I bought a Bear III for my first 200 miler this year and it was a game changer. I could find everything I needed quickly because there was a pocket for everything and the ability to see the contents of most of them at a glance. That made it so that I wasted no time finding what I needed. I was so happy that I bought a second Bear III. I plan to eventually buy two more. It’s hard to go back to using a dry bag with no organization after being spoiled with the Victory Sportdesign drop bags.
So amazing! These bags not only helped me better organize my race drop-bags, they are so well designed that I found myself adding things that I never would have thought of adding! And those things made all the difference! Thank you Victory Sportdesign for getting me to the finish!
The Bear III is perfect for races when you won’t have crew or for when aid stations and access are remote. It’s easy to organize and seems bottomless in what it can hold. I have trusted many races to these bags
Love love my bear III bag and my 2 running trucker hats
Want a 2nd one already
Every Victory bag is an Everything bag. I was excited to add the Coyote to my collection of Do Anything bags. I was looking for a bag that would hold a pair of shoes and enough gear for a race and this is it! Thanks again for the attention to the details that set your bag apart from the competition. I will be taking this everywhere.
Was gifted one of the products for my birthday. Use this all the time at ultras. The quality is fantastic. Got two bags for friends for their birthday. Thanks Victor and team for awesome products and service.
perfect size for a pair of shoes, change of clothes and those important supplies (lube, chafe cream, etc.)
The compact Cougar II is just what I was looking for in a drop bag. Enough room inside for large items like jackets, flashlights and a fluid bottle and outside pockets to store gels and bars. The outside is firm enough to maintain its box shape and the protected see thru cover allows an insert for a bib # , name and AS location. Distinctive shape and red color makes it easy to spot. I highly recommend this superb drop bag.
Victory Sports Design. how should I put it? it simply ART!
super well thought out design and features that shows dedication to the smallest details.
The pockets, the zippers, the clear windows, and with great organization and durability - everything just clicks.
The materials are top notch and even though I've got the small Cougar II - there is plenty of room for all essentials.
Victor (the owner) takes every order seriously and it shows, answering every question with patient kindness and confidence. Even added a personal note in the package that make it feel like your a part of the family. I can't put the words to show my appreciation. Thank you!
From ordering to the final product, I could have not been happier. Gave as a birthday gift to my Ultra running wife....she LOVED it!!!
<p>Awesome! Thank you so incredibly much for the support and kind words! We share our best Birthday wishes!</p>
This is by far the best and most organized pack around, and I did look around. The adjustable shelf unit inside is so helpful for making the perfect fit for what you're putting in. The padded laptop pocket is key, the outer pockets are easy to get in while wearing the pack. It's extremely comfortable, even if it's packed to the gills. And if you have to run with it, it doesn't bounce. It's a great design.
Really like the bag, it just seems a little big for what I need. I wish there was a size between the BearIII & Kodiak.
Hi Shannon, thanks for your review. I hear ya'. We're working on something in between. Don't hold your breath for it though. It'll be a little while before hitting final production.
The waterproof zipper is peeling off all over.
The inside dividers are weak and got all smashed/bend.
I’m not very happy or impress with this bag
Thank you for your valuable feedback. I too am disappointed (perhaps even moreso), as well as concerned and surprised that your bag had these issues right out of the gate. I know you were very eager to use it at a recent event. In the next few days I'll email you to discuss and remedy the situation. I take great pride in having the back of everyone who's purchased a Victory Bag. Rest assured I have yours too.
I haven't had a chance to use it yet, but I bought it because I recently crewed someone during a self supported100 mile road race. It seemed very well built and made my job crewing much easier because his stuff was all in labeled pockets and nicely separated. After arriving home I ordered 2. One for myself, and one for my wife. Looking forward to trying them out!
Purchased 3 different crew bags from other companies and this was the big winner. The versatility of the dividers and the multiple see through and magnetized pockets keep my crew person organized and efficient when I checked in each 20 mi loop of the 100. Easy to carry and move backpack straps out of the way to access contents. This one cost me more but is worth every single dollar.
Have had a few velcro bits pull off in the visible panel on the lid ( where you might put supplements etc). I was also a bit disappointed with the quality of webbing used on the shoulder straps and carry loop. I am overall happy with the bag but will not buy again with the current webbing used.
<br><br>Thank you for your detailed feedback. While glowing reviews always make us smile, critical ones are the most valuable. If I were to say every detail on the bags, I've designed and put together, were spot on perfect I'd be stretching myself a bit.
I agree with you about the webbing. It's a note I've had regarding future adjustments. As always it's an evolving process and comments like yours help guide these designs to the next level. </p>
<p></p><p>On the note regarding the Velcro, I'll email you for specifics. I've never seen that happen before. I know you recently received your bag. If it's a warranty issue, I'd like to take care of it.
The Bear III is everything I wanted and more. Love this bag!
Custom name print for removable Victory Bag pocket/patch
Have had several different kinds of drop bags, but this bag is the absolute best I have used. The compartments are perfect to organize everything I need at a drop station. Absolutely love it! And it has my name stitched on it!
I used this drop bag at miles 48 and 62 in my first hundred mile race. It was big enough to fit my cold weather gear and lots of little things that I might need. It also came fast, despite getting a customized patch.
I just ran my first 100 miler with crew this weekend and the amount of these bags was off the charts. My crew said that the custom patch was commented on literally at every aid station by several people that also had bear 3 bags. Awesome addition to an awesome tool for success
I loved this bag! It helped me get organized on race day and cut down my time searching for things significantly. Excellent quality product with a sweet personalization and encouraging note. These things meant everything to me on that day!
When I first got the Bear II I thought it would be a little small for a drop bag at an aid station with multiple passes. But as I packed everything in it, the bag turned out to be the perfect fit. The multiple pockets kept everything organized and the labels on the pockets helped out a ton as my mind became foggy in the late miles. Such a high quality bag will last for years.