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Equipment Suggestions

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Started 1 year ago ago by B Ferg
Latest reply from jsm 1 year ago ago

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    B Ferg
  • My reliable duffle bag just bit the dust and won’t make it along this summer. Anyone have a suggestion for a make/model for a replacement that has worked for them for the week?



    Posted 1 year ago ago #492592

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  • Go to REI and see if they have any rolling duffles on closeout (otherwise they are expensive). They have some absolute bulletproof rolling duffles that have survived 3 ragbrai’s for me and two other 7 day biking trips plus my kid’s summer in Ireland. The ugliest color is best – they don’t sell and they are easily spotted in the bag piles.


    Posted 1 year ago ago #492891

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    Ian Wilson
  • I bought and used one of these last year

    it is very water proof and has backpack straps


    Posted 1 year ago ago #492892

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    Mike M. in Denver
  • I second the REI suggestion. They’re not the cheapest, but they have a lifetime guarantee on all their gear. I took a well-used two year old backpack to them when the zipper started to fail, and they replaced it with no hassle whatsoever. My wife and I have REI duffels we use for RAGBRAI, and they’re quite solid.


    Posted 1 year ago ago #492951

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  • I use a Hockey gear bag. It’s good for the bulky stuff:
    Tent, sleeping bag, mattress, pillow, easy chair. I have
    a smaller Sierra for clothing and other gear. Remember ~
    pack it like it’s going to get tossed!


    Posted 1 year ago ago #492984

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  • The bigger your bag, the more stuff you’ll pack into it!!! You should be able to pick your bag up, above your head. If you can’t, it’s too heavy!!!! Remember to show a little compassion to the luggage crew who handle your bags twice each day!!!!


    Posted 1 year ago ago #493038

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  • If you’re a golfer and have a rugged travel bag, consider using that. Oh, and maybe a couple clubs will find their way along as well. You never know!


    Posted 1 year ago ago #493685

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  • [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGRaKuuoL4s[/video]



    Posted 1 year ago ago #495105

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  • Sandletan, that was fricking awesome. The fig leaf end zone dance was just plain wrong!

    I think you nailed the prep video.


    Posted 1 year ago ago #495120

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  • I picked up a nice Swiss Army brand roller duffle bag at a Ross store here in our area. My wife said it was a good brand and should hold up. It was less than $50.


    Posted 1 year ago ago #495152

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  • Assume that your bag will be thrown out onto the street from a height of 10 feet in the middle of a downpour and go from there.


    Posted 1 year ago ago #495227

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  • Military surplus duffle bags. TOUGH!!!!!! and cheap.


    Posted 1 year ago ago #495229

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