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Alternatives to dedicated kitbags?

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  1. Milkweb What's a Milkweb?

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    Anyone have any good recommendations for an alternative to a paintball kit bag? Not really up for spending >£100 for a glorified suitcase imo.

    Don't get me wrong, the PE kit bags look awesome but too bloody expensive!
     
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    Most Paintball kit bags are designed for Paintball.
    • Light weight
    • Durable
    • Easy to transport
    • Wheels
    • Specific compartments
    These are the reasons they cost what they cost plus its also a niche market, don't get me wrong I am sure you can use paintball kit bags for other sports but I would rather use the kit bag for that sport.

    If you're looking for cheap, then you simply need to look for a duffle bag or some sort of military kit bag with a big main space, they are made from cotton and have no real structure but are quite cheap.

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  3. Canon Fodder Go to your brother, kill him with your gun.

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    I honestly used to use a suitcase with roller wheels! But I'd look around for second hand paintball gear bags!
     
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    The only thing with most paintball kit bags are the wheels are good for everywhere but at a paintball site
     
  6. Tom Tom

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    Volvo estate


    But I also have these or similar:

    Proper paintball bags
    British army deployment black bag (if that can carry the issue kit required for an soldier heading to Afghan then it can carry a paintball weekend worth of kit)
    Archery case
    Guitar case (watch out for the handle being off centre - because that's the way guitars are)
    Tool boxes (tough roller toolboxes can give you something to sit on - mine is an old school Stanley case and far more rugged then the current equivalent)
    Roller suitcases
    Rucksacks
    Etc


    Have a look around a sports shop for ones designed for other sports. The compartments will differ but many work for paintball

    Think of what you will carry and whether it's just from car boot to safe zone or if you're traveling half the country on public transport

    Wheels are always a winner, but can be anything from small plastic wheels to off road beasts

    The option to put it on your back is useful, whether that's on one shoulder or ready for waking the Lake District

    See what's big enough for what you have and can expand for the future - or have a selection like me for different loads
    Consider what compartments there are to separate delicate and dirty kit, or possibly inserts. A lot of gear comes with it's own case, so you might carry them separately or strapped on - or throw them into a bigger bag
    Look for other protection, such as laptop sleeves as an alternate to a custom gun case


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  7. Trolley Morning Wood - Choppin Down Fools

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    This is what I now use after seeing Mike with it.

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    Just layer-up dude. Put your pads and paintball gear on first, then throw your regular clothes over the top.
    Simple, and 'le voila' - you can fit the rest into a couple of Tesco bags
     
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    I use an old Bundeswehr duffel bag.
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    Cheap, spacious, durable and most of all light.

    The thing with duffels is that they don't really have compartments. So you have to pack smaller stuff into something else before putting it in or it'll just float around. I have a small bucket for my loader, mask and small items that I just pull out and can carry to the pit separately.

    I also have an NXe roller coffin, but I only use it to store stuff at home. I found it too large for normal practice gear and way too heavy. The thing is like 12 pounds empty. But I generally never stay overnight or fly to games either.

    If you're going to buy a duffel, get a military one. Either surplus or one specifically built for the military market. The others might be more built for clothes and the odd racket, not heavy metal items like air tanks.
     
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    I've got a PE kit bag, and they are good as you can walk out the door knowing everything is in there. However I'm in the same boat as you, I wouldn't pay over £100 for one.

    I got mine of a forum which the guy was going to the same walk on as me, only cost £45. Are you in any of the Facebook forum's?
     

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