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Old 07-22-2015, 04:38 PM
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This mahal is from 2011 i believ and still in great shape aside fromthe few parts i had fixed
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Old 07-23-2015, 09:59 AM
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^ I sent mine out to mystery ranch for repairs this last spring. I got sleeves put on both my straps and a zipper fixed. I've had mine for over 3 years now and it's still bulletproof.
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Old 07-24-2015, 06:42 PM
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Im only 4 rounds into Mahal ownership, but I could probably get rid of all my other bags (except my faithful plasti-dipped Crunch Box) and not miss them. It is barely a pound heavier than my Shift, but with the Futura yoke I can comfortably carry 3x as much weight as I would ever subject the Shift to. The build quality is through the roof, and I am certain that anyone who doubts the value of this bag has never truly used or even closely examined a top quality backpack. I say this as a lifelong wilderness camper that has subjected tons of gear to the abuse of dozens of Boundary Waters/Canadian Rockies/Glacier NP trips. Everything from the fabric to the zippers to the stitching, straps and buckles appears to be top shelf. Not at all surprising from a highly-respected outfit like Mystery Ranch.

For any prospective premium backpack customer it really comes down to this: do you want a fancy disc-specific storage box with some shoulder straps slapped on, or do you hold versatility and a supremely well designed yoke system as the higher priorities? It just so happens that the storage layout of the Mahal fits my game and packing style perfectly: comfortable efficiency for my typical 15-18 disc casual rounds, yet able to become humongous when the need arises and swallow way more stuff than any other bag on the market.

Want to carry a dozen discs and a dozen beers? Try a Mahal.
Want to carry 30 discs, 2 full-size Nalgenes, some snacks, and a bunch of random other stuff? Try a Mahal.
Any size in between, just tighten a few straps for that custom fit.
Umbrella, stool? No problem, dedicated spots for both.
The Mahal is a study in form following function, especially when compared to the Grip-style bags, but I happen to think the form is pretty badass (especially in blackout mode).

I am extremely happy with my purchase so far, and given the repair feedback from TheWCG and Booter I should remain that way even if I do manage to damage it.
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Old 09-15-2015, 06:25 PM
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Order made, confirmation sent back, let the equinox of George begin!
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Old 09-16-2015, 05:39 PM
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In the picture I can't see a bottle holder anr thw site sells an add-on bottle holder. Are these still coming with these installed?
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Old 09-16-2015, 05:45 PM
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^ Yes. Two. Big enough to hold two beers in each. Or sodas. Whatever. Two cans. Or a Nalgene.
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Old 09-16-2015, 06:07 PM
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^ They also work great for empty cans as they have the riveted drain holes for any extra leakage after you crush the can.
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Old 09-16-2015, 06:50 PM
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^truth. Two bottle/cup holders is a prerequisite I think if ONLY for having somewhere to put your empties. You can put full water bottles in any zipped compartment. But a safe place for empties is so important on any bag. Bag manufacturers should know that and help make it easier for everyone to pack out their trash.
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:26 PM
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^ Great point, although most trash I pick up on my home course is from walkers not golfers.

On a side note DRB; I miss the kitten
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Old 09-17-2015, 01:17 AM
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On a side note DRB; I miss the kitten
Me too, actually.
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