Inquiry: Wilson Super Tour 3 InfraRED 15 Pack Bag

#1
Hi TW,

I have a few questions on the Wilson Super Tour 3 InfraRED 15 Pack Bag... https://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Wilson_Super_Tour_InfraRED_Bags/descpageBGWILSON-WSTIR12.html

1) Is the bag that the Wilson touring pros will be using?
2) Does it have a somewhat rigid outer construction as many of the previous Wilson Tour Bags have?
3) Does the zipper hardhard, as opposed to the zipper pull itself, look like it would be able to support a luggage lock?

Thanks for your time and insight!

Best,
John
 

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#2
Hi TW,

I have a few questions on the Wilson Super Tour 3 InfraRED 15 Pack Bag... https://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Wilson_Super_Tour_InfraRED_Bags/descpageBGWILSON-WSTIR12.html

1) Is the bag that the Wilson touring pros will be using?
2) Does it have a somewhat rigid outer construction as many of the previous Wilson Tour Bags have?
3) Does the zipper hardhard, as opposed to the zipper pull itself, look like it would be able to support a luggage lock?

Thanks for your time and insight!

Best,
John
Hi John,

I will try my best to answer your questions -- I'm not 100% sure if the Wilson players will be carrying this bag, I would assume so, yes.

It does not really have a rigid outer construction. The material holds shape well, but it doesn't have that "molded" shape or "shell" construction like other bags. It is a matte-coated PU material.

I'm not sure what your 3rd question means exactly. I'm not sure it would be able to support a luggage lock.

Hope that helps though -- Hoping to film a product video on it next week!

Michelle, TW
 
#3
Hi Michelle,

Thanks for your reply, I much appreciate it! I think I’ll likely be giving this bag a try.

As for the zipper, on a previous bag, I had the zippers themselves replaced, so that the opening on the zipper itself (as opposed to the zipper pull if that might make sense) could support the luggage locks for the times that I needed them. That might end up being the case here as well.

Best,
John
 
#4
Hi TW,

I have one follow up question. Do you plan to do a video review of this bag? I do see there is one of the small model of the bag.

Best,
John
 

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#5
Hi TW,

I have one follow up question. Do you plan to do a video review of this bag? I do see there is one of the small model of the bag.

Best,
John
Hi John,

Yes, as I mentioned above, I plan to film it this week. We hadn't received our larger versions when I filmed the small one.

Stay tuned,

Michelle, TW
 
#6
Hi Michelle,

Thanks for that info on the video, I am unsure how I missed that info on your first reply.

If possible, one topic I'd be interested in seeing is on the bag it seems that the grab handle, which is usually located on the side of a bag, is underneath the bag if seated down horizontally. If you could give your insight if that is a pro, con or neither, that would be ideal.

Best,
John
 

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#7
Hi Michelle,

Thanks for that info on the video, I am unsure how I missed that info on your first reply.

If possible, one topic I'd be interested in seeing is on the bag it seems that the grab handle, which is usually located on the side of a bag, is underneath the bag if seated down horizontally. If you could give your insight if that is a pro, con or neither, that would be ideal.

Best,
John
Hi John,

Hoping to have the video on this shoe up and edited next week, but let me try and answer your question. There are the elongated grab handles on top, then the bottom of the bag has the backpack straps and a grab handle. Now, if you aren't interested in using the backpack straps, there is a sleeve that has some velcro (the black back panel) and you can unclip the backpack straps and stick them in the sleeve, so they are essentially out of sight and out of mind. The grab handle seems to be easily used and accessed. I didn't have any issues or notice it to be at all hard to access.

Hope that helps,

Michelle, TW
 
#8
Hi Michelle,

I appreciate that insight.

That said, I would be wanting to use the backpack straps when carrying the bag. My question, which I don’t think I am doing a stellar job of explaining, related to when I have the bag down flat when playing. I’d typically use that grab handle on the side of the bag to transition that bag north/south in a standing position so that the backpack straps are accessible.

All in all, I think it will likely be a case where I’ll have to see and use the bag in person to see if it works for my specific use case.

Thanks so much for your time, as always! I look forward to seeing the review. Thanks again!

Best,
John
 

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#9
Hi Michelle,

I appreciate that insight.

That said, I would be wanting to use the backpack straps when carrying the bag. My question, which I don’t think I am doing a stellar job of explaining, related to when I have the bag down flat when playing. I’d typically use that grab handle on the side of the bag to transition that bag north/south in a standing position so that the backpack straps are accessible.

All in all, I think it will likely be a case where I’ll have to see and use the bag in person to see if it works for my specific use case.

Thanks so much for your time, as always! I look forward to seeing the review. Thanks again!

Best,
John
Hi John,

Yea, I think it would be best to get it in your hands and pack it up and see if it works for you!

Good luck!

Michelle, TW
 
#11
Hi Michelle,

Many thanks! I see what you mean on the back pack straps being able to be tucked away. I think for many that will be a nice feature.

My current bag of choice is the Wilson Tour Molded 2.0 Red 15 Pack Bag, so I'll have to compare to this model, and see which works best for me.

Best always!,
John
 
#12
Hi Michelle,

I have the bag in hand, and am working on seeing if I prefer it over my old bag. Based on that I have a follow up question on the product specs. I reached out to Wilson Tennis on FB, and not having any luck here I wanted to reach out to TW, as you all really are experts whom offer great service.

1) On the Wilson Tennis link… https://www.wilson.com/en-us/tennis/bags/tour/super-tour-3-tennis-bag... it lists it as having 2 (standard) Thermoguard compartments.

2) However, on the Wilson Tennis YouTube overview…
…it lists that the insulation is actually Thermoguard 2.0 (meaning Version 2.0 as opposed to 2 meaning the quantity of lined pockets).

Based on that, I wanted to get your insight on what the accurate product specifics are.

I ask, as my current bag is the Wilson Pro Tour Molded 2.0, from 2015, and that came with a Desiccant box. Being that there are no such boxes with the new bag I am wondering if, as listed on most web sites, the Super Tour 3 Compartment Tennis Bag has the standard Thermoguard, and not the updated V2.

I hope that all makes sense. Should there be any questions please do ask.

Best,
John
 

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#13
Hi Michelle,

I have the bag in hand, and am working on seeing if I prefer it over my old bag. Based on that I have a follow up question on the product specs. I reached out to Wilson Tennis on FB, and not having any luck here I wanted to reach out to TW, as you all really are experts whom offer great service.

1) On the Wilson Tennis link… https://www.wilson.com/en-us/tennis/bags/tour/super-tour-3-tennis-bag... it lists it as having 2 (standard) Thermoguard compartments.

2) However, on the Wilson Tennis YouTube overview…
…it lists that the insulation is actually Thermoguard 2.0 (meaning Version 2.0 as opposed to 2 meaning the quantity of lined pockets).

Based on that, I wanted to get your insight on what the accurate product specifics are.

I ask, as my current bag is the Wilson Pro Tour Molded 2.0, from 2015, and that came with a Desiccant box. Being that there are no such boxes with the new bag I am wondering if, as listed on most web sites, the Super Tour 3 Compartment Tennis Bag has the standard Thermoguard, and not the updated V2.

I hope that all makes sense. Should there be any questions please do ask.

Best,
John
Hi John,

Sorry, I was out of town last week.

Wilson will know better than me, but correct, there is no desiccant box in this updated bag -- I am not 100% sure if that is the only thing that differentiates version 1 of Thermogaurd from version 2, but I would assume the thermal compartments are just as efficient and effective with this round of bags.

Sorry I can't be of more help,

Michelle, TW
 
#14
Hi Michelle,

I did indeed read that you were in Atlanta. I hope you had a great time!

I got two answers, each conflicting, from Wilson. I think I’ll reach out to them, next time by phone, and see if I can get a definitive answer. If you might hear any added insight, feel free to post it here.

On a related note, I am leaning towards keeping the new bag. In summary, to me, its smaller profile for a 15 pack is very convenient.

Best always,
John
 
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