I finally made the leap and got a BEAR III - and as we are indoors for now, the bag is an avenue to dreams of future runs and camping. I have it set up for use on solo long trail runs when I use my car as a mid support station. I am stoked for the future and feel geeked out, happy,, and equipped, and I am not even out there yet! Thank you Victory for the energy and inspiration. Peace to everyone.
Read title. No complaints.
This is one of my ultra essentials!!! Tough bag that I’ve put through some wicked conditions and it’s never failed. Can be customized to fit whatever race needs you have. Love it!!!
Received bag 2 weeks ago with much anticipation after Ginger Runner’s Gear of the Year Review. Perfect design with ample organization and customizable storage options. However, used it for the first time last weekend at a race and unfortunately one of plastic paracord pieces that allows for the zipper pull tore off. Perhaps waterproofing of the zipper makes for a tough pull or the zippers are just of poor quality, I don’t know but this is definitely the weakest aspect of the bag. Hopefully it’ll get fixed with a new model
Thanks for your message. We're stoked you appreciate the design qualities of the BEAR III, and bummed that there was a glitch with one of your zipper pulls. It's really more of an assembly issue rather than the quality of the mechanism. In putting them together, if the cord isn't placed far enough into the housing, I can see it coming out. Of course, it shouldn't be an issue for you (or anyone else) to encounter, and we're grateful to say yours is the first incident. Fortunately, it's a pretty quick fix. We'll contact you ASAP regarding how to rectify the issue, and ensure that it doesn't happen again. Please don't hesitate to contact us, as well, if you have any further questions or issues.
Everything in one place it’s great!
perfect size for a pair of shoes, change of clothes and those important supplies (lube, chafe cream, etc.)
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!!!
Awesome! Thank you so incredibly much for the support and kind words! We share our best Birthday wishes!
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.
This is my fourth Victory bag (the original Bear, Grizzly, a small one that I can't remember the name of, and this one) and all of them are still awesome! The bags are well-made, sturdy, and look great. I bought the first bag as a drop bag for trail races but all of them can be used for so many other purposes other than as drop bags. These are my go-to bags when traveling and will be for a very long time.
A lot of thought has gone into this bag! I started Ultras in 2019, and brought everything I owned in a huge bag. Now a little wiser, this is a game changer. Thank you!