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Travel Bag

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:44 am
by Snidely
All-

We have a trip to Mexico in a month for my wife's birthday :supz: :partydance: .

We are wanting to do some diving down there (of course) and want to take some of our own gear. (Dive computer, Fins?, Reg's, Mask, boots)

Looking for recommendations on a good light travel suitcase/bag where we can get cloths for the trip in it too?

Any help would be great thanks! :angelblue:

Snidely

Re: Travel Bag

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:58 am
by Gdog
I use this bag from Costco....
https://m.costco.com/High-Sierra-30%22- ... 63588.html
Works well, doesn't scream dive gear.

Re: Travel Bag

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:46 pm
by bradmond
I highly suggest that you carry on expensive items like regs and computers. If your luggage is lost or delayed then you can still dive. On my last trip, I carried on my back plate/wing, fins, regs, mask, and computer.

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Re: Travel Bag

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:52 pm
by Tom Nic
I've used this bag or something like it from Costco.
https://www.costco.com/Samsonite-ExoFra ... 71063.html

For me the main thing has been a hard shell case, but as light as possible because I want to use my weight allowance on dive gear and not an 11 pound suitcase.

Toughness, and weight are the main points, and as was mentioned above, it doesn't scream dive gear.

I also carry on regs, perscription mask, computers... actually as much as I can. Some airlines weigh carry-ons - be aware, and ready to pay the excess baggage fees, particularly if you're doing a "puddle jumper" like the Caribbean inter island small airlines.

Re: Travel Bag

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:10 pm
by Magoi
Gdog -
I use this bag from Costco....
https://m.costco.com/High-Sierra-30%22- ... 63588.html
Works well, doesn't scream dive gear.


I am looking for a new bag, have worn out a couple. Is this one durable? Wheels strong? I usually am pushing the 50 lb limit. Need to pack my reg as I carry all my camera gear.

Re: Travel Bag

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:46 pm
by Gdog
Its strong enough I guess. Been on two international trips with it. Plus its cheap enough that if a wheel or something gets broken its only 40 bucks for a new one. I liked it well enough I ended up with two. Its nothing fancy. I usually push the 50 lb limit with it. Im taking it to the Phillipines this february.

Re: Travel Bag

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:48 am
by BillZ
I''ve had the same costco bag as Gdog for the past 8 years - about 25 dive trips. It looks a bit beat up but the zippers, wheels, handle and material are in good shape and I have no plans on replacing it anytime soon.

Re: Travel Bag

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:53 pm
by Snidely
Thank every one for the replies.
I was thinking it would be best to carry on the computer and regs but wasn't sure. (Computer I defiantly was going to carry on).

GDog -
How much gear and clothes can you fit in that bag?

Re: Travel Bag

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:07 pm
by Gdog
I take my travel bcd, fins, mask, light, wetsuit, a few pairs of shorts, and a few tshirts and underwear. I carry on my regs and camera. I mean..what else does a guy need?!

Re: Travel Bag

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:08 pm
by Snidely
Gdog wrote:I take my travel bcd, fins, mask, light, wetsuit, a few pairs of shorts, and a few tshirts and underwear. I carry on my regs and camera. I mean..what else does a guy need?!


Hahaha too true.

This i could fit 2 sets of: fins, mask, lights, boots towels and a few other misc. things?

I want to try to check only 2 bags when we go on the trip. 1 for dive gear and 1 for clothes.

Thanks

Re: Travel Bag

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:18 pm
by Gdog
Are you renting bcd? Because that's what takes the most room.

Re: Travel Bag

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:38 pm
by Tangfish
I’ve been using Victorinox for years and they have a great warranty, but even so it’s a major hassle to get them fixed at times. Thus, I’ll be switching to Costco soon too!

Re: Travel Bag

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:35 am
by Gdog
Snidely wrote:
Gdog wrote:I take my travel bcd, fins, mask, light, wetsuit, a few pairs of shorts, and a few tshirts and underwear. I carry on my regs and camera. I mean..what else does a guy need?!


Hahaha too true.

This i could fit 2 sets of: fins, mask, lights, boots towels and a few other misc. things?

I want to try to check only 2 bags when we go on the trip. 1 for dive gear and 1 for clothes.

Thanks

I am able to fit my bcd, wetsuit, fins, mask, light, shorts and tshirts, all in the one bag. I hate taking 2 checked bags, and while its a bit minimalistic, it works for me. I just plan on laundering the tshirts and shorts halfway thru the trip. I carryon my regs, camera housing, laptop, ect, in a backpack as my personal item. I have my camera travel case as my carryon.
So if you are not taking a bcd, the items you mentioned would fit easily.

Re: Travel Bag

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:19 pm
by Snidely
Gdog wrote:Are you renting bcd? Because that's what takes the most room.


Yeah we will rent BCD's. We don't have travel ones since we don't travel much.

Re: Travel Bag

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:21 pm
by Snidely
Gdog wrote:
Snidely wrote:
Gdog wrote:I take my travel bcd, fins, mask, light, wetsuit, a few pairs of shorts, and a few tshirts and underwear. I carry on my regs and camera. I mean..what else does a guy need?!


Hahaha too true.

This i could fit 2 sets of: fins, mask, lights, boots towels and a few other misc. things?

I want to try to check only 2 bags when we go on the trip. 1 for dive gear and 1 for clothes.

Thanks

I am able to fit my bcd, wetsuit, fins, mask, light, shorts and tshirts, all in the one bag. I hate taking 2 checked bags, and while its a bit minimalistic, it works for me. I just plan on laundering the tshirts and shorts halfway thru the trip. I carryon my regs, camera housing, laptop, ect, in a backpack as my personal item. I have my camera travel case as my carryon.
So if you are not taking a bcd, the items you mentioned would fit easily.


Thanks for the help! I hate taking two checked bags as well. At least this way its one checked for me and one checked for my wife makes it a little easier.

Re: Travel Bag

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:41 pm
by Gdog
I was in the Costco here in Lacey today and they were out of those bags it might be worth a quick trip to Costco to see if they still have them where you're located

Re: Travel Bag

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:17 pm
by Gdog
Here's what mine looks like. The other one is Grey and green.
IMG_20171117_144739.jpg

Re: Travel Bag

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:08 pm
by Snidely
I went ahead and ordered one of costco.com.

I'll let you know how it works for my trip.

Thanks for the help!

Alex