Before your reps, before you sweat, before you get tight like a tiger there's the walk. There's the ride. There's the carry of your stuff to the gym. How you gonna roll? With a big box bought gym bag that has 99 compartments, 99 problems? Or you gonna streamline and roll ultimate? It takes a lot of audacity for a company to call their bag the ultimate gym bag. Especially since it's so damn simple. But therein lies the rub: This series is as much about the look as it is about the usefulness. Rugged 22 oz. vinyl/canvas M35 Military truck tarpaulin on the outside, uber durable yet lightweight and easy to clean military grade parachute Ripstop material inside. M35 Military truck tarpaulin vinyl/canvas is the same heavy duty tarpaulin used to protect US service members in theater today. It's thick, matte, rubbery feel makes for an incredibly durable bag material which with use over time starts to soften & wear nicely taking on a different patina and character. While it's tougher than the vast majority of tarp material used by other bag companies with enough beating, use and life it can eventually show signs of wear. Those wear marks are a badge of honor! It's military tough for sure, but nothing's indestructible even though it may look it! YKK water resistant zippers let sweat and water bottle drops roll off like 'Poof!' The comfortable military grade 2" seat belt strapping is soft yet sturdy. And then there's the look: clean, rugged, timeless. The ultimate in happy. PROUDLY HAND-CRAFTED IN THE UNITED STATES.
(Posted by Joe Barley on 19th Aug 2014)
I bought this as a good overnight bag for my motorcycle trips. Its weather resistant and can the tied down easily on the back of a bike. Plenty of room for a night or two. I also purchase the Military Tarp backpack as well for when I need a little more room. Overall I have been very happy with them and during my last trip, it poured down rain and my clothes stayed dry.
(Posted by Steve King on 29th Jul 2014)
Like most Defy products, this one is very tough and has an edge. It does what it is designed to do with style. We took it as a carry on to Jamaica and back and it did the job. Keep up the good work!
(Posted by Jill on 19th Mar 2014)
Seriously though. It made my boyfriend jealous.
The black-on-black is bold, yet stealthy: the sheen of the seatbelt straps combines well with the matte texture of the tarp material.
This bag is quite roomy, so for me, it's a weekend bag first, gym bag second.
Love my purchase, and love supporting local Chicago businesses like DEFY!