Wilson Tennis Bags Are Crap!!

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  1. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    New Wilson Tour bags

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Wilson_Tour_Bag_Red/descpageBGWILSON-WTR15.html

    Love the simplicity/minimalist design. Love the hard shell. Love the thermo and moisture guard stuff.

    But why are the smaller accessory pockets INSIDE the bag?! It's almost as if they went out of the way to ruin an otherwise awesome bag.

    To me, accessory pockets are meant for quick grab items such as cell phones, keys, wallet, and etc. It's not a "quick grab" if you've got to open up the main compartment, move your crap out of the way to access the smaller accessory pockets.
     
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  2. v-verb

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    Count the strings and yes sort of:<).

    I'm going to lead it up definitely
     
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  3. v-verb

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    I got a deal on it - still nowhere near cheap but prob a C note less than usual
     
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  4. MAXXply

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    v-verb, any chance of pics inside the bag?
    Are the interior linings nylon like most every other bag?
    Do the internals on this leather one differ from the regular bags or it mirrors every other Wilson 6-pk?
    Do you think it is the kind of leather that will get better with age and exposure?
    Thanks

    P.S: looks like Wilson outsourced it to these guys:

    http://www.korchmar.com/index.php?level2=about
     
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  5. v-verb

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    Absolutely! Will find time later today to do so. Good find on Korchmar

    Cheers
     
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  6. HacknSlash

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    I lust for that bag -every- time I see it.

    If the $ tag was 1/2, I'd own it in a second.
    Heck...if it was $400, I think I'd rationalize it.
     
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  7. kingcheetah

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    I think the new Wilson bags (same styling as the Federer limited's this summer) are better than the recent ones. My BLX blade supersix (black and gold) was floppy and always had the gold peeling off. This shell-style Federer one is very nice and as a bonus has both sides with thermoguard (I live in some rather crazy climates between school and being at home, so I appreciate this.)
     
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  8. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    But why are the accessory pockets INSIDE the bag...
     
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  9. v-verb

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    Pics as promised

    nice thick leather - yes that's a POG in the background
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    inside pockets - fabric lining
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    inside pockets
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    bottom panel
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    It's a nice bag, pretty tough but no thermoguard sections etc. It's basically a nice leather bag - A poseur bag if you will;<)

    If I was playing tournaments etc this would not be my first choice. I would get one of those new red Wilson bags with thermoguard, moistureguard and hard outer shell

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Wilson_Tour_Bag_Red/descpageBGWILSON-WTR9.html
     
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    What a shame. No backpack straps. Also, is that supposed to be a 6 pack or a 4 pack?
     
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  11. v-verb

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    6 pack. There's a shoulder strap but I don't use it. As I intimated it's not a serious piece of gear. Just a vanity piece
     
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  12. Overdrive

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    Are you sure? Someone out there is using it for the courts.. :)
     
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  13. v-verb

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    Cool - who is it? Don't get me wrong I love the bag but there are more serious choices out there
     
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  14. MAXXply

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    ^^Thanks for the pics. As others have said, if the price tag was south of half the price I'm sure I'd find a way to rationalise my purchasing one. Specifically, as a tennis buff comfortable in adverting that fact to others, I would continue to use it as a general purpose travel bag too. i.e, a leather travel bag with tennis motif/functionality.

    Backpack straps are overrated. I just hope the carry handles hang long enough and are durable enough to comfortably lug the bag over your shoulder.
     
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  15. Overdrive

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    Goodness, do you proofread your material? No need to quote me because we both know the answer- no.
     
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  16. v-verb

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    Well I think you meant to say "we both know the answer"?

    Anyhow they're just bags - no need to get intense about it:)
     
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  17. Overdrive

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    Oooh, I contradicted myself didn't I?

    Fixed it for you! :lol:

    Anyways, Max finds pleasure in trolling. But, whatever.
     
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