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Dye The Navigator 2003
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Number of Reviews: 7
Average Rating: 9.9 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: $220

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This bag has been designed and built from the ground up to be the ultimate traveling tournament bag. You can load every piece of gear you have, all your clothes, and still have room for the kitchen sink. Once you reach your final destination, the Navigator wheel bag is designed to be used as two separate bags allowing you to keep your clean clothes in your room while enabling you to take your gear to the field. The patent pending upper and lower sections easily detach via a super strong 1/2” zipper and four 2” plastic strap release buckles. The base wheel section is constructed with one large pocket area that can hold all the clothing you could need and a smaller vented pocket for your shoes. The base door flap also provides three smaller plastic pockets for the bare essentials. Plastic baseplate adds rigidity and casted urethane wheels allow for smooth towing.

The top section is designed to be carried as a backpack to transport all of your important playing gear to the field. It has compression formed back padding and comfortably adjustable backpack straps. The top compartment is composed of one multiple goggle pocket with two additional tool pockets. The center of the bag is accessed from the top via a two-zipper flap and is a deep cavity pocket subdivided into three sealed air padded sections. The unique air padded dividers help protect three guns during transport. You simply remove your barrel, and your gun-air system combo quickly drops between the protective air padded dividers. The center gun pocket is complimented by a large compression formed compartment on each side, holding a total of twenty 140 round pods. The lower section is one large pocket for additional gear and is accessible from both sides via two zipper openings. Included in the lower pocket are two 4”x 5” plastic parts boxes that drop into separate zipper compartments. DYE embroidered logos, vent eyelets and pull tabs are standard. Made with heavy duty ballistic nylon. Total dimensions L38”x W16”x H20”.
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The Dye The Navigator 2003 is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
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hey_zues69 Saturday, December 27th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Well, I've used a Jt Rolling SUV (Only Tested kinda...)
Many other specialty bags
Marker Setup: Dust Black Angel Speed
Dust Black Check-It Clamping Low-Rise
Dust Black TAG Volumizer
Black Cobra Flat Trigger
SS Cobra Function Buttons
Strengths: HUGE! AWESOME! A MUST BUY!
Weaknesses: Nothing Really
Review: Well, let me tell you how I found this product:
I was very impressed by Dye's manufacturing on everything else I own (C-4 stuff bla bla bla) for the past 3 years. This particular product was also a great buy, it is big enough to hold EVERYTHING, but yet can split in half to take your gear to the field and leave your clothes in the room, VERY important feature for me. I do find it hard to zip the pieces back together, but that is to be expected with something like that. Now, I was REALLY impressed with my bag because, to my suprise, they have a built in combination lock to lock the gun storage area! Very nifty for me! Also, they include 2 toolboxes with their own compartment to hold your tools and such, very very nice feature. No detail was missed in the making of this bag, the zippers are top notch, very durable material, inside is nice and padded, gun compartment is very very well padded, all the other pockets, which there are many, you can find a purpose for every one of them. The mask compartment has a metal dye logo on it, very classy, and it holds my Invision AND my proteus with relative ease. After it is all said and done, I would have to say this is THE Paintball gearbag, I find it impossible to surpass this gearbag (Or Until Dye come out with the '05 stuff :) ) I give it a straight 10
Conclusion: I find it a wise inverstment ecspecailly if you have alot of stuff and want to move it around without making 2 or 3 trips to the car. This product gets a "10" in my book, I suggest you try this out.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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joef0rd Saturday, December 25th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
old duffle bag
Marker Setup: 2004 black/yellow pro edition karnivor
pure energy 68 4500
halo b with rip and v board
Strengths: Huge
Can turn into backpack
Wheels
Can be locked
Weaknesses: Zippers are tempermental
Price
Heavy
Shaky (read review)
Review: I just got this bag a few hours ago for christmas, and i have already packed most of my equipment into it.

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What is in it so far:

Karnivor
97 Right Feed Cocker
Triton II
A-5
Evolution II
Quantum
A-5 Hopper
20oz. co2 tank
some crappy vforce mask
6 barrels
4 pods
4+3 dimension pack
barrel condoms
squeegies
gloves
(probably more)

What will also fit in it when i get them later tonight:
68 4500 PE tank
ripped halo b
20 lock lid pods (getting rid of old ones)
all tools

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Top:

It took a few minutes to understand the orientation of the pockets in this bag. The top part can hold up to 3 guns seperately, or subsitute a gun for whatever else, maybe a barrel kit or even a tank or hopper. It holds each gun seperately with plenty of padding to keep them safe. That compartment even has a customizable combination lock to keep your gun from being stolen.

The side compartments hold up to 8 barrels, 4 on each side. They have elastic straps to hold them in place. I also threw in a Triton II (viewloader) gun in one of the side pockets with some crappy barrels that i didnt mind getting scratched up. You can also fit a tank in there.

The mask compartment is OK. It holds it in place and has padding, but i have yet to see if it will crush my profilers or not, which it probably will just like all bags unfortunately. I am going to try to harden it up, if that works then I will update this and tell you all how to.

On one end of the bag there is a large pocket. I was able to fit a quantum, A-5 loader, and an egg in there with no trouble. This is another place where a tank could fit if other junk isnt put in there.

On the other end there is a much smaller compartment that could be used for small tools. It also has an ID holder in case someone finds your bag.

Near that pocket, there are 2 deep but narrow pockets that can hold anything smaller. I have squeegies in one, and barrel condoms in the other.

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Bottom:

The pod compartment is HUGE. it can easily hold 20 pods, probably more. It has a disconnecting strap that holds them in, but unfortunately it cannot be adjusted, so if it is not full of pods, it will seem shaky and rattle alot. There is a hard bottom

On one end there is a compartment that can raise up, but this can only be used if the pack is worn like a backpack.

On the cover of the bottom part, there are pockets on the inside that you can put smaller things in such as gloves. The do not come out very far so nothing thick can go in them unfortunately.

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Straps and connections:

There are many straps to this bag. The top part and the bottom part can disconnect, and reconnect in 4 different ways. (Zipped up, locked in no zipped, locked in backwards, locked in upside down and backwards) When they are backwards, the backpack straps are revealed, and the whole pack can hauled like a backpack.

Unfortunately, the bag cannot be zipped together when it is in "backpack mode", so it seems very shaky when carrying a heavy load in the bottom sections.

The top section also comes with padded handles on the top, and also on the side for rolling.

The bag also come with a padlock, which can be adjusted to fit whatever combination you want. This will only protect however, the top section, where the guns are supposed to be placesd.

Conclusion: This is a very good bag, it can hold ALOT of things. Go out and buy it if you have the money; it will help you stay more organized and keep more things in ur bag instead of all over the place.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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sabretooth Sunday, March 20th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
3 months3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Gym bags (Nike)
Marker Setup: Spyder Electra DX -- Shocktech Derlin Bolt, Ricochet Apache, Dye Ultralight, 45ci 4500 N2
Strengths: Organization
Space
Handles
Wet Item Section
Appearance
Multiple Markers/Barrels
Weaknesses: Price (But you get what you pay for!)
Review: If you do not want to mess around looking for that perfect bag, the Navi is it. I never thought a gear bag could make life easier. It forces you to be organized, and it cuts down the time to get stuff together and go. My friend wasted over a half hour looking for stuff, while I just grabbed my bag (first double check everything is there) and go. Now, it takes me little time to set up for playing, because I will putz around looking for all of the little items I use. Since I know where all the smaller items will be, it takes half the time to be set.

For space, at this moment, I can carry all my camo, change of clothes, and paintball equipment. Right now, I have my: marker, 2 hoppers, 20 Oz. CO2 tank, 45Ci 4500 N2 tank, mask, 2 pairs of gloves, pods, harness, 3 barrels (2 14 inch 1 13 inch), cleats, spare parts, tools, knee pads, spare lens in case, and more to list. But I do have more room for markers, extra pods, and whatever else I buy. I know some of the stuff I do not really need, but I bring it in case my friends need something. There is a wet item section, obviously, to keep wet items, like cleats, after days use, away from other items in the bag.

This bag is designed to carry 3 markers and 8 barrels. 4 slots look to carry barrels of max size of 14 inches. The other side could carry larger barrels, like 20 inches. The measurements made are conservative.

If this is too big for someone to carry, this bag has multiple handles to either carry, pull (has 2 wheels at one end), and lift. It is nice so you will not hurt your back or something. I have friends who own hunting bags that are bigger than this that only have 2 carrying handles, and whoever made those bags did not have much forethought like dye had.

Side note: I think this is a sharp looking bag. It looks impressive to others. Also, the center zipper can be annoying to open/close, but that is a real minor. Never really had a problem with the middle zipper, just take your time. As for price, I paid $200 for it, but you get what you pay for. Yes, you can find a gym bag for a lot cheaper, but it will lack the organization, space, and efficiency that this bag has. I've used gym bags before, and they are more of a pain.
Conclusion: This bag is for you and your equipment. If you rent and are planning to get into buying your own, this may not be for you right away, but overtime you will accumulate some items. So, it may be wise to buy this before buying another cheaper bag. It will make your life easier on gameday. The only reason I used another bag is that I already owned it. Now the gym bag collects dust. The Navi is the way to go.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Monday, March 21st, 2005 at 12:13 am PST
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Brennen Friday, February 18th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
None
Marker Setup: Ace/Chaos Angel LCD
Crossfire 68/4500 HP
Halo B
Dye Ultralite
Strengths: Very big, bult to last, wheeles, two sections.
Weaknesses: None, if anything it could be the price. But its still worth every penny
Review: HUGE, this bag can hold everything. In the top half alone I have my marker, 8 pods, goggles, tools, Clothes, hopper, tank, with lots of room to spare

Two detachable sections. This is great for the paintball traveler. Take the top half to the field and leave the other in the hotel.

Locking marker compartment. Now you can lock your precious markers separate from everything else. Lots of padding helps protect your investments

Some people say its hard to zip up the two half’s, dont listen to them. I have no idea what they are talking about. I found it very easy to connect the two.
Conclusion: If your looking for the best paintball bag this is it. What else did you expect from Dye?
Rating:
10 out of 10
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QuietRiot27 Friday, August 29th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
3 months2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Duffel Bag, Backpack...........................
Marker Setup: Blue Dust Angel Speed, System X Chrome d/f, Evil Pipe Barrel, 68ci/4500 Pure Energy Tank With THOR Reg.
Strengths: Freakin' Sweet, Holds EVERYTHING and then some
Weaknesses: BIGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!, Re zipping the two pieces together is really hard. Cost.
Review: Awesome. First day I used it ( top part only) all my friends laughed at me cause it was so big. But when it started raining, I put up my Angel and whipped out my old Spyder TL and Tippmann 98 Custom.....that's right it holds three markers, many tanks, all the tools you could need, 20 pods, a pod pack, at least three hoppers (Ricochet 2K), Three bags of 500 rd paint, Two goggle systems, and an Evil Pipe Barrel Kit......Need I say More?
Conclusion: If you want the BEST paintball bag, then look no further. It truly is remarkable. It is also very big, seriously, don't attempt to carry it too long on your back.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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GoGreenMan Thursday, February 8th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
2 years
Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Tool boxes and other small bags
Marker Setup: Blacked out Ion
06 PL body
custom LED into Frame mod
Full Freak with 14inch AA front
L6 bolt
magnetic detents
SP on/off with s-rail
low rise clamping feedneck
Halo Reloader B
HPA tank
Strengths: BIG
Well made
lots of room!
Weaknesses: Umm.. too big
the bottom clothes part has no support when using as a suitcase
Review: I love this thing I got it used and it only had some paint marks on it that washed off.
This thing has the room to carry all my gear and my wifes. When I say all I mean clothes pads pods you name it. The only 2 things that I can say bad about this thing is 1) I was carrying extra paint for the last day of play in it (cuz I had the room) but it put a toll on the straps and they started to give, got the reenforcement done for only like $3 at a seamstress . so now I don't carry extra paint in it other than in the pods and its good.2) the bottom half that is a suitcase doesn't really have any support. I used it when I travel (I have been to around the world with it) and if you don't have the top half zipped on then it sags a little bit, not so much that I won't use it but enough that it is noticeable.
things I have in there on any give day:
2 IONs
2 freak kits
extra freak tip
2 barrel covers
1 HPA 3000psi tank
2 sets of 4 pods and pod packs
2 masks (JT&Vforce)
tool bot full of all kinds of stuff
cleats
2 jerseys
towles
roll of TP
water prof camera
and there may be more that I am forgetting.
Conclusion: This is a great bag if you have LOTS of stuff and would also like a suitcase to boot, or the bottom suitcase part could be used for extra gear but that would be a lot to carry everyday of play.
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Thursday, February 8th, 2007 at 8:14 pm PST
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Frenzy19 Saturday, February 25th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month
Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
None - I was hauling my gear in large plastic bins. ;O)
Marker Setup: 90 degree Angel Speed 05 / Crossfire 70ci Stubby / Empire Reloader B w/ Rip Drive / Custom Products ASA On/Off Straight Mount.
Strengths: Durable Material.
Extensive amounts of comparments.
Looks Weather proof.
Spacious interior.
Strong gear bag.
Weaknesses: None that I know of, this item was made with the paintball player in mind.
Review: I'm completely happy with this purchase, most of my field gear is made by DYE, this company keeps quality in mind when producing their products. I have tried many brands in my two years of playing this soprt and I'm very big on quality when spending hard earned money, you don't want to waste your money right? Then I suggest you go out and get this bag if you are currently looking for one. Read the spec on the item and compare them to others and you will see why. Peace!
Conclusion: This item is a must have if you have a lot of gear to haul, the handle and wheels makes it simple to move around and travel with.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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