Trendy track totes
There is certainly no shortage in ways to transport your gear from your workshop to the track. There are hauler bags all the way to simple plastic totes you pick up from the big box stores. But if you are one of those racers who has to bring your gear to the track in the ultimate trendy transporter then you’ll want to check out the Team Losi Racing bags made in connection with OGIO. OGIO bags took off recently in all types of sports, RC included because their bags are strong and fit a lot of stuff neatly and safely.
Let’s call it what it is, these bags are from OGIO’s extensive line of sports equipment bags with TLR’s logo embroidered on them. But with that said, kudos to Team Losi Racing for teaming up with a cool bag manufacturer and offering excellent logo’d support equipment to TLR fans.
The 9800 pit bag is constructed of a very durable, heavy duty fabric with hefty stitching and heavy duty zippers for several pouches and main lid. The main compartment is massive and can hold two 1/8 machines along with lots of support equipment. Additional storage can be found on the outer pouches. Inside there are dividers that can be positioned to separate the equipment.
On the outside of the bag you’ll instantly notice the SLED back which is OGIO’s Structural Load Equalizing Deck and its spans from the bottom of the back nearly to the top. This hard plastic sled gives the bag awesome support and protection in all situations. On the top of the bag is an extendable handle for toting the bag on its ball bearing equipped wheels. I’m happy to report that this bag does not get caught up on the heels of tall folk, the handle extends to the perfect length. Other neat features of the bag include logo interior fabric, heavy duty buckles to secure the loaded bag and reinforced wheel supports.
The backpack is another cool OGIO product with TLR logo and it is truly meant to carry lots of necessities. The BP too features heavy duty fabric and zippers. The shoulder straps are fully adjustable with clips for extra security and padding so the straps do not dig into your shoulders as you carry it. The number of pouches on the BP seem endless, its like every time I pick it up, I find a new storage pouch. Inside you’ll find a tech specs listing that indicates items you can store like audio gear, phone, laptop, keys, cords and so much more. This is one cool back pack whether you are a TLR fan or just looking for a great travel support pack.
WHO MAKES IT: TLR/OGIO
PRODUCT: Pit Bag and Backpack
PART NUMBER: PB- TLR0547/ BP- TLR0548
PRICE: PB-$299.99/ BP-$79.99
NEEDED TO COMPLETE: Just pile in your equipment
Always the pushover for new track hauling gear, I took the OGIO bags home and transferred my racing gear from my old tote to the new 9800 bag. In there I was able to stow my 1/8 buggy and truggy, tires, parts, chargers, pit towel and box of fluids. I zipped up the case and threw on the extra exterior security latches. Next I popped up the handle and rolled the bag out to my car. The OGIO bag has a fabric handle on the top and one on the bottom of the front face that allow you to easily grab the bag, pick it up and toss it into the back of your vehicle’s trunk or bed. Once I got to the track, the bag was easy to work out of and takes the abuse of getting pushed around on the ground under your pit table.
In the backpack, I stored my radio, some extra cloths and some of my other personal effects like phone, headphones and keys. The backpack is pure convenience and looks so cool on top of it all. I’ve used the pack just for daily use and have several people stop me to ask where I got it. Hey look, I’m the popular guy now. Cool.
Many drivers have hopped on the OGIO trend and picked up these bags for local and long distance travel for their RC equipment. The bags are tough, stylish and get the job done. True TLR fans will glom onto these bags and although they are expensive, they are worth it.
By Greg Vogel