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jeffreyjames Wednesday, February 21st, 2007
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
ive looked at several other bags as well as having my gear in a duffle.
Marker Setup: 2k right feed cocker(mechanical)- ans quickfire 45, twisted cocking rod, quickpull bolt, 1 of 1 milling, teardrop barrel
trracer pump-its a p.o.s
quest- stock(so far) with cp rail and on/off/bleed, 68/45
Strengths: Looks very good with good construction. very durable materials. comfortable.
Weaknesses: not as big as it looks and doesnt hold much of ANYTHING inside the bag.
Review: i was very optimistic about this backpack as ive been wanting something to carry my "bare essentials" to the field without dragging all the crap i dont need with me. a friend of mine acquired one somehow and i asked to borrow it to see what it would hold.
i was VERY disappointed. for starters, the main compartment, while full size of the pack is very shallow. only 4 or so inches deep(back to front?). it was totally filled up with my toolkit(appx 2x12x16 plano "tacklebox"(the flat compartment type)... something most "experienced" players would have instead of loose tools. maybe a little larger than most, but has all my tools and spares and fun stuff), knee/shin guards, elbow pads, jersey and jock strap. no room for spare pods or an extra hopper(off your gun), no cleat room unless you tied them up and hung them off an outside loop, no real room to put anything unless you found a way to hang it off the outside of the pack.
the tether system for your gun doesnt actually fit most guns that i can think of(tried it with a cocker, quest, nerve and timmy). its fine that its on the "outside" of the pack...covered by a padded flap... but doesnt really fit any guns and it sags when you turn it upright to put it on your back. although you dont have to take your gun apart to get it in there. it can fit a gun with hopper and has a cut-out for a tank to hang down. i also dont like that your goggles are on the outside of the pack too hanging from one of the "loops". you also have to fit your pod pack around the outside cover of your gun, so that hangs off the outside of the pack as well. for the amount of money.... i want my stuff to be on the inside and covered from the elements, not hanging off the outside of my backpack. 80 bucks(appx) to have all my stuff on the outside and barely anything inside a pack is rediculous.
there are some nice side pockets for water bottles or batteries or miscellaneous very small things you might want to carry, a nice music player holder and all in all a great school bag, all considered.
i cannot and will not recommend this bag to anyone because all your important stuff hangs on the outside of the bag and the internal compartment isnt really big enough to hold what most experienced players will want it to while keeping things organised. if i felt like taking all my gear apart and making it fit to the backpack it might be nicer, but id rather have all my stuff all in the same place in its toolkit or whatever instead of spread out all over my pack. and honestly, it really doesnt have enough room to carry what most folks will want it too.

all in all, if you try to fit what you can IN it, and then ON it(outside) it sags too much, but doesnt feel bad. its actually very comfortable. however, it leaves too many things hanging in the breeze or needing another bag. VERY little actually fits inside the bag.
Conclusion: this bag sounds and looks like a great idea, but when you see it in person and how it works....... its an abortion. You may as well stick with your school backpack or a smallish duffle bag. Other than that..... spend the money to get a "real" gearbag with wheels and all the bells and whistles. Even if its too big for what you need now, it will give you room to put stuff in the future and room to just toss your crap in at the end of the day without having to figure out how to re-pack it.

ill give it a 5 just because most other backpacks ive seen havent been too promising either. So that would make this an average backpack.
Rating:
5 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, February 21st, 2007 at 1:22 am PST
 

Review Comments
IamSuperGurl86 Tuesday, July 17th, 2007 | 7:32 am PST
Dispute:
He only used it once, and obviously didnt see the booklet that came with it. there are specific areas for certian things. for example there is an area for ur tools, no need for a tacklebox full of things you wont need, besides fields always have tools. he borrow it from a friend, so its not even his.
   

Devs Friday, March 28th, 2008 | 9:54 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by IamSuperGurl86
He only used it once, and obviously didnt see the booklet that came with it. there are specific areas for certian things. for example there is an area for ur tools, no need for a tacklebox full of things you wont need, besides fields always have tools. he borrow it from a friend, so its not even his.

Worthless dispute. He mentions that he only tested it. And any good paintballer has his own tools. Mooching tools off of people is lame. Doesn't necessarily need to be in such a large toolbox, but a set of your own tools is a must. I have this pack, and it fits all my stuff so I don't complain, but I can definitely see how it wouldn't work for others.
   

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