The countdown is on…the holidays are here and it’s time to get your gifts ordered, delivered and wrapped for your loved ones! So if you are shopping for a fashionista looking to show off her sense of style on and off the court, take a look at one of our new brands at Tennis Warehouse, Cortiglia!
These gorgeous bags are not only a fashion statement, but are also functional in more ways than one. Handcrafted in Italy and made from beautiful Italian leather, these are the perfect bags to throw your tennis gear in, but they can also double as luggage, gym or even a work bag. Each bag has a bit of its own personality whether you want to stand out and be edgy or obtain that classic, elegant look with your bag.
I may be a sucker for all things bright and bold, but ever since we got these bags in, I’ve had my eyes on the Belvedere Tennis Tote in Red. I have said it before, but I typically carry purse-like totes to the court and am always on the look out for something new. If the bag is big enough to carry not only tennis gear, but also my laptop and a change of clothes and shoes, that’s a bonus! These totes are perfect for just that! Plus, it’s sassy and is sure to be the envy of my opponents!
The new bag that Roger Federer debuted in Basel last week is now available at Tennis Warehouse, and boy is this thing SWEET! It’s unique “torpedo-style” design maximizes storage space and allows for the bag to be used both laying down or standing up. Even the most elite players will find there to be plenty of storage and protection with all the technology and features that Wilson has packed into it.
So, how exactly did Wilson maximize the capacity and functionality of the bag? Instead of using three main compartments (like most extra large racquet bags), they’ve placed the third pocket underneath the area where your racquet handles will sit below one of the two main compartments. This pocket is accessed from the side of the bag and is great for storing shoes, cans of balls or any of your other gear.
Wilson’s new Thermoguard 2.0 technology.
The bag also features Wilson’s new climate-protection technology, Thermoguard 2.0. Along with the standard metallic-looking lining that comes in most high-end racquet bags, it also includes a specially designed desiccant pack and a pocket to place it in to wick extra moisture away from your equipment. Similar to moisture-absorbing packets you see in the packaging of many common household products, the desiccant pack offers twice the level of moisture-protection compared to regular Thermoguard technology.
In addition to the space-saving third compartment and improved moisture defense, the bag is made of super high quality, heavy duty 900D Ballistec fabric to hold up to the rigors of travel. EVA padded shoulder straps and back panel make carrying the bag over your shoulder or as a backpack easy and comfortable. Furthermore, retractable grab handles won’t distract from the sleek-modern look of the bag.
Complete with Roger Federer‘s endorsement AND signature, the new Wilson Federer Elite 12 Pack Bag is sure to offer the protection, capacity and durability for any level of player!
What do you carry your tennis equipment in? A large 12 pack? A smaller more convenient 3 pack? Or the more mobile backpack? For this week’s save vs splurge, I choose two sleek black backpacks at two different price points. For my save, I chose the Jet CoolJet Bag in Ostrich Ink. You can carry one oversized racquet or two smaller racquets in a specialized compartment. There are tons of accessory pockets to stay organized as well as a convertible strap to turn a shoulder strap into two backpack straps. For my splurge, I chose the ultra-luxurious Court Couture Hampton Backpack Bag. This bag has a slightly bigger racquet compartment that can hold two oversized racquets. The fun polka dot interior has enough room to hold your other equipment along with several accessory pockets and detachable backpack straps.
Check back next week for another edition of save vs splurge!