Travel made easy.
- Removable boot, binding, and goggle bags separate out dirty or delicate items
- Removable tuning pocket keeps your tools and wax organized and accessible
- IXIOM skate wheels glide easily
- Telescoping handle makes hauling a heavy load a breeze
- Contoured zipper fits TSA-approved locks
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Fits more than you could want, but durability may be a prob
I picked up this bag to stow all my stuff. It is so large I fit my board with bindings attached, gear, boots, wife's skis and her boots, all under the 50lb weight limit for air travel! Unfortunately when I picked my bag up at oversized baggage, it had been put through the ringer. Although it has wheels, the airline chose to drag it, leaving huge scrapes and tears on the top of the bag ( by the handle). Additionally, the airline gave it a nice 3" slice in the back of the bag. Fortunately there is a thin plastic sheet of plastic between my board and the fabric, so no damage to the board. With this said, this was the first journey for this bag and it did not withstand the trip. Yes I loaded this bag full, but the airline felt that the damage was due to their negligence and cut me a check for the full $250: it was a complicated 2 month process, so don't think this was a walk in the park. None the less, I do not believe that I would have been so fortunate if there was not that slice inflicted. Airlines will not accept fault for "scuffs" and "tears." I would prefer a bag that can withstand abuse, not one that withstands pampering.
This thing is 15lbs empty! What is it made...
This thing is 15lbs empty! What is it made of leather?
Well its pretty damn big for one. Also, it has all sorts of plastics and metal in it. It has a rigid back with a telescoping handle and wheels. Along with padding you're looking at about 15lbs, its not that weird.
Does this bag have any internal structure,...
Does this bag have any internal structure, or does it rely on the padding and the board for support?
It's a little bit of both. You can basically fold the bag in half when it's empty, but that's it. It's like a preformed shell on the backside of the bag with the exception of the center where it can be folded. It's a pretty durable bag. I own a previous years 166 model and have traveled with it at least the last 2 years. My only complaint (which is actually brought up in ultrakenji's review) is that the bag is too stinking heavy. I packed 2 Boards(159 Ride Concept UL, and a 153 GNU DK) a jacket, 3 pair of pants, my helmet, spine protector and impact shorts and was already at the 50 pound weight limit. This last trip was a pain trying to pack things in my other bag because this bag was maxed as far as weight. It's got a ton of space you can't use unless you wanna pay for overweight bags when you fly. If you're road tripping with it then that's another story, but for flying cross country, I don't plan on using this bag again because it weighs way too much. Hopefully this helps.
Write your question here...I have a never...
Write your question here...I have a never summer board 159 cm. can i squeeze it into a 156 bag or should i get the 166?
Get the 166! 159 will not fit in 156, plus the extra room will allow for more gear to be placed in your board bag.
If your intention is to take couple of your boards plus gear abroad like I did, you will face the 23kg baggage weight limitation at the airport. This bag is too heavy own its own.(12 lbs or 7kg) So you are left with 48 lbs or 16kg of gear space. Although it is a great bag for storing stuff, The bag is too heavy to be used in the way it was designed to be. I have exchanged mine with a lighter bag from Dakine. Cheers,
Big Tough Bag
I've got the 166 and this is a big f#&kin bag.
I went on a 3 week road trip to japan last january/febuary with 2 decks and this thing will send you broke with excess baggage fees before you pack it out. I'm not so sure if you would get a 166 in there though, I had a 162 and it seemed close to being a tight fit. You might just wanna check that before you buy, though it didn't bother me.
On the bottom you've got a separate board section, I had no probs sliding 2 decks in there. the main compartment has a really big, really heavy duty zip. Inside the main compartment you've got 2 removable zip bags that either clip in or float. I use 1 to store my shell, pants, gloves, thermals etc, it's my "this is the only bag i need to get open to go snowboarding on the 1st day without unpacking everything" bag. In the top of the bag (the lid) there's 3 really stretchy mesh zip up compartments that you can really stretch and pack out if necessary, great for separating the "clunky" stuff or putting charger cords etc so you know where they are. It also comes with a velcro attachable goggle pocket and small multi pocket bag (great for your multi tool, ics screws, small fiddly crap etc) that velcros to the lid. The externally accessed pocket is great for a jacket, beanie and gloves as I live in the southern hemisphere and when I embark on my annual northern hemisphere trek it is inevitably 35+ celsius in the shade and hopping off the jet in hokkaido it is -10C so it's handy not to have to carry that stuff on the plane but still have it easily gettable then you land without opening the whole bag.
The build quality (sometimes suspect with burton gear) is superb. I've dragged it around that many airports, train and subway stations and escalators, dragged it, thrown it, hung it, sat on it and i am sure the airline baggage handlers have given it 3 times worse than what I have. The zips are top quality, particularly the main compartment one is massive. Mine spat a wheel in transit last year and I didn't notice for 3 days, some of the rubber just buffed off where it dragged but otherwise no harm done. Burton replaced the wheel when I got home (easily done with an allen key), no receipts no questions asked (a total contrast to some other problematic warranty claims I have had with them!). I remove the shoulder strap when I check it in and lock it in the external compartment. You will need 3 (TSA if you don't want 'em cut in the US) locks, 1 for the board compartment, 1 for the main compartment and 1 for the external. The main compartment is also accessible from the external compartment for whatever reason.
The telescopic handle locks in and out and is great for those long airport terminal transfer walks.
It's well padded which makes it quite heavy compared to other bags. Burton seem to love bright tartan colours for their bags which makes them easy to identify at the oversize baggage collection, but also mean my friends give me heaps of sh@t about having a gay golf bag.
will a 156 bag fit a 159 board?
will a 156 bag fit a 159 board?
Go with the 166. The 156 will be a little tight getting your 59 in there. Plus the added space of the 66 will only let you cram more gear into the locker.
what size do you have?
im looking for bag...
what size do you have?
im looking for bag that suit my never summer t5 163 board also in what color do you have the size that i need
Can you fit two boards with bindings in...
Can you fit two boards with bindings in this bag? Considering a trip to California and need to bring two boards, both have bindings on them.
You could,but it would be better to remove the bindings on at least one board to prevent damage.
Is the 166 cm in stock?
Is the 166 cm in stock?
No it is not. The 156 is the biggest size they have left. Check out this bag, http://www.backcountry.com/burton-wheelie-board-case
WILL 2 BOARDS WITH BINDINGS (ATTACHED) FIT...
WILL 2 BOARDS WITH BINDINGS (ATTACHED) FIT INTO THIS BOARD SAFELY?
Yes it will. It is the best board bag you can get. You will love it.
Keep on rollin'
Sick of being that gaper who goes to the airport with his board in a duct taped cardboard box and trying to gram all the rest of your gear in your already full suit case? Get the wheelie locker and you'll be worry free when checking your luggage. This thing had enough space for pretty much everything I needed on a weekend ski trip to Summit. The only thing that would be more cool is if the wheels had spinners... SPINNERS DAMMIT!