Douchebags Roller Bag
Quality bit of kit
Quality double bag with loads of room. I have managed to fit 2 boards, bindings, 2 pairs of boots, my waxing kit and still had room to stash some clothing in there! The fact it is pretty lightweight and comes with wheels has made transporting my kit around very easy.
26 February 2014
This bag is great if you have lots of gear to transport around. We easily packed in ski gear for 2 of us, including skis, poles and ski clothes (minus boots as it made it a bit heavy and cumbersome, but it's do-able), and it wheeled well through airports and across snow in the ski resort on arrival. When it's fully packed it's quite big to fit into lifts and around tight corners, but it wheels even when upright so it really wasn't a problem. It's well made, and has handles just where you need them, and the adjustable length with movable handle works well.
25 February 2014
Fits a whole tonne of stuff in
Massive bag that keeps the Skis and Boots safe and fits a whole stack of other stuff as well. you will need to watch you don't overload it and break the 20kg limit.
28 January 2014
Great product. Needs some tweaking, the next version will be fantastic.
Very pleased with the overall performance of this product. The adjustable length makes it great for packing as little or as much as you need. Build quality is good, the 'rails' for the adjustable functionality are strongly attached to the bag, enough to be used as grab handles along it's length. Although it is not a specific feature I was able to attached the bag securely to my ruck sack with straps meant to secure a snowboard to my ruck sack leaving my hands completely free. Unfortunately the first time I did this I didn't get the angle quite right so the underside of the Douchebag rubbed on the floor and has worn away the material, however after discovering this I was able to correct the issue and haven't had any problems since except having to manoeuvre like an articulated lorry.
The bag could benefit from having a full length zip as the top section of the bag does not open fully, however I haven't found this to be a major problem. I would also prefer it if the bag had a consistent width instead of narrowing towards the top end. Another feature that would be useful would be having some way of making the full length of bag rigid without skis/board along the full length. The way it is at the moment the bag is only rigid for length containing skis. While this problem can be over come with the adjustable length feature, it does mean that to use the full length of the bag without skis of the same length the bag will have a kink in it when lifted by the drag handle at the front.
I had no problem fitting in ski gear for a four week period including boots, helmet, poles and two sets of outerwear, plus various other bits such and general clothes and hard boxes containing fragile stuff. However should you need even more space there are additional bags by Douchebag that can be easily attached to the rollerbag. Additionally in the interior of the bag there are two mesh zipper pockets for small flat items. Also included with the bag are two heavy duty rubber bands to flatten ski brakes for packing. Another benefit of the adjustable length feature is that when the bag is not in use it can be reduced down to be used as a small sealable storage space, or completely rolled up to stash in a small cupboard. Very useful in the typical French style apartments with extremely limited space and storage.
Overall a great product, but there is some room for improvement. I look forward to seeing the Douchebag Rollerbag MkII.
28 January 2014
Practical, strong luggage for your skiing kit
Great bag for transporting all your ski kit. Rolls really well on its wheels and has lots of grab handles to make it easy to handle. Good level of padding and rolls up small for storage when not in use.
The top rolls over to shorten the bag depending on the length of your skis and there are pockets for small stuff, and straps to retain poles and skis.
Not the cheapest bag around but well worth it.
15 January 2014