No-brand Tennis bags - would you buy one?

nyc

Hall of Fame
If you could buy a bag that's the most functional and durable bag out there, but doesn't have a logo of a major brand on it to match the brand of your sticks, would you buy it?
Would you pay extra to have your name on it?
 

ollinger

G.O.A.T.
I'd pay extra to NOT have my name on it. I had my name on a Vantage bag and it seems to be something people like to ridicule.
 

jrxl

New User
Love my Black Diamond Demon duffel bag. Fits 3 racquets, shoes, two cans of balls, and miscellaneous sweatbands/overgrips/wallet/keys/phone/etc perfectly. Fits in airplane overhead compartments with no funny looks from the attendants. Has backpack straps that can be completely tucked away. Full length zipper makes getting things buried in the bottom no problem. Have had it for about 3 years and the thing has withstood some borderline abuse.

DemonDuffel.jpg


So yeah, I would pay for a no-nonsense bag that is functional and durable. Not interested in putting my name on it anytime soon though.
 

Overdrive

Legend
Sorry, I won't buy a tennis bag if it doesn't hold more than 6 racquets, no contains backpack straps, or is not Boris Becker. :)
 

Vlad_C

Semi-Pro
I would totally love a great quality bag with no logo on it whatsoever.
That way you can put any racquets inside, with no worries about matching brands.

Would I want my name on it? Not unless I was a pro player, otherwise it would just invite ridicule, as a previous poster mentioned.
 

Fintft

G.O.A.T.
If you could buy a bag that's the most functional and durable bag out there, but doesn't have a logo of a major brand on it to match the brand of your sticks, would you buy it?
Would you pay extra to have your name on it?

Why would I, when I know that I can almost always strike a deal with TW, say for the Wilson Pro 6 pack (the one with both thermal and moisture resistant compartments?) for say $30 shipped?

I do go for those thermal/moisture protection compartments due to stringing with natural gut (although now I keep the bag at a locker at the club and didn't have any more string snapping on its own anymore).

Nah for the name, but I did get a couple of those nice Roger ones as collectables :)
 

ced

Professional
plain black bag is fine ...

If you could buy a bag that's the most functional and durable bag out there, but doesn't have a logo of a major brand on it to match the brand of your sticks, would you buy it?
Would you pay extra to have your name on it?

I would prefer that over all other bags ........
 

Fuji

Legend
Love my Black Diamond Demon duffel bag. Fits 3 racquets, shoes, two cans of balls, and miscellaneous sweatbands/overgrips/wallet/keys/phone/etc perfectly. Fits in airplane overhead compartments with no funny looks from the attendants. Has backpack straps that can be completely tucked away. Full length zipper makes getting things buried in the bottom no problem. Have had it for about 3 years and the thing has withstood some borderline abuse.

DemonDuffel.jpg


So yeah, I would pay for a no-nonsense bag that is functional and durable. Not interested in putting my name on it anytime soon though.

That's freaking cool actually. I'm amazed that it fits in an overhead on a plane. Thanks a ton for sharing, it's something I want to look into.

-Fuji
 

slowfox

Professional
I'd love a plain racquet bag. All the logos and colors on most seem rather garish to me. I used to have a multi-colored Head backpack, but have since opted to use a plain Jansport instead. It may not have all the tennis specific compartments, but works just fine. And cost less.
 

Fintft

G.O.A.T.
Ah, for the plane, I just stick 3 racquets into a single Babolat racquet cover :)

Easier to sneak that together with a small backpack (usually with my camera and camcorder).

I mainly don't want my racquets, strung with natural gut to end up with the checked in luggage (since the tension got out of whack once, on a trip to Dominican Rep).

For the club, my regular bag is a six pack one, although I only carry 3 (2 usually in either thermal or moisture compartments for protection), the rest being taken by balls, water bottle, tons of wrist bands and such.
 

eastbayliz

Rookie
I would prefer a no name bag. But its hard to find gear without logo's especially when you are on a budget and have to pick up what's on sale. I have a wilson US Open bag but needed a bigger one for tournament play. Went to Sports Authority and they were out so I picked up a Babalot bag because the bag looked high quality. I want to put some sort of name badge on bag.
 

Costagirl

Banned
If you could buy a bag that's the most functional and durable bag out there, but doesn't have a logo of a major brand on it to match the brand of your sticks, would you buy it?
Would you pay extra to have your name on it?

tough one! I like to think I don't need a Brand to project my image or belief that they are 'the best' as it's all marketing anyway. So, ya...I'd buy it if i liked it aesthetically and functionally.
 

texacali

Rookie
My little three pack has a brand name but for a company known for strings and grips then rackets. Basic black, white and red color scheme. As close to neutral as I found at the time. I would definitely use a brand neutral bag if it were made well. And no way would I have my name embroidered on it; little luggage tag is fine.
 

coachrick

Hall of Fame
Used to coach with a guy whose last name is Wilson. Guess what racket he used?

Finally, after 40 years of playing, I could buy a Rafa bag and have MY initials on it!!! Too bad I don't like Rafa more. ;)

Back in '79, I met a fellow who was in real estate on Hilton Head Island. I was the Rossignol rep at the time and he went nuts when he saw my samples and demos. His name was F. Rossignol !!! I was quickly minus one bag and a couple of demos; but I got a free condo to stay in for the next couple of trips to the island ;) .

W-a-y back when, I checked into the Sheraton Greenville(SC) for a Dunlop meeting. We had just come out with the John Mc line of bags with his 'signature' on them. There was a bit of confusion when a group was gathered around the luggage cart that contained a number of 'McEnroe' bags on it. They were waiting to meet the 'owner'. Oddly, I had no idea who THEY were and was even more confused when I noticed much of their equipment was in containers labeled "PRINCE 1999". This was the early '80s ???
:) Yep...THAT Prince !!! :)
 

BigT

Professional
Racket Dr. here in SoCal recently got a supply of Pro's Pro bags. They said there was actually a demand for more generic, non-brand name bags.
 
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