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Old 06-19-2015, 12:25 AM
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I was one of the individuals who was lucky enough to get the Pound Octothorpe during its prerelease a few weeks ago. Iíve played a dozen or so rounds with the bag since and I know there is a lot of buzz surrounding the bag right now so I figured Iíd make a review! If anyone has any questions that I donít address in this review you can feel free to ask questions in the comments and Iíll do my best to answer them! Iíll analyze the bag by compartments and list what I have (or have the ability to hold) in each compartment.

Front of Bag - http://imgur.com/HGV9syu
Back of Bag - http://imgur.com/juiqPnj

Putter Pocket

Iíll start with the putter pocket on the top of the bag. The putter pocket comfortably holds 4 putters and has a divider that is sewn into the bag separating the front two discs from the back two, it is about half a disc length high. On the back part of the bag there is an elastic strap and pouch that holds the zipping flap of the bag when itís not zipped up so itís not in your way. There is space for scorecards but I found it most useful for putting a towel in to dry my discs. The pouch doesnít interfere with taking the putters in / out at all. My only criticism of the top pocket is that in the front when I try to slide a putter in front of the other 3 there is a small plastic insert sewn into the front of the bag (under the pound symbol) that occasionally makes it difficult to put my putter in. I however assume that over time as the bag stretches out this will be less of a problem. The one thing that I do love about this pocket though is that the zipper flap is designed to fit over the top of the putters when itís shut. Pretty awesome.

Pocket with discs - http://imgur.com/egwifds
Pocket empty - http://imgur.com/6OqPFLl
Pocket zipped - http://imgur.com/TLQZ6DC

Putter Pocket

2 Bt Hard Shields
2 Lucid Wardens
1 Microfiber Towel

Large Side Compartment

I have 5 discs in this compartment. I honestly am not the largest fan of the compartment. Itís large enough for more wide rimmed discs however there is no mechanism to hold down the zipper flap. Itís also slightly difficult for me to pull out discs and put them back in whenever I have a jacket or water bottles on the innermost pocket. There isnít anything except the bag material separating the pockets. I may move one of the discs out to make the fit a little more comfortable. The compartment may be better served for a birdie bag or other things you want to carry with you while youíre playing.

Compartment with discs - http://imgur.com/WA9KPsm
Compartment without discs - http://imgur.com/kjuzZjb
Zipped with discs - http://imgur.com/rL8GFfT

Large Side Compartment

1 Blend Suspect
1 Fuzion Suspect
1 Biofuzion Suspect
2 Opto Tridents

Innermost Pocket #1

Also love the inner pockets! This one has a large pocket sewn on the inside that securely holds both my phone and my wallet while Iím playing. There are also 3 pockets sewn onto the outside of the innermost one. These three are also great for holding other miscellaneous items like sharpies, pencils, or snacks you bring with you. The pocket itself is large enough to hold 3-4 discs without too much interference with the outer compartment. Iíve put three to four 12 oz glass bottles / water bottles on the inside as well. This does however involve rubbing the discs on the large side compartment. Which is one of my only criticisms about the pocket. Since I donít use this for more disc space and utilize it for water bottles most of the time Iím bummed out by the rubbing!

Pocket - http://imgur.com/C8KiYHc

Innermost Pocket #1

Phone
Wallet
4 Pencils
4 Sharpies
3-4 Water / Glass Bottles

Innermost Pocket #2

This pocket is about the same size as the other one, it can fit 3-4 discs but doesnít have the sewn in pockets like the other side. It has a sleeve for an umbrella. THE UMBRELLA SLEEVE ACTUALLY WORKS! Iíve only played in the rain once while Iíve had it but I threw on the rainfly and put up the umbrella and stuck it down in the sleeve. It held the umbrella up while I was walking around. Sleeve works great for storing the umbrella when you arenít using it as well. Love it. I keep my rainfly and a jacket in here as well.

Pocket - http://imgur.com/kh7NXEC
Pocket with Umbrella up - http://imgur.com/WnCMQyB

Innermost Pocket #2

Rainfly
Softshell Jacket / Rainjacket
Umbrella
Baseball

Top Pockets (Both Sides)

The small pockets sewn onto the inner most pockets are very nice additions. They are pretty much utility pockets for anything that you donít want to lose in the innermost pockets. Not much else to say about them!

Pocket Empty - http://imgur.com/a1MoEKf

Top Pockets

5 Minis (Right Pocket)
Car Keys (Left Pocket)

Small Side Compartment

This compartment I do like! Itís large enough for a 32 oz water bottle or three 16 oz bottles. I use it to hold all of my towels though. Itís a pretty big pocket, you could put a lot of stuff in here.

Compartment empty - http://imgur.com/yg2FpLS

Small Side Compartment

7 Microfiber towels

Water Bottle Holder

I love this thing. Itís by far the best water bottle holder Iíve had on a bag before. The elastic on the top is firm and holds it well. The material holds the water bottle very close to the bag and it doesnít sway or flop around when Iím walking on the course.

Water Bottle + Umbrella in side - http://imgur.com/ImHu7JF

Water Bottle Holder

32 Oz Nalgene Water Bottle

Water Bladder Holder

I canít speak much for this pocket as I donít have a bladder. There seems to be a large amount of space in the pocket for a bladder and Iím probably planning on buying a 2L bladder (which is the size itís advertised to hold) soon.

Chair Holder

This holds my chair so securely. I really like this addition to the bag, itís not hard to put the chair on or take it off at all. Alike the water bottle holder it doesnít sway or flop around while Iím walking! Awesome!

Chair Holder

1 Camp Time Stool

Main Compartment

Pretty standard main compartment. There arenít any sewn in or Velcro dividers for the discs which I actually like on the bag. There is a Velcro strap on the back of the zipper flap that attaches on the inside of the bag, nice and high, away from the discs. This pocket doesnít interfere with the innermost pockets like the outer ones do, the frame of the bag separates the pockets and makes for a very nice main disc compartment.

Main Compartment open - http://imgur.com/9OHqrXg
Main Compartment shut - http://imgur.com/WVpepFJ

Main Compartment

1 Prime Truth
1 Lucid Truth
1 Fuzion Truth
1 Fluid Truth
3 Opto Saint Pros
1 GL Saint Pro
2 Opto Sparks
1 Lucid Felon
1 GL XXX
1 VIP Sword
1 Lucid Trespass
1 Biofuzion Enforcer
2 Tournament Giants
1 VIP Giant
1 Opto Stiletto

Mini Pocket

Itís a mini pocket. Not much else to say. It holds my mini securely and definitely has space for a second mini if I wanted two there.

Mini Pocket

1 Mini

Rainfly

This thing is awesome! Somewhat tricky to get on since it's all elastic (no snaps or velcro) but after it's on it's secure. The pocket to open to the main compartment is awesome and has magnets towards the bottom so it will 'snap' shut after you're done with it. The top pocket that folds up to reveal putters is nice as well. You are able to have the umbrella in the umbrella holder while the rainfly is on as well, which is nice.

Rainfly closed - http://imgur.com/AMKAGb0
Top open - http://imgur.com/LYnbBx9
Main compartment open - http://imgur.com/ZIuDwOC

Overview

All in all I definitely think this bag is worth the money. There was a lot of thought that went into the designing of this bag and it shows. My only criticism is the rubbing between the large outer pocket and the innermost pocket. The bag feels secure on my back and has a TON of space to hold stuff. The straps are very well made and the padding on the back of the bag and underside of the straps make it feel like Iím not carrying quite as much. There is an adjustable clip on the front of the straps that can clip them together as well. Iíve played on some ski slopes since getting it and this bag will not tip over for anything, the bag is very bottom heavy and steady even on some pretty steep inclines. Waterproof zippers are nice to have as well (I donít need plastic bags for my phone anymore! Wooo). The actual frame of the bag is pretty interesting, itís not a rigid frame which is what Iím used to in a disc golf bag, itís more of a flexible frame that seems to adhere to whatever itís on. If I set it down it fits to the ground, when itís on my back it fits to my back. The frame definitely took me by surprise but I also definitely like it a lot. Doesnít really put as much strain on me when I turn quickly or go up an incline. The bottom almost seems like itís plasti-dipped however Iím fairly certain itís a Teflon coat for the bag. The bottom also isnít rigid like in most other backpack bags, itís very flexible. All in all a great bag! Iíd totally recommend it.
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Old 06-19-2015, 12:41 AM
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Looks like they copied the Magellan.
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Looks like they copied the Magellan.


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I envy this guys company. He realized you were willing to pay $300 for a golf bag. If I were a disc manufacturer I would be raising prices post haste.

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Old 06-19-2015, 07:52 AM
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Thanks for the review.
Can we put anything in the water bladder pocket?
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Great review. I bought the exact same bag as well and love it. The materials, design, and everything else are so brilliantly designed that it's worth every penny. Every guy in our club was in love with the rainfly during our tags round this week. Can't believe this got a Magellan comparison, what a joke.
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Old 06-19-2015, 10:26 AM
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I envy this guys company. He realized you were willing to pay $300 for a golf bag. If I were a disc manufacturer I would be raising prices post haste.
Hopefully you say the same about the Mahal and Grip and all other tournament bags that are north of $250.
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Thanks for the in-depth review and photos. Those of us like myself and hSnap that are in the premium bag market really appreciate your descriptive exploration of all the Octo's features.
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Now this is how you do a bag review :bow:
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Thanks for the review.
Can we put anything in the water bladder pocket?
After looking at it there is actually some space in there. I put three water bottles in and didn't feel anything on my back when I had the bag on. I think there is probably room for a light jacket as well. Downside is the zipper is heavier material than the others so it's actually a little difficult to open.
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