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    This is what I use. It's a mesh duffle/backpack

    DELUXE COATED MESH BACKPACK [97205] :: Tilos, Inc

    This is what I bring on to the boat. If I am going to the quarry or transporting things in my car, I use a large rubbermaid container.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinacat46 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by abcitydiver View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by johnyringo View Post
    I use a big duffel for local "cold" diving, "call outs", and storage (as well as the living room floor, various closets, the dining room table and an extra bedroom), an Akona Evolution roller for travel...and storage, and an Akona mesh back pack for schlepping my gear back and forth when I'm boat diving, it fits in one of the front pockets of the roller bag.
    Wow...i feel SO much better - knowing I'm not the only lunatic that has the spare bedroom dedicated to dive gear! wahoo
    I'm guilty of this as well.
    Don't we all? (except maybe those weirdos with freakishly organized garages)

    I mean, we have to do something to keep our wives complaining, don't we?

    I like the good ol' Action Packer for local shore diving where I've driving right up the destination. I have a heavy-duty Akona mesh bag with shoulder straps for small local boats, an big Akona roller bag for local boat diving on larger boats, and a cheap lightweight mesh duffel bag for warm water diving where the need for a lightweight mesh bag means the heavy Akona mesh bag stays at home. With lighter weight tropical dive gear, this isn't generally an issue.

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    I've got the Evo Back Pack and I love it, it's got the side zipper to load everything if you find it hard to go thru the top. Boyfriend has the duffle and although I like the way it packs, I HATE trying to carry it. I can put mine on my back and not feel it and carry two tanks to the boat and make just one trip no matter how far away the boat may be.
    ~ Happy Diving

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    I have a Pinnacle mesh bag, cost around $39. Well made, strong construction, holds a bunch, lets wet gear drain out. When I drive to the site, I use a rubbermaid container also.

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    See below for best of both worlds.
    My $.02...
    1st diving on most charter boats her in SoFla., a rigid case or box won't make you too popular on a crowded boat. What ever you use needs to fold up under your bench in a space is wide, deep and high as your butt cheeks on a full boat.

    Most back packs are very difficult to load and unload on a rolling deck, so I say duffel. Get one with a shoulder strap. (or the armour below.)

    I keep a mason's trough in my vehicle to drop the bag in.

    On most 6 packs a hard case is even more of a PIA.

    Tim "The Star and Crescent shall not be worn by every man, but only by him who is worthy to wear it. He must be a gentleman... a man of honor and courage... a man of zeal, yet humble... an intelligent man...a man of truth... one who tempers action with wisdom and, above all else, one who walks in the light of God."

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    Nice bag, splitlip, where'd you get it and how much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CompuDude View Post
    Nice bag, splitlip, where'd you get it and how much?
    Yup, nice bag, Splitlip. My guess: LP $70.

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    I think the XS Scuba Mesh wheeled Duffel is the cat's meow. I love mine and the wheels make a huge difference, definitely woth holding out and paying the 60 bucks for. I had a Scubapro mesh duffel and loved the size but XS definitely hit a home run with this bag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbletrubble View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CompuDude View Post
    Nice bag, splitlip, where'd you get it and how much?
    Yup, nice bag, Splitlip. My guess: LP $70.
    Divers Direct here in WPB. $60.00 range. I actually returned it am waiting for the newer version which has a storage pocket.

    It comes with a fitted dry bag, so the bag can be used dry.
    Tim "The Star and Crescent shall not be worn by every man, but only by him who is worthy to wear it. He must be a gentleman... a man of honor and courage... a man of zeal, yet humble... an intelligent man...a man of truth... one who tempers action with wisdom and, above all else, one who walks in the light of God."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Splitlip View Post
    Divers Direct here in WPB. $60.00 range. I actually returned it am waiting for the newer version which has a storage pocket.

    It comes with a fitted dry bag, so the bag can be used dry.
    Must...resist...ordering...another...scuba...bag.. .

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