A bag that fits my needs

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  1. robok9

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    I'm looking for a tennis bag that fits the following criteria:
    -3-6 racquets (at least 3 comfortably)
    -Good build quality
    -Backpack straps (or a medium sized backpack)
    -Pockets for accessories (phone, wallet, water bottle)
    -Room for other equipment (can of balls, overgrips, shoes, towel, spare balls)
    -Preferably around $50 (give or take $20)
    -Preferably thermo guard pockets
    -Preferably a Wilson bag, but anything works (I don't know why but I don't like the Babolat bags)

    Here are some interesting ones that drew my interest

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Yon..._Bag_Black_Silver_/descpageBGYONEX-YCTB6.html
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Wilson_Tour_Bag_BlackWhiteRed/descpageBGWILSON-WTBWRBPS.html
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Prince_Rebel_Collection_Bags/descpageBGPRINCE-PREB6.html
     
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  2. BabolatTennis9

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  3. robok9

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    The 12 version of that is very convincing because of the price, so if I can't find anything better, that is a great option. My only gripes about it though are that the 6 doesn't have enough space while the 12 is pretty large and no thermoguard stuff. Other than that, it seems like a solid choice.
     
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  4. Vlad_C

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    ^ You might want to take a closer look at that bag before you buy it.
    I've seen it up close in a store, and it's made of rather low quality fabric.

    If you want a Wilson bag, your best deal is probably last year's Federer line, (http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Wilson_Federer_Bag_Collection/descpageBGWILSON-WFB.html)
    which is being phased out and replaced with the new all-red bags.

    You can't beat those prices, and the quality is a little better too.

    I believe the 15-bag was on sale for $25 at last week's Happy Hour.
    The 12-bag is listed at $40 right now.
    Some very good deals.
     
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  5. mattavery24

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    May I ask why are you interested in only Wilson? I feel like a lot of other brands put out great bags and have better technology in them. Like the pacific bags, tecnifibre bags and even some volkl bags.
     
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  6. robok9

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    Well I have Wilson racquets, so I'd like the bag to match, but like I said, anything works.
     
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    Ya know I've heard bad things about that line of Wilson bags, but worst case scenario, I wasted 30 bucks.
     
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  9. mattavery24

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    Yeah I think a major issue is the backpack straps and cheap material of Wilson bags but hey you can't go wrong with 30 bucks.
     
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  10. BLX_Andy

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    How about saving up a bit and just buying the new bags. They're modeled around Federer's Limited Edition bag that he started using around '13 Wimbledon, which I have. It's a pretty good bag. Here's a video of Andy giving us a walkthrough of it:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lneT0I4oAU4
     
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  11. robok9

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    Well, I don't really want to spend a bunch of money on a bag even if I can afford it. At this point the Wilson tour 9 or 15 bags are BY FAR the most appealing. I would get the 15 since it's the same price, but I don't want to be "that guy" at the tennis courts that gets all the flashy equipment when he's really not that good, but I think that having a nice bag would make going to the courts much easier. I only have a few questions:

    1. Why is that particular color of the tour bags on sale while the others aren't? I'm not gonna be nitpicky, since it has all the things that I want in a bag, but I'm just curious.
    2. Is the 9 big enough for 3 racquets, shoes, balls, water, etc? I've heard complaints about that line of bags being too small, but I assume that getting the 9 instead of a 6 would make up for that.
    3. Is the 15 too big and flashy for just a 4.0 level player?
     
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  12. BLX_Andy

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    Too flashy? Not really. It's not like it has a pro player signature on it. I have some friends that have the 15-pack and it doesn't attract too much attention.
     
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  13. robok9

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    Basically I want to know if I should go with the 9 or the 15. What do you think?
     
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  14. Vlad_C

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    I don't know about flashy, but the 15 Tour is really big.
    The red ones are probably still on sale because they're not selling all that well. Less popular color, I guess. It looks like the blue ones are already sold out.
     
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  15. jonnyboi09

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    I would go with the 15 pack. I have that bag and it will hold everything and then some, plus the red is really a nice looking color. Definitely not too flashy.
     
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  16. robok9

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    By flashy I didn't really mean the color of the bag. I mainly just don't want to appear like a "wanna be" that just gets equipment to be a better player. I mean people already give me a little flack for owning a gamma x-2 stringer, even though it's a good investment. For some reason they would rather pay $30+ multiple times a year than spend a $150 one time fee. It's not that I don't think the 15 bag would be better to have, but I don't want my friends to give me a hard time about owning it.
     
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  17. Egoista

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    technifibre have some kickass solidly constructed bags...have been using their vox line for a couple of years and thinking of getting their black atp tour line
     
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  18. robok9

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    Thanks for all the replies guys. I've decided to go with the Wilson tour 9 bag. Should be here by Friday.
     
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  19. Egoista

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    enjoy the bag
     
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  20. SCRAP IRON

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    Look up Solinco- Very good 3 racket bag and it is priced right comparatively speaking.
     
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  21. robok9

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    Just got the bag, and all I can say is wow! It is extremely well built and feels very high quality. The 2 racquet pockets are big enough for me. The thermoguard pocket holds 4 racquets, and the moistureguard pocket could probably hold another 4-5. Each of the pockets on the side hold a decent amount of stuff. So far I have put 4 racquets, some overgrips, some balls, and it still has tons of room. Honestly, if I wanted to, I could throw all my school stuff in the moistureguard pocket to carry all of my stuff in one bag, but it would look a bit odd. Ironically as well, I checked tennis warehouse yesterday, and it is all sold out, so I'm definately glad I bought it when I did. This bag is probably worth the full price before it went on sale (~$85) and I got it for $35.
     
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  22. KaiserW

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    Which one did you get? I am looking for basically the same as you listed.
     
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  23. struggle

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    highly recommending the technifibre atp bag ( black one).

    i got the monster 15, couldn't be happier.

    solid, good zips, well organized, tons of room (no i don't tote 15 sticks....)
     
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