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Discussion in 'Armor Bags' started by Armor Bags, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. Makai

    Makai Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Northern Virginia
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    Ahhh! Don't do it, Dave! The thing I like most about the #94 is the 24 in. length. It's one of two bags I've found that will actually fit my fins and still pass most current airline restrictions for carry-ons.

    That having been said, you guys are probably making the right call. I suspect you're right about the airlines reducing the sizes of carry-ons in the future. They're already getting stricter about enforcing size and weight restrictions.

    Thanks for taking the time to answer my question.
     
  2. Armor Bags

    Armor Bags Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tampa
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    Exactly why we decided to push the envalope in the first place and make it 24" (if it can't hold at least short fins it's not a dive gear bag, just another carry-on).

    And we've gotten away with it 'til now but I don't want to be stuck with product if these airlines decide to put it to us again.
     
  3. mckinness

    mckinness Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Memphis TN
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    I am new to diving but my first choice was an Armor large duffel with the heavy duty mesh and zippers. It has lasted with out signs of wear. I am currently looking for a bag big enough to hold everything for me and my wife. suggestion? Great Product Thanks
     
  4. Armor Bags

    Armor Bags Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tampa
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    Tell me about how you dive (travel, local etc) and how much gear you carry and I will be able to suggest a bag or combination of bags to meet you needs.
     
  5. HowardE

    HowardE Diver

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Boca Raton, Florida
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    My wife and I have taken the #94 as carry on several times now. It does fit sideways in the overhead bin. Worst case is that they make you gate check it if they're out of room (no fee)...
     
  6. H2OU

    H2OU Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Denver, Colorado
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    I just ordered your #94 to replace my worn out wheeled duffel from another manufacturer. I travel with a BP/W and heavy Scubapro Jets, so weight is a major consideration. I really like the protective plastic base, something my current bag doesn't have. The bag looks well designed and I look forward to trying it out in a few weeks when I head to Belize.
     
  7. metalmat

    metalmat Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: new york
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    i am looking to buy a new travel bag i origanaly had a duffel that matched our luggage but the baggage guys beat it so bad after a few trips all the stress points are wearing , I know it wasn't designed for what i used it for so i can't blame the manufacturer
    my question is
    i like the 89 and 93 for differnet reasons
    the 93 is drop bottom and cheaper where as the 93 has fin pocets
    I would place my gear in the bottom of 93 but i wouldn't want it to move aroundtoo much : fins,bs, suit,booties. then pack sreet cloths up top untill i hit the #50 mark
    where in the 89 i won't be able to seperate street from dive or wet from dry
    i have had recomendations of another company in the north east that has drop duffles for under $100 but i want to be sure they can withstand the airlines and would like to get a "diver designed " bag any help would be great thanks Matt
     
  8. Armor Bags

    Armor Bags Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tampa
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    Matt,
    The #93 and #89 are really bags for 2 different purposes. I recommend the #93 as a "travel" bag to get you from here to the hotel (then you use your mesh boat bag to go diving and put clean dry gear back in the #93 to go home). It is designed with all the normal compartments of a nice travel bag. The #89, on the other hand, is built to be a gear bag; to handle saltwater (all components which add to the cost) and would be the better bag if you plan to use it more as a dive gear bag (local diving, beach dive, boat diving, or travel as your only bag). There is a reason that some bags cost more than others and in this case it is a set of hardware and components on the #89 that make it much stronger, tougher, and resistant to saltwater. True, you would have to find a way to separate dive gear and clothing in this bag (my recommendation would be the zip-lock type compression bags for clothing).

    I should caveat the above to say that you should always clean and dry your gear before putting them back in a bag, no matter what kind of bag, especially if you are going to leave the gear in the bag more than a day or so. If you do put wet gear in a bag, rinse it out with fresh water as soon as possible and hang it upside down to dry before storing it. No matter what kind of bag flush the zippers after every exposure to salt water (it's not corrosion that freezes zippers, its' the build-up of salt crystals in the confined inner space of the zipper.

    Both bags have the same rugged wheels. And, both bags have a Protective cover option which I HIGHLY recommend. The cover bags go a long way to prevent airline damage to bags.

    Hope that helps. Feel free to call me directly (800-487-9485) if you want to discuss it more.
     
  9. mike_s

    mike_s Solo Diver

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    Is Armor ever going to make a smaller (Not the big Deluxe) regulator bag that has a zippered pocket for putting manuals,etc in? (Like they used to make).
     
  10. ArmorDave

    ArmorDave Angel Fish

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    Armor offers the #9DF. (See it on our web site). It is our basic reg bag with dive-flag front, ties downs inside, 100% non-corrosive zippers (many entry level reg bags have metals zipper pullers). It has a flat pocket on the backside. This pocket, although not zippered, will hold manuals, etc. We certainly could consider adding a zipper to that pocket.
     

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