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Judestudio
07-18-2007, 17:59
So I am thinking of getting this Akona Pro Reg Bag (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=AkonaProRegulatorBag), anyone used it before?

Any other suggestions welcome!

somewhereinla
07-18-2007, 18:58
I have the other Akona dive bag (the square one) it's a very nice bag. Akona makes good products.

Lucky(AR)
07-18-2007, 19:22
akona is the best i have the akona pro and if you buy the big akona duffell roller bag it has a special pouch for the bag...very nice

CompuDude
07-19-2007, 02:28
I have the older square Akona bag as well. This one looks bigger, but it wouldn't fit in the compartment for reg bags on my Akona roller bag (made specifically for the square one). It's a shame, because the square one is a tight fit for a long hose rig, and this one looks like it has more room.

przeor
07-19-2007, 03:51
Buy certain regs at ST and they toss in a snazzy dive flag reg bag! I needed a few bags, so I talked the wife into buying a bunch of regs for our doubles. The bags are pretty nice, not what you'd expect from a freebie.

Judestudio
07-19-2007, 05:15
I have the older square Akona bag as well. This one looks bigger, but it wouldn't fit in the compartment for reg bags on my Akona roller bag (made specifically for the square one). It's a shame, because the square one is a tight fit for a long hose rig, and this one looks like it has more room.

Right. Do you know if the Akona Pro Reg Bag fits reg with a long hose? If not, then I'd probably have to get the square one...

medic001918
07-19-2007, 10:45
I was going to suggest buying new regs at scubatoys and they'll give you a bag...it's not a bad deal and the bag is pretty nice. Otherwise, most bags will fit a long hose, you just coil it up.
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CompuDude
07-19-2007, 10:46
Well, I said it fits in mine, and that this new one looks bigger. So I'm guessing yes. I've never seen one in person, though. so this is all a guess based on a little picture on my monitor. :)

tc_rain
07-19-2007, 14:07
Do most people use a reg bag? I just set my regs on top of everything in the dive bag.

CompuDude
07-19-2007, 14:14
Do most people use a reg bag? I just set my regs on top of everything in the dive bag.
It's not strictly necessary, but it's nice, and hey, it came with my main bag so I use it. Gives them a little extra protection, which is not a bad thing.

It can also be nice when I switch from bag to bag, however... I switch between a big rolling bag and an action packer tub quite a bit, and I can grab my regs, stored in the bag, toss them into the action packer, and I'm good to go without having to recoil hoses and such.

tc_rain
07-19-2007, 17:02
I use a big rubbermaid tub for my gear and just toss the regs on top. Not toss, sit.

Queen
07-19-2007, 17:44
I use the freebie I got from ST when I got a new reg. It works really nicely and makes switching from my rolling bag to the mesh backpack easier/quicker.

the gooch
07-20-2007, 20:44
Both the wife and I got a free reg bag with our reg purchases from ST. They are pretty darn nice for a freebie, except for the silk screened image of some weirdos on the frontsmileys/smiley36.gif

comet24
07-21-2007, 08:51
Looks like a nice bag. I have a square one I got with my regs. Really need one a little bigger but it works.

thesmoothdome
07-21-2007, 15:58
Reg bags are nice for traveling as well. I always put my regs in my carry on bag and it's an easy way to store them.

Ajuva
07-21-2007, 16:19
Got my reg bag with my gear bag, Oceanic Cargo.
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Judestudio
07-21-2007, 16:19
I have the older square Akona bag as well. This one looks bigger, but it wouldn't fit in the compartment for reg bags on my Akona roller bag (made specifically for the square one). It's a shame, because the square one is a tight fit for a long hose rig, and this one looks like it has more room.


This is the one, right?

http://www.scubatoys.com/store/bags/pics/Ak&#111;na/AKB655.jpg

It's not padded though smileys/smiley24.gif Is it ok to take on travel?

CompuDude
07-21-2007, 17:27
I have the older square Akona bag as well. This one looks bigger, but it wouldn't fit in the compartment for reg bags on my Akona roller bag (made specifically for the square one). It's a shame, because the square one is a tight fit for a long hose rig, and this one looks like it has more room.


This is the one, right?


It's not padded though smileys/smiley24.gif Is it ok to take on travel?

No, that's from their current line. Mine's just a simple square reg bag that zips into the compartment on the Akona Roller Backpack. It's not meant to travel as luggage on it's own (except hand carry, perhaps).

http://www.ak&#111;na.com/files/products/125.2_AKM604_image_2.jpg

Lucky(AR)
07-22-2007, 10:09
the one i have looks like the above but is rounded off on top think its maybe a new model n..fits in duffel slot perfect

Judestudio
07-23-2007, 19:04
Well, how padded does the reg bag needs to be?

CompuDude
07-23-2007, 19:17
Well, how padded does the reg bag needs to be?

You can keep your regs in a plastic grocery bag just fine. No padding needed. How much padding it needs totally depends on what kind of abuse it is expected to take in transit. If you are checking the reg bag as standalone luggage on a plane, I would want a HUGE amount of padding for when heavy stuff gets put on it. Also, if it is attached to, or on the outside of, a bigger bag, the same thing applies. However, if you're just putting a small reg bag in a bigger case with other stuff around it, you probably don't need as much padding.

I find a small case with minimal padding is good for travel, because I carry mine on in a backpack, so I don't want anything too bulky. YMMV.

rktman26
07-23-2007, 19:38
I've got that same bag. It works fine, but I don't use it much- The regs just go on top of everything in the plastic tote.

If I were traveling, I'd use it.

BTW, I paid about 50% more at the LDS than ST sells it for. That was before I knew about Scubatoys.

loudgonzo
07-23-2007, 20:06
I'm looking for a reg bag, I'm thinking about the atomic bag since it's the regs I use. Would I get certain (ugly) looks having certain brand regs and using another brand bag?

thesmoothdome
07-26-2007, 14:25
I'm looking for a reg bag, I'm thinking about the atomic bag since it's the regs I use. Would I get certain (ugly) looks having certain brand regs and using another brand bag?
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TAH 73
07-27-2007, 08:11
if you have a reg bag that isn't well padded, if you get a hands on a sheet of the "blue foam camping matress" and you cut a coupe of sheets to match the size of the reg bag you can add some padding to the case.

techgnostic
07-27-2007, 13:28
Buy certain regs at ST and they toss in a snazzy dive flag reg bag! I needed a few bags, so I talked the wife into buying a bunch of regs for our doubles. The bags are pretty nice, not what you'd expect from a freebie.

But it is what we have come to expect from ST. :)

ParrotHead
07-27-2007, 13:45
I use a big rubbermaid tub for my gear and just toss the regs on top. Not toss, sit.

Since you use a rubbermaid tub, you maybe interested in this thread (http://www.scubaboard.com/showthread.php?t=194262).
-PH

ParrotHead
07-27-2007, 13:49
Do folks generally keep their regs coiled up in those bags when being stored? To me it seems that the regs have to be coiled too tight. Thoughts?
-PH

CompuDude
07-27-2007, 13:59
Do folks generally keep their regs coiled up in those bags when being stored? To me it seems that the regs have to be coiled too tight. Thoughts?
-PH
Loosely coiled. Make sure there is no strain on the hose to accomplish the coil, and all is well. A 1' circumference should be plenty to keep things loose.

thesmoothdome
07-27-2007, 20:54
I've always hung my regs. UK makes a BC/Reg hanger that works great with my gear rack.

BSea
07-27-2007, 21:30
Here's mine (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?product_id=Armor19EDBLRegBag). It's plenty big. On my last trip, I brought 2 regs (1 was a double hose), 2 computers, 2 lights, and a change of clothes just in case my checked bags didn't make it.

Of course it came from ST.

techgnostic
07-28-2007, 12:36
...and a change of clothes just in case my checked bags didn't make it.

Of course it came from ST.

I agree. I am always pleasantly surprised when my checked bags arrive.

3rdEye
08-07-2007, 00:56
Here's mine (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?product_id=Armor19EDBLRegBag). It's plenty big. On my last trip, I brought 2 regs (1 was a double hose), 2 computers, 2 lights, and a change of clothes just in case my checked bags didn't make it.

Of course it came from ST.


looks like a nice carry on actually

thesmoothdome
08-07-2007, 00:58
Here's mine (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?product_id=Armor19EDBLRegBag). It's plenty big. On my last trip, I brought 2 regs (1 was a double hose), 2 computers, 2 lights, and a change of clothes just in case my checked bags didn't make it.

Of course it came from ST.


looks like a nice carry on actually

I think that might be bigger than my dive bag! :smilie39:

3rdEye
08-07-2007, 01:35
Here's mine (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?product_id=Armor19EDBLRegBag). It's plenty big. On my last trip, I brought 2 regs (1 was a double hose), 2 computers, 2 lights, and a change of clothes just in case my checked bags didn't make it.

Of course it came from ST.


looks like a nice carry on actually

I think that might be bigger than my dive bag! :smilie39:

you must wear some of those short fins....small feet?

Krakenn
08-07-2007, 05:42
I like the Akona for traveling - looks like a laptop bag but for everyday use I use the new Mares Techno bag which fits nicely into my Mesh bag.

Kraks

creggur
08-07-2007, 07:24
Here's mine (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?product_id=Armor19EDBLRegBag). It's plenty big. On my last trip, I brought 2 regs (1 was a double hose), 2 computers, 2 lights, and a change of clothes just in case my checked bags didn't make it.

Of course it came from ST.

This is what my $50.00 gift certificate is going to buy!! Looked at one at an LDS last week, it really looks like a nice bag..Good to see someone happy with it!!

thor
08-07-2007, 09:46
I have the Akona Roller Bag (with the fin compartment on outside and backpack harnesses) It came with the square reg bag and instrument sleave. It is very well padded. It is made to fit in the roller bag in an outside pocket. It is great for travel b/c I can zip it in the bag and then quickly take it out to bring it as a carry on.

The new rounder Akona reg bag is made to fit in the same way, but in the new Akona roller bags. Same outside pocket, just rounder. Probably a great bag as well.

Advokat
08-08-2007, 18:38
I use Mares Boat Bag. It is a nice bad and I like the fact that is in a circular shape. It fits a reg set up, 2 computers, a wallet, phone and still offers room for few other things.

JodiBB
08-08-2007, 19:06
Buy certain regs at ST and they toss in a snazzy dive flag reg bag! I needed a few bags, so I talked the wife into buying a bunch of regs for our doubles. The bags are pretty nice, not what you'd expect from a freebie.

I use the same dive bag for my reg set-up. It is a nice bag...even has velcro strips inside on all 4 sides to keep the hoses and gear from shifting.

thor
08-10-2007, 09:24
Funny, I never noticed this before, but the Akona reg bag has a little clip on the inside of the bag. Anyone know what this is for?

BobArnold8265
09-18-2007, 10:57
The Akona reg bags are very nice. They are the perfect size and well padded to protect your reg. That's what I use when travelling alone. When I travel with my wife, we use take an Armor double reg bag. I really like the Armor line as well and highly recommend any of their products as well as the Akona.

Zeagle Eagle
01-18-2009, 23:04
[quote=BSea;10884]Here's mine (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?product_id=Armor19EDBLRegBag). It's plenty big. On my last trip, I brought 2 regs (1 was a double hose), 2 computers, 2 lights, and a change of clothes just in case my checked bags didn't make it.

Of course it came from ST.[/qu

There was a bag in that picture? I must have missed it!

heydn62
01-19-2009, 08:21
Had to work overtime this weekend. When the check comes in I'm getting this (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=AkonaProRegulatorBag) and the carryon (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=AkonaAKB176Bag) bag that goes with it.

shawnwill36
01-20-2009, 10:37
whats cool about scuba toys is if you buy your gear from them they will send you scuba toys reg bags and gear bags for free. i have spent thousands with them though

heydn62
01-20-2009, 20:34
Had to work overtime this weekend. When the check comes in I'm getting this (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=AkonaProRegulatorBag) and the carryon (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=AkonaAKB176Bag) bag that goes with it.

Just put in the order. My regulator now has a home (or should in 3-5 business days). :smiley20:

heydn62
01-26-2009, 17:39
Had to work overtime this weekend. When the check comes in I'm getting this (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=AkonaProRegulatorBag) and the carryon (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=AkonaAKB176Bag) bag that goes with it.

Just put in the order. My regulator now has a home (or should in 3-5 business days). :smiley20:


Order came on Friday. Gear seems to be well made. A little disappointed in that I can't quite get every thing I want inside the carryon bag. I'm going on a cruise in April and was hoping to use this to get everything I needed from the ship to the dive op. While my fins fit inside the bag, if I put them in with my BCD and a 4/3 wetsuit, I can't get the case zipped up, unless I take the regulator bag out of it's compartment.

mrm777
01-27-2009, 00:17
whats cool about scuba toys is if you buy your gear from them they will send you scuba toys reg bags and gear bags for free. i have spent thousands with them though
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And they're a nice size with a pocket in the back. The obvious dive look makes checking them thru security a breeze too.

heydn62
03-24-2009, 07:38
Had to work overtime this weekend. When the check comes in I'm getting this (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=AkonaProRegulatorBag) and the carryon (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=AkonaAKB176Bag) bag that goes with it.

Just put in the order. My regulator now has a home (or should in 3-5 business days). :smiley20:


Order came on Friday. Gear seems to be well made. A little disappointed in that I can't quite get every thing I want inside the carryon bag. I'm going on a cruise in April and was hoping to use this to get everything I needed from the ship to the dive op. While my fins fit inside the bag, if I put them in with my BCD and a 4/3 wetsuit, I can't get the case zipped up, unless I take the regulator bag out of it's compartment.

Cruise is coming up next week. I've forgone the wetsuits. Will pack fins in checked baggage. Was hoping maybe I could fit 2 BCDs and 2 reg sets in the Bag, but can't get it done with the gear I have. This is a nice bag for a basic set of gear, but don't expect to get much extra in it. I'd prefer it if they had left the insert for a laptop out (or at least made it removeable) as this takes up much needed space inside the bag.

In summary, I'd recommend this bag for one person with basic travel gear who wants to carry their laptop with them. They deliver what they promise.