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Re: Do Kite Bags Suck?

Postby kite_hh » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:43 am

Like the 2015 Cabrinha FX bag?
https://media.karousell.com/media/photo ... 780f05.jpg

Because they sucked. I much prefer the zipped versions of my other bags. The handling is just superior.

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Re: Do Kite Bags Suck?

Postby IainMacaskill » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:48 pm

Airush Ultra 12m bag is ridiculously small, thankfully the zippy IKEA bag makes the ideal substitute, https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90149148/

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Re: Do Kite Bags Suck?

Postby Jwoo » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:40 pm

I never paid much attention to kite bags. Put the kite in it, throw it in the car. I recently had the opportunity to take a trip where we had to hike quite a distance to the kite spot. I had just bought a new Ocean Rodeo kite with their new bag. It's amazing how much gear you can put into it and how comfortable it is to carry. If they just sold the bag, I'd probably buy another one.

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Re: Do Kite Bags Suck?

Postby Flyboy » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:47 pm

purdyd wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:34 am


Best had the best bags with the lightweight sock. Those bags would last.

Agree, you don’t need multiple kite bags, that lightweight sock for each is the way to go and one good bag to carry them.

IF you travel on a plane, weight and bulk of bags is an issue.

Never mind the cost of the bag.

In like using the mystic kite protector bag where you roll up the kite.

And zippers, why not just build a rucksack with a top flap and no zippers?
The older Best bags (2006 - 2011) were large rucksack style with a top flap & no zippers ... not as good as the later bags, however. The zippers on the Best bags seem to be holding out pretty well - I have a bag from 2013 that is still fully functional. Don't kite in salt water at home though ...

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Re: Do Kite Bags Suck?

Postby deniska » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:31 pm

Flysurfer soul.. for $2000+ would it kill them to add a strap so that I could carry the bag over the shoulder? Ended up buying a blue ikea bag with a zipper

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Re: Do Kite Bags Suck?

Postby IWB2 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:43 pm

Breze wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:10 am
Like the old 2013 Ozone bag
https://www.versusshop.nl/media/wysiwyg ... lyst-8.jpg
I like the more recent Ozone bags even better as they use heavy duty plastic zippers. The latest bags from Ozone are awesome.. roomy, light weight firm material, drain holes for sand etc etc. You don't realize how good you got it until you see other kite bags with broken or seized metal zippers.

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Re: Do Kite Bags Suck?

Postby POACHER » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:47 pm

This one doesn't.
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Non metal zipper
Fits 14m (and larger kites easily)
Expandable size to take 2 large kites or gear
Place for pump
Place for bar
Accessory pocket
Backpack style straps
Carry handle
Solid build quality
Vented bottom panel

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Re: Do Kite Bags Suck?

Postby SolarSet » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:15 pm

deniska wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:31 pm
Flysurfer soul.. for $2000+ would it kill them to add a strap so that I could carry the bag over the shoulder? Ended up buying a blue ikea bag with a zipper
FS is giving now bag and backpack to their kite. For 15m its not very easy to fit kite without compressing it but it is top quality.

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Re: Do Kite Bags Suck?

Postby deniska » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:25 pm

SolarSet wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:15 pm
deniska wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:31 pm
Flysurfer soul.. for $2000+ would it kill them to add a strap so that I could carry the bag over the shoulder? Ended up buying a blue ikea bag with a zipper
FS is giving now bag and backpack to their kite. For 15m its not very easy to fit kite without compressing it but it is top quality.
got my 15m 2 months ago - no backpack.. can I reclaim it? :-)
This is really a big deal to me, I usually have to walk 5-8 minutes to a launch spot with 2 boards (FB,TT) and a kite.. this only works seamless with a backpack..

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Re: Do Kite Bags Suck?

Postby Flag53 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:40 pm

I’ve got Ozone Reo V4’s and three out of four bags the Zips have fallen apart ,

Kites good , bags Sh#T !


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