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Old 02-21-2011, 12:42 AM   #8
Torres
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Originally Posted by MAXXply View Post
Torres, I'd be interested to hear your owner feedback about the Club Super Six bag...how is it different to all the other Wilson bags?
I can't compare it to other Wilson bags, as this is the only Wilson '6' bag that I have. My other 6 bag is a Babolat.

The Wilson Super Six BLX (the back one) is a pretty basic bag IMO - 2 racquet compartments, 1 centre compartment for clothes/shoes/balls etc and 1 small awkwardly placed oddiments pocket on the outside.

I bought it because I wanted an understated, black bag. However, I waswas abit disappointed that there wasn't a bit more 'jazz' in terms of functionality. For example, there's no thermo lining, no drinks pockets, no internal (as opposed to external) zipped pocket for valuables or anything like that. There is a shoe bag though which is okay but nothing amazing.

Its good though the two side racquet compartments are padded internally as well as externally ie sponge padding on either side of each of the individual racquet compartments (unlike the Babolat Team 6 bag that I also have). Talking about the individual racquet compartments they're a little bit narrow which surprised me. 3 racquets on either side is a real squeeze.

The padding on the shoulder straps is disappointingly thin - nowhere near as thick as the shoulder strap padding on the black BLX backpack. There's also one shoulder strap in addition to the two that allow you to wear it as a 'backpack'. Wearing this 6 bag as a backpack isn't that comfortable because of the position of the straps - it digs in your neck slightly. You really wouldn't want to be filling this up and making it a heavy bag. Babolat have an better implementation of the straps on their bags IMO.

Unless I carry 3+ racquets to the court (which would be pretty unusual), I prefer using the BLX backpack - much better variety of non-racquet storage options, perfect for 2 racquets plus gear, and very comfortable - it really is excellent.

Overall I'd give the:-

- BLX Super 6 bag, 6/10 (its a basic bag) with an extra mark taking it up to 7/10 if you're swayed by the color.
- BLX backpack, 9/10 - its the best tennis backpack that I've come across and can't really be bettered very much.

Last edited by Torres : 02-23-2011 at 09:20 AM.
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