Bag to match your racquet or Bag that just looks good?

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  1. Lindros13

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    Did you buy a bag to match your racquet brand or did you pick a bag that you simply like the best? I have a red 6-pak Wilson bag but use Babolat Aeropro Control racquets.

    I saw a comment earlier that only rich kids and pro wannabe's switch bags each time they switch racquets. Not sure I agree fully (cause bags are not that pricey), but it's a well taken comment.
     
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  2. milo

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    neither. i choose the one that fits all of my equipment. not only my racquets.
     
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  3. Skppr05

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    I try to get a bag that matches my racquet but if not then one that looks good
     
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  4. ravemaster806

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    i have 3 yonex rdx 500 mids with a yonex pro series 2400 9 pack bag, and everytime i switch racquets, i try to sell the racquets and the bag so i can get another set of racquets and bag
     
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  5. Court_Jester

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    I used to do that: get a bag that matches my racquets. But ever since I switched sticks, I realized that it was not practical to also switch bags so I got myself the Adidas Tour 6-pack instead.


    CJ
     
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  6. snoflewis

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    i bought my bag because it was cheap and was a good deal (wilson tour 4 super 6) and it just happened to match my rackets at that time (wilson tour 95s). however, im now using 4 yonex rackets, and it doesnt bother me too much. i've thought about switching to a yonex bag...but there's nothing wrong w/ my bag and it fits everything...so i'd have to say get a bag that looks good AND fits everything you need.
     
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  7. roddick_rulz

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    i try to match the bag with my racquets but it's also because the wilson tour 5 bags are the best on the market.
     
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  8. vkartikv

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    I don't think any of us here is sponsored, we just buy what fits the bill, even if it looks pink :)
     
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  9. Saito

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    X 2... if a bag can fit all my things and even have an extra compartment for sweaty things (socks, shirts, etc.), then I'm sold.
     
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  10. brucie

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    Its always good to have the bag to you gear but im not too bothered mine has my name on, unless i find another bruce to buy it i wont be changing for a while!
     
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  11. vinnier6

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    i dont see any problems buying bags when you feel like it...i just ordered a new flexpoint radical 6 pack bag from here after having the radical tours for almost a year...i think the bag looks pretty sweet and dont really care what people think...
     
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  12. tennis_nerd22

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    well i was using head rackets, but i loved the looks of the yonex bag, so i got a yonex bag. now im using yonex rackets, so it doesnt really matter... but buy whatever you think looks/functions best
     
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  13. Wtitanium

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    I have a bag that is the same brand as my racket, and that also looks good. Come to think of it, the racket colors match also.
     
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  14. chex

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    well, I bought a radical flexpoint combi with my fxp radical racquet.. and it looks good, but I think I would rather have the babolat bag, or a head tour.
     
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  15. tennis_nerd22

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    funny story: i was at a lesson with my coach, and towards the end, a group of little kids come (his next lesson), and they were watching us play a match. they were amazed and then at the end they saw my bag and racket and how the brands matched. that combined with the fact that they probably thought i was good, so they asked me if i was sponsored. me and my coach were laughing, but i told them: "no, but i will be someday"

    so there's a good reason to match bag with racket brand :D lol
     
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  16. Viper

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    One of the smartest posts I've seen in a while.
     
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  17. travlerajm

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    I like to show up old school. No tennis bag. No racquet cover. Just a beaten-up backback and shoes with holes in them.
     
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  18. tennis_nerd22

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    lol whenever i do that, i feel empty inside... i dont feel ready to "go" ;) but all the power to ya
     
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  19. RiosTheGenius

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    I didn't carry a bag until my father gave me one for my birthday a couple of years ago..... luckly , it is yonex as my racquets.... but I will probably always use that bag for its personal value regardless of the racquet changes I shall make.
     
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  20. BattleAxe

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    Neither. I chose a functional one. I ride a motorcycle to play, so I needed a backpack style bag.
     
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  21. vinnier6

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    what do you do with your jeans, jacket, gloves, boots and helmet when you are playing???? you do ride with gear on dont you???
     
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  22. tennis-skater

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    I'm selling my Babolat so I decided to sell the bag too. I'm just going to buy that new Adidas bag because its got so much room for my stuff. Plus when I change raquets again in 8 months the bag wont bother me
     
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  23. BattleAxe

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    I always ride with gear. They just sit there on the side of the court by my bag while I'm playing. I actually wear overpants that I wear over my shorts, so I just slide them off when I get there. Admittedly, I rarely wear my boots.
     
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  24. frayed

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    Sorry for digging up a semi-old post but it was the only bag/motorcycle related thread found in search. :D

    I'm looking at finding a bag to attach to the rear seat. Needs to hold minimum of one racquet, two cans of balls, and basic tennis attire change with shoes. Always wear proper gear on your feet ! Casual shoes fly right off your feet in an off. The gear can set aside the bike for all I care.

    Any known compact bags that I should look at for this?
     
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  25. pNoyr3D

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    I have a wilson tour 5 6-pack and it matches my racquets but it's not actually the right match, just the colors. I use 2 dunlop m-Fil 300's and am going to get a Dunlop M-Fil Red bag to match and I heard it was very nice.. So 2 for 1!
     
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  26. aznspongehead

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    I think getting an adidas (or a brand that doesn't make rackets) bag would be a good idea since you don't get the desire to match your racket to your bag when you switch rackets.
     
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  27. tennisnj

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    Bag to match the racquet! I have Volkl racquets, & I need their largest racquet bag possible for all my accessories (as stated in previous posts ad nauseum), so their Mega bag lines fit the bill just fine. Doesn't bother me one bit that the bags are predominately yellow.
     
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  28. TripleB

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    I bought a bag to match my racquets. My Yonex bag of a little over a year was tearing up on the inside so when I ordered my new racquets I ordered a bag to match.

    TripleB
     
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  29. BiGGieStuFF

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    bag to match my racket but i just made a racket change so now it looks a little funny. I knew I should have gone with the adidas tennis bag.
     
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  30. Robbie_1988

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    LOL I never bought my bag. When I bought my Nsix One Tour 90 (which was pretty damn cheap compared to other places in my area) at this store near my school, there was a limited offer by Wilson where they'd give you a free tennis bag with the racket. There were all kinds of Wilson bags that held a varying amounts of rackets and lucky for me, there was one Wilson Tour 5 Red Super 6 Thermo Bag left.

    So now I happily carry around Roger Federer's tennis bag with my 5 rackets in it. But that offer is long gone now so don't anyone get excited. I live in Australia and the store i'm talking about is Baker's Tennis Store in the city (Sydney).
     
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  31. roddick_rulz

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    I'm a Wilson Boy so i like all wilson stuff.
     
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  32. moxio

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    My bag matches my racket
     
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  33. Nextman916

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    I try to match brands for what im currently using. I just bought an RDS 001 MP not too long ago and purchased the Yonex pro series 2006 bag with it. However if i were to switch suddenly to Technifibre or Fischer(thinking about it) i would still keep my yonex bag, im not that nit picky but its nice when things match. Plus the functionality of the pro series bag is the best ive had to date.
     
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  34. thejackal

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    mine dont match. i got a black dunlop bag because the price was right and black doesnt get dirty like bright red (like the wilson tour). an added bonus was that the quality of dunlop bags are really good. mine is still pretty much like new after 2 years.
     
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  35. eric892

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    It is not necessary for me to have the same brand for racquet and bag. For me the most important thing is that the bag must be durable and have nice design and color. I have a Head Radical bag and a PDR+ by the way.
     
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  36. agarasbattier

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    I use a bag that fits everything that I take to the court and I like using the best. I am currently using head racquets with an old wilson bag.
     
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  37. tennisamurai

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    Get a bag to match to your racket. You look more intimidating. And get one of those huge ones because it makes you look even more intimidating.
     
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  38. Nitro

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    Matching racquet and bag is nice as long as it doesn't get in the way of your needs.
     
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  39. themitchmann

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    I like matching the bag to the sticks as well, but I'm a brand *****.
     
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  40. goran_the_2nd

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    i was into matching at first (bab aero sticks and aero x6 bag), but then i found that perfect bag for me, with termoguard, extra compartment for shoes, wet clothes, etc.. so i bought that one. perfect fit for all my stuff, and for half of a price :)
     
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  41. Nitro

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    Who makes this wondrous bag?
     
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  42. goran_the_2nd

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    oh, sorry.. forgot to mention it :) it's that new fischer combi bag..
     
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  43. Zhou

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    Even though I use Babolat, they make the most solid bags out there IMO. I own a Babolat Team Line 12 pack but I do like the Aero Bag too.
     
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  44. Mansewerz

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    I was gonna get a yonex bag to match my needs, hell I was about to get a babolat bag for my yonex racquet and other racquets, but I ended up getting TW bag. Cheap, fits everything, and is neutral in brand.
     
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  45. Nitro

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    The best neutral bag is far and away Pacific, spacious, well made and looks great.

    I just wish that Wilson would start make less ugly bags. The kPro bags make me want to hurl. Who puts patent leather on a tennis bag? When is that ever a good idea?
     
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  46. CAM178

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    I get bags based on:
    1. matching the racquet brand
    2. space: has to fit everything I might need for a week-long tournament, if need be
    3. color: I don't want a dark bag living in TX. I try to get as much white as possible in it.
    4. backpack straps: it's how I like to carry my bags. If they don't have these, I don't get it.
    5. aesthetics: has to look good.
     
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  47. babar

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    I just got a new Nike bag since I only wear Nike stuff. I change racquets too frequently to keep a bag that matches my stick. I guess I am fickle that way.
     
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  48. zebano

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    Nope, just whatever works. For the longest time I just tossed 2 rackets + a backpack in the back of the car. Then last year I found a used 3 racket bag for $2 at a garage sale which I promptly bought. I quickly learned that I cannot fit first aid gear, water, balls, rackets, extra t-shirt, towel, granola bar, banana, etc. into that little bag so I bought a Prince 12 racket bag (I only carry 3 rackets) for $25 from the classifieds section here. My rackets are Wilson, the bag is prince.... oh well.
     
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  49. fridrix

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    Ahaha don't forget the stencil and rosin.
     
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  50. mitsuki

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    i used to use a head tour bag, but when i switched to the MG extremes, i also bought the bag to match.
     
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