Skidoo LINQ Deep Snow Pro Bag Review!

Devilmanak

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Complete POS. 100%. Only Doo product that I have ever purchased that I regret doing so.
I have always used an aluminum base, mounted to Linq, with a soft bag on top. Last year, 146 Freeride only had two Linq mounts. So bought this. I used it on 146 FR and 165 Expert, just swap them when I change rides.
Good:
The Linq part works.
The shovel is accessible.
A good amount of storage.
Bad:
You have to lubricate the zipper. WTF.
Not really waterproof.
The really bad:
When you don't have a ton of stuff in the bag and have a shovel handle on it, it will bang around and beat the crap out of your sled. The handle. My shovel handle broke the tail light wire cover on my 165 and dented/scratched the tunnel around it. It broke the BRP emblem off of my 146 snow flap and beat the crap out of it. Ok, so some may not think it is a big deal, but I like to take care of my stuff and sell it the next year as-new.
So I just added an extra jacket inside to raise everything up. Ok. That worked. I just noticed today when I listed my FR for sale: The stupid bag actually rubbed the tunnel and wore through the powdercoat. Mounted to Linq mounts.
$260 to damage your sled is not ok in my opinion.
Good idea, bad execution.
If you are careful with loading, probably no shovel damage. Not really sure about the powdercoat stuff. That was the deal breaker for me. I will sell mine cheap.
 

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NHRoadking

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Not the best bag for the reasons stated.

The other bigger bag is great as long as you can use 4 Linq brackets.
 

Thielio20

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Had a similar experience using the bag. Straps ripped after a few rides. Refastened them with rivets. Ripped straps again, broke and replaced 3 buckles. Ended up ripping straps a 3rd time causing the lid to fall over the side of the tunnel while riding and get sucked into the track.

I tossed the lid and just use the bag now. Works fine. Also did not like the electric yellow at all. Not having the quick shovel access doesn't bother me much.

If they wanted to build it with legitimate materials like durable straps and metal buckles that don't break on a whim I'd give it another round. I really like the single linq point and the lower profile than previous linq bags. Also the mesh pocket inside the lid was stupid, nothing stayed in it
 

Devilmanak

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Had a similar experience using the bag. Straps ripped after a few rides. Refastened them with rivets. Ripped straps again, broke and replaced 3 buckles. Ended up ripping straps a 3rd time causing the lid to fall over the side of the tunnel while riding and get sucked into the track.

I tossed the lid and just use the bag now. Works fine. Also did not like the electric yellow at all. Not having the quick shovel access doesn't bother me much.

If they wanted to build it with legitimate materials like durable straps and metal buckles that don't break on a whim I'd give it another round. I really like the single linq point and the lower profile than previous linq bags. Also the mesh pocket inside the lid was stupid, nothing stayed in it
That is part of why I bought it. I don't carry a ton of stuff and liked the low profile. I did like only two Linq latches to undo when pulling it off sled. But that is part of the downfall.....
 
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