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    Sports bag recommendations: Ultimate (frisbee)

    After years of sharing a cavernous sports bag with my Beloved, I'd like my own bag for Ultimate where I can find sunglasses/sunblock/water without digging through the contents. I'd also like it to be easy to check what I've got with me before I head out.

    Here's a fairly typical load-out.

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    Should be easy, right?

    The main sticking point is carrying discs (frisbees): at least one and ideally two. They're each 27.5 cm in diameter (~10.8 inches) and 3 cm tall (~1.2 inches). It's okay if they get wet or muddy, so the only custom Ultimate bag I've seen had an external side-sleeve for them that meant they were neither on top of your gear nor buried under it.

    What would you suggest I look at that could become my grab-and-go bag with organised gear, that'd sit happily and visibly by the sidelines in sun (with NZ's high UV), rain and wind (we've played in strong gales - short passes, many turnovers)?

    #2
    Pop Tote? The smaller things can go in the side pockets. The water bottle looks like it'll fit in a side pocket too. The rest will fit in the body of the bag.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Rocks View Post
      Pop Tote? The smaller things can go in the side pockets. The water bottle looks like it'll fit in a side pocket too. The rest will fit in the body of the bag.
      Oooh! I hadn't known that existed. Definitely worth a try.

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        #4
        And if you have one of those cheap nylon bags/sacks they give away at gyms, with sneakers, etc... the ones with the simple drawstring cords at the sides... that could hold the wet/muddy frisbees inside the Pop Tote... I use one like that for my flipflop/shower shoes inside my Pop Tote that I use as a gym bag...

        Or get a large Shop Bag to serve the same purpose...

        Having a separate bag keeps the muck away from your other stuff and if you turn them inside out and swish around in a sink of water once a week or so, it keeps things reasonably clean

        FWIW, I reco the Mars Red Pop Tote so it doesn't get lost in the grass...with a large Canyon (if they make them again) or Northwest Sky Shop Bag

        Cheers
        I like all the blues and greys...and all the happy citrus colours too! My search unicorn is the Sapphire Dyneema original Small Shop Bag...

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          #5
          Hi there! I’m a retired ultimate player, also from a windy place - we got very good at the short passes with a lot of spin too! Some of those points were just epically long. Anyway, I think your best options are the Pop Tote or a Yeoman’s Duffle, with just a simple plastic grocery bag for muddy stuff (disks and shoes) to go inside. You might also consider a Shop Bag, which has side pockets for further organizing, to further separate things inside the Duffle.

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            Sports bag recommendations: Ultimate (frisbee)

            Originally posted by Hanaper View Post
            After years of sharing a cavernous sports bag with my Beloved, I'd like my own bag for Ultimate where I can find sunglasses/sunblock/water without digging through the contents. I'd also like it to be easy to check what I've got with me before I head out.

            Here's a fairly typical load-out.

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            Should be easy, right?

            The main sticking point is carrying discs (frisbees): at least one and ideally two. They're each 27.5 cm in diameter (~10.8 inches) and 3 cm tall (~1.2 inches). It's okay if they get wet or muddy, so the only custom Ultimate bag I've seen had an external side-sleeve for them that meant they were neither on top of your gear nor buried under it.

            What would you suggest I look at that could become my grab-and-go bag with organised gear, that'd sit happily and visibly by the sidelines in sun (with NZ's high UV), rain and wind (we've played in strong gales - short passes, many turnovers)?


            Well if i were you I think I’d go for a S19... i just really like the look and the extra space it gives you, also wont you need a change of clothes?
            I really love my tom bihn bags, but maybe if you’re not convinced by any you can take a look at the “aer” backpacks!
            Last edited by Rincewind; 01-16-2018, 03:22 PM.

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              #7
              My Mars Pop Tote arrived after the end of the summer outdoor Ultimate season. We play a variant of Ultimate indoors in autumn and winter, though, and the bag is doing the job just fine.

              Excellent suggestion. Much appreciated.

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