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Old 03-25-2011, 10:40 AM
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R & D! Hiking/Backpacking packs have evolved massively over the last century. People didn't feel a need to carry 30 discs "in style" till the early 2000s. We'll get there, just need more golfers to make paying for the R & D a feasible venture.

Another thing to keep in mind is how awkward a disc is. The bag designs that have the discs hanging off our backs perpendicular to our bodies are clumsy, but having them parallel only gives us 10-12 discs with our current bags until they are "boxy" just like the perpendicular designs. The tilted "shelve" design by GB is a nice step forward, and hopefully will open some minds to new ideas.

It's the exact same problem we have with DG shoes.
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:55 AM
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The high cost relative to hiking bags and the like is simple production levels. The more of something you produce, the lower the cost per manufactured item becomes. There are far more consumers of hiking bags than there are of high quality DG bags.

The poor design I attribute to a whole lot of "me too" innovation. Create the same box with straps and add a new pocket or a lined bottom and call is new. That's changing lately with the increase in backpack and luggage/roller style bags.
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:57 AM
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Mystery Ranch is it, although it has the early adopter price tag
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:11 AM
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My only issue with the Mahal is that it seems like a DG bag designed through "hiking-colored glasses" if you know what I mean. It's a sweet looking bag, but the vast majority of golfers don't need all the storage that thing provides. Again, it's great for players that do need that kind of storage (ie. they prefer to carry 110 discs, 3 spare outfits and a reverse osmosis.)
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:13 AM
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i just have my straps tightened up all the way so my carolina is up high on my back. feels like i'm wearing nothing at all. nothin at all, nothin at all, nothin at all

Stupid sexy Flanders!
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:20 AM
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I love my Revo Dual Pack. Weight distribution is perfect with it.

I switched half (HALF!!!) my discs into my discarrier the other day with phenix quads to "go a bit lighter," and it felt like I had twice the weight.

32 discs in dual pack FEELS LIGHTER than 18 in the discarrier with quads...
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:24 AM
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I had a discarrier and I have the same complaints. I did upgrade that to a GB Kong, and believe it or not the weight distribution is WAY better, so I can only imagine how the Mahal is going to be when I receive that.

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I love my Revo Dual Pack. Weight distribution is perfect with it.

I switched half (HALF!!!) my discs into my discarrier the other day with phenix quads to "go a bit lighter," and it felt like I had twice the weight.

32 discs in dual pack FEELS LIGHTER than 18 in the discarrier with quads...
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:34 AM
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:45 AM
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I think any bag with any quad strap can be adjusted one way or another to fit and be comfortable on anybody.
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Personally, I'd think some of the better bike messenger bag manufacturers would be easier to convince to make some high quality mock ups... Most will do custom work for anyone at a good price, and be equally as good as a backpack manufacturer.

My current favorites:
http://www.rickshawbags.com/
http://blackrosebags.blogspot.com/
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