The top zipper is not really that functional and the promotion which I purchased the bag within mentioned a gift and there was none. I feel like I got baited and switched.
Selkirk Tour Backpack
- Huge capacity
- Lots of internal compartments
- Versatile multi-use pockets on the sides with one padded and one semi-insulated
- Double drink bottle holders
- Durable construction
- Regal (gray/silver) color option is a great look
- Chest strap cannot be removed
- This is hard to explain but the smallish shoe compartment does not allow shoes to be inserted straight in either horizontally or vertically (upright) so to keep the remaining interior space level, the shoes need to be inserted shoe box style which is kind of a pain otherwise the remaining interior space of the bag will be skewed with both toes being lower and both openings being higher on the right or left side
- Laptop sleeve is not padded on the inside which isn't completely necessary but would have been nice, however the sleeve does stop before the bottom of the bag which protects laptop corners
- Primary zipper that goes around 3/4 of the top opening gets stuck, possibly on what appears to be excess material on the underside
- Red Selkirk logo badge on one strap clashes with the rest of the Regal look
Overall, I love this bag and it's the only one I could find with the capacity I wanted that also included a laptop sleeve and double drink bottle holders. The cons are fairly minor although I wish there was a way to remove the chest strap like on other bags as it will likely never be used for my purposes. I originally thought I might have to return the bag due to the zipper issue, but I loved everything else so much I decided to keep it. I have only used the bag for a few days, but the zipper seems to move a little easier and I'm hoping this will continue to get better as it breaks in more. I would rate this product 4.5 stars.
This bag is absolutely perfect for a long day/weekend of pickleball. With the dedicated shoe compartment to keep your clothes and gear from smelling bad, the dedicated cooler compartment to keep snacks fresh, and all the interior pockets to keep things organized.
I was looking for a bag that I can put all my needs including the stuffs of my wife when playing pickleball and I found this bag. This is an awesome pickleball bag and I liked it very much.