Second victory product for us (for ultrarunner husband actually), graduated to the bear for use during his 100s while we'll keep the smaller bag for post-race recovery needs. Really love all the clear pouches in the bear and how it opens up completely. He's excited to use it in the fall! Customer service was great as well - worked directly with victor to figure out a way to fit my text on the custom tag when i forgot to add it in the order, and everything made it to me in just a few days. Two thumbs up!
Received my order quickly, even during the Christmas holiday mailing period. Love both bag colors, red and blue. Haven't used bags yet, bur I think they are well designed so that stuff can be kept in them in a very orderly fashion. Seem to be made with quality materials and craftsmanship. Can't wait to use them during ultra's next year.
Thank you Victory Sports Designs for great service
Thanks Jack! Don't forget you can also use them when not racing. I'm also pretty sure Maggie dog would love to have her own go-bag. :-)
So this bag is amazing with one single design flaw. The insulated water bottle pouches don’t fit a single water bottle I own from Nalgene bottles to camelback bottles nothing fits in them. Why include them if they don’t fit anything. The organization is AMAZING and I may even buy the bigger bag for future races for crewing duties. I can’t recommend this bag enough but man do I not understand the point of the bottle holders.
<br>Thanks for your great feedback. I'm not sure if you received my email reply regarding your question about the water bottle holders. They fit many different styles of 16oz bottles. The reason for restricting them to that size is limited to the need for keeping the bag's dimensions in line with what most 100 mile races require. I'll send you a few 16oz bottles to use in the holders! All is not lost. Believe me, they do exist. Cheers!</p>
Bear was just what I’ve needed for self-supported virtual and crewed in-person ultras! Size and organization have been perfect for preparing for different needs and layouts (hotter and dry/rainy, colder and rainy) for both gear and fuel. Pretty indestructible, too (phew!). Sooooo glad I finally brought a Bear home :)
A friend of mine is a jogger/runner, and he showed me this amazing bag which he uses to organize his marathons with water, salt tablets, energy bars etc. I'm not a very sporty person - if I jogged a quarter of a mile I would probably have a heart attack. However, in the bag there are many convenient compartments and sleeves and pockets to organize just about anything. So I bought one for my art supplies. There is a sleeve for my paint brushes, a large space for my batik and wood dyes, a zip compartment for my oil and acrylic paints and the list goes on.... Parents could even use it to organize baby supplies or computer freaks can organize their hardware and cables. The bag is truly a "Victory" for me.