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Old 03-08-2013, 09:21 PM
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Under Armour Backpack

OK, so my Under Armour Innovate backpack showed up! I couldn't help but start messing around. Here's what I've come up with to start.

First off, I love this bag. It is, by far, my favorite DIY bag I've converted. I just wanted to get that out of the way.

There are so many ways to go, I'm sure I'll tinker with other set-ups. But let's just go with my initial choice. The first thing is the lower sneaker compartment has a zipper divider from the top. So you can open up the whole bag, or build a small frame for the lower compartment and still put the discs on top. I opted to open up the whole bag and ignore the lower opening for now. I'll tell you why. The Innova U-channel divider fits right in. I dropped a plate of Plexiglass on the bottom (picture 1) and set the U-channel right on top. The bag also has inside pockets (picture 2) on either side. Since the discs are going in, they don't really serve much purpose. I actually put a couple smaller Plexiglass plates in there for side support (like a Grip). The front flap folds under, although it has to be zipped up a bit. I'll be using some heavy duty safety pins to hold the zippers from falling down too low.

As you can see (picture 3), the bag stands and everything is sized great. I have 16 in the main compartment, though I know I could fit a couple more if I wanted.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:22 PM
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Onto the putters! I put another Plexiglass plate in the back laptop compartment, although it doesn't need it to stand. The reason why I put it in there is because I am going to attach some pockets to the top. Ta-da! Putter quiver (picture 1). You'll also be excited to know the side pockets and outer mesh pockets are also wide enough for discs! (picture 2 and 3) I'm not sure how durable the bag is yet, so I'm not going crazy with pushing the limits. I do know that the mesh pockets also fit a 32 oz. Nalgene easily enough (though no insulation).
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:23 PM
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The one side has a pocket that you can put stuff behind, and also has a second zippered pocket in the front (picture 1). The other side pocket is chock full of little pockets, and also a key clip! (picture 2) The straps are also pretty comfortable, and come with a sternum strap (picture 3). The back is very well padded.

You can also avoid using the back laptop compartment for putters and it fits a jacket nicely. The one major con of this bag seems to be its weather resistance. The bottom would need to be plasi-dipped for any decent protection from moisture, and the top is ventilated (it's made to be a training/gym bag).

Overall I'm extremely happy with this bag. It rides high and light. It has a lot of different options to fit your own style. I look forward to taking it out on the course and trying some new configurations. Once I get some time out with it, I'll be sure to report how it holds up to course play. I'll also be getting some zipper pulls and beads in a safety orange/grey scheme to really make the bag pop.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:30 PM
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The one side has a pocket that you can put stuff behind, and also has a second zippered pocket in the front (picture 1). The other side pocket is chock full of little pockets, and also a key clip! (picture 2) The straps are also pretty comfortable, and come with a sternum strap (picture 3). The back is very well padded.

You can also avoid using the back laptop compartment for putters and it fits a jacket nicely. The one major con of this bag seems to be its weather resistance. The bottom would need to be plasi-dipped for any decent protection from moisture, and the top is ventilated (it's made to be a training/gym bag).

Overall I'm extremely happy with this bag. It rides high and light. It has a lot of different options to fit your own style. I look forward to taking it out on the course and trying some new configurations. Once I get some time out with it, I'll be sure to report how it holds up to course play. I'll also be getting some zipper pulls and beads in a safety orange/grey scheme to really make the bag pop.
So now the real question, what is the comparison between the UA and the Cabela XPG?
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:33 PM
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Very cool. Thanks for the info.
Did you find it less than $100 anywhere? It certainly looks much better than any other DIY backpack I've seen, but at a steeper cost too
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:44 PM
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I have that bag. I have gym clothes and shoes in it though. Maybe ill switch it up been looking to buy a bag rhis tear and that looks great!
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:06 PM
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Very cool DIY job on that bag, Throw! But man, the material just doesn't look like it can hold a candle to the Cabela's DIY bag. PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong.

I have punished the SH** out my Cabela's bag (winter disc at least 3 times/week) and it still basically looks brand new. I don't know if that UA bag could handle that.

I might consider grabbing and modding this UA bag for a "Summer Only" bag, but would be a bit nervous playing in winter conditions for 5 - 6 months.

Overall though, nice mod!
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:27 PM
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So now the real question, what is the comparison between the UA and the Cabela XPG?
Which model XPG bag?
Has anyone looked into REI bags? I have some member credit to use up
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:30 PM
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Very cool. Thanks for the info.
Did you find it less than $100 anywhere? It certainly looks much better than any other DIY backpack I've seen, but at a steeper cost too
$59.99
http://www.ebags.com/product/under-a...ackpack/205143


I am curious what happens with the sneaker compartment?
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:32 PM
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Which model XPG bag?
Has anyone looked into REI bags? I have some member credit to use up
Here's the XPG bag link: http://is.gd/H4INI1

And here's the DGCR XPG Mod link: http://is.gd/jbRjkU

I love my Cabela's backpack bag. It's worth every penny of the $70 (including mods) that I spent on it.
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