January 22, 2011

Transition Bags

I'm in the market for a new bag. The bag I've got is an old Brenthaven laptop backpack. It's about 10 years old. It has served me well by being able to tote my laptop, a book, or notebook, and my workout clothes and lunch. That was enough when I was only trying to do one 'sport' at a time. Either I would run, lift weights, or swim, for example. I wouldn't ever try to do all of them at once. Last December I went to the rec to swim and run and just those two activities were too much for my backpack. I had to use a huge duffel bag, which made it look like I was packing for a week vacation. On top of that it hardly fit in a locker, and everything was jumbled together, so I was spending a lot of time tracking down the items I needed when I was in the locker room. Recently I've been thinking about how I'm going to pack for my brick workouts, when I do more than one sport at a time. Clearly, the duffel bag approach wasn't very efficient. And thinking a little further ahead, how am I going to do transitions during the triathlons I want to do? 

My current bag
Only two main compartments

The bag I'm excited about right now is the Elite bag from Rocket Science Sports.

Rocket Science Elite Bag

Rocket Science Elite Bag opened up

The Nero bag from Blue Seventy seems to be pretty nice too, but I really like the way the Rocket Science bag opens up and lays out flat. 
I haven't seen any of these in person, so it's time to get my hands on some bags to try them out!

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