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Number of Reviews: 8
Average Rating: 8.4 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: $70

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Large reinforced anti-crush goggle end pocket easily holds two sets of goggles. Internal anti-crush box divider. Removable and multi adjustable to hold any size marker and air system. Internal reinforced barrel holders. Hidden internal pocket to keep spare marker out of sight when youre on the field. Lockable double zippers. External team / I.D. tag. Document / spares / tools pocket. Heavy duty wheels and slide rails. Extra strong rubertex pull handle. Triple stitched & riveted webbing straps. Heavy duty, non-slip, contoured & padded removable shoulder strap.

Dimensions: L. 800mm x H. 370mm x W. 300mm.
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Vagabond Soldier Friday, November 21st, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
3 years1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
JT's big gear bag. Pelican 1600 hard case.
Currently: Pelican 1660 hard case.
Marker Setup: AKA Excalibur with first gen. Maxflow bolted on, Sniper II with CCM pump kit, Autococker, JT Spectra, JT Proteus, about 15/140 tubes, Bluez 5 pack, Halo B, Rick AK, Rev, CP pro barrel kit, and an assortment of other barrels.
Strengths: Bag material, bottom rails, countoured shoulder strap, wheels, pull tabs on zippers
Weaknesses: Plastic clips on shoulder strap, zippers, parts pocket
Review: After three years of use I've put to rest the Planet kitbag. There are a lot of good features of this bag. It is solidly built out of some very durable material. It has a set of heavy duty skid rails on the bottom of the bag which prevents the bottom from taking the brunt of any impacts. All the sides of my bag are just as good as the day I got it. I can not say the same however for the shoulder strap. The shoulder strap is held to the bag by two big quick disconnect clips. I liked this feature when I first got the bag but I quickly learned that if you put a full load in the bag you will stress these clips and they will eventually break. It did take a year to break but considering I used this bag for another two years this was quite annoying, especially since I live on the third floor in my apartment. The shoulder strap was really nice since it was designed to keep the bag to your side. This let me get down the narrow stairways without banging on the walls as I went down. Even though the shoulder strap had broken the bag wasn't totally lost. The wheels on this bag are pretty tough and the bag is designed to use them. It has a pull handle on the opposite end so you can drag this bag around relatively easy. I was kind of concerned that the wheels were on the same side as the goggle pocket but they never got crushed. The goggle pocket is also big enough to fit two masks in it easily. The pull handle on my bag was offset a little which I don't know was intentional or not. This meant that if I wanted to pull the bag I had to use one side (right side) or it would track all funny. This tended to be annoying at times. On the inside things were about the same. The divider was a very nice touch. I’m actually still using the divider. There are straps on the side for barrels but these can be tricky to use. I had a 16 inch AA barrel that was hard to get in and a 10 inch SS barrel that barely fit in the holders. I eventually just threw my barrels down in the bag rather than use the straps as it was more trouble than it was worth. Barrels I tended not to use often stayed in them though and kept them out of the way of the ones I did you a lot. Now that I got a barrel kit with its own carrying case the straps are a moot point. Probably the most annoying part of the entire bag has got to be the parts pocket. The rest of the bag is built with a good bit of solidness to it but this pocket is like an after thought. Parts would come out of it, the top flap was so long that it would cover things and get in the way. I just left it empty and kept it folded up against the side. If this pocket were to disappear from the design, it wouldn’t bother me a bit. There is also a pocket at the end that is suppose to be used for papers and such but to be honest I never really used it. It however never got in my way. The zippers have a very nice rubber pull tab on them that makes opening and closing the bag easy even with gloves on. I did however have a problem with one of the zippers on the top lid slipping but this usually happened when I fully loaded (maybe overloaded) the bag. It was easy to fix just by yanking on the zipper pull and realigning the zipper.
Conclusion: I would still be using this bag but I have been given a pelican 1660 case. It holds just as much as this bag but it is a hard, lockable case. All my equipment sits in foam forms so it doesn’t get banged around as it would in any soft bag carrier. This might not be an issue to you but when you find chip and scratch marks in your fiber wrapped tank you start to get a little concerned. All and all the Planet kitbag is one of the nicest bags I’ve seen and I retire it with no bad feelings.
Rating:
8 out of 10
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Richy_C Tuesday, June 4th, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
6 months1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
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!
Rating:
10 out of 10
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Nickisgod Tuesday, March 16th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
3 years
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
duffle bag, back pack
Marker Setup: dye Matrix, Dye mini drop,shocktech drop,KAPP ASA, pure energy 68/45,smoke halo B, Dye LPR, full SS freak kit,
Strengths: it is very big,
Weaknesses: if you position the movable center piece it is very tight squeze
Review: well, were should i start. It is really big, can't even fit in a bus seat barelly. i positioned the center piece wrong and had to take it out cause it was really tight and hard to explain. The little pouch on the side is worthless cause I had stuff stacked up and had to take all of it out to get what i need from the wee little pouch. I like the back but it is very narrow and it is kind of hard to put gogles in and out. it is extremelly heavy
Conclusion: it is preety good bag and if you have A LOT, and I mean A TON of stuff you should get it, it is heavy though
Rating:
8 out of 10
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Vaypourus Wednesday, November 20th, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
3 months
Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
JT Gear Bag
Marker Setup: Automag with a warp and lots of other goodies.
Strengths: -This bag is huge! About three feet long, it holds all of my gear. I can put my whole gun (mag with a 14" barrel, tank, and a warp feed and hopper), my mask, my 5 pod harness, my pants and shirt, all 5 barrels in my barrel bag, my tool kit, as well as some paint and alot of smaller stuff. If I remove the warped mag, I can fit my tribal and secondary mag inside with more room to spare (the warped mag is huge!). Pm me if you want to see pictures.

-This bag looks hot. Mine is in navy and cream with a black interior, and it looks really nice. The emblems on the side are bold and attractive. This bag is available in 3 different colors: blue, black, and navy/cream.

-The bag is somewhat padded, which is good for protecting the gear. You can remove the dividers inside to make a few separate setups. The bottom is reinforced with bars that run the length of the bag, which keeps it from slouching when you are carrying it.

-Comes with a shoulder strap (pretty comfortable really) handles on the top and at one end, and wheels on the rear so you can pull this bag around. When you are hauling around this much weight, they are a giant help. That is probably my favorite thing about this bag.

-Bag has a pouch that is difficult to see unless you really look inside. This is great for holding that other marker or valuables.
Weaknesses: -Being that it is so big, the bag itself is already heavy. With gear, you are not going to want to lug this thing around for long.

-moving the dividers around doesn't really do much. Removing the piece of plastic that separates the main compartment from the goggle pouch is easy; putting that piece back in is nearly impossible. It took me 15 minutes to finally get it back in. It was ridiculous.

-Bag doesn't seem to clean up all that well. I would try to keep paint off of it.

-A bit more padding in the walls would be nice.

-Its usually a bit expensive: I got it for $80, alot of places sell it for up wards of $120.

-Doesn't come with a chair?
Conclusion: Excellent bag if you can get a good deal on it. Its big enough to carry most of what you need, if not all of it. Even though its big and heavy, it eliminates the need of several smaller bags. Its dead sexy too; sure to turn heads at the field.

I give it a 9, simply because the separator is such a pain to install/put back in.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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Unregistered User Thursday, March 7th, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Standard duffel bag
Marker Setup: 2k1 Christmas LCD angel, freak set, boomstick set, dynaflow, x-board revie.
Strengths: Wow, there is enough room in here for 2 guns, a tank, a bunch of barrels, goggles, pack, clothes, etc etc... special compartments for paperwork n such to keep it seperate from sticky gear, a zipper compartment in the front for clean cloths, and a zipper compartment in the front for paperwork, etc. very nice. wheels for traveling, comfy carry strap and handles. detachable compartments in side so you can configure it how u want it.
Weaknesses: wish it was just a little bigger.
Conclusion: If u have the extra dough, but this thing up, very nice product, kudo's to Planet
Rating:
10 out of 10
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Unregistered User Wednesday, January 9th, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
3 months
Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
Redz Bag
Jt GearSack
Marker Setup: Dark Angel
Freak Kit
Angel AIR
Cocker
HALO
Strengths: Amazing holds everything but you HUGE toolkit
2 Guns
Like 6 barrels
Cleats
2 Pair of goggles
Cloths
Pack
And whatever else you might need/want
Weaknesses: Not Much. GREAT PRODUCT GREAT PRICE
Conclusion: I would suggest it to anybody. I was the first on my team to see/get one now 2 others have them
Rating:
10 out of 10
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Hellbily13 Wednesday, December 12th, 2001
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
none
Marker Setup: Spyder TL+, Smart Parts TearDrop Barrel, Pyscho Ballistic Dropforward, PyschoBallistic Xcore Xchamber, Dye Stickies, macro line kit, 20oz CO2
Strengths: moveable sections, seperate section for goggles and two markers, holds all of your gear, wheels
Weaknesses: its pretty big, but it holds all of your gear in one place
Conclusion: great buy keeps your gear orginized
Rating:
9 out of 10
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kollmm Saturday, October 16th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Pelican case; duffel bags
Marker Setup: Karnivor, Racegun Cocker, Excal, etc.
Strengths: It's big.
It's English.
It has zippers.
Goggle section seems solid.
Weaknesses: Terrible waste of a massive amount of space.
Doesn't fit together well.
Review: I got this bag to take my Lands End duffel and Pelican and combine them into a carry-everything bag. I plan on keeping the Pelican for flying, but I want something which will securely hold all my stuff (3 guns, 2 loaders, many pods, 2 packs, 10+ barrels, cleats, clothes, knee and elbow pads, gogs, tool kit, etc) I want my stuff to be held snugly so it doesn't bang around inside the bag, like it does in my duffel, and sufficiently armored against the outside world (eg like my Pelican, only that's *really* armored).

I had hopes for this bag, I am a big PE fan and I run a Karni as my primary. I was super excited when it showed up...

However this thing is heading back on UPS as fast as I can get rid of it. As far as I'm concerned it’s only about $5 better than the Lands-End duffel I have right now, and for keeping my barrels, bottle, gun, loader and chrony safe my Pelican 1550 is infinitely better - there's really no comparison.

For it’s massive space, there are really only 2 sections – the goggle section (which is okay) and the gun section (which is about as useful as a normal a duffel). There's nothing to hold bottles or anything else in place. So my bottles would be rattling around with my loader, my tool box, cleats, clothes, cleaning stuff – really everything but my gun, which would be rattling around by itself in a compartment which is about 10 times bigger than it needs to be and is, to be very technical about it, dorky.

- The “gun compartment” doesn’t really fit into the bag because it’s too big, so when you finally get it in there it’s all squashed up – it’s really dorky. It has to be seen to be believed. The pics on the webpage aren't at all the way mine looked.
- There are no pod, bottle or loader compartments at all.
- There’s no good tool space.
- No built-in work space.
- The gun sections are too big for a gun w/out a bottle and a barrel, and too small for complete rigs with loaders and low-slung drops (not that we're using those anymore, being pro-like in our adoration of long guns, but if we were using old-school drops, they wouldn't fit).
- The main splits into 2 or three sections, each of which is exactly the wrong size - too damn big to hold anything tightly. If I want to carry more than one gun (I have three) they’d just rattle around in one compartment, or they'd have to take up the entire bag, which seems nuts.
- The pockets are just plain silly - it's like someone just tacked them on in whatever 3D design program they used to make it and then never actually put anything inside them after it was built. "This looks like a bloody good place to stick a spare-change pocket, what? Why I'll bet I could fit TWO brass farthings in that pocket!"

Conclusion: Don't buy it until they re-tool it. If you win it in a tourney you can use it for carrying your non-paintball gear, which it should do quite well.

Rating:
3 out of 10
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