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BobbyKirk Saturday, May 22nd, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month6 of 8 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Normal back packs - holds next to nothing and leave you making another trip to the car
Marker Setup: Oracle Eblade Autococker
Nexus QEV, ram, and bolt
Kaner barrel set
WGP 4500 PSI tank
Halo B
Strengths: Depth of pockets
Shoulder strap
Weaknesses: No protective flap under zipper
Review: After using an old back pack for several months, I decided to move onto something geared toward holding most of my gear. I really just wanted something to hold my cleats, jersey, pants, hopper, tools, pods, mask, tank, ect. I keep my gun in a Redz neo sleeve, as I just don't trust having it stacked in with other crap.

The overall construction is above par. Thick Velcro handle and reinforced stitching all around. The bottom side of the bag is lightly padded, keeping items from bulging out. The shoulder strap has a swivel connector, so the it doesn't become tangled. There is a clear ID pocket, for unknown uses. Two handles on each end make ease of pulling the bag out from under the bed.

The bag is divided into four compartments, one along the side, large center, and two on the other side. The two small pockets serve well to hold tools and oil, while the other smaller pocket hold my Halo fairly well. The larger pocket can hold six or seven pods. The large side and two smaller pockets have extra material sown in to allow the pocket to expand; a nice feature to find and similar in camping back packs. The center compartment size can be compromised by the expanding pockets. It's best to load the center first, then pack the little stuff. One of the pockets has a CD player icon, suggesting possibly people would rather listen to music? You're guess is as good as mine. The outside pockets are not protected, beyond the thickness of the bag's material.

The bag is dark colored and doesn't show or retain dirt easily. I put a few coats of Scotch Guard on the bag to make it more water resistant.

Conclusion: I received this bag as a thoughtful gift from my girlfriend that was sneaking over my shoulder while I was looking at the specs on Dye's website. For less money, I could have purchased a bag from Army Surplus, been just as happy, and had a similar product.

If I could submit a change to the bag, it would be to put a protective flap on the underside of the zipper to keep fabrics from being jammed in the zipper. The zipper is fully exposed and will, like all bags of the same design, pinch or jam when fabric is caught. Less than $2 of material would make this bag better.

For the size and intent purpose, I don't think Dye targeted many of the players. It does have some nice features, but I believe it's geared more toward people that like logos, than people who want function. You can fit a majority of your goods in the bag, but you'll still have to carry something else.
Rating:
5 out of 10
 

Review Comments
autococker4sale Friday, March 25th, 2005 | 8:12 am PST
And you gave it a 5 why? You didnt pay for it so who cares how much it cost. Your Girlfriend bought it so shut-up and be happy. As far as 'function' its the smallest and cheapest bag DYE makes, it only retails for $39.99. Plus it was never intened to carry ALL your gear! Go buy your Army bag and leave the quality gear for the cool kids!
   

Taquito Monday, April 11th, 2005 | 4:49 pm PST
ya im totally with autococker4sale on this one... your girlfriend bought it for you. shut up and be happy. she would probabally cry if she read this. and what the heck were u trying to put in it? if u read my review on it u can see that i can fit alot of stuff in it.
   

SoulGate Monday, July 17th, 2006 | 9:55 am PST
You two are ragging on him about his girlfriend buying it, when he is talking about what the bag can do. You two fanboys need to shut up. He gave the bag an honest review of what qualities he liked and disliked.
   

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