Being a sub 800 rated player, I don't tend to leave reviews here. If a disc hyzers/anhyzers/unexpectedly rolls when I release it, I am 90% confident it is due to my form than the disc’s inherent characteristics.
But one thing I do know a thing or two about is wearing a backpack. I’ve been wearing backpacks in one form or another since I was about 4 years old. Sometimes one strap, sometimes two, for a time in the mid 90’s we wore them slung as low as possible. I’ve really done it all.
Before buying this one I had a good look round at the other disc bags and on balance I thought this had the best balance of comfort, storage space (for discs and other equipment) and value. Now I have the bag in person, and I’ve road-tested it for a few weeks I’m 100% happy with my choice.
For context I previously had the common bag that a few manufacturers have put their name on. You know the one, holds about 20 discs, bottle holder in the side, pocket on the other, and a putter pouch up top, around £40-50. Perfectly good bag but lacking in tournament practicality. I was always short of space for waterproofs, snacks, or an umbrella for a tournament weekend, and given my local course is Longford these things are essentials.
If this sounds like you and you’re debating which way to go, then I highly recommend this bag.
Whether you're heading to a tournament, practice round or just doing field work, the BP1-V3 excels in any situation.
Winter got you needing to pack a down jacket, gloves and thermos? Yep, they'll fit no problem! For rounds in the rain, the umbrella slot and water resistant material and zips keep your spare towels dry for the next round. Taking all of your discs to the park for fieldwork? This bag can fit 30+ discs!
The sturdy construct and rails on the bottom mean that your bag won't fall over in the mud. The expandable pockets allow you to go streamline or fill them up when necessary. Yes, it's a big bag but the padding and chest straps keep it comfy even when you have to park miles away from the first tee.
I haven't yet found a fault, and this bag is half the price of its competitors! What are you waiting for, get it whilst it's in stock!
If you're beginning to look for your next bag after playing for a while, look no further than the BP1-V3. It's got space for everything you need on the course, and more. It's water resistant without requiring a rain cover, has an umbrella slot that can let you go hands-free when it's raining, 2 massive expandable side pockets, and space for 20+ discs.
It's great for playing in the UK due to the solid base which keeps the bag dry and upright even on slopes. Being able to seal up the huge putter pouch means you can keep your discs safely bundled in towels and dry. You can also zip up the main pocket to protect your discs from the rain too. Since I made the switch to this bag, my discs have always been dry even in the worst of conditions.
Comparing this to the BX series from grip, it's hard to justify the cost difference.