Best Bag In The Market

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  1. dolphinsrus

    dolphinsrus New User

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    I have the Babolat Aero Pro Bag from three years ago. Want to change my bag. Whats the best bag in the market? The best features? Any feedback on the Wilson Federer Limited Edition that he used for Wimbledon (15 Pack)? The favorite feature of my current bag is the integrated cooler. Please give me your suggestions. Thanks
     
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  2. ChicagoJack

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    The Tecnifibre 12 pack stand-up bag is pretty sweet. It has some very distinctive design features. In terms of build quality, I've had four Volkl Bags over the years and they are all top notch and lasted a very long time. The HEAD and Donnay bags I've had, came with the smaller, cheaper zippers that are prone to failing at the slightest wrinkle.
     
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  3. stringmaster

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    Head bag with the kick stand thing is cool
     
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  4. alpinenut

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    How about those sweet Neon Green or Blue Head 12 Packs that you can only buy in Europe. Has anyone used one of those? How many rackets can you fit in the thermal section(s)? Any other pros/cons?
     
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  5. tkoziol

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    Best bag imo is anything from Pacific. I have a huge bag of theirs. I'm usually on the courts about 30-40 hrs a week (I'm an instructor). I've had my bag for almost a year and its held up great. I got it here at TW.
     
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  6. tsongaali

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    You already have the best bag...
     
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  7. Posture Guy

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    Honestly, it's a dumb question. It's like asking what's the best car. No right answer.

    the best bag for me might not work for you, and vice versa.

    I second the vote for Pacific bags. I have the Pacific Basalt and it is built better than any other bag I've seen. Makes the Wilson and Babolat stuff look like junk, in my opinion.
     
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  8. Kemosabe

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    He is looking for opinions on a subforum of a tennis specific website...I don't think it's a dumb question. Obviously he hasn't taken a good look at the newer bags considering he told us he has had his babolat bag for three years now.

    I'm in a similar boat, and would love to hear from my fellow TT posters about what particular features or qualities they consider to be 'exceptional' on some of the new bags that are on the market and for sale on TW.

    Thanks
     
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  9. Hankenstein

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    The best bag is really hard to say, but I have tested MANY bags and my favorites are as follow (among the 2013 line-up)

    The best bag if you need a big bag; Wilson 15-pack
    This bag is really nice and it fits everything you need and a little more. Biggest bonus is the 4 outside compartments.
    Con is the straps are on the back-side and will make the back dirty when carrying it as back-back

    From the old stock: Head Tour Team Monstercombi. It could fit a car so that was the best in the business. Looked like a plastic bag from Walmart when not filled up though

    The most solid bag: Babolat Aero Line 12 pack. Really solid sides makes it look good even if you have dont have filled it up

    From old stock: Pacific/Fischer. Those old bags (not 2103) was like a brick. Extremely solid and well built
     
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  10. Kemosabe

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    I assume you are referring to the Wilson Tour 15?

    Do the thermal compartments on the Aero line really work that much better than other bags? Is the "cooler" pocket (or the similar pocket on the new Prince bags), really that much of an advance in design? This sounds like a great feature if it can adequately fit say a couple of water bottles and a banana or two with a cold towel, and keep them exceptionally and noticeably "cold" over a full day. But is there any difference between this compartment and a bag that has (2) separate thermal compartments...one that I could put my racquets in and another for aforementioned cold items?

    Anyone have any experience with the new Solinco bags or the Tecnifibre Monster 15 pack?

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Tecnifibre_Pro_ATP_Tennis_Bags/descpageBGTFUSA-TFPATP15.html
     
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  11. swizzy

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    I have the Wilson 15 pack.. got the pink and mostly black one from amazon.. it was super reasonable, probably due to the color. free shipping and less than $60. The pros are huge on this bag.. it seemed too large at first. But I now realize I had been carrying a lot less with my old bag due to it's size. Clothes, shoes, towels, 6+ rackets, outer pockets for grips, head tape, med kit, cell phone, keys, wallet..and anything else.. much of this stuff used to sit at home where it was useless. The only downside is the backpack straps are placed on the underside of the bag which means they can get abused. I cinched then together with zip ties which made this big bag a little more restrained as I never carry this thing on my back from the car to the court as it is. give it a look.. hard to beat the price.
     
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  12. bt johnson

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    Tecnifibre Monster ATP Bag
     
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  13. SCRAP IRON

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    Solinco

    For a 3 Tennis Racket bag, you can do a lot worse than the Solinco bag. It's got everything that you need and nothing you don't. It is also priced right comparatively speaking.
     
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    I have an old Wilson K-factor 6-pack that I've been using for about 6 years now. Usually I have only 2-3 racquets, shoes, clothes and a bunch of the extra usual stuff (overgrip, strings, etc.). For a smaller bag, it hold quite a bit of stuff and is built very solidly. Have never had any issues with it. What bothers me is the lack of smaller pockets for keys, wallet, phone, etc. Always hated dumping it in a huge side pocket and fishing the stuff out later. I'm also carrying more stuff these days for some reason, soI just ordered a tecnifibre ATP 10 pack, which is supposed to be pretty awesome - good reviews from everyone that has one. I'll post back when it comes.
     
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  15. Jocke

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    @Hankenstein From old stock: Pacific/Fischer. Those old bags (not 2103) was like a brick. Extremely solid and well built[/QUOTE]

    Do you have pictures or a link to the bag?
     
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  16. BLX_Andy

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    I have the Federer bag you mentioned. Great bag. Expensive but worth it in my perspective (upgrade from basic Babolat 6 pack bag with nothing special). Along with the hardshell panels on both sides and detachable shoe bag it's all a premium bag should be. The two thermoguard is whatever unless you have an coolant (ice pack). But I guess all bags with insulated pockets are like that.
     
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  17. Bdarb

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    babolat aero 12 pack. Best Bag Ive owned. Sturdy zippers and materials and plenty of room. Nice looking too.
     
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  18. Chotobaka

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    Do you have pictures or a link to the bag?[/QUOTE]

    Search for pics of the Fischer FT and M-Speed series bags. Great stitching, heavy denier, super heavy duty zippers with metal grabbers, etc. Only available NOS or used.
     
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  19. BLX_Andy

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    I disagree. The 2013 Federer Limited Edition 15 pack he used for Wimbledon is more solid. Two hardshell panels on both sides of the bag and it holds it's shape even when empty. You just need to manually expand it when re receive it in the mail.
     
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  20. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Head Wimbledon 2013 Monster bag

    How do people like the Head's Special Edition Wimbledon 2013 bag? (The all white one?)

    It's absolutely gorgeous and certainly classy, but am I getting the bag just for its look? Or is it functional as well? (I'm not exactly excited about the smaller accessories being INSIDE the bag).

    But it looks like that's the trend nowadays? The newer (all red ones) Wilson bags have the smaller accessories inside the bag. :evil: (Seriously, who's idea was that? Those are for quick-grab items, it ain't "quick-grab" when you got to open up the bag first)
     
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  21. Gut4Tennis

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    lol

    how do you know what i need or dont?
     
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  22. ilovetennis212

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    Wilson k factor 6 bag.
    Used it for 4years. Working great for me.
     
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  23. mattavery24

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    I just got the Tecnifibre VO2 Max 9 pack and it is perfect for my needs and it has a very sleek design to it. The backpack straps are very well made and the bag looks of very high quality.
     
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  24. BLX_Andy

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    Tecnifibre has been making some really high quality bags lately. Not surprising you're satisfied with it.
     
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  25. Posture Guy

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    that is indeed a very nice looking bag. Wish they made some in that line with a bit of color to them, but the design and construction seems really good.
     
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  26. struggle

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    just got the TF atp monster bag.

    seems well thought out and well built.
     
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  27. phishbiscuits

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    Mantis (only bag I know that is totally thermal lined- all pouches/compartments)

    Needs to have a good backpack strap system for me...
     
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