THE SMART WAY TO TRAVEL WITH YOUR SKI OR SNOWBOARD GEAR. Check out my long-form review of the Douchebag 1.0 here: http://aussieskier.com/equipment/douchebags-ski-bag-review/
The short version: The Douchebag is the best ski bag on the planet.
Maybe a bit too big? Check out the Douchebag Slim Jim Single bag!
The most thought-through ski and snowboard bag on the market. Combining lightweight design, length-adjustability and smart solutions, The Douchebag has redefined travelling with ski or snowboard gear.
The patented Length Adjustment System customizes the length of The Douchebag to the length of your skis or snowboard, up to 200cm. A perfect fit ensures the bag remains rigid for safe and comfortable transportation.
Thanks to its unique construction, The Douchebag is fully foldable. While not in use, the bag easily rolls up into a handy-sized portable unit. This feature makes The Douchebag the most storage-efficient ski and snowboard bag on the market.
The need for a Lightweight construction became painfully clear when several airliners changed their baggage weight allowances back in 2011. That is why we developed a new and lightweight protection system. The Douchebag weighs in at only 3,4kg (7,5 lbs.). PCT Patent Pending
Inspired by how the human rib cage protects the body’s most valuable organs, the patented Rib Cage construction in The Douchebag protects the gear inside. The Rib Cage construction is composed of strong and lightweight ABS ribs, shaped in a three-stage foldable structure. This feature has allowed traditional padding to be removed – leaving the bag lightweight yet fully protective.
Shoulder Carrying System
The Shoulder Carrying System is an adjustable strap that can be attached to the front handle or the sidewall of The Douchebag. The system enables easier transportation by allowing you to tow the bag behind you, freeing your hands for whatever else you may need them for.
One of our applauded innovations is the patented hook-up system, lifting weight off of your shoulders and placing it over the wheels instead. Quick attachment G-buckles enables the Douchebag to easily connect to all Douchebags backpacks and Carryall Bags
- Weight: 3.4kg / 7.5 lbs.
- Width: 38cm / 15in
- Height: 18.5cm / 7.3in
- Maximum length: 210cm / 82.7in
- Maximum volume: 150 liters
- Minimum storage size: 15 liters
Fabric: Polyester 600D / TEP 500D
500D Polyethylene back-protection plate
ABS protection ribs
PP Protection Spine
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.