Dakine Concourse Double Ski Bag
The Concourse Double is a great bag for those traveling with a sizeable amount of gear. It’s available in two sizes–185cm and 200cm–that actually measure 198cm and 208cm, respectively, to accommodate skis up to the advertised length. It’s comes in Black or Northwest (black and grey plaid) and will hold pretty much everything you need in addition to skis.
The interior of the padded ski bag has a heavy-duty tarpaulin bottom with straps for two sets of skis. A removable divider is also padded tarpaulin with straps for two sets of poles and there are three separate compartments on the inside that allow you to load up your ski boots and all of your outerwear. Due to some airline employees’ occasional “oversights,” we have previously suggested carrying your ski boots when traveling by plane but some prefer to keep them with their skis, and when traveling by other means, it’s nice to be able to wrap everything up in one bag. The middle of the three interior compartments is also accessible via a zipper on the outside.
The exterior of the ski bag has heavy-duty handles on either end with durable urethane wheels on one end. If either pair of skis is shorter than the bag, be sure to line them up at the wheeled end for better structural integrity when rolling the bag. The “Double” lives up to its name with two straps that velcro together over the side for a traditional ski carry, two buckles to cinch everything tight and and two more handles on top for easy loading.
Whether it’s being tossed around the airport or the parking lot, the Concourse Double will keep all your gear safe and secure.
Pros: Padded, room for everything
Cons: Heavy when fully loaded