Fantastic bag! I have some of the Dakine luggage in the Flourish print already, so this is the third piece in this collection that I own now.
I have two boards that are both 149, so this bag works well with some extra room to spare for added gear. I was able to fit BOTH boards in the bag with their BINDINGS ON, which is something that I wasn't sure would be possible. To do this, one board had to go on the bottom with the bindings up, while the other board had to lay on top of it with the bindings down. It helps if your bindings are staggered a bit, and since my boards are shorter than the bag, I was able to easily accomplish this.
With the two boards in the bag with bindings on, the boots may not fit in the designated boot compartments. However, you could still fit plenty of other gear, such as gloves, base layers, pants, etc. Check out the attached image. I have the following in the bag for a 5-day trip:
- 2 pairs gloves
- 3 pairs socks
- 2 pairs snowboard pants
- 1 helmet
- 2 fleece tops
- 3 base-layer tops
- 3 base-layer pants
(I opted to leave my jacket out, as well as goggles so they don't get smooshed.)
You could easily fit all of your gear in here without strategic packing if you just have one board in the bag, or even if you have two boards in there, but take the bindings off of one board.
Like all Dakine luggage, the quality is stellar and comes with a lifetime warranty (as opposed to Burton bags, which only have a 1 year warranty). The bag has carrying handles on each end, and easy rolling wheels to help you schlep your gear around.
The only thing the bag is missing is a shoulder strap, which would help in those instances where you can't roll your bag (think walking in snow). All in all, this is a terrific bag, and it is a great way to transport and store your gear. If you ride a longer board, or if you want more room in your bag, look at the men's version of this same bag, which comes in longer lengths.
I think my boyfriend's statement when I loaded up the bag with my gear summarizes it best: "Hey, your board bag is better than mine now!"