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.
Purchased this bag to use for Nordic ski trips. I wanted a bag that opened in a way so I could easily see all of my gear. Bag holds two pairs of xc boots, plus all of the gloves, hats, scarves, extra sets of clothing, waist pack, everything I need except for my skis and poles.(For food and drink I use a Bear III as a mini cooler) At home I store everything in the bag to keep the gear corralled and tidy. It’s nice to know that heading out of the house at o’dark early all I have to do is grab the bag and not worry that I am missing gloves or an extra hat... Lots of pockets for stashing stuff and love the fact that some are clear and some have a place for content tags -saves having to dig through every pocket looking for that spare hat. Very well thought out design. For non-sport travel I plan on using this rather than my carry-on suitcase, so much nicer.
I ordered this bag to support me for my planned 200 mile effort at Bigfoot in 2021. I was supposed to run it in 2020, but we all know what happened to 2020. The good news is, I’ll have much better bags in 2021 than I planned to have for 2020! These bags are fantastic, super well-made, and clearly designed by a knowledgeable ultra runner! I’d give six stars if I could!