re-saleable condition
- Packaging must be original & undamaged with all stickers/tags etc still attached & factory seal intact.
- Avalanche Safety items are not eligible for returns
- Device must not have been turned on and/or the battery inserted.
- Device must be returned in factory sealed packaging.
- Please note that we cannot accept returns/exchanges on skis that have been mounted.
- Specifically for ski boots we ask you to not mark the soles while trying them on at home, only walk on carpet, boots used on concrete/hard surfaces will be refused a return.
- Any attempt at heat moulding/boot modification will void the eligibility for return.