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!
This week’s installment is the true definition of save vs splurge as we dive into the world of tennis bags. For those who want to indulge, the Wilson Black Leather 6 pack will meet all of your needs and then some. The luxurious full grain leather bag features a racquet compartment that holds up to six racquets, several accessory compartments and an adjustable/removable leather shoulder strap with luggage tag. My second pick is for savvy shoppers who are wanting a similar look at an affordable price. The Head Original Series Combi 6 pack includes Climate Control Technology to protect your racquets from extreme temperatures as well accessory compartments and two padded shoulder straps. The bag comes with a $69.95 price tag.
Stay tuned for another save vs splurge blog next week on shoes!