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- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Will never buy another item with the Stoic logo. Ordered two bags and both failed under very light use. Zippers will separate and the glue or welds will fail. Like I said, they are junk. Look for a different bag if you want one that can handle more than a overnight trip in the back of a Subaru.
I thought this was going to be a dope bag, especially for the price. And it was, for about 2 weeks. Then it started falling apart. Really bummed. Now I don't have a duffel. :(
Main zipper broke, don't purchase.
This picture is of the duffle completely zipped. The zippers have broken from barely any use.
was totally stoked on this bad at first, but then the zipper on the MAIN pocket gave out after less than a year (no longer zips closed and when it does the teeth separate VERY easily).
Bottom line; look elsewhere.
best quality for the price
Just got back from a surf trip to hawaii using this bag. It's super durable and great for traveling. Highly recommend.
One hell-of-a-bag. Just travelled a few thousand miles with this bad boy and it's bigger brother, in crazy "can't lose me" green. Gotta' say these are my favorite travel bags of all time. Super light so you aren't wasting weight on the bag. Funny, the airlines don't recognize that as an excuse?
Must have's if you do any kind of travelling outside the boundries of your front yard!
Durable, water proof, and looks good. I use it for a gym bag and a gear bag. It does exactly as advertised. You won't regret it, especially if you can get one on SAC at a killer price.
you will love
great duffle, highly reccomended. super tough and perfect duffle size
Love this bag!
I use this bag all the time for my active weekends away. With the 40L size, I have plenty of space for my bike stuff, hiking stuff, AND casual clothes and toiletries for active weekends away from home. This one bag is all I need. VERY convenient.
I've been using this bag for months and it looks and feels brand new. I haven't abused it outside against rocks and sticks yet, but I haven't treated it gingerly either. Looking at the other reviews, I see that maybe there was a batch or two of problem bags, but I think it was resolved for my bag (bought early July 2011).
I've had great luck with Stoic products. They make great stuff.
Sub par zippers
I have owned 2 of these now and both have issues with the zipper. The first one completely detatched from the bag material, ie the zipper and zipper mated cloth removed (delaminiated?) from the water resitant materail. On top of that the zipper would often seperate from itself, which is anoying. BC was great and replaced it with a new one but with in a few days the zipper started seperating from the track again. I have the bigger Stoic haul bag and love it. The zipper is MUCH sturdier on it. I use it for snowboading and camping gear and have never had issues with it. I hope the next generation of the duffles have an improved zipper. I have many BC and Stoic pieces of gear (and am very happy with all) but this one seems to be subpar.
So I just got this bag, not sure what to say other than get on this if you want a sick waterproof duffel bag. Its light weight, holds a ton of gear. Also WAY cheaper than similar bags. Really happy with the quality.
Great pack for throwing into the back of my truck (no canopy) and driving two hours in the hard W WA rain. Got to my destination, and everything was still dry.
Best duffel I've ever had.
A great duffel for clothes or whatever you want to hold up to slight weather. Great to not have to worry about leaving a bag outside the tent or with other wet gear. It is quite sturdy and the accessory handles on the side are nice. It has a pocket inside that pretty much dumps its contents, but the outside zipper pocket is extremely handy.
I liked this bag at first. However, after a little bit of heavy use the side zipper blew out making the waterproofing pointless. Pulling sideways on the straps caused them to slowly tear out as wall. Overall, I dont think this is a bomb proof pack and in the future would not choose Stoic for duffel bags.
Great size bag
Great size bag for a weekend trip to Palm Springs or some other local destination with the family. My son spilled his cup of juice tripping on my bag, but thanks to the welded construction and quick actions of my wife, nothing inside got wet. Earned bonus points right there....and I got scolded for leaving my bag in the middle of the floor. Either way its a kid resistant great sized bag.
Great bag for the price
Grabbed the Small off of S/C. It's plenty big to carry a week's worth of clothes, and is comfortable to carry when it's fully loaded. Much larger than I expected it to be, which wasn't a bad thing. Would recommend this to anybody that needs a good travel duffel, and doesn't want to spend the extra $$ on a TNF basecamp or PTG Blackhole
The zipper sucks
The main zipper on this thing is small and delicate. Any lateral stress and it comes undone. Not a "bomber" bag at all. I would not check this bag or tie it on your roof. If you underpack it and are very delicate then it could work.
Don't Waste Your Money
I bought this bag about a year ago for $30 on S&C. At first the bag appeared to be great. It's waterproof and the bag material is very durable. Now the bad news. The outside pocket zipper delaminated and is no longer usable. The edge seam on the main zipper is mostly destroyed at this point. The shoulder strap pad is a crummy piece of plastic and it has broken in half. Again, don't waste your money on this poor excuse of a gym bag.
My work horse bag is TNF basecamp duffel. Its huge though and I wanted something for smaller excursions (sailing, kiting, gym).
Pros- I really like welded seams, that is if they dont delam on you. I had a first generation pair of stoic bibs that delam'd on me. BC shipped out a new pair and those have been bomber ever since. I have had this bag for about a year and it has not delam'd. The waterproof zipper on top works. My basecamp duffle WILL get completely soaked inside if not flipped while raining. This bag keeps the water out.
Cons- The zipper action sucks. Annoying to open and close. I dont think any company has figured out a great solution to the waterproof/zipper action trade off. They need to add some padding to the sholder strap. It is uncomfortable for the march through the airport. I wouldnt take this bag cragging btw. The slit opening is not great for rummaging through your gear.
UPDATE : 2 years of moderate use the side zipper delaminated and fell-off.
I would like to see if this is a practical...
I would like to see if this is a practical bag for bringing to the gym. I use our pool and want to know if there is a place for wet fins and a kickboard.
This is a large bag for gym use but I suppose it is perfect if you would like to store a kick board and fins. In addition the bag is very water resistant and thus ideal for storing wet items.