There’s a slightly under-the-radar bag company out there that came to my attention last Fall as I was training for long road rides. They manufacture bags for everyone from golfers to X-Games athletes, triathletes, gym rats, and your everyday type athletes too.

protection_caseThe Endurance Athletic Bag collection is available in three sizes (5.0, 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0)
, but I’ve found the big daddy 9.0 is the way to go. Each piece is designed with thoughtfulness to maximize efficiency both in packing for a race or training day and also in transition zones for triathletes.

Various compartments store everything from nutrition and hydration to shoes, helmet, clothing and electronics.

Additional pockets built in to the 9.0 model include: changing mat compartment, nutrition organization panel, staging area hanger clip and race day checklist sleeve. There’s a very cool zippered bottom for holding a wetsuit or wet/dirty clothing. And I also really like the external water-bottle pockets.

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The 9.0 can be worn as a backpack or thrown over the shoulder. Colors available include the new Gray/Electric, Magenta, Atomic, Acid, and Black. Materials are durable as one needs and expects in a performance bag like this.

The bags retail for $90 – $160 and are available at sporting goods stores and online at OGIO.com.

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