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Light weight travel bag

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Created by doonut A week ago, 28 Nov 2019
doonut
WA, 237 posts
28 Nov 2019 8:17PM
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What the best light weight travel bag people have used, I'm finding that most are 4 - 5kgs and this taking up valuable weight allowance which should be used on more kiting gear.

weebitbreezy
419 posts
28 Nov 2019 8:46PM
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Prolimit do light weight stuff. Like this one.

powerkiteshop.com/prolimit-golf-ultralight-bag.htm

Start there and work back up the weight as you add features. I have an older prolimit one that has rucksack straps instead of wheels. You wouldn't want to walk to far with it but a couple of hundred metres from the carpark to find a trolley is fine.

Mostly** though I tell the other half to pack light as she's going to be in bikinis all the time and stuff a couple of heavy things in her luggage so I can keep using the wheeled bags.

** This doesn't work on trips off with the boys - which is a lot of them as the other half has wised up to how fun it is trying to sunbathe on a beach with 25knot winds

doonut
WA, 237 posts
29 Nov 2019 4:55PM
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That looks pretty light, has no wheels though.

Most with wheels seem to be pretty heavy unfortunately

BrisKites
QLD, 1259 posts
29 Nov 2019 7:25PM
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doonut said..
That looks pretty light, has no wheels though.

Most with wheels seem to be pretty heavy unfortunately


Yes wheels always seem to add about 1kg to a bag. The light bags are usually the Prolimit or ION ones. Mystic has one exception being the Elevate
www.mysticboarding.com/products/kite/accessories/bags-more/boardbags/elevate-lightweight-with-wheels#000000

doonut
WA, 237 posts
29 Nov 2019 7:22PM
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Mystic bag looks pretty good only 3kgs for the 5'2" bag

Kitekeeper
NSW, 7 posts
30 Nov 2019 12:38PM
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+1 for the Mystic Elevate Bag

www.mysticboarding.com/products/kite/accessories/bags-more/boardbags/elevate-lightweight-with-wheels

Light and strong, you can remove the wheels and save 1.2Kg if needed.

cauncy
WA, 7630 posts
30 Nov 2019 7:32PM
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doonut said..
What the best light weight travel bag people have used, I'm finding that most are 4 - 5kgs and this taking up valuable weight allowance which should be used on more kiting gear.


Leave the missus at home's 21 kg saved in baggage allowance

doonut
WA, 237 posts
1 Dec 2019 10:46AM
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cauncy said..

doonut said..
What the best light weight travel bag people have used, I'm finding that most are 4 - 5kgs and this taking up valuable weight allowance which should be used on more kiting gear.



Leave the missus at home's 21 kg saved in baggage allowance


No time for a misses with all the kiting that need to be done, gotta get your priorities right in life.

Kiting 1st


Has anyone tried Epic kites Transporter bag, it is two bags that join together so you can check in your two bags and then carry them as one.
It seems pretty nifty though it is on the heavy side 8kgs combined weight.

www.epickiteskiteboarding.com/gear/travel-bags/transporter-golf-bag-v3/

Surfer62
VIC, 1294 posts
3 Dec 2019 8:46PM
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I just got the ION golf 2/4, very light, very well made, will fit at least 4 kites and 2-3 boards, long enough that my 5'3 Firewire Tomo will fit in.

Katz
VIC, 131 posts
Saturday , 7 Dec 2019 4:58PM
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Ion 2/4 is great, done lots of trip without issue - but easy to overload. Easily fits 45 kg of gear, which you can't fly with.

If I'm on a 23kg limit, will use a Dakine bag without wheels, which fits twintip tip & 2 kites and gear, Every trip I swear I'm never going to use a bag without wheels again. Honestly it is a pain.

Couldn't see the dakine bag for sale, so maybe its not available anymore.

doonut
WA, 237 posts
Saturday , 7 Dec 2019 5:45PM
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I went with a mystic elevate in the end.

Thanks for all the input.



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