Save money in hard times
Why buy an expensive bag just so the gorillas at the airport can toss it around and mess it up. Snowboard are really burly, think about what you put it through on the mountain, no need to buy a padded, satin lined bag for your stick. I've had my DAKINE for a couple of years. About once a season I have to sit down and patch holes the airport have put in my bag, glad I didn't drop the price of a couple days lift tickets for some fancy bag.