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bamf-hacker
11-28-2006, 06:53 AM
I was tired of taking 3 or 4 small bags to the field to carry all my stuff, so I have been looking around for a "BIG" gear bag, I found what I was looking for in the Mega Paintball Bodybag from PaintballBodyBags.com

I called the manufacturer and placed my order. A week or so later my new bag showed up.

Bag in the box

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The first thing I noticed is that the bag area when completely broken down is not that big. It can easily be stored without taking up the whole closet.

Here are all the parts that were in the box ready to be assembled, and you can see it is not that much space collapsed (don't let that fool you)

Bag Parts

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After reading the one page instruction sheet I got to put the bag together. It was very easy. The directions were concise and easy to follow. The interior compartments are made out of a tough plastic like material. I was told by the manufacturer that is the same material the bottoms of snow boards are made of, needless to say very durable. They provide two large pieces of foam for the gun compartments, and they fit perfectly.

There are two gun pockets and four square compartments in the main section and two more square compartments in the pocket by the wheels for tank storage. The front compartment does not have any dividers.

Compartments in the bag

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Let me tell about some of the very cool features.

In one side of the main compartment there is a pass through hole so if you have a gun setup with a long barrel it can fit through the hole.

Barrel Pass Through

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The bag is made out of very durable material and the zippers and pull are all high quality. They even include a lock and keys to secure the main compartment. There is a small ID badge slot to put your info if you would like. There are two wheels on the one end of the bag and the bag rolls very smoothly, even when loaded. On the opposite side there is an adjustable strap that you use to pull the bag. There is an oversized shoulder strap that is attached to the top of the bag with heavy duty clips. They provide two long barrel tubes to store barrels and a clear zippered pouch for small odds and ends. I used mine to keep the manuals for my equipment in.

Wheels and bag logo

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Now its time for the packing of the bag. I got an insane amount of equipment in the bag. The top end pocket fit two pairs of goggles and there lenses, plus a whole lot more. A loader with its case, goggle cleaning supplies and goggle bags. The bottom pocket held both my HPA tanks, covers, a remote and my spare parts kit. The main section was unreal. Three markers, one with a warp drive attached, two loaders, six pods, gloves, pack, gun stand, chrono, head wrap, and more. The front pocket held all of my barrels and barrel accessories. A full freak kit, three extra tips, water proof barrel cover, swabs and squeegees and three barrel covers. The flap pocket had all my extra batteries and my tools, Swiss Army knife tool and Allen keys.

With the bag completely loaded it was not unruly to hold or sling over my shoulder, the strap is nice and thick so it won’t dig into your skin.

They provide a diagram with suggested locations for things which is nice if you are not the kind of person who likes to organize. They did it for you, just follow the map.

The suggested packing map

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Here is everything that went into the bag

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Here is the bag loaded open

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/4402/mbbstuffedzc6.jpg (http://img156.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mbbstuffedzc6.jpg)

Here is the bag loaded closed

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Over all I love this bag. There is MORE than enough room to fit all your gear. I had room to put more in if I really wanted to. The manufacture can custom embroider the bag with your name or team logo and the best part is it won’t brake the bank to get one.

They also have a slightly smaller bag the Super Paintball Bodybag that hold two guns and does not have wheels.

The company also has a small "carry with you on the field bag" called the BodyChair. It has a small seat and room for paint and tools. As soon as they are ready I will be getting one. Don't worry I will update my review!

Nice Job Paintball Bodybags!

druid
11-28-2006, 07:08 AM
nice review. Some of the pics doen't work though.

bamf-hacker
11-28-2006, 07:12 AM
ImageShack is slow today. Either wait or right click the image and select "show picture".

Drefish99
11-28-2006, 11:10 AM
Nice. Been looking for a new bag to hold my gear too.

ooglieboogliebob
11-28-2006, 12:13 PM
That bag is huge. Deffinetely do like it. Seems like a bunch of gear can fit ... which means more closet space :D. Like the review. All pics work for me so far.

Hob Hayward
11-28-2006, 03:18 PM
Looks nice, how much did you pay?

bamf-hacker
11-28-2006, 05:14 PM
here is a link to the website I got it from

http://www.paintballbodybags.com

All the prices are there for the big bag like mine and the smaller one too.

calebh
11-28-2006, 07:07 PM
that things a beast, and priced pretty well, too.

bomberpilot07
11-28-2006, 08:21 PM
holy**** that thing is huge! i cant belive it holds all yer crap in there.

i have like half as much as that and i have to use 2 totes:shocked:

Theheroguy
12-02-2006, 03:38 PM
Holyfreakingcrapdang!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I would say what I first though but the swearing would get me banned

newkid
12-03-2006, 04:33 PM
looks nice

wylde01
12-03-2006, 04:50 PM
yea this bag is defenitly a good one. my dad has one and it holds all his things. ive been looking for a better bag for me and cant believe that i did not think of getting one of these!!!

MR2 Woodsballer
12-27-2006, 12:37 AM
Thanks for the great pictures and for the the great review. I was considering buying one but, wasn't quite sure. Thanks to you they have sold another bag.

MR2 Woodsballer
02-23-2007, 05:38 PM
I finnaly bought one of these and I have to say it is SICK!! It fits all of my gear and my lil brother's gear. Well worth the money. It makes it a ton easier when I wanna go down to play for the day or the weekend. Now I can't see how I went with out it. Great Buy!

leed
07-19-2007, 06:58 AM
I know this is old.. But quick question:

What exactly supports the bag/gives it structure? I noticed that it folds completely flat, length wise, kind of like an accordion, which brings me to question what keeps it sturdy? It seems that putting stuff inside it keeps it sturdy enough to pull it along upright. But if it were half empty, it would collapse and it'd just be like dragging a pillow case full of rocks.

I'm just curious, as I'm beginning to look into getting a new bag, as mine is too small.

vwjimmy
07-19-2007, 07:12 AM
Mine has inserts that support the center section...
They look like cardboard but are made out of PVC plactic and are really strong....
When it is all put together, it is quite rigid! I also have an 06 Empire and it is alot heavier and doesn't hold anymore.....

wylde01
07-19-2007, 06:39 PM
:yeahthat:
beat me to it but when mine is half empty it still holds up real well, and with all the extra storage space you could never go wrong.

Team Ramrod
03-05-2009, 09:33 PM
Hey Bamf, im think of picking up one of these bags for the season, how has it held up over the years?

bamf-hacker
03-06-2009, 05:52 AM
Awesome... No issues at all.

DFSniper
03-06-2009, 06:26 AM
wow, cant believe i missed this review! i now have enough gear to actually consider one of these! not sure if i will or not though, it seems a bit pricey...

Team Ramrod
03-06-2009, 08:16 AM
considering what i've seen being charged for bags of similar size, i would say the bag is priced very well. This thing is huge and has tons of features that other companies are charging 200+ for (at least from what i've seen in canada)

Team Ramrod
03-29-2009, 07:46 PM
ordered mine last week, should be here sometime next week. Thanks for the reviews and input guys, hopefully i'm as happy with the bag as you all are.