The Wide Mouth lid opening makes for easy packing and unpacking, while the padded helmet compartment allows you to place you helmet in your gear bag with the comfort of knowing it is well protected. The outer compression straps do a great job of making sure that everything stays locked down and secured in the back, while telescopic pull handle makes the bag and ease to move around even when fully loaded. The base of the bag when standing upright is perfectly moulded to allow the bag to stand freely upright when needed.
The only additions that could come in handy on this bag would be some additional outer pockets for quick access storage, though the one pocket on the top of the bag is quite big.
Also there is not much in the way of ventilation, this does help with ensuring the protection of your riding gear inside the bag with more padded protection around the whole bag, but can leave you holding your nose if the bag is full of wet used riding gear that has been travelling home for more than a day.
Overall the OGIO 9800 RIG is a great gear bag and is doing exactly what I need of it, it holds more than a full set of riding gear top to bottom, is light enough when completely loaded to make it under the weight limits when flying and, is easy to travel with, the large set of wheels make the bag a breeze to pull along and the 9800 RIG slides perfectly into the boot of the car for local races. After a few short months with the OGIO bag I could not be happier. We are running:
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RIG 9800 LE Colour:
$329.95 Supplier: Lusty Industries