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Excellent, Spacious Bag!
on March 9, 2012
I just got this bag two days ago, and already I love it. I purchased it to replace the bag I was using for martial arts practice and going to the gym. My old bag wasn't large enough to accommodate a change of clothes AND shoes, so the 25" width and shoe tunnel of this bag caught my eye.
There is plenty of room for everything. I had all of the following packed in, and there was room to spare: foam-dipped headgear and gloves, bag gloves, T-shirt & pants, tennis shoes, do bahk & belt, shin pads, water bottle, heart rate monitor, mouth guard, hair brush, and a few other small accessories.
The bag is laid out well; very large main compartment which has an oversized heavy-duty zipper, a small mesh pouch inside the main compartment, a shoe tunnel on the right side, and a side pocket on the left. The shoe tunnel extends, at it's maximum, about half way into the main compartment, but folds up for smaller shoes or when not in use. It isolates your shoes from everything else so you don't get dirt or mud on your clothes. It and the side pocket both have a ventilated mesh top and bungee zipper pulls.
The bag has handles that velcro together as well as a removable, padded shoulder strap. I saw a few reviewers say the shoulder strap was too long, even at its shortest setting, but it's just fine for me, and I'm only 5'2". The materials and construction seem sturdy, but I can't comment yet on how it holds up over time. I purchased the purple, and the color is bold and looks great.
This bag is perfect for any athlete who needs to carry gear and a change of shoes. It is a little large, but it fit standing up in the half-sized locker at my gym. I would highly recommend it!