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AAUS
03-21-2004, 05:39 PM
I'm looking for a good racquet bag and Ive been looking at the Wilson, Adidas, Nike, and Babolat ones

From the reviews Ive read, people seem to like the adidas 6 pack the best
Which racquet bag do you think is the best in terms of quiality and durability, ease of carrying, space and protection, and looks

Anonymous
03-21-2004, 06:11 PM
Wilson tour 6 pack
its nice and padded, has the thermoguard, and looks great

@wright
03-21-2004, 07:11 PM
I don't think this is too complicated. Pick your favorite brand of racquet and get the corresponding bag with number of racquets you'll be using. Oh yeah, if your favorite brand is Estusa, too bad.

Deuce
03-21-2004, 09:34 PM
The Prince Pro Tour bags are easily the most practical. One large ventilated pocket on each side (for wet clothes, towels, hats, head/wristbands, etc.), two large main compartments that'll hold at least 3 racquets each - plus dry clothes, a shoe compartment, a small pocket for keys, etc.

The ones with two regular backpack staps are more comfortable to carry than the ones with one single diagonal strap across the back. But the backpack strap ones are older and more difficult to find.

Hawaii 5.0
03-21-2004, 09:45 PM
Prince makes good one's with nice features, but time tested(design) and widely popular are the Wilson Tour bags(now with Thermoguard).Adidas's are kinda flimsy and don't have cool tennis specific features other than shape.Babolat's are good, but overpriced and take a bit of getting used to if your used to traditional bags.Nike has some cool one's out now, but look more like golf bags to me.If your looking for sheer carrying capacity look to Dunlop who uses sturdier seaming,materials,buckles,zippers,straps.I took my old Dunlop International Hold all on a 2 week tour of europe(sorry no tennis, it was business) and it held up just fine.I just took that same bag to vegas and berkeley.

Rabbit
03-22-2004, 03:32 AM
I used a Babolat 12-pack from the classic line for a couple of years. It recently wore out and I've gone to a K-Swiss bag. Either of these bags are great. The Babolat had pockets everywhere and was very practical. The only downside was it was big, too big.
The K-Swiss bag is really, really nice. It has two large compartments with a wet pocket underneath, a cell phone pocket on top, and a large side pocket with a smaller side pocket on the side. It has a 3-way carry with a handle, shoulder sling, and backpack straps that you can hide away. The best and most amazing thing about the bag is that everything from the Babolat bag went into the K-Swiss bag. There is enough room for 6-rackets plus your stuff, and I haven't even used the large external pocket yet. It also looks good.
There is also a water bottle velcro and clip attached to the side of the bag. The water bottle is large enough for a six-month old, so I'll probably scrap that and use the holder for wallet, keys, beer, etc. 8)

Benjamin
03-22-2004, 05:31 AM
As others have said, pick your favorite brand of racquet, pick a bag from them that holds the number of racquets you want to carry with you, then pick your favorite color from the choices you have left.

I bought the Prince bag that holds 6-8 racquets and has the American colors on it. I never use it anymore.

I also have a Prince bag that I love - it's for the Hornet racquets - bright red and has a large hornet on it that has the body shape of a tennis ball.

The hornet bag is only supposed to hold 3 racquets but I get 5 rackets and a can of balls in the main compartment. In it's other zippered compartments I also can get: 6 overgrips, scissors, electrical tape (to use with the overgrips), 15 wristbands (don't know why I have so many), socks, hat, sunglasses, lucky Beanie Baby, medicine, ace bandages, bandaids, extra socks, shoestrings, etc. My point is: just because it says it will only hold three racquets doesn't mean that that's all it can hold. I never take my large Prince bag anymore because it became cumbersome and I can fit everything I need in the smaller one.

Good luck with your choice.

Benjamin

@wright
03-22-2004, 07:19 AM
Don, can you demo racquet bags? Try them all and then choose. LMAO

Benjamin
03-22-2004, 07:20 AM
@wright,

The answer is NO! I've already asked that!!! :D

Benjamin

10isace
03-22-2004, 08:06 AM
Wilson Tour super 6 is a great bag, with thermo lining to protect your gear under hot sun and cold, comes with back pack straps that are convenient to carry, nice new design in red and black with touch of silver.

AAAA
03-22-2004, 08:08 AM
I asked 'bout tennis balls and Don said No.;-(

@wright
03-22-2004, 08:13 AM
LMAO Ben. What about shoes and sweat bands. I don't want to drop $10 on sweatbands and be dissappointed by poor absorption!

Benjamin
03-22-2004, 08:58 AM
@wright,

Sweatbands are a no-go also.

They say that once you're DNA is on anything other than a racquet, it cannot be sold to another user.

FYI: I've found Babolat and Prince sweatbands to be the best at absorbing sweat and maintaining their softness. :)

Shoes, unless there is a defect with them, are a definite NO...they say that once someones's FO (foot odor) gets in there, it creates a breathing hazard at the Warehouse!!!

Benjamin

jayserinos99
03-22-2004, 09:45 AM
I like using the knapsack that Volkl uses as their covers for their racquets as my bag. I can bring 3 racquets and a change of clothes in there. For tournament purposes I bring my Babolat bag; that thing is a monster!

Kirko
03-22-2004, 10:32 AM
I'm with Deuce & Hawaii the Prince bags are great ! I bought a big duffle says triple threat on it it was at a greatly reduce prc. @ first I thought dang thats big , but it hold everything just drop in the main compartment . Only down side hv. to clean it out every once in awhile.

kreative
03-22-2004, 10:39 AM
i like the wilson super 6, big to fit everything, thermoguard to help protect racquets (may sound gimicky, but seems to work, and is probably better than just nylon), backpack straps to carry, very comfortable. babolat bags are pretty nice as well, but pricey.