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  1. Tyler91

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    I'm very careful to avoid cheaply-made gear. IMO, gear that is falling apart even when it's new isn't worth owning...even if it's almost free.

    But, I have one of the black BLX backpacks and it is very well made. I've been using it all summer and it still looks great. I recommend it.
     
  2. paul_tennis

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    Posture Guy have you tried the Pacific Basalt-X Black Pro Thermal 2XL Bag?
     
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  3. Bobby Jr

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    Highest quality bag? Get one made. I've send pics and specs of a bag to a company which makes bags and they're making a pattern for me. I can't find a single decent bag which isn't covered in logos or shiny bits - I just want a plain bag which doesn't look like a Christmas tree.

    When design or sample comes back I'll post a pic.
     
  4. Posture Guy

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    I haven't, have just used the one I referenced above.
     
  5. Power Player

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    Got one coming tomorrow so it is nice to read this.
     
  6. db10s

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    More info please..... And does it cost an arm and a leg? Are you going to pull your unbranded rackets out of your unbranded bag? :)
     
  7. gamerx52986

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    Back when I had the Babolat Aero bag I remember that it was pretty nice. Currently have a Tecnifibre VO2 max 9pk and love it. Very well made and the straps/padding are simply the best I have ever used. Only thing I wish was that it had a thermal compartment.
     
  8. Power Player

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    Got a wilson tour 9 bag in black and gold and I am loving this thing. The zippers glide a lot smoother than my other bags, the pockets are the best of any bag I have had, and it holds everything with room to spare while being a slimmer bag than what I had before. This bag is only $60 right now and in my opinion is perfect. It has a padded cell phone pocket and a pocket you can put reels of strings in on the other side. It looks fantastic in person as does the white/red and the blue white. They all look exceptionally good.

    As long as this bag holds up as well as my past Dunlop and Yonex, it will easily be the best one I have owned.
     
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    I think the Tour bags are the most high quality wilsons. Some guy at a tennis shop tried to tell me that federer 12 bag was the same thing and I had trouble taking him seriously after that.

    The tour bag I have has moisture and thermal compartments. Not a huge deal to me, but it does have both.
     
  12. nyc

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    Now you're talking my language.

    Can't wait for the pics!
     
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    Cmon, we are not pros. Who cares if bag is different from rackets. These babolat bags are BEST in the world. These Thermal compartments are so Good that in 110 degree summer heat, my drinks and rackets stay ice cold. and rackets are protected in nuclear heat or anartica ice.

    and the Aeropro bag I bought about 4 years ago looks like Brand new today.:)
     
  16. nyc

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    no, but perfectionists.

    :)
     
  17. wrainsberger

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    Does anyone have experience with the current line up of Yonex Pro bags? Considering a pro 6 pack red/white or blue/ black color schemes. Would have liked the older red/ black color scheme from a couple of years ago but those seem to have sold out.
     
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    Yes, I have a Yonex Pro 6-pack and it's a great quality bag. It's the blue 2011 model, with the mid-green lower trim orange/gold liner rather than the current one with large black trim and a lime green liner.

    The 6-pack is the perfect size (though a 9 is also available if you bring more than 3 sticks plus gear) and it's stood up very well to two years of regular use.

    It doesn't have thermo areas and all that, but in the SoCal summers drinks still stay just fine so long as they're shut inside of it. For pure quality it's a great tennis bag.
     
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    Thank you for the reply. I'm disappointed that they don't have the thermo lining, being in Georgia we have heat and humidity all year long. It's 78 degrees here today!

    I'm glad to hear that they're made of durable materials though. That might just be the incentive I was looking for to make the purchase. Really considering the red/ white bag as it matches the Vcore line so well. Considering my last racquet was a ProStaff 4.5si from '91 an the racquet bag was a purple/black Nike Flaming Agassi bag, I'll probably own these for several years.
     
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    If you dont care about brand, than the wilson Tour 9 is a much better bag IMO. I had the yonex, and while it is very good, I much prefer the wilson. they have a red/white one that looks awesome.
     
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    The Wilson bag does look great. Hoping to get time to head to a pro shop in Atl to compare the two in person.
     
  22. Rafa4Ever

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    the head prestige 25th anniversary bag is the highest quality bag I have owned or even felt.
     
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    Exactly. Unfortunately I've been advised they are too busy before Christmas so it'll be in the new year. Will post pics when I have some.
     
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    Looks like a real high quality bag - curious, is the inside structure any different than the Team Tour?
     
  25. Rafa4Ever

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    The inside has no dividers like other head bags
     
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    http://www.tenniswarehouse-europe.com/viewlarge.html?PCODE=TTCTTB6


    Best model of bag for my needs, fortunately where i live there are a lot of bicycle lanes and this bag is just a perfect built to be used while biking. On the other bags the pad on the belt are moving during the ride, with this model i get a good distribution of the weight on the shoulders and on the back making it very comfortable to carry even for several km.
     
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    I am having a hard time deciding between the older Aero line and the Wilson Blue/White Tour - anyone care to shed some insight?

    I have yet to see either bag in person.

    I normally carry 3 racquets plus shoes, change of clothes...etc. I also would prefer a bag with at least one insulated pocket. Also, do most players trust the insulated pockets? i.e., does anyone leave their racquets in their car all day in hot weather?


    Thanks!
     
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  28. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    If you want to talk about sheer build quality, the Wilson wins. The Wilson bags feels soft/plush, and in some ways "luxurious". And Wilson has ridiculously smooth zippers. I will also say Wilson is better for organization, with its numerous small pockets. The Wilson is also deceptively large.

    The Babolat in comparison feels rough/boxy, overall "cheap feeling". The insulated linings are thin and tear easily. But it beats Wilson by offering unique features, such as 2 insulated racquet compartments, and a portable insulated cooler that can easily fit 4 bottles. The Babolat is horrible for organization. It's essentially a big bag with 4 big pockets. It's also deceptively small. 4 racquets is a stretch for the 12pack.

    So it comes down to what you want, overall build quality vs. overall features.

    I trust my insulated pockets to a certain degree, but definitely not enough to leave it in my car.
     
  29. ec51

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    Thank you for the help!

    I should have first mentioned I was looking into the 9-packs.

    A few more posts until 3,000 btw...!
     
  30. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    In the 9pack range, features are more or less the same. I'd go with the overall higher quality of the Wilson's then.
     
  31. ec51

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    Would you mind shooting me an email?

    ericjsandman AT gmail DOT com

    Thanks!
     
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    Lord knows, you wouldn't want to have a bag with a racquet brand different than your sticks! The horror, the horror... :)

    I have an Adidas Barricade 3-racquet bag, and am pretty impressed with its quality and features.
     
  34. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Why not? I'm using Wilson BLX90 with Babolat Aero 12pack, will my on court appearance cause the next plague?
     
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    I guess yet another example of light humor not translating well in the written word. I was joking, hence the smiley face.
     
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    haha.. he can always blacken them out.
     
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    Any update on your custom bag?
     

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