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By Umpire in Chief
Guaranteed for life under the eBags Lifetime Warranty and built with premium materials, wheels and handles Upper compartment measures 28.5" x 16.5" x 9" and lower compartment 28" x 16.5" x 6" Premium YKK zippers include photo-reflective cords for nighttime safety and lockable D-rings discourage tampering Recessed, locking telescoping trolley handle extends to three heights 46", 43", 40" Designed with all the organizational details that’s made the eBags brand a favorite for over 15 years The eBags TLS Collection is designed to be "Tough, Lightweight & Smart" - it's built with premium durable 840D & 900D Twisted Poly and the best telescoping handle system and wheels available. If we put our name on it, you can trust that we stand behind it. Hide-away Add-A-Bag stores inside a zippered pocket Upper compartment measures 28.5" x 16.5" x 9" and has the following features: Lockable u-zip opening for easy loading. 15.5 x 13.5" A smaller zippered top pocket is perfect for last minute items. 13.5" x 6" x 4" Two curved zippered side pockets Zippered mesh pocket under the lid. 14.75" x 12.5" Two webbing tie-down straps to secure packed contents Two removable fiberglass rods provide a tip-free design – even when expanded. To learn more about how to install the fiberglass rods and how to replace the wheels, click here Lower compartment measures 28" x 16.5" x 6" and has the following features: Two zippered mesh pockets. 12.5" x 13" Compression-molded EVA bottom that is exceptionally lightweight and flexible to withstand a lifetime of baggage handlers Two movable shelves give you flexibility to pack and secure your belongings the way you want to Convertible single/double compartment provides flexibility in how you pack. Unzip the floor that divides the upper/lower section, roll it up and secure it in place with two clip straps. Now you have one extra-large compartment measuring 28.5" x 16.5" x 15" Zippered 2" expansion gusset increases the packing space by 19% (for all the treasures you pick up for loved ones - ahem, yourself - throughout your travels) External features of the bags are as follows: Four exterior Compression straps keep a partially filled bag condensed, and overfilled bags constrained Easy-to-grab front handle is bar-tac reinforced for strength Front feet double as a second grab handle - great for overhead compartment and car trunk lifting Auto-retracting top lift handle keeps a low, out-of-the-way profile when not in use Privacy-mesh ID pocket on the side never gets separated from your bag Interior is lined with high visibility orange nylon – to make finding small things easier Recessed, locking telescoping trolley handle extends to three heights : 46", 43", 40". None of the heel-kick found on short-handled bags! Patent-pending ABS center brace for trolley system rigidity Quiet wheels glide on sealed ball bearings. While it's unlikely to be an issue, we designed them to be easily replaced if needed. Lockable D-rings on primary zippers discourage tampering and keep luggage locks in a consistent location YKK® zippers with photo-reflective zipper cords for nighttime safety When used for airline travel, be sure to check with your airline for any weight limitations Detailed Product Description
Tough Lightweight Smart – TLS truly defines the new Mother Lode series. We've completely re-designed our best selling wheeled duffels and added new features and innovative functionality and performance without added weight. If you're looking for outstanding design, style, and function, you'll find it in the new Mother Lode TLS series.
Another fantastic experience with customer service associated with our chosen Profession/Hobby!
I ordered the All-Star MVP2510m (small head) Catcher/Umpire helmet on Sunday of this week (3/6/17). I received the helmet today (3/10/17).
After examination of the helmet I discovered a gouge in the plastic. Almost as if they started to drill the hole for the screw in the wrong place, and purple paint on the silver guard.
I contacted All-Star and spoke to Lisa. She had me send her the pictures of the defects. I let them know that I intended to use the mask as is on Tuesday. The spots aren't detrimental to the functionality of the mask. I just wanted to let them know, so they can be aware incase someone else has something like this.
They advised me that they are sending me a new helmet and I can keep this one as a backup. Between All-Star and Force3, they have made this years experiences amazing getting ready for season and during the start of this season.
The Wilson Shock FX may be entering its waning days. With the market success by the All-Star System 7 hockey style mask, and the follow-on effort of Easton to produce the Mako and M-line of shaped masks, Rawlings and Wilson are now forced to reformulate their own lineup. Rawlings significantly (and finally) updated their HSMs, starting with the Pro Preferred. Wilson continued on with their Shock FX, but its clunky shape, relatively complex spring-suspension, and Wilson's unsympathetic customer service, it saw only limited use in the High School and College ranks in comparison to the All-Stars and Eastons. No Major League catchers used it, and only a handful of Major League Umpires ever did (Gary Cederstrom, famously).
Instead of trying to improve it, Wilson has instead developed an all-new, shaped WTA5700 Pro Stock hockey style mask in the hopes its looks and price point will gain the attention of high school and college programs. That's not to say that the Shock FX is, or ever was, an inferior model; it is more to say that Wilson abandoned it and chose not to further develop or improve it, or even to support existing models.
It is this last point that's got my attention. I recently received a Shock FX in decent, but used, shape. The primary pads (forehead and chin) were completely worn out, every vent hole was dirty with the dust of hundreds of games in the desert heat, and the cage had a pair of pretty significant dents to it. Besides this, the cage's paint job (when will companies learn that paint doesn't "stick" to steel??) has flaked off, and the beginnings of rust are taking hold. So, I stripped all the parts off it, cleaned everything, sanitized the inner pads of the shell, changed out the primary pads for a brand new kit, and soaked all hardware in mineral oil to recondition them (they will be thoroughly dried before I put them back). Of major note, though, is I will be sending the cage off to Tony at Mask-It to have the dents knocked back out, the cage re-trued, and then powder coated a spiffy new color. When the cage returns, remount it with the reconditioned hardware and voilá, we'll have a Shock FX, back to good-as-new.
So... why can't Wilson take care of their gear like this, or, in lieu of that, allow us to buy parts (replacement cages) so as to do it ourselves??