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Old 09-17-2013, 06:17 PM
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Thumbs up New DIY $25 Backpack Bag.

So I was at Target recently and spotted these in the back to school section.
They are $25 in store or $18 on the website (free shipping).
If you're on the website, make sure to purchase one with the "Handle" on the front pocket. Do a search for "Embark Backpack".

Anyway, I picked one up, cut and painted some PVC for it and the results are in the gallery below. I've not tried it yet, but the material feels similar to my Nike Bat Pack bag.

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2 Bottle holder side pockets
1 Front pocket for putters, holds 2-3.
1 Lap top sleeve that will hold a 4th putter (where I put my DX Dragon for water holes).
1 Pocket at the top, you can see my iPhone in it for scale, should fit phone+poncho fine. I'm using it for my Bluetooth Speaker.
2 Side elastic straps, you can see the carabiner hanging on mine, great for towels/bag tags/birdie beads.

I will update this thread when I have a chance to field test it.
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http://imgur.com/a/q3Bkr#0


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Old 09-17-2013, 06:22 PM
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That looks really nice!...nice find
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:44 PM
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Nice looking bag. Pretty disposable too at that price. Would def be interested if it lasts a while and I didn't carry a grip. DIY bags are always really neat.
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:20 PM
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Would you mind showing a picture of the PVC frame please?
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:19 PM
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Hard to beat that price and looks like it's set up well for dg. I'm interested in seeing how it holds up.
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:29 PM
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$18? That's definitely worth looking at for the guys who want a backpack style on the cheap! Good job!
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:31 PM
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i know someone who works there so i can get it for even less...score
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Ray Gunnell View Post
Would you mind showing a picture of the PVC frame please?
Added images of the pvc frame, very basic. Made for under $5 (I had the spray paint).

Also, the last image with the Sharpie hanging on the laptop sleeve is how the discs look without the PVC frame - I left the Sharpie there to visualize how deep the discs sit without it... about 3 inches lower. For the most economical solution.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:34 AM
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Very nice!
Thanks for sharing!
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:00 PM
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Nice DIY! This one might push me over into the backpack world.
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