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Title: Any info on the new Sky Dog Kite Bag?
Post by: indigo_wolf on May 30, 2013, 09:33 AM
This recently turned up on Jim's blog.

(http://www.skydogkites.com/kitetech/media/blogs/cosca/.evocache/2012-04-07_12-48-17_843.jpg/fit-400x320.jpg)

ATB,
Sam


Title: Re: Any info on the new Sky Dog Kite Bag?
Post by: Gamelord on May 30, 2013, 10:17 AM
We've been selling these for a while now, it is an awesome bag for a very affordable price.  It has four pockets, two on each end on the outside similar to the older MLD bags.  The construction is very good and the bags have been holding up great, we've not seen any issues with them as of yet.

It doesn't have quite the padding that some of the other bags have such as the Vector or the Flying Wings bags but that is nice if you are looking for a bag that is lighter to carry around.  The pockets are just open pockets and plenty big to hold just about anything you would need to take to the kite field.  The bag should comfortably hold about 10-12 kites.  It has grab handles and also comes with a shoulder strap, overall length is 72".  MSRP is $58.00.

Only color option is Black with red pockets.


Title: Re: Any info on the new Sky Dog Kite Bag?
Post by: indigo_wolf on May 30, 2013, 10:27 AM
The pockets are just open pockets and plenty big to hold just about anything you would need to take to the kite field. 

Could you elaborate on that?  No zippers?  no velcro?  No retention in the pocket as a result of fabric overlap (similar to how the "diamond pattern" sleeves function)?

Only color option is Black with red pockets.
What all the well dressed meerkats where to formal functions.  ;)

ATB,
Sam


Title: Re: Re: Any info on the new Sky Dog Kite Bag?
Post by: madhabitz on May 30, 2013, 11:05 AM
According to various descriptions of this bag, the pockets are zippered. Maybe Kent just meant that they aren't divided into sections for things like winders.


Title: Re: Re: Any info on the new Sky Dog Kite Bag?
Post by: indigo_wolf on May 30, 2013, 01:22 PM
According to various descriptions of this bag, the pockets are zippered. Maybe Kent just meant that they aren't divided into sections for things like winders.

Makes much more sense... had terrible pictures of orphan kite winders  :'( ....

As opposed to kite winders contributing to the delinquency of other kite winders  ??? , which is wont to happen in pockets without dividers. 

Not too big a deal... that's what line bags are for.

ATB,
Sam


Title: Re: Any info on the new Sky Dog Kite Bag?
Post by: chilese on May 30, 2013, 01:25 PM
From the KTAI show:

Bottom center (clickable™)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-hKaXcuMYw40/UQnEWbW-BpI/AAAAAAABI5k/RlGQ7yjXy5s/s800/_DSC5459%2520Skydog.jpg) (https://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/KTAI2013LasVegas#5839414281442821778)


Title: Re: Any info on the new Sky Dog Kite Bag?
Post by: fidelio on May 30, 2013, 10:18 PM
So is it just an MLD bag with skydog patches on the pockets?


Title: Re: Any info on the new Sky Dog Kite Bag?
Post by: chilese on May 30, 2013, 10:29 PM
That's what I thought.


Title: Re: Any info on the new Sky Dog Kite Bag?
Post by: rob103 on May 31, 2013, 07:51 AM
Ahh yes but it is a half price mld bag with sky dog patches!  ;)


Title: Re: Any info on the new Sky Dog Kite Bag?
Post by: thief on May 31, 2013, 08:04 AM
Ahh yes but it is a half price mld bag with sky dog patches!  ;)
and i would guess a lot lighter material.....Rudy used great cordura for the MLD bags..........the bags that are like them from NT and other companies have much lighter material than MLD.....and generally some coating that rubs right off too....


Title: Re: Any info on the new Sky Dog Kite Bag?
Post by: thief on May 31, 2013, 08:08 AM
oh yeah..not to mention that if you go for the MLD bag they are actually CHEAPER than the Sky Dog one is.....

Quote from: a website that carries MLD bags

Kite Bag - 8" X 72" with 4 Pockets
KB-1104P
$55.00

go for the original.........i have had MLD bags get dragged down sidewalks and live long lives after that....i am guessing the other version that will not happen...


Title: Re: Any info on the new Sky Dog Kite Bag?
Post by: Schook on May 31, 2013, 09:52 AM
From the picture, kind of reminds me of the old New Tech kite bag (which only has 2 pockets) 
I have one of the new tech bags, no padding, but it works very well.

I also bought a ski bag at a sports store when the New Tech bags were hard to find.  It works ok, but has no outside pockets and was a bit long.   I would rather have the Sky Dog or New Tech bags.


Title: Re: Any info on the new Sky Dog Kite Bag?
Post by: Gamelord on May 31, 2013, 10:18 AM
Yes to the above, all four pockets have nice zippers on them to keep all your gear inside, just not individual dividers inside the pockets for various things such as linesets etc...  The material is pretty good quality and I would have to guess that it is close to the same quality of the MLD bags.  The strapping is done very well, the handles go all the way around the bag instead of just being sewn onto the sides so there is virtually no way for the handles to get pulled off over time.  Overall, I would say it is a very nicely built bag for a very good price.  Personally I think the red/black colors are a bit nicer looking than the sea/powder-blue colors of the MLD.


Title: Re: Any info on the new Sky Dog Kite Bag?
Post by: Roscoe Burner on May 31, 2013, 12:16 PM
Hmm... I think I found the web site you mentioned. The page shows $55, but when you click on the link all the bags are $69.75??? Strange.

oh yeah..not to mention that if you go for the MLD bag they are actually CHEAPER than the Sky Dog one is.....

Quote from: a website that carries MLD bags

Kite Bag - 8" X 72" with 4 Pockets
KB-1104P
$55.00

go for the original.........i have had MLD bags get dragged down sidewalks and live long lives after that....i am guessing the other version that will not happen...


Title: Re: Any info on the new Sky Dog Kite Bag?
Post by: thief on May 31, 2013, 12:23 PM
Hmm... I think I found the web site you mentioned. The page shows $55, but when you click on the link all the bags are $69.75??? Strange.

oh yeah..not to mention that if you go for the MLD bag they are actually CHEAPER than the Sky Dog one is.....

Quote from: a website that carries MLD bags

Kite Bag - 8" X 72" with 4 Pockets
KB-1104P
$55.00

go for the original.........i have had MLD bags get dragged down sidewalks and live long lives after that....i am guessing the other version that will not happen...
hmm.....interesting.....did not click in on it!!!!


Title: Re: Re: Any info on the new Sky Dog Kite Bag?
Post by: madhabitz on May 31, 2013, 01:01 PM
I've been looking for a bag for awhile now. Not too many around and then when you do find them there isn't a lot of spec info. Pictures are never enough to really get a sense of them, either.

I am liking the looks of this SkyDog bag. My only real objection would be the placement of the shoulder strap connectors (rings?). All the way down to the ends of the bag- hefting it over one shoulder and tilting one end toward the ground like I usually do wouldn't work. I'd be dragging the thing on the ground.

Looking around at the descriptions for the MLD bag, it looks like you have to purchase the shoulderstrap separately... and who knows where the connectors are? I don't much like the colors, either.

I finally researched ski bags. Ron Gibian had a very cool one (actually a snow board bag) at the San Ramon kite festival last weekend. It was too large for me, but the thing had wheels! I finally found a good deal online at Level Nine Sports. $30. No pockets, but some padding and was the right length for me. Supposed to arrive today, but am heading to work in a few - will report back when I see it.

Sign me,

Goldilocks, who wants a bag that is just right.


Title: Re: Any info on the new Sky Dog Kite Bag?
Post by: trigger on June 01, 2013, 07:29 PM

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=590218247667218&set=pcb.590219024333807&type=1&relevant_count=3&ref=nf (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=590218247667218&set=pcb.590219024333807&type=1&relevant_count=3&ref=nf)

2 revs and 3 other kites along with the zephyr case... I think i can get 9 or 10 in there comfortably. 

Side pockets have TONS of room for everything you see plus I can probably get another Snapshot or 2 in the big pocket.

Worked great at Grand Haven! pretty compact and great shoulder strap.
Seems like field hockey bags are the PERFECT size for REVS! :)