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Old Tue Sep 06, 2011, 11:44am
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Gear bags

I'm looking to upgrade my gear bag for game days. Any preferences/recommendations on what you use?
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Old Tue Sep 06, 2011, 12:31pm
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I over pack!

I use a medium size, black roller suitcase (think air travel).

Ever the boy scout, I like to be prepared, and bring two of almost every piece of uniform equipment, plus toiletries, rule books, pump/needle and most anything else folks on this site have suggested may be of use as an oficial at a game.

Overkill? Possibly.

Have I used everything I carry? At one time or another.

Am I a little bit "teched in the head? Probably.
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Old Tue Sep 06, 2011, 12:33pm
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I bought some Wilson "large gym bag" at Target (or similar) for very few $ about 10 years ago. Still works great.
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Old Tue Sep 06, 2011, 01:52pm
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I bought a bag about 5 or 6 years ago that was an expensive luggage bag with rollers at a discount. I only use if for officiating and it works well. I can hold two of everything and put some things in compartments. Stuff is easy to find and put away. It is really about preference and what works for you.

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Old Tue Sep 06, 2011, 02:00pm
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I use a large black duffel bag. Fits all my gear and has room for more.

It's all about preference and what you need. I've always been told to try and use a black bag/suitcase/whatever.
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Old Wed Sep 07, 2011, 01:34pm
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Black Nike Brasilia medium size bag I picked up cheap at BJ's. Better than a sharp stick in the eye.
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Old Wed Sep 07, 2011, 01:54pm
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Black Nike Brasilia medium size bag I picked up cheap at BJ's.
You're definitely a southern Mainah. Ain't no BJ's up hee-yah!

Thanks for the thoughts, guys. After using one bag for everything, I've grown tired of moving different sports stuff in and out of the same bag. I'm aiming for one bag for soccer, one bag for basketball, one bag for workouts, etc.
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Old Wed Sep 07, 2011, 11:41pm
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Thanks for the thoughts, guys. After using one bag for everything, I've grown tired of moving different sports stuff in and out of the same bag. I'm aiming for one bag for soccer, one bag for basketball, one bag for workouts, etc.
Walmart has Black "overhead compartment" size wheeled bag. 10 year guarantee, ~$25. I agree with the desire to have separate bags, keeps thing much simpler.
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Old Thu Sep 08, 2011, 01:51pm
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Works for me.

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Old Tue Jan 03, 2012, 04:10pm
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What size?

I have been looking for a wheelie suit case and don't know what size to get. I bring 2-3 shirts, 2 pair pants, 2 pair of shoes, under garments, towel, etc.. and am concerned it won't fit in a 21" carryon style suitcase. Some of the partners I work with use those bags but rarely do they have 2 of anything in their bag and they appear pretty full with just that stuff.

I would welcome specific recommendations.
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Old Tue Jan 03, 2012, 04:13pm
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I have been looking for a wheelie suit case and don't know what size to get. I bring 2-3 shirts, 2 pair pants, 2 pair of shoes, under garments, towel, etc.. and am concerned it won't fit in a 21" carryon style suitcase. Some of the partners I work with use those bags but rarely do they have 2 of anything in their bag and they appear pretty full with just that stuff.

I would welcome specific recommendations.
Why can't you just measure what you have now and buy whatever is closest to that?

Plus, you probably can leave the second pair of shoes in your car. They are a backup, and you're not likely to need them, so you can save some weight and space.
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Old Tue Jan 03, 2012, 04:16pm
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The current bag I have is 24 inches tall. It fits two of everything. I did stop putting an extra pair of shoes in the bag and I do keep them in a separate bag and in the car. My best suggestion is go to a local store and shop around. I think it is better to pay more now than go the cheap route and then have to spend money later. Then at least you can see what you are looking for in a size comparison and you might be able to find a deal online or in a store. This is a great time to get expensive luggage as stores are often getting rid of inventory that they could not get rid of during the holidays.

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Old Tue Jan 03, 2012, 04:38pm
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I use a Ogio bag that I got from Purchase Officials last season.

I think it's 22'' but I'm not sure. It fits everything I carry and holds more than it would appear.

There is a bigger (still official carry on size) Ogio bag that I've seen some others use that is probably what I will upgrade to next season.

I absolutely love this bag.

ETA- Just measured my bag and it is 24''. The bigger one I referenced, I believe, is 24'' as well but appears to be deeper. I highly recommend looking into the Ogio bags.

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Old Tue Jan 03, 2012, 05:12pm
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I forgot that I started this thread. Anyway, I took ref2coach's idea:

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Walmart has Black "overhead compartment" size wheeled bag. 10 year guarantee, ~$25. I agree with the desire to have separate bags, keeps thing much simpler.
It was about $30 at Walmart. Great bag, though I now I take some ribbing from partners about going to the airport.
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Old Tue Jan 03, 2012, 10:01pm
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Best bag

Although pricier, this bag is great, durable, large enough, and looks great.

Delsey Helium Fusion Lite 2.0 21" Carry-On Expandable Suiter Trolley

Delsey Helium Fusion Lite 2.0 21" Expandable Suiter Trolley - Black


Plus it has rims...hahh...they look great.
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