OGIO has just created a new baggage line that is very specific to multi-sport. I am surprised that they waited until now to create this compartment masterpiece. This bag has all the compartments that are specific for triathlon.
The history of OGIO started with the locker bag. This was a bag that fit as a stack-able in a locker with gear, personal hygiene, and shoe compartments. Over the years they have created an amazing golf bag line that is world class. (I have an OGIO golf bag that is 10+ years old and is still in stellar condition) OGIO has made a huge mark in the action sports arena with heavy duty luggage, duffel's and back packs. I have owned several of the smaller duffel bags and back packs and they are super tough. OGIO has done a great job with design and functionality at every level. I am thrilled that they have created the Endurance line.
The OGIO ENDURANCE 9.0
This bag is laser focused on the triathlon experience. Because of the unique design I wanted to really see if this bag was as durable as needed to be. I loaded it up for a trip and checked it as baggage. This bag stood the test.
OGIO has mastered the placement and balance of compartments in a large bag. This bag can be carried like a duffel bag or converted to a backpack. When you look at this bag you really cannot see the 10 separate pockets for sorting and organization. With a clear window to put a race day checklist this bag has covered all the needs. One of my favorite features is the staging area clip. This is a clip that lets you hang the bag vertically in transition area or a closet.
The OGIO ENDURANCE 9.0 has several features that totally rock! Here is a list of my favorites:
Helmet Storage– Top flap for the main compartment has soft stretch material to keep the helmet secure.
Tech Vault Pocket- This compartment is perfect for sunglasses, GPS, or other items that need to be kept from scratching.
Tech Vault- This is a phone specific slot that has full protection for your cell phone.
Hydration Pockets- Enough to hold 2 standard water bottles securely.
Wet Dry Storage- This is a great compartment for your wetsuit. The compartment has full separation from the other compartments. This has a full 360 degree zipper that expands the compartment with mesh for full drainage and ventilation.
Shoe Storage- This compartment is something that is in a lot of OGIO products. I really like keeping sweaty shoes away from food clothes and goggles. The shoe compartment is big enough for running and cycling shoes.
Side Panel Nutrition Organization- These mesh pockets keep your calories visible without having to rummage through everything.
This bag has so much to offer. At $150 retail this comes in as a great value. For all the compartments and organization this bag offers the price is well worth it. If you want a smaller price then pick a smaller size the 8.0 $130 and 7.0 $100.
For more information about the 9.0 and more, go to: www.ogio.com