I think above bag is a medium between yours and the aeroplane bag.
The material of the aeroplane bag seems to be thicker than my bag, this might legitimate the higher price.
The shown bag also has the “fold-up the trouser legs” functionality like yours, to roll the Strida within the bag, seen here:
I do not know if the aeroplane bag does have this function or not, sorry.
Thinking about your words, being neither flyer nor golfer, I am actually a little bit confused:
Do you mean that on a plane the “over weight” costs depend on declaration, not the real weight?
Here is the description of the “aeroplane travel bag” in the accessories list of the local distributor of Strida in Hong Kong:
“Rugged padded travel bag suitable for travelling on plane, trains, buses…etc.”
The material of the “aeroplane travel bag” is definitely thicker than that of the “car/boat travel bag”. However, the “aeroplane travel bag” is just a carry bag and the bike cannot be strolled after you put it into the bag. Futhermore, the “aeroplane travel bag” cannot be folded as neat as the “car/boat travel bag”.
This is right. It has some padding, not unlike a notebook bag, maybe a little less. It is a lot stiffer and can only be carried. Here is no way to fold it like the other bags. I would not trust the padding to save the brake discs against rough luggage handling.
Thanks so much! I will probably end up ordering one of the airplane travel bags, along with the mudguards I’ve been meaning to get.
However, I’m wondering about one other thing. The maximum luggage size on United Airlines to avoid an oversize fee* is 62 linear inches, or 158 linear centimeters. This is length + width + height. I’ve measured my Strida at 45" x 22" x 12" = 79 linear inches, or 114 cm x 56 cm x 30 cm = 200 linear centimeters. Does anyone think I’m over-estimating the size?
Again, I think golf bags can be bigger than 62 linear inches.