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    Default Looking for a gear bag...

    Hi all,
    I need to replace my Avery gear bag (another stolen item) and can't visualize the size of most of them I'm seeing through the various online distributors. Who has a gear bag for mostly electronics (a couple of e-collars, a few remote releases, 3-4 transmitters/remotes) and some other training stuff like bumpers that they really like? I need something rugged and large enough but not too large. Compartments are good.

    Thanks a ton,
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    I love my Mud River bag. It's not too big to carry and not too small. Has lots of compartments and a large inside for bumpers and collars. One of the outer zippered compartments works great for a first aid kit because it has small slots to put stuff like small scissors, nail clippers, pocket knife, tweezers - then has larger pockets for gauze, wound spray, etc. Lots of outer pockets for transmitters etc.

    http://shop.mudriverdogproducts.com/inventoryD.asp?item_no=MRHB&CatId={9F359615-386F-43FE-90B7-8A6071F0C678}

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer Henion View Post
    I love my Mud River bag. It's not too big to carry and not too small. Has lots of compartments and a large inside for bumpers and collars. One of the outer zippered compartments works great for a first aid kit because it has small slots to put stuff like small scissors, nail clippers, pocket knife, tweezers - then has larger pockets for gauze, wound spray, etc. Lots of outer pockets for transmitters etc.

    http://shop.mudriverdogproducts.com/inventoryD.asp?item_no=MRHB&CatId={9F359615-386F-43FE-90B7-8A6071F0C678}
    I'll second that, have had mine for going on 3 years and I love it. Holds a dozen bumpers and all other misc items needed for training.
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    12 bumpers? Small ones, I'm guessing?

    Hmmm....very good suggestion.

    This one is different than the old one I had, but does anyone have any feedback on it? It is a bit larger than the Mud River one mentioned above, from the measurements.
    http://www.gundogsupply.com/avprotrainba.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montview View Post
    12 bumpers? Small ones, I'm guessing?

    Hmmm....very good suggestion.

    This one is different than the old one I had, but does anyone have any feedback on it? It is a bit larger than the Mud River one mentioned above, from the measurements.
    http://www.gundogsupply.com/avprotrainba.html
    I've had mine for years. Once i broke one of the plastic hooks the first week I had it, it's been of great service. I changed out the 2 plastic hooks for carribeners.

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    The Avery one from the link, Brett? Carabiners are a great idea for any bag!
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    Yes the Avery bag

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montview View Post
    12 bumpers? Small ones, I'm guessing?

    Hmmm....very good suggestion.

    This one is different than the old one I had, but does anyone have any feedback on it? It is a bit larger than the Mud River one mentioned above, from the measurements.
    http://www.gundogsupply.com/avprotrainba.html
    I have the Mud River one that they show on the bottom of that page (http://www.gundogsupply.com/mud-rive...dlers-bag.html). Some of the lining has come loose in one spot already and one of the zippers is hard to zip but otherwise has held up well enough...not sure how long I've had it but my dog is 2 yrs old so maybe a year. For the money I'd get it again.

    One feature it has that I like, that I don't see in the pics of the Avery, are zippers. If it tips over or something, the expensive stuff doesn't spill out.

    I keep "must haves" in it---radios, collars, spare batteries, blank pistol and primers, binoculars, tape for marking blinds, white coat, whistles, insect repellant, gloves, hat...leashes...sunscreen...
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    Just pulled 8 Mallard Dokkens and 4 3" Bumpers out of mine of course that was not zipped shut.
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    Love my Final Approach bag: http://www.huntstuff.com/catalog_ven...mgeartote.html
    I've had mine for almost 5 years and it is like new. Well made, and lots of space for items.
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