Last year I went to Wal-mart and bought their largest duffel bag because, in the store, it looked like the pads would fit. Got home and "fit" was kind of a stretch - literally. Son managed to force bag closed, but it was ripped from the stress by the third week of practice.My son was a big kid then, but he is even bigger now. They only can use high school pads on him. At fourteen he is already almost six feet tall and just over 200 pounds. He is playing defensive tackle this year. When another reviewer said, "my kid's pads fit" I had no idea if they had a five-foot, four-inch son who weighed 130 or a kid my size or larger. If it was a kid my son's size, well, there are some pretty good-sized sets of football pads out there.So. Yesterday was the big day. UPS brought it to our door and I took it to my son after practice. He kind of assured me he didn't need to deal with it right away, but I told him I wanted to be sure it fit, so he took the empty bag with him into the locker room, and came out with everything well secured and the bag looking completely unstressed by the load within it!Headed to the local screen printer to get the school logo put on it. Really pleased to have a gear bag that does what I need it to do, looks great, and has reinforced seams and double stitching in various places. Will update everyone, though, if it can't stand up to a season of my son's regular punishment!
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]