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I notice many manufacturers just state that a bag holds x number of discs but provides no measure of the width of the storage space. I'm sure that some manufacturers are more generous in width per disc than others.

What's the true width of a disc stored in a bag?

When filled to capacity are bags usually comfortable to remove a disc for throwing? Is one 'spare' disc space enough to make it comfortable?
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Old 07-20-2020, 10:49 AM
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Totally depends how many mids or putters are in there.

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Totally depends how many mids or putters are in there.
Ok, assume none. All Fairway and Distance drivers. Lots of bags have putter pouches and extra pockets for the rest.
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Old 07-20-2020, 11:55 AM
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I think when they say “up to X amount of discs,” there is likely an implied assumption that there is an even distribution of, say, mids/fairway/distance.

Putters are so bulky!
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Old 07-20-2020, 12:05 PM
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I actually think they mean all drivers. It sounds better if it holds 18 (drivers) as opposed to 15 (drivers, mids and putters).

But yeah, a lot of bags have a putter pocket now. I have a DD Commander and Grip A. They are pretty close but I think I can get a couple more in the Commander with the top compartments. But I have way less storage for other stuff than the Grip.
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It’s kind of like buying a tent.

Sure, you can fit six people in a six person tent but it’ll be tight. A six person tent is better suited to three, maybe four people.

I find bags that say twenty discs will usually comfortably hold about seventeen by the time you put some putters and mids in there.

I also don’t stuff my bags to capacity. Not only do I hate wedging my fingers in to get a disc out but I like to keep the weight down when I’m playing.

The small, beginner type bags seem to be rated the opposite. I’ve had small bags that said 8-10 discs that easily held 12.

I guess it’s kind of like flight ratings on a disc- take it with a grain of salt.

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I get less than the stated capacity but I carry more putters and midranges than I do drivers.
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So does anyone have any dimensions? For example if I said I have 30cms of space in the main compartment what would you say is the capacity? I know I could look at the height of discs but obviously if I stack three discs the total height is less than three times the height of one.
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^You could try asking the bag manufacturer for dimensions instead of a range of discs that it will hold.

I guess I'm not sure what you're trying to do. Are you looking for a new bag or are you just curious how tall a stack of discs can be?
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I guess you will get a variable answer. My guess is maybe 2 cm per disc (more or less depending on type) so 30 cm is probably 15 discs (but that sounds kind of high)? They’ll obviously overlap a bit, how they fit together, but you gotta factor in some finger room to comfortably pull discs out.

I don’t think there is a sure fire algorithm. Maybe it’s 2cm x (a factor for disc type) x (a comfortability factor)...

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