Dakine Split Roller 100L
Bullet proof holdall!
kine travel bags are expensive but unrivalled in quality and durability. It's worth every penny! It currently lugging my gear around NZ !
13 May 2015
Two identical bags, two identical damages
I purchased this bag to replace an identical one which I'd been really happy with, but had been damaged in transit. These things happen. But when my brand new bag emerged on the same carousel as the previous year with the same wheel smashed off I have to suspect a problem in the design.
If the wheels were able to survive the journey then it would be a great bag - but two smashed wheels on two consecutive journeys suggest a fundamental problem with the bag.
15 March 2015
Excellent piece of kit
This is simply the best bag on the market for a ski trip.
The bag zips like a tradition suitcase but around the middle so that each half is the same depth. One half provides a single big compartment, with the other split into smaller compartments at top and bottom and a medium size one in the middle. The medium compartment can accommodate all your ski kit (excluding ski boots) including an adult helmet. There is certainly enough room in this bag.
There are two external pockets which are very handy to put books/magazines, airport essentials, etc.
The other great feature of this bag are the number of grab handles. It makes handling the bag so easy.
It feels solid and well made with excellent wheels. The pull handle extends enough to get your ski boot bag resting on the top as you negotiate your way through airports/train stations.
All in all a great piece of kit that I cannot fault.
16 February 2015
Superbly made Travel Bag
I've not used this yet, but bought it based on its solid construction and having looked at many DaKine products in the past. It was in the sale, which brought the price right down, but even full price, it was still much cheaper than most equivalents. The size is enormous - but not ridiculous. In some ways, when you first open it, it seems quite small, but that's because when it opens, it opens in two compartments side by side - so visually, one side looks smaller than a normal bag. But when you consider both sides, it's pretty darn big. Brought especially for when we go skiing and carry a lot of bulky items, like ski jackets etc. The wheels are high quality skateboard type wheels and the balance of the bag feels great. Handle feels very sturdy. This is not a cheap and cheerful product that I expect to fall apart any time soon. Colour is s subtle burgundy/purple, hard to work out in pictures, but great in the flesh.
19 January 2015
Only had one chance to test the Split Roller, but so far SO good. Travelled from London to Berlin, then on to Doha back home via Dubai.
The only small improvement would be a shoulder strap, but to be honest that's a real small moan.
All the working parts seem great, strong and hopefully will last much longer than my previous bag (which isn't a Dakine!)
The design is well thought out, suitable smaller pockets along with the 2 main sections.
Definitely would recommend, may seem a little pricey but comparing it to similar products I think it's worth it.
24 November 2014