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Old Fri Mar 06, 2009, 10:38am
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Old Fri Mar 06, 2009, 04:31pm
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Mr. Umpire, I need your help

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Everyone is affected by their personal experience...here's mine:

I've had to fly with my gear at times for tournaments or just working games with friends while on vacation. My Diamond bag did not stand up to the rigors of baggage handlers and pick-up trucks. In less than a season, tears in the fabric developed and zippers failed.

My Evans bag, which has had no problems holding everything, including when I double up on some equipment, is easier to carry and maneuver, gets no hassle over its size at airports, and is entering it's second season of service with no tears or sign of wear.

You'll enjoy it.
I love the bag, it is great. But, I can't get all my gear in the bag. I am repacking it again for the fifth time, so I will work with it. I have not found success yet.

Send me a PM with the gear you pack in the bag, and how you pack it.

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Old Fri Mar 06, 2009, 05:06pm
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I love the bag, it is great. But, I can't get all my gear in the bag. I am repacking it again for the fifth time, so I will work with it. I have not found success yet.

Send me a PM with the gear you pack in the bag, and how you pack it.

Sure will. Never had an issue with both gear and uniform. When I get home later this evening (EST), I'll send my packing list and sequence.
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Old Fri Mar 06, 2009, 06:20pm
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I love the bag, it is great. But, I can't get all my gear in the bag. I am repacking it again for the fifth time, so I will work with it. I have not found success yet.

Send me a PM with the gear you pack in the bag, and how you pack it.
PM, heck post it on here for all to read...if you're having issues, you're probably not the only one!
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Old Sat Mar 07, 2009, 12:30am
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Talking Evans bag

I don't think the Evans bag has room for your caps. That might be the only drawback. I stack both plate and base shoes on one end of the bag. Shin guards - turned up - next to the shoes. Chest protector on top of the shin guards. The mask fits next to the cp. Folding bags are great for two pairs of pants and a couple of shirts on the bottom level of the bag. I really like the bag, sometimes I do wish it was a bit larger.
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Old Sat Mar 07, 2009, 12:32am
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Wink Evans bag

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I don't think the Evans bag has room for your caps. That might be the only drawback. I stack both plate and base shoes on one end of the bag. Shin guards - turned up - next to the shoes. Chest protector on top of the shin guards. The mask fits next to the cp. Folding bags are great for two pairs of pants and a couple of shirts on the bottom level of the bag. I really like the bag, sometimes I do wish it was a bit larger.

Correction: Shin guards turned down!
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Old Sat Mar 07, 2009, 11:57am
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I have a Victorinox bag. The Evans bag has the exact same dimmentions. The following easily fit in my bag:


TOP COMPARTMENT
CP
shins
2 pair of shoes
mask
belt
dopp kit
cup
cap caddy from Honigs
belt
mud
flip flops

BOTTOM
2 jackets
towel
2 slacks
undershirts
undergarments
socks
4 polos

IMO, everything you need to take to a game will fit in a Evans bag. And @ under 140 bucks..it's the best deal out there.
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Old Sat Mar 07, 2009, 12:03pm
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the information. For me the biggest problem is the bucket I wear. Still working on it. the other thing I have noticed is that the small pockets are not real useful. But I have only used the bag for a short time.

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Old Sat Mar 07, 2009, 12:41pm
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the information. For me the biggest problem is the bucket I wear. Still working on it. the other thing I have noticed is that the small pockets are not real useful. But I have only used the bag for a short time.

Sorry I didn't get to PM last night...got home very late.

Allow me to do it here. My list:

Top compartment.

Hard shell CP
Shin guards
cup
two masks
plate shoes (in shoe bag)
base shoes (in shoe bag)
small container of mud
cap caddy with two caps
belt
sandals
Can of scrubbing bubbles
cleaning rag
spray bottle of Nature's Miracle

Lower Compartment:

Two windbreaks
one longsleve turtle neck.
Base slacks
Plate slacks
compression shorts
two pair of socks
four UnderArmor under shirts
six umpire shirts (2 black, 2 polo blue, 2 cream)
towel

Front side pockets (2)

Ball bags
2 Plate brushes
four indicators
Line up card folder and a half dozen pencils
small box of raisins
shoelaces


This is for local games. I'll add more uniform items when I go out of town.

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Old Sun Mar 08, 2009, 06:53pm
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very nice looking bag (diamond). I can't decide between the 30 vs the 36 in.
I also do football and was wondering if anyone out there uses either for football as well, or thinks the smaller one would suffice for baseball and be better for football.
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Old Sun Mar 08, 2009, 08:21pm
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IMO, both are way too big for football. no shins, no CP, no mask, no plate shoes...

Not that you couldn't use it...but a duffle bag hold all my football stuff.
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Old Sun Mar 08, 2009, 11:14pm
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sandals
Always good for a hot day on the bases.
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Old Sun Mar 08, 2009, 11:39pm
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Always good for a hot day on the bases.

Must be a Canadian thing. To each his own.

I use them in the locker room after the game and sometimes for the drive home.
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Old Mon Mar 09, 2009, 01:28am
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Always good for a hot day on the bases.

I love my sandals, esp when I have just my socks on and trying to get things in order...they feel pretty good for the drive home...we only get to wear them three months of the year! Pretty easy to fit in the equip bag as well.
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Old Wed Mar 11, 2009, 09:24am
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Middle-aged (if I live to be 90) guys can learn new tricks!

I trimmed one of my plate brushes after seeing the tip by KF on this thread. I love it. No more tugging the brush to get it out of the pocket in my ball bag! And it sweeps the plate as good, or better, than before.

One thing: I'm the only guy in our association who has done this... but the word is spreading quickly. They think I'm a genius! Yahtzee!
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