A technical mid-sized gear bag for the active training player, the 4 Day Roller is built with divided gun pockets. The bottom half has a built in barrel compartment, bottle sleeve, velcro sub divider, clothing lining, and vented mesh door. The top section features accordion style expandability, one main clothing compartment and three separate sub pockets. The exterior has a retractable pull handle, two carry handles, securement straps, and two easy access pockets. It can also be converted to a backpack. Made with HEAVY DUTY ballistic nylon. Measures 24'' x 14''x 14''.
The Dye 4 Day Roller Bag is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
SM1 Barrell System
AKA Sidewinder Reg
Palmer Micro Rock LPR
Shocktech Bomb 3-Way
KAPP Twisted Cocking Rod
Durable Construction, the wheels are nice, multiple carry options.
Lack of paintball specific storage options, cramped, Takes up a lot of room when open.
To make a long story short, some misinformation I received from an on-line retailer resulted in my becoming an owner of this product. It’s a beautiful bag, and well suited for weekend trips to Vegas, Palm Springs, etc. The bag is well constructed, and has plenty of space for Levis, t-shirts, and swim trunks. You even have some nice places to put your toothbrush. Unfortunately, the 4 Day Roller does not appear to have been designed with paintball in mind. ALL of the paintball related features appear to have been an afterthought. Someone added some Velcro and neoprene to a carryon bag, slapped a few Dye logos on it, and decided to market it to paintballers as a gear bag.
The exterior has two pockets. The first pocket appears to have been designed to provide easy access to airline tickets, etc. I keep some of my smaller manuals and instruction sheets in that one. The other pocket is about the size of a paperback book. I pretty much use that one for Allen wrenches, lube, o-rings, etc. You access the main compartment by unzipping it and opening it up like a book. This would work great if you were unpacking on a hotel room bed, but at the field you end up needing half a picnic table to open the bag, and pretty much the rest the table to lay out your gear.
The first thing you see when you open the bag is the so called divided gun pockets. They actually look like well padded envelopes, and are just large enough to hold my cocker and drop. The problem is these “gun pockets”, rest between the two main compartments when the bag is closed, things get pretty cramped. The “gun pockets” are Velcroed in and are reasonably secure. Since I currently have one marker, I’ve removed the other pocket to provide for more room. While cramped, this is the nicest PB specific feature of the 4 Day Roller. The zippered door covering the upper compartment includes three, very small, zippered compartments (More airline tickets?). One pocket is just large enough to hold spare batteries, or possibly a slender tool kit. The bottom compartment is covered by mesh, which is nice because it provides a clear view of the compartment's contents.
The bottom compartment contains all of the “PB specific features”, other than the gun pockets. The “Barrel Compartment” consists of two strips of Velcro that you can use to form loops accommodating your barrel on one end with Neoprene sleeves about a foot away for the other end of the barrel. This “Barrel Compartment” is covered by a flap of nylon sewn to the lining on one side, and secured with Velcro at the top. The “Barrel Compartment” can accommodate three barrels. The bottle sleeve is a piece of neoprene, with some rubber strips in the center. It’s attached to the lining with Velcro. You wrap it around your tank and Velcro it closed. You’ll typically find that the tank spends a lot of time smacking into the unprotected ends of your barrels. Everything else you place in the bottom compartment is pretty much free to settle on your tank when the bag is upright, so pack accordingly.
I won’t get into the top compartment much as it is pretty much as advertised. It’s a clothing compartment much like you’d find in any other piece of luggage. All in all you get a solid piece of luggage, a lot of Velcro, some neoprene, and not a whole lot of practical options when it comes to stowing your gear. Forget about putting your gear and a case of paint in this bag. It's probably not going to happen, unless you don't have a lot of stuff.
While this bag may be well suited for the traveling player who needs compact storage space, and plans on unpacking in a hotel room, I wouldn't recommend it to those who are looking for a good way to get their gear to the field and home again. I pretty much just own the basics, and no spares, and this bag can hardly hold my stuff. I would have rated the bag lower, but I'm giving it a seven only because it is well constructed and really is a nice piece of luggage.
7 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, January 21st, 2004 at 10:04 pm PST
Can't just toss stuff into it.Telescoping handle does not lock in up position.
My medium Nike was no longer making the grade as my gear got more expensive and I got more paranoid about its safety. Stuff rattled around my gym bag so I did some research and decided on the 4 Day Roller for a few reasons. (1) It was not too big, (2) Has the choice of rolling it with the telescoping handle when it is very full OR wear it like a backpack when its not too heavy. (3) I feel Dye bags are quality and can stand some serious abuse and (4) Could hold 2 setups plus other gear.
I tend to over-research my purchases so I did not make this purchase lightly. I am fortunate enough to have a fantastic proshop - Rochester's own PBLNY - that spoils the sh*t out of its customers. They let me play with so many bags of all sizes from NXe, Dye, Proto, and JT. After rolling them around the showroom and slinging them on my shoulders I decided that I was most comfortable with the capacity and size of the 4 Day Roller. It is not the biggest bag and it is not the most feature-packed but it serves my purposes and fits my needs perfectly. Everyone should make up their own mind but if you do not have a sweet proshop close by like I do, then you must make your decision based on reviews like this so I'll do my best.
I'll tell you what I have in my bag:
The main compartment is sealed with a mesh flap so you can see the contents easily have peace of mind that nothing has moved and there is a bottle divider whose position can be velcroed to any spot in the main compartment.
2 45/45 tanks, 2 Halos, spare freak barrel, 3 barrel squeegees, 3 140rd pods, 1 100rd pod stuffed with a piece of foam to protect 4 freak inserts, sandana, bandanas, 2 microfibers, 2 rags.
There are 2 gun sleeves that are velcroed to the bag. They can be removed individually. I put each gun with it corresponding barrel in the sleeve. Since I've owned this bag my barrels have never gotten banged up or scratched being stored this way. Things are secure enough when everything is zipped up.
The top flap can be expanded and has pockets on the inner AND outer sides. Between these is a compartment with criss-crossing elastic bands that have snap-closures. There is enough space in this compartment for a set of spare clothes and/or up to 2 bags of paint. I usually leave my spare clothes in my trunk and put extra paint here. The inside of the top flap has zipped pockets with enough room for a headlamp, 4 barrel bags (I give them to noobs who lose theirs), teflon tape, electrical tape, spare circuit board in an anti-static bag, and a garbage for whatever. The outside has two pockets. One is small and is used to hold my cellphone, wallet and car keys. The bigger one holds a small toolkit, extra macroline, wooden spoon (shocker owners know why), needle-nosed pliers, metric and standard hex wrenches, and the first barrel bag I ever owned and still use. The outside of this pocket has a criss-crossing mesh of flexible cord which can hold a big water bottle.
The telescoping handle is a perfect length but does not lock in the up/down position. The shoulder straps have beefy pads to disperse weight. There is a chest strap off of the shoulder straps for added comfort. The backpack has cushion where your shoulder blades would meet the bag.
Cleaning is easy. Wipe with a cloth soaked with hot water then a clean dry one. Done!
I think I got everything.
After reading this, you should know if this is right for you. But I would make the same decision if I had to do it all over again. The bag has been through alot and is still in fabulous condition. No regrets. Would get a 10/10 if the telescoping handle locks in the up/down position.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, February 12th, 2007 at 5:41 pm PST