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Old 02-17-2020, 10:08 PM
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Sad to read some of these comments. The shift is my all time favorite bag and my current one might not last the year.
Yeah I do not know why Upper Parks just stopped making bags, they had some of the best, was looking at one of the bags at one point in 2018 then the bags model got hard to find.
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Old 02-18-2020, 03:19 PM
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Yeah I do not know why Upper Parks just stopped making bags, they had some of the best, was looking at one of the bags at one point in 2018 then the bags model got hard to find.
I agree

I've tried to find something better than the shift but it's close to the perfect bag for me.

I should probably buy another one but that ten year warranty isn't looking too promising.

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Old 03-04-2020, 09:31 PM
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I have a (v4) Rebel if anyone is interested. Don’t get time to play between work and 4 kids and could use the cash.
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Old 03-31-2020, 02:14 AM
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Rebel users, how do you use the three vertical pockets? What discs do you put in each pocket?
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Old 03-31-2020, 09:31 AM
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Rebel users, how do you use the three vertical pockets? What discs do you put in each pocket?
Top: 2 putting putters (face-to-face)
Middle: Approach, and most frequently-used mid
Bottom: OS putter/approach (a Pig)

Note: I keep only 1 disc in the bottom slot because 2 will tend to interfere with the discs below, and I'm too impatient to use two hands...

Note Note: I just bought a bag cart and a putter pocket, so everything is up for grabs now!

Note Note Note: I LOVE my Rebel bag!
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Old 04-01-2020, 07:40 AM
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It Looks like Upper Parks Is now making V5 of most of the bags, too bad as I went with a low end bag to fit on my Vertex Angler backpack's metal frame seat not being able to wait for a better bag.

Or has it said this on the site since last year?
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Old 04-06-2020, 03:10 PM
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Been using my Shift for a bit since I needed to send my Octothorpe out for repairs (one of the button snaps didn't disengage and pulled out of the shoulder strap)

I remember why I like this bag so much. It's very light even with 18 discs and full 40oz hydroflask, and very comfortable for my smaller frame. The only downsides for me are twofold: 1. the sweet spot for my loadout is 20 discs and 2. I drink and carry a lot more water when I can use a water bladder (which doesn't seem to work well in the shift, takes up a lot of the interior storage) I'll hold on to it until I order a Carlton, and at that point I'll probably sell both Shift and Octothorpe.
I've got exactly two complaints with the Shift, but I would still rather buy a new one than get any other disc golf bag that I know about.

Mine are:
1) The same ~20 disc sweet spot that you mentioned. It works perfect for tournament rounds as long as I don't lose more than one or two discs in a round, and as long as I can do a fair job predicting what disc I might lose. It also limits practice rounds just a tad, since I have to get rid of some mids, for example, to put extra fairways in, or something like that. But it fits 18 very comfortably, and I can throw in a 19th without much trouble.
2) Hills! I play tons of hilly courses in this part of the country and setting the bag down on sloping terrain is sometimes difficult. Lately, I've settled for just setting it with the back against the ground.

Again, those complaints are really nothing. This bag is (or was?) affordable and extremely high quality. It is incredibly comfortable and sleek, yet manages to carry everything I need for a tournament round or casual play. The quality is part of what makes it so comfortable, and its structure is just as good now as when I bought it >2 years ago.

My decision now is whether it's worth nearly $150 just to know I have a backup whenever this one bites the dust in another 2 or 10 years.
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Looking to upgrade from my Trooper and I'm happy to splurge a little bit. A couple of questions for you all who are more acquainted with Upper Park's stuff:

-Rebel V4 owners: Do you find that the side pocket is adequate for stuffing a hoodie into? I've seen reports that it *should* be big enough, but curious to hear more thoughts. I'm in the northeast so I need to be flexible with a few layers. I can't help but feel that if the Rebel's side pockets went all the way to the top (a la Spinal Tap or Octothorpe) it would be the perfect bag for me.
-With the somewhat uncertain future of Upper Park, what are your thoughts on long-term customer/warranty service? I know these bags are super tough, but one of the big selling points of bags like Upper Park or Grip is the fantastic long-term warranty just in case.

I've been giving my bag upgrade a lot of thought, and I'm having a tough time picking one. I'd like space for 20+ discs, at least a hoodie, in a form factor that isn't massive and cumbersome. I find myself going between the Rebel (maybe not enough storage and hard to find), the Shift (not enough disc storage), Voodoo Spinal Tap 3 (really large and no customer service/company anymore), and Octothorpe ($$$ and probably more than I need as a casual player). Open to any suggestions.
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Old 04-07-2020, 01:07 PM
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Looking to upgrade from my Trooper and I'm happy to splurge a little bit. A couple of questions for you all who are more acquainted with Upper Park's stuff:

-Rebel V4 owners: Do you find that the side pocket is adequate for stuffing a hoodie into? I've seen reports that it *should* be big enough, but curious to hear more thoughts. I'm in the northeast so I need to be flexible with a few layers. I can't help but feel that if the Rebel's side pockets went all the way to the top (a la Spinal Tap or Octothorpe) it would be the perfect bag for me.
-With the somewhat uncertain future of Upper Park, what are your thoughts on long-term customer/warranty service? I know these bags are super tough, but one of the big selling points of bags like Upper Park or Grip is the fantastic long-term warranty just in case.

I've been giving my bag upgrade a lot of thought, and I'm having a tough time picking one. I'd like space for 20+ discs, at least a hoodie, in a form factor that isn't massive and cumbersome. I find myself going between the Rebel (maybe not enough storage and hard to find), the Shift (not enough disc storage), Voodoo Spinal Tap 3 (really large and no customer service/company anymore), and Octothorpe ($$$ and probably more than I need as a casual player). Open to any suggestions.
First, I don't know that it's possible to buy new Rebels anywhere. And that's a damn shame...

But if somehow you can:

Yes, the side pocket can fit a hoodie...and a hat. You won't fit much else on that side, but yes. I live in the Northeast, and this is my year-round bag

I generally carry 16-17 across the main compartment, plus 5 in the vertical shelf pockets (total 21-22). I could slip a few more distance discs in if I had to, but I think 26-27 is the practical total without also using a side pocket.

I can't speak to customer service, as I've never needed it. I understand your concern. After a full year of use for me, the bag is fine.

Regardless of what bag you're looking for, I have one suggestion about a feature to look for, and that's a sturdy, dedicated handle. It's honestly the "most used" feature on a backpack, and I think it gets overlooked. My previous bag was a Fossa Skinny, and as much as I liked the bag, the "handle" was just a sewn gripping area where the tops of the straps met up. I never really liked it, but didn't realize how inadequate it was until I got the Rebel. So: look for dedicated handle/strap that seems sturdy enough made to pull on a couple of thousand times.

Good luck!

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First, I don't know that it's possible to buy new Rebels anywhere. And that's a damn shame...

But if somehow you can:

Yes, the side pocket can fit a hoodie...and a hat. You won't fit much else on that side, but yes. I live in the Northeast, and this is my year-round bag

I generally carry 16-17 across the main compartment, plus 5 in the vertical shelf pockets (total 21-22). I could slip a few more distance discs in if I had to, but I think 26-27 is the practical total without also using a side pocket.

I can't speak to customer service, as I've never needed it. I understand your concern. After a full year of use for me, the bag is fine.

Regardless of what bag you're looking for, I have one suggestion about a feature to look for, and that's a sturdy, dedicated handle. It's honestly the "most used" feature on a backpack, and I think it gets overlooked. My previous bag was a Fossa Skinny, and as much as I liked the bag, the "handle" was just a sewn gripping area where the tops of the straps met up. I never really liked it, but didn't realize how inadequate it was until I got the Rebel. So: look for dedicated handle/strap that seems sturdy enough made to pull on a couple of thousand times.

Good luck!
Thanks so much for your feedback. So even without the even bigger v5 pockets which are hopefully coming, it sounds like the v4 would be a great solution for me. It is indeed a shame that v4s are so hard to find, and I don't think they're available anywhere new either. But it sounds like a fantastic bag. Holding out hope that v5 will end up coming out at some point.

You make a great point about the haul loop. That's another reason the Grip and Voodoo bags kinda turn me off- the built in haul loops don't seem very comfortable, and I grab my bag by the loop quite a bit. The UP and Pound bag designs seem great for this.

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