In the past few weeks, we’ve used the RJ bag quite a few times during our training. We found the bag has plenty of room for anything we can throw at it. We’ve taken it to a swim-then-spin workout, carried changes of clothes to the gym, taken our gear and our SO’s gear to a few classes, and used it during the Parris Island Triathlon. In all cases, the bag performed very well and carried all of our gear. Well, we couldn’t fit our plantar fasciitis stretch board, but that’s not a surprise since the board is about the same size as the entire RJ bag.
We still haven’t used the detachable waterproof bag alone, it just doesn’t look that cool alone. But we definately used the waterproof pack after the PI triathlon to carry our damp gear and wet towel home.
When we arrived at the PI triathlon, we had fully packed the bag, just as seen in the below picture.
After parking in the slightly distance lot, we pulled out our helmet, stuffed our bike pump into the bag, and set off on our bike. The bag carried all our gear, including our bike shoes, since we wore flipflops until the start of the race. This, in and of itself, is a pretty serious feat. Or feet, as the case may be, since we’re talking about two sets of size 13 men’s shoes.
Unlike our first encounter with the RJ bag, we didn’t have any discomfort from our packing job. We were careful to pack our gear in such a way that prevented anything from poking into our back.
After using the bag for a few weeks, we figured out a few tweaks that allowed us to get quite a bit of gear into the bag. On the morning of the PI triathlon, we easily added a few last minute items to the bag, items that were not shown in the original photos. Even after that, we had plenty of room to add a bit more stuff, especially after removing our helmet to ride our bike.
Our final opinion of this bag is excellent. The bag is well made, holds plenty of gear, and looks good. At the PI triathlon, we saw quite a few people with the RJ bag. Though far from scientific, we asked around and owners are really pleased with this bag. Add FitEgg.com to this list. After the triathlon, we did have to unpack the bag to find our wallet and keys. Since this bag only has one opening, you’ll need to make sure you put anything that you might need quick access to in one of the outside pockets. For $59.99, you will be hard pressed to beat the value and performance of this bag.