By Umpire in Chief
My Diamond Ultimate 30" Equipment bag has reached it end of life. This year it remained on life support having had to glue one of the wheels in with Gorilla Glue.
So now find myself contemplating 2 bags:
FORCE3 ULTIMATE 32" UMPIRE EQUIPMENT BAG ON WHEELS
eBags TLS Mother Lode 29" Wheeled Duffel
They both get a lot of positive mentions here. But here is one thing that is somewhat important to me, but I've never seen mentioned here; breath-ability.
Why you ask? After a game here in the summer my equipment is weighed down with tons of nasty sweat. So after my game I don't put my equipment back in the bag so it can air out - the best they can in my trunk. I would like to put it back where it belongs in my bag, but if I did my equipment would never dry out.
I'd love your thoughts pros/cons on each!
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.
I need some input. I have the Wilson 36" Bag and need to pack it differently to make everything fit. That being said I am having some logistical issues with making everything fit.
Here is what I used to do when I used the Champro Pro Plus - Uniforms in the bottom, jackets, undergarments, hats, belts. Leg Guards, mask, ballbags, accessory bag (have since went to a tackle box), and CP over the top of all that. Shoes in one end of the top, and cleaning supplies and towels in the other.
Now since I have moved to the Unequal Force3 CP V1, All-Star 2510m Helmet. These are much bulkier. I have taken out all my Navy and put it in a separate bag. I have 4 pairs of pants in the top middle compartment, 4 short sleeve, one long sleeve, socks, undergarments, Plate shoes in one end, base in the other with the cleaning supplies.
So, I am always looking to improve my organization and arrangement so as to make dressing as quick and painless as possible. As well as returning the bag to service for the next set. Attached are some picks of my current setup. Thoughts??
Note that I use a single bag for gear and uniforms.