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Old 05-09-2018, 07:51 PM
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Great to hear! Thank you very much for the info; the stool does sound like a pretty awesome feature. I think I have a new front runner for a bag purchase. I'll have to check with them on how long it will take to get one since their store says they are only doing pre-orders.
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:28 PM
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Yeah in general he makes them on demand, but at times when business is slower he makes Simians in anticipation. I didn't see a wait time listed, so I assume it'll be pretty quick.

Glad you're looking into it. I think it's an amazing bag, and love supporting a one-man business.
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Old 05-10-2018, 02:22 AM
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I recently got a Prodigy BP-3 backpack to try out instead of an over-the-shoulder bags. Unfortunately, I overlooked how little storage space it actually has; besides the disc compartment, it only has two very small pockets for storage. So I am currently researching some larger bags so that I will be able to bring things like snacks, water, rain gear, etc. with me to the course. I am getting into disc golf more seriously than I have been in the past, so I don't mind spending a little more on something that I will hopefully last for years to come (and something that I have to use for every round ). I listed some things I see as pros and cons for each bag I've looked at, in no particular order. Any input on pros/cons, comparisons of each bag, other recommendations, or any info that I am overlooking would be greatly appreciated!

1) Fossa Tana Pro:
Pros:
- Multiple pockets to organize your stuff
- Cheaper compared to most of the other considered bags
- I find the inside shelf/putter pocket interesting, it looks more efficient than bags that have the pocket on the flap like the Latitude 64 E3 or the Voodoo Spinal Tap 3. Not sure if that actually holds true or not
- I've heard the straps are very comfortable
- Rainfly included
Cons:
- I've heard that it is heavier than other bags. Not sure if true because I can't seem to find a weight for most of the bags
- Discs on the ends can be more difficult to remove. This happens with my BP-3 too, and while somewhat annoying it is not a dealbreaker.
- Only one water bottle pocket. Not a huge loss since I'm sure I could put drinks in the other pockets

2) Voodoo Spinal Tap 3:
Pros:
- Currently on sale for cheaper than the Tana Pro. I can't pull the trigger for at least another month so I don't know if this will still be the case when I actually go to buy a bag
- Medium price point for the considered bags.
- Rainfly included
Cons:
- Does not have separate pockets to organize items

3) Latitude 64 Luxury E3:
Pros:
- Same price range as the Tana Pro
- Multiple pockets to organize your stuff
- Rainfly included
- Adjustable disc dividers (this is the only bag I saw this listed for, do the others have this as well?)
Cons:
- Only one water bottle pocket. Not a huge loss since I'm sure I could put drinks in the other pockets

4) Hyzerbomb FlakX:
Pros:
- Same price range as the Tana Pro
- Multiple pockets to organize your stuff
- Rainfly included
Cons:
- Most expensive bag considered
- Appears to have less storage than the other bags

5) Disc Store Disc Golf Tournament Bag (I know, probably blasphemous since it isn't from a disc golf company; but I like to save money sometimes, and it it really cheap!)
Pros:
- Extremely cheap compared to the other considered bags
Cons:
- Less storage space than other bags
- I am concerned it may be poorly constructed due to the price point

Sorry for the wall of text. If anyone is reading this and is also looking for a new bag, I hope this also gives you a good starting point to figure out which one would work best for you. Thanks for taking the time to read all of this!
The Hyzerbomb bags have a habit of braking down. Other users on Youtube have pointed out over and over the bag wearing out on the top sew in part of the straps on both models.

I have not heard much bad of things about the Voodo or the Fosa Tanna Pro if any I can think of. I have heard about on the Fourms of DGCR one person having the Latude 64 bag failing and being uncomfortable for some players.
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Old 05-10-2018, 02:30 AM
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I have seen this bag on a YouTube review. https://www.amazon.com/Odin-Disc-Gol...ts=p_89%3AOdin It has storage for days as the top side zippers open up and is all open behind the top putter discs. Nice price point. The small side pocket is often turned into the second bottle holder by most people.

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Old 05-10-2018, 09:51 AM
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Old 05-10-2018, 04:00 PM
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4) Hyzerbomb FlakX:
Pros:
- Same price range as the Tana Pro
- Multiple pockets to organize your stuff
- Rainfly included
Cons:
- Most expensive bag considered
- Appears to have less storage than the other bags
I was considering the FlakX last year, but read some reviews that the durability is not good. Back when they came out the customer support was pretty good (several people got the entire bag replaced) but I'm not sure if that's still the case.

Another one to look at is the Flak4, which is basically an updated version of the Flak3 which I used for two years of abuse and still have as my backup bag. The reviews I read of the Flak4 did not report as many durability issues, and it can be found new on eBay for <$200 shipped. It's a more "conventional" backpack bag with large storage compartment above the main disc pocket, plus a variety of smaller side pockets. One other note: I LOVE LOVE LOVE the side putter & mini storage on the Flak series. IMO, much better than the "quiver" style putter storage that seems to have become fairly ubiquitous in the backpack bag market.

A word on the Octothorpe/Octohaul: I bought an Octothorpe last year and love it. Yes, pricey. I carry a lot of stuff, and frankly I never need more space than the Thorpe offers. Can't imagine needing the extra storage of the Octohaul, but I guess some folks find use for it. It's a lot more common for me to realize I've been carrying 3 extra towels, or 2 sunscreens, than to think I need even more storage space. And that's on top of 20 discs, water, a few White Claws, etc. etc. etc.

Gorilla Boy Simian was on my short list last year, but they weren't in stock. Love the built-in stool concept.

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Old 05-14-2018, 06:55 AM
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I bought a disc store tournament bag to hold me over until I found the bag i actually wanted. It's a great bag for the price. Materials are definitely cheap, think lightweight canvas-like material found on cheap non-dg bags. It is very floppy as a result, but I put a next level pvc frame in which solved that problem. The flap does not stay put, solution is velcro. There is a ton of disc storage, I could easily squeeze 30 discs in the bag. The bag is also comfortable, and the straps are better than expected. It treated me well while I decided what I wanted, and despite the cheap material has not ripped.

I ended up deciding on a Fossa Tana in camo. Very happy with the bag, not a huge step up in price but for $65 it is an awesome bag. I'll be honest, the colour was the biggest deciding factor. Perfect amount of disc storage for me, discs are snug enough but not that bad to pull out on the side. I'm a big fan of the side putter pocket and disc slot in the main compartment, works well for tapping in and easily bagging an approach and putter without taking off the bag. I love how small the bag actually is, sits very nicely in the back, but still has enough room for a hoodie up top. I see no reason to get the pro, others may disagree.
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