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Richy_C Tuesday, June 4th, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
6 months1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

2 years
Products Used:
I haven't used any other gear bags that compare. I used to haul my stuff around in a tupperware.
Marker Setup: Rat Impulse, Shocktech minidrop and ASA, Nitro Duck 68/3000
Strengths: Great bag, makes hauling stuff much easier around the field and at home. It has 4 main compartments, 3 long ones that make up the mass of the body, and one other compartment that is short and fat at the end. That one is a goggle holder, very effective, holds my JT Flex and my x-Fire great, but I'll tell you what it's better at. Holding paint. It's a somewhat padded and guarded compartment so I can put 2 bags of 500 rounds in it, and assuming it doesn't get drop kicked, my paint or my masks are going to be safe. The main three. The compartment to the left is a barrel holder, it has 12 elastic loops that can hold 6 barrels with out a hitch. I have my Freak and 2 Custom Product barrels in the loops, works good. But seeing as how barrels only take up an inch of the width of the bag, you can fit alot more into the barrel slot then just barrels. I put my Freak kit and 4 pot harness in this area too, fits like a charm. Ok, middle part. That's where you put your most expensive piece of equipment, naturally being your marker. Having spent $1000 on my gun, I won't just throw it in anything. This slot is well protected by thick walls, and is long enough that I can put my gun with tank on in it, saving me the hassle of removing tank and or drop from the gun at the end of the day. And too the right, is the miscellaneous area, namely my hopper, spare CO2 tank, gloves, squeegee, head band, whatever, you'll find room for it. The Eclipse bag also has a somewhat hidden area that's on the wall of this slot, I use it for tools, and it holds a ton of them, not to mention it's concealed so the "allen wrench gnomes" can't get your tools. Throw your jersey on top of the compartments, zip it up and that's it. Good stuff! Ok, now onto the outside of the bag. Eclipse delivers great performance wise, but almost always better for looks, and the bag is no exception, it looks good, rubber Eclipse labels and all. It has 2 roller wheels (naturally including a, 2 loop style handles that velro together for carrying, and foremost, a shoulder strap. I use the should strap the most as the bag get's heavy, and it has a great no slip surface. Not ignoring the little details, Planet also included a ID tag that is in the front of the bag, very nifty. Durable bag, no signs of wear so far.
Weaknesses: Hmmm, none really that big so far, it claims you can shift the compartments around, but it's pretty pointless to do that. And a word to the wise, there's a piece of nylon that separates the mask compartment and the main storage. Don't unzip it, it's a real pain to get back together. I knew it was going to be when I unzipped it, but having a nasty little case of ADD, I couldn't help myself. Allen wrenches seem to blend in with the background, no biggie. Ahh, price, it's a little on the expensive side, I got mine at a trade show for $75, normally they're $100.
Conclusion: Great buy, I don't regret getting it one bit. Much safer then a tupperware or just throwing a shirt around your gun. Keeps all my tools in one sport, along with my other crap (harness, gloves....) thus keeping the house a little cleaner. I spent well over a grand on my stuff, and this was a mild investment to protect it all. I highly recommend it to anyone. If you plan to be rough with your gearbag, like really rough, or are extremely accident prone, get a Pelican case. Other then that, Eclipse has a real winner here!
10 out of 10

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