The R-Sky bag is designed for the serious/hard core kite flier.
Jay could you expand on this statement?
always kinda felt i was hard core....and have 3 hq bags & 3 mld bags & hard archery bow case & 2 catch the wind bags & the prototype mld rollup sport kite bag....
Maybe your not, if you don't have an R-Sky bag.
I have two HQ bags and was happy with them, until I ran into fliers that had R-Sky bags. The design of the bag, makes it easy to stay organized, plus all the parts are easily accessible.
When the airlines allowed two checked bags. I was happy with the HQ bag. Stuff some kites in it, maybe some clothes, and it was good to go. The bag some times, ended up looking like it had a rough trip, but none of the kites were damaged.
Now that the airlines are charging for checked bags, and are on the lookout for over sized bags. I only want to take one bag, clothes and whatever else I need for the trip. I don't want to put anything heavy into the HQ bag, because it can slide around and damage the kites.
The R-Sky bag with its clam shell style case, everything stays in place.The kites in their sleeves provide structure to the sides of the bag.
The R-Sky bag has a built in wallet, a cell phone holder, and zippered pouches. It literally can be the only bag you need on a trip.
The HQ are R-Sky bag are for the serious/hard core fliers. If you are going to spend that much money on a bag, you better be serious. Heck, even if you have enough kites to justify a bag, you must be a serious flier.
The R-Sky bag is just the more organized bag. The HQ bag handles bigger kites, and appears to be better made then the R-Sky. I've got fraying on my R-Sky bag, and have seen it on other people's bags. The monkeys at the airlines have put the HQ bag through the ringer more then once. After a little cleaning, it is always fine.