Which bag between the Tecnifibre Endurance Pro XL Rackpack and the 15 Racquet bag would you recommend for me?

Rally

Semi-Pro
Hi, TW! I'm thinking of buying a new racquet bag in a few months to go with some new racquets I want to buy. I plan on keeping 6-8 racquets, a few large drink bottles, 4+ cans of balls, a towel, sweat bands, and some practice cones at any given time. I'd also like the bag to be big enough for me to stick in a few more racquets in case my hitting partners ask me to restring their racquets, and also big enough to stick in a warmup jacket for when it's a little cooler outside. Which bag would you recommend between these two, and is there any other bag you think I should also consider?

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Hi, TW! I'm thinking of buying a new racquet bag in a few months to go with some new racquets I want to buy. I plan on keeping 6-8 racquets, a few large drink bottles, 4+ cans of balls, a towel, sweat bands, and some practice cones at any given time. I'd also like the bag to be big enough for me to stick in a few more racquets in case my hitting partners ask me to restring their racquets, and also big enough to stick in a warmup jacket for when it's a little cooler outside. Which bag would you recommend between these two, and is there any other bag you think I should also consider?

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@Rally

Both are really solid options and both are carried currently by our playtesters!

If you're looking to carry more racquets though, I'd lean toward the 15 pack as it has the separate racquet compartments. They are practically similar in size, but I would lean toward the 15-pack -- the compartments are a bit more organized and if you need a racquet, you don't have to open the entire bag with all your gear potentially spilling out (if that makes sense)!

Hope that helps!

Michelle, TW
 

Rally

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@Rally

Both are really solid options and both are carried currently by our playtesters!

If you're looking to carry more racquets though, I'd lean toward the 15 pack as it has the separate racquet compartments. They are practically similar in size, but I would lean toward the 15-pack -- the compartments are a bit more organized and if you need a racquet, you don't have to open the entire bag with all your gear potentially spilling out (if that makes sense)!

Hope that helps!

Michelle, TW
Thanks, Michelle! I'm definitely torn between the two because aesthetically I like the rackpack more, but functionally the 15 pack bag can't be beat. In your opinion, where would you draw the line for when the XL rackpack bag is less functional than the 15 pack?

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Thanks, Michelle! I'm definitely torn between the two because aesthetically I like the rackpack more, but functionally the 15 pack bag can't be beat. In your opinion, where would you draw the line for when the XL rackpack bag is less functional than the 15 pack?

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Honestly @Rally -- I can persuade you either way ;)

The only draw back I see of the Rackpack XL which is worth noting is the main compartment carries ALLL your gear together. Yes, there are the different sections to separate it out, but I tend to carry more than I need and the like having everything in its own compartments. (I sound like a broken record). I've carried the smaller RackPack for a while and it is nice and easy to carry. I also think the 15 Pack just can actually hold more racquets in a more functional way (you don't have to use all the compartments in the RackPack, but the middle compartment of the Rackpack would be where I personally would store my racquets, and then would use the folded flaps to create the other 4 smaller sections for the rest of my gear.

Also, I like the duel "shoe pockets" on the 15-pack -- I'm sweaty and often use those pockets for sweaty gear, so having both gives me a spot for that AND also my shoes.

Really a matter of personal preference, I don't think you can go wrong with either! :)

I, personally, would still lean toward the 15-pack...(unless you really want the RackPack, then that will be just fine!

Michelle, TW
 

Rally

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Honestly @Rally -- I can persuade you either way ;)

The only draw back I see of the Rackpack XL which is worth noting is the main compartment carries ALLL your gear together. Yes, there are the different sections to separate it out, but I tend to carry more than I need and the like having everything in its own compartments. (I sound like a broken record). I've carried the smaller RackPack for a while and it is nice and easy to carry. I also think the 15 Pack just can actually hold more racquets in a more functional way (you don't have to use all the compartments in the RackPack, but the middle compartment of the Rackpack would be where I personally would store my racquets, and then would use the folded flaps to create the other 4 smaller sections for the rest of my gear.

Also, I like the duel "shoe pockets" on the 15-pack -- I'm sweaty and often use those pockets for sweaty gear, so having both gives me a spot for that AND also my shoes.

Really a matter of personal preference, I don't think you can go wrong with either! :)

I, personally, would still lean toward the 15-pack...(unless you really want the RackPack, then that will be just fine!

Michelle, TW
Thanks again, Michelle! You've talked me into the 15 pack!

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skydog

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Definitely the 15 pack. Bought the rack pack non XL version and was a bit disappointed with the limited space. The XL is not much bigger dimension wise, but still would not be big enough for what I normally like to carry. Went back to my trusty 15 pack even though I only carry 4 rackets.
 

Rally

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Definitely the 15 pack. Bought the rack pack non XL version and was a bit disappointed with the limited space. The XL is not much bigger dimension wise, but still would not be big enough for what I normally like to carry. Went back to my trusty 15 pack even though I only carry 4 rackets.
Would you mind doing a quick bag check? I need some ideas on how I can use the space in the bag for more than just a lot of racquets, cans of balls, water, and a towel.

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skydog

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4 rackets in one of the side main pockets.

The other side main compartment has 3 of the small Technifibre bags in there along with an ERC 300 string meter. In those small bags I store sunglasses(3 pair), winter gloves, 30 pack of over-grips, 3 packs of head protection tape, spare dampeners, spare shoe laces, Swiss Army knife, some individually wrapped over grips, and one of those origami birds that Kimoni ships with their orders.

The center main compartment loses some space if you use the end compartments, so I typically carry a few cans of balls, a first aid kit, a couple of spare hats, and a stack of small circular cones for practice targets. If I am bringing a change of cloths or some new shoes to put in the locker they go in here as well.

The large vented end pocket I use to store a couple mesh bags in which I carry a selection wrist bands and jumpers knee straps. I also store my court towel in there as well.

In the non vented end pocket I store two 32z water bottles.

The top vented pocket I use for sweaty tennis clothes if I brought a change of clothes.

I normally only use one of the two side zipper pockets in which I can fit my wallet, keys, and cell phone with no issues.

Even with all that in there, the bag is not stuffed to the gills. There is room for some more small to medium sized items.
In the normal size rack pack, I had to remove several of the items (including the ball cans, cones, spare hats, one of the water bottles, and change of clothes/shoes) and it was still hard to close the zipper. I also found the rack pack rolling over when placed on the ground and accessing the large zipper top which was a bit annoying. Additionally, carrying the rack pack as a back pack was not as comfortable as the 15 pack, similar to its ground handling, it did not stay in place as well on my back.

Hope this helps.
 

Rally

Semi-Pro
4 rackets in one of the side main pockets.

The other side main compartment has 3 of the small Technifibre bags in there along with an ERC 300 string meter. In those small bags I store sunglasses(3 pair), winter gloves, 30 pack of over-grips, 3 packs of head protection tape, spare dampeners, spare shoe laces, Swiss Army knife, some individually wrapped over grips, and one of those origami birds that Kimoni ships with their orders.

The center main compartment loses some space if you use the end compartments, so I typically carry a few cans of balls, a first aid kit, a couple of spare hats, and a stack of small circular cones for practice targets. If I am bringing a change of cloths or some new shoes to put in the locker they go in here as well.

The large vented end pocket I use to store a couple mesh bags in which I carry a selection wrist bands and jumpers knee straps. I also store my court towel in there as well.

In the non vented end pocket I store two 32z water bottles.

The top vented pocket I use for sweaty tennis clothes if I brought a change of clothes.

I normally only use one of the two side zipper pockets in which I can fit my wallet, keys, and cell phone with no issues.

Even with all that in there, the bag is not stuffed to the gills. There is room for some more small to medium sized items.
In the normal size rack pack, I had to remove several of the items (including the ball cans, cones, spare hats, one of the water bottles, and change of clothes/shoes) and it was still hard to close the zipper. I also found the rack pack rolling over when placed on the ground and accessing the large zipper top which was a bit annoying. Additionally, carrying the rack pack as a back pack was not as comfortable as the 15 pack, similar to its ground handling, it did not stay in place as well on my back.

Hope this helps.
Thanks, it definitely helps out a lot. You gave me some good ideas of things to keep in my bag.

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Rally

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Just got the 15 pack bag in the mail yesterday. Thanks for the recommendations, everyone! This thing looks and feels bulletproof.

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