Best Tennis Bag! QUICK!

WhiteSox05CA

Hall of Fame
Alright, what would you all say is the BEST overall tennis bag.

A six-pack, not super-six.

Any with shoe dept? Any with many pockets for cell phone, keys, wallets, accessories, etc? Best climate controlled?

Best overall bag? THANKS!
 

Azzurri

Legend
Just curious, but lets say someone has 2 or more of a particular racquet (Prince O3...or some other Prince racquet), how many would have a bag NOT made by Prince? My main stick is a Wilson, I would never have a Babolat, Head or any other racquet bag except a Wilson.

To me its like being a Redskin fan and having a an Eagles book bag or something.
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
^^^ I am waaay to OCD to have mismatching stuff.

I bought a red cellphone to match my wilson stuff.

I won't wear mixed brands of tennis clothes. (I will however mix brands at the gym or when running. WTF is wrong with me)

J
 

Leoboomanu

Rookie
^^^ I am waaay to OCD to have mismatching stuff.

I bought a red cellphone to match my wilson stuff.

I won't wear mixed brands of tennis clothes. (I will however mix brands at the gym or when running. WTF is wrong with me)

J
Nothing's wrong with you... Check someone i know: He uses matching racket color for his shirt... no vice versa... and these are very different rackets... N5 for red, PS for black, nxg for green...
Talk about Metrosexual!!! But he plays good with every racket...
 
^^^ I am waaay to OCD to have mismatching stuff.

I bought a red cellphone to match my wilson stuff.

I won't wear mixed brands of tennis clothes. (I will however mix brands at the gym or when running. WTF is wrong with me)

J
i am the same way with clothes... you dont have to feel alone. I absolutely hate wearing my walmart sleeveless top with my Nike 3/4 pant... i always feel weird...:confused:
 

racquet_jedi

Professional
I am waaay to OCD to have mismatching stuff.

I bought a red cellphone to match my wilson stuff.

I won't wear mixed brands of tennis clothes. (I will however mix brands at the gym or when running. WTF is wrong with me)
Same thing with me...

I even go as far as using the same brand of overgrip as my racquet...Thank god I'm not like that with strings...
 

Babb

Professional
Well, I am soon to have two Prince racquets. I didn't like the Prince bags, so I got a bag from a company that doesn't make racquets (Sergio Tacchini).
 
"The Sergio Tacchini Gabby Six looks awesome."

Gotta second that. Unfortunately, I can't get it where I am and postage from TW is $37. Had to settle for the Wilson K Factor K Pro Tour Super Six in black....
 

WhiteSox05CA

Hall of Fame
I'm talkin' six pack. I liked the Babolat, Wilson, and Techs.

I think I'm gettin' a k-facto, but I don't care if the bag doesn't match
 

Sup2Dresq

Hall of Fame
^^^ I am waaay to OCD to have mismatching stuff.

I bought a red cellphone to match my wilson stuff.

I won't wear mixed brands of tennis clothes. (I will however mix brands at the gym or when running. WTF is wrong with me)

J
We may have been twin brothers in another life. I'm the exact same way.

Do you stencil your strings as well?

Oh to answer the thread. I would go with Wilson. The K Pro bags feel very well made.
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
We may have been twin brothers in another life. I'm the exact same way.

Do you stencil your strings as well?

Oh to answer the thread. I would go with Wilson. The K Pro bags feel very well made.
I don't stencil unless I have to under contract. Strings don't stay in my frame for very long, so if my stringer knows I am under contract and have to, then he does it, I won't do it myself tho.

J
 

carguy

Rookie
I think I'm gettin' a k-facto, but I don't care if the bag doesn't match
Any with shoe dept? Any with many pockets for cell phone, keys, wallets, accessories, etc? Best climate controlled?
i'm surprise to hear you are going with wilson despite your criteria for extra storage (shoe, mp3, etc.). wilson bags have big storage pockets but you can never find anything in those big pockets.

most head bags have shoe storage; pockets for cell phone, mp3, keys; wet compartment, etc.
 

Sixpointone

Professional
Is Federer's bag any good? The white one?
Hi Lotto,

I do not own the Federer Bag, but I have seen it in person. It looks very sharp as well as being solidly Constructed.

I myself own the Wilson K Factor Pro Tour Bag in Red, and I think it is the same, minus the Cosmetics.

Hope that helps,
John
 

WhiteSox05CA

Hall of Fame
i'm surprise to hear you are going with wilson despite your criteria for extra storage (shoe, mp3, etc.). wilson bags have big storage pockets but you can never find anything in those big pockets.

most head bags have shoe storage; pockets for cell phone, mp3, keys; wet compartment, etc.
Sorry I should have been more clear. I'm getting a K-Factor racquet, and i don't care if my racquet doesn't match the bag.

So if I do want to have my cell, keys, wallet, balls, 2 racquets, few grips, couple damps, maybe set-a-string. You think the Babolat is better? Neither had ACTUAL thermo tech right? (I know some companies name their bags Thermo but have no actual tech)

Are they both flimsy? I've seen some that had like no structure at all, and I didn't like that they were like cloth handbags with straps.

In that case, should I get the Babolat Aero one? Sturdier, it has thermo tech, and good pockets/straps right?
 
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Azzurri

Legend
^^^ I am waaay to OCD to have mismatching stuff.

I bought a red cellphone to match my wilson stuff.

I won't wear mixed brands of tennis clothes. (I will however mix brands at the gym or when running. WTF is wrong with me)

J
LOL..me too. I only wear nike shirts, shorts and shoes. My bag can only be Wilson, although I have a few other racquets in the bag, my main stick is the K Factor. I can't wear an Adidas shirt and Nike shorts. I would be thinking about it the whole time.
 

Babb

Professional
I don't stencil unless I have to under contract. Strings don't stay in my frame for very long, so if my stringer knows I am under contract and have to, then he does it, I won't do it myself tho.

J
Contracts?! What's your NTRP?
 

Sup2Dresq

Hall of Fame
LOL..me too. I only wear nike shirts, shorts and shoes. My bag can only be Wilson, although I have a few other racquets in the bag, my main stick is the K Factor. I can't wear an Adidas shirt and Nike shorts. I would be thinking about it the whole time.
Jolly, I think we may have found our 3rd twin. :shock:
 

Azzurri

Legend
Jolly, I think we may have found our 3rd twin. :shock:
It gets worse. I only play twice a week (and maybe 3 times during the summer). I have 4 pairs of shorts with mostly black and some other color (white, red, etc.). I also own 6 Nike tennis shirts. Each shirt is matched to a pair of shorts (4 shirts for 2 pants). I will only wear a white wristband (on my forearm), white socks (ankle). My shoes must also be mostly white (Vapor 2 and Oscillates). I could have gotten some nice BF2's for $45, ut it had a green primary color...I have NO green shirts.:shock:

My racquets are in alphabetical order and my KF 90's are rotated, so they must also be in a order.:oops:
 

Sup2Dresq

Hall of Fame
It gets worse. I only play twice a week (and maybe 3 times during the summer). I have 4 pairs of shorts with mostly black and some other color (white, red, etc.). I also own 6 Nike tennis shirts. Each shirt is matched to a pair of shorts (4 shirts for 2 pants). I will only wear a white wristband (on my forearm), white socks (ankle). My shoes must also be mostly white (Vapor 2 and Oscillates). I could have gotten some nice BF2's for $45, ut it had a green primary color...I have NO green shirts.:shock:

My racquets are in alphabetical order and my KF 90's are rotated, so they must also be in a order.:oops:
Wow!

"Brothers don't shake hands.. they hug!"

 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
It gets worse. I only play twice a week (and maybe 3 times during the summer). I have 4 pairs of shorts with mostly black and some other color (white, red, etc.). I also own 6 Nike tennis shirts. Each shirt is matched to a pair of shorts (4 shirts for 2 pants). I will only wear a white wristband (on my forearm), white socks (ankle). My shoes must also be mostly white (Vapor 2 and Oscillates). I could have gotten some nice BF2's for $45, ut it had a green primary color...I have NO green shirts.:shock:

My racquets are in alphabetical order and my KF 90's are rotated, so they must also be in a order.:oops:
Yup, you sound like the 3rd twin to me.

J
 

LionsNC

New User
My favorite bag is my prince bag mainly because I like the clip is has for hanging it on the fence when on an end court. But it's just a very nice bag overall and I also like my prince backpack, I use both all the time when playing tournaments or team matches. However, I hardly ever have a prince raquet in them since I had terrible TE from my prince sharks. Now I have my wilson nblade, PK 5g, or Dunlop 500.
 
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carguy

Rookie
Sorry I should have been more clear. I'm getting a K-Factor racquet, and i don't care if my racquet doesn't match the bag.

So if I do want to have my cell, keys, wallet, balls, 2 racquets, few grips, couple damps, maybe set-a-string. You think the Babolat is better? Neither had ACTUAL thermo tech right? (I know some companies name their bags Thermo but have no actual tech)

Are they both flimsy? I've seen some that had like no structure at all, and I didn't like that they were like cloth handbags with straps.

In that case, should I get the Babolat Aero one? Sturdier, it has thermo tech, and good pockets/straps right?
i can't remember the babolat bag but several of the head bags (radical and extreme) have what you are looking for. however, they only have one of the thermal or cct compartments. i like the small pockets they have for the mp3/phone, keys but wish the extreme (yellow) bag had the built-in shoe compartment (as opposed to the removable pouch).
 

carguy

Rookie
Sorry I should have been more clear. I'm getting a K-Factor racquet, and i don't care if my racquet doesn't match the bag.

So if I do want to have my cell, keys, wallet, balls, 2 racquets, few grips, couple damps, maybe set-a-string. You think the Babolat is better? Neither had ACTUAL thermo tech right? (I know some companies name their bags Thermo but have no actual tech)

Are they both flimsy? I've seen some that had like no structure at all, and I didn't like that they were like cloth handbags with straps.

In that case, should I get the Babolat Aero one? Sturdier, it has thermo tech, and good pockets/straps right?
the babolat areo bag is going to be more durable and has all the features you are looking for. i wish they made a supercombi version as the 12 pack doesn't fit in my locker.
 
Babolat Aero bags are ridiculously good. Probably over-engineered, actually.

Volkl has always made a damn fine bag, too.

I have 2 diadora duffle bags. One big one with wheels and one that holds rkts perfectly without wheels. Unlike the above two bags, they do not fit in the overhead bin, but they are well-made and they were under 40 bucks.
 

racquet_jedi

Professional
LOL..me too. I only wear nike shirts, shorts and shoes. My bag can only be Wilson, although I have a few other racquets in the bag, my main stick is the K Factor. I can't wear an Adidas shirt and Nike shorts. I would be thinking about it the whole time.
It's a good thing you weren't on the varsity team of the high school that's by me, they're uniform was a beige Nike Shirt with white Adidas Shorts...
 

Babb

Professional
Uniforms are overrated. My tennis clothes are mostly blue to match my racquet, and I couldn't live if they didn't match. Then again, I'm number one on my high school team. My coach would probably let me do whatever I want ;)
 

Zhou

Hall of Fame
Well I mean our high school colors are blue, white and black so we have Diadora collared shirts and black Nike shorts. I mean it looks nice and i really don't care. As long as it feels comfortable to play in, I am happy.
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
^^^ Spend the $20 on the Pro Tour, if you are a serious player/play a lot. You will make it back with the bag lasting longer.

J
 

JohnP

Rookie
^^^ Spend the $20 on the Pro Tour, if you are a serious player/play a lot. You will make it back with the bag lasting longer.

J
I don't have any experience with the Pro bags vs the Tour bags. This is the first post i've seen (not that i've read too many) about the quality difference between them. I've been looking for new bags and I really fell in love with the layout of this bag:

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageBGWILSON-WKTBKPRO.html

I like how it's kind of a hybrid between the rectangular bags and the racquet-shaped bags. Considering i'm going to have only 3 racquets for the forseeable future it seemed like a nice fit. It says that it has a shoe compartment and room for a change of clothes which I will need.

I wish they made a "pro" version of it, the only ones they have in pro are the Six and Super-Six bags. If the quality difference is significant, though, I might have to rethink it and get one of the pro bags. One thing I like about the six and super six bags is the backpack straps.
 
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J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
I don't have any experience with the Pro bags vs the Tour bags. This is the first post i've seen (not that i've read too many) about the quality difference between them. I've been looking for new bags and I really fell in love with the layout of this bag:

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageBGWILSON-WKTBKPRO.html

I like how it's kind of a hybrid between the rectangular bags and the racquet-shaped bags. Considering i'm going to have only 3 racquets for the forseeable future it seemed like a nice fit. It says that it has a shoe compartment and room for a change of clothes which I will need.

I wish they made a "pro" version of it, the only ones they have in pro are the Six and Super-Six bags. If the quality difference is significant, though, I might have to rethink it and get one of the pro bags. One thing I like about the six and super six bags is the backpack straps.
The racquet compartment is tiny, the rest of the bag is big.

J
 

Nellie

Hall of Fame
Me and several of my friends play with the babolat proline 6 racquet bag, even though none of us play with babolats. It is a great bag with a noticably good, tough feel. I don't know of anyone how carrys 6 racquets. I carry three on one side and my stuff on the other.

Recently I saw the Boris Becker bags - really, really nice, but not twice as expensive nice.
 
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