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Title: Great Bag Deal!
Post by: Ara Ararauna on November 10, 2012, 12:29 PM
Hi,

I was looking for bags for my kites but none of the kite bags really convinced me (at least those I had access to from my local store).
So as suggested by some of you I started to look for fishing bags (no luck), ice hockey bags (no luck), ski bags (bingo!)   :D

I was so lucky to find this one:
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-hDQYZKRBt7I/UJ66MTQWfpI/AAAAAAAABZY/NMqkZPvZGKs/s1115/Kite_Bag_Tijuana-ski-bag.jpg)

It is a Tijuana brand ski bag but a bit shorter than usual (only 170cm as opposed to the usual 180cm, perhaps is for junior skis).
So I guess this is why its regular price of 29Euros was lowered to 18Euros!!!   :D   8)
Moreover, it was the last one and hidden well behind many others so I was almost leaving the department store when I luckily saw it...  :o

It is great. In the picture you can see it opens fully and it is currently holding my Soul, Talon, Nexus and my SLK Conyne. But I would say it can hold three or four kites more comfortably.
The lateral pouches are great. They are not only the size you see. If you put your hand inside they go up and down through the inside up to the straps level. So loads of things to put in there. On one side lines, my wind flag, water bottle hidden from view, tapes, etc. On the other, gloves, scarf for winter, cap, etc.

Oh yes... and it is padded all around!

The carrying satraps that come with it are really comfortable to carry the bag around.

So I feel like I won a good lottery prize!   ???   ;D


Title: Re: Great Bag Deal!
Post by: ae on November 10, 2012, 05:35 PM
Yeah, Skibags are great. They come in a lot of different lengths for all tastes, are generally good build and sturdy. Plus inexpensive. I use one for my light load when i don't want to tot around my big selfmade bag.


Title: Re: Great Bag Deal!
Post by: Wayner on November 10, 2012, 06:10 PM
Great find  ;D


Title: Re: Great Bag Deal!
Post by: mikenchico on November 11, 2012, 11:29 PM
Sweet, most of the Ski Bags I find are a bit long. Those extended pockets sound ideal for those things you want to have on hand although not used that often. Nice score.

I usually find those straps at the ends to be a pain, but they do come in handy when traveling.  When I've taken an airplane with kites I've broken the leading edges down to keep the bag shorter, they come in handy then to tie the bag together while folded in half. I was told by a frequent flier with kites that the secret to reduce damage is to pack the kites as short and bundled as tightly as possible.



Title: Re: Great Bag Deal!
Post by: Ara Ararauna on November 11, 2012, 11:54 PM
Sweet, most of the Ski Bags I find are a bit long. Those extended pockets sound ideal for those things you want to have on hand although not used that often. Nice score.

I usually find those straps at the ends to be a pain, but they do come in handy when traveling.  When I've taken an airplane with kites I've broken the leading edges down to keep the bag shorter, they come in handy then to tie the bag together while folded in half. I was told by a frequent flier with kites that the secret to reduce damage is to pack the kites as short and bundled as tightly as possible.

Thanks, great tips!