Babolat v. Yonex v. Head 9-12 bags

Which would you choose?

  • Babolat

    Votes: 6 66.7%
  • Yonex

    Votes: 3 33.3%
  • Head

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    9

alidisperanza

Hall of Fame
Hi TTW. I'm in the market for a new tennis bag and I've narrowed down to the Babolat Pure Line (12), the Yonex Pro Series 9-pack and the Head Tour Team 9 Pack. Any pros/cons you've found with these bags? I'm looking for durability, clima cool, and ease of use/carry around. I've seen the Babolat bags in person and they're a tank. So far they're the favorite with Yonex a close second.

I'm also looking at new backpacks since my trusty ol' Head one has seen better days.

Any input is appreciated.
 

alidisperanza

Hall of Fame
Babolat Pure Line. Babolat makes the best bags currently though I also like Tecnifibre.
It looks super sturdy and I like the fact that it has the double clima-cool. Too much stuff overheats/melts in the summer because I forget to toss it in the racquet compartment.

I liked the tecnifibre offering too but something about that vent pocket is bugging me, especially for rainy days.
 

Sixpointone

Professional
alidisperanza, my friend has the Babolat bag and really likes it.

J011yroger, on a side note, can I get your thoughts on the current/new Wilson Tour line of bags?
 

Big Bagel

Professional
I've only used some older Wilson bags and a Head bag from last year. I would avoid the Head bags. Can't comment on Babolat or Yonex, but I was not a fan of the Head bag I used at all.
 

alidisperanza

Hall of Fame
It seems like the Head bags really took a dip which is somewhat not surprising considering they're on super-sale. I guess it's war between Yonex and Babolat with the French pulling ahead. Never thought I'd say that.
 

moon shot

Hall of Fame
I don’t know if this is still the case but the last Babolat bag I had was designed with a short zipper which you had to insert the frames handle first into. I didn’t really care for that.

My current Wilson bag is better (normal?) in that respect but it does have a felt-ish material near the zipper which sometimes snags. Not a fan of that.

My previous Yonex bag had straps on the same side as the zippers which in theory would have less chance of transferring dirt to your back. It’s shoe pouch wasn’t suitable for size 12 us though.
 

alidisperanza

Hall of Fame
I don’t know if this is still the case but the last Babolat bag I had was designed with a short zipper which you had to insert the frames handle first into. I didn’t really care for that.

My current Wilson bag is better (normal?) in that respect but it does have a felt-ish material near the zipper which sometimes snags. Not a fan of that.

My previous Yonex bag had straps on the same side as the zippers which in theory would have less chance of transferring dirt to your back. It’s shoe pouch wasn’t suitable for size 12 us though.

Ooh. That’s super important. I waved between 11.5 and 12. Great input.
 

alidisperanza

Hall of Fame
Looks like I'm going Bab, thanks for all your input. Now the hard part... colors.

Anyone have experience with the white Wimby? I love the green accents but I'll have to set up cones around it to try to keep it clean. Also between the Red Fluoro and the Blue.
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
Looks like I'm going Bab, thanks for all your input. Now the hard part... colors.

Anyone have experience with the white Wimby? I love the green accents but I'll have to set up cones around it to try to keep it clean. Also between the Red Fluoro and the Blue.
Mark has the white version of mine and it stayed pretty clean. I say go Wimby.

J
 

alidisperanza

Hall of Fame

Shadowcash

New User
My vote for the Babolat Pure Line too. It's the best bag now.
The main advantages: two big thermo-cool pockets, separate bay for shoes, quite solid material.
I've got a one dislike for this bag only - his zippers are not designed for the addition secure locks.
 

alidisperanza

Hall of Fame
My vote for the Babolat Pure Line too. It's the best bag now.
The main advantages: two big thermo-cool pockets, separate bay for shoes, quite solid material.
I've got a one dislike for this bag only - his zippers are not designed for the addition secure locks.

My only dislike from what I have seen so far is that it is absolutely massive. I am a big guy so it should be OK for me but I’ve seen people carry them and be absolutely dwarfed
 

Sixpointone

Professional
My vote for the Babolat Pure Line too. It's the best bag now.
The main advantages: two big thermo-cool pockets, separate bay for shoes, quite solid material.
I've got a one dislike for this bag only - his zippers are not designed for the addition secure locks.
I fully agree, as I often use luggage locks on my tennis bags. Because of that I tend to not buy bags that won't accommodate that.
 
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