Perfect gym duffel. Colors In photos are off.
Title says it: a perfect gym bag. I got the moss/khaki color. The colors in photo of it you see here are off. Rest assured it's a classic forest green and coyote khaki you've seen on many bags, not the weird grassy green and mustard-y brown pictured above. Looks very nice. I like the flashy, reflective logo and the flag patch. I can't go too in depth on the durability of this bag, because I've only had it for a week, but I can share my observations, based on my experience working with GORUCK on development of their packs. Overall, it's very well constructed with YKK zippers, neat seams, double stitching, and reinforced contact points. In any case, between Altrec's lifetime returns and BAD Bags' own lifetime guarantee, you're covered. Suggestions for improvement: Perhaps it doesn't matter much for a small duffel, but more bar tacking would be nice, especially at the shoulder strap anchor points, which appear to be just sewn into the seam of the shell pieces. The shoulder strap could also be longer. Finally, I'd add a couple of loops on the outside to clip gear to (stinky climbing shoes, etc.).
Needed a new gym bag and wanted one that would hold up. My last gym bag lasted me a few years and was no where near the quality of my new BAD duffel. This should last forever. The bag is a perfectly sized to fit into a gym locker. Very comfortable on the shoulder. Comes with a handy shoe separator/compartment. Was so impressed with the overall all build and quality of this bag that I immediately ordered the BAD #5 for a upcoming trip to Hawaii.
So nice my first got stolen
This bag is the most well built bag I've ever owned. I'm not a big fan of the big logo on the side but the quality of materials and craftsmanship are excellent. For a bag this small it has a lot of useful pockets and a shoe sleeve. It's basically the perfect gym or overnight bag. My first one got stolen after some jerk saw it in my car and broke the window. I had no hesitation replacing it with the same exact bag.
choo choo choo
So the previous bags I reviewed came through with flying stars! This is my third bad bag and the the other two are bomb proof! Flying to the phillipines, Haiti and a quick golf trip to California and still look brand new.
I decided to try a different color. Not to sure about this color combo but still rock soild bag. Taking a train trip cross country, toss these babies on and forget about them. Your stuff will be safe when you return.
Great Choice for Light Travel
Makes a nice, no-nonsense bag for light and casual packing. It's just wide enough for folded pants and shirts; with room for socks, unmentionables, and travel-size toiletries in-between. Clam shell opening makes everything easy to reach with minimal digging. Shoes don't fit width-wise, and might be hard to squeeze in if using as carry-on. All-in-all, a handy bag.
Compact and sturdy, bulldog of a bag
Deceivingly roomy for a simple duffle. Strong Cordura doesn't collapse when empty so it is easy to pack. Comfortable leather handle is a hand full. I have a $400 leather case purchased in Rome that is now collecting dust in my closet! I want to get another for my emergency get-away bag.
Last Bag I'll Ever Need
My last gym bag disintegrated so I did my homework to find one that would last. The Baby BAD exceeds all my expectations. No doubt this one will last a lifetime. And it's a great looking bag as well. Now I'm thinking about buying a larger one for travel.
This bag is exactly what I needed. Something durable, cool looking in a rugged way, small enough to fit under the seat on an airplane, but big enough to fit my camera, lenses, books and other travel odds and ends. Perfect for what I needed.