Re: what bag is the longest lasting bag
I've had the Revolution Backpack bag for about 5 months now, when I decided to upgrade from my Texas Team bag. At the moment, I'm only carrying 11 discs, but it can hold 16-18 or so comfortably in the main compartment. Sometimes the discs on the edges are a pain to get out, because of the horseshoe design, but at most I carry 14 in the main compartment so it's no big deal. I keep my putter(s) in one of the side pockets, and in the other side pocket, I keep bug spray, Sharpies, minis, tags, all that good stuff.
The top compartment is huge -- I keep several gallon ziploc bags filled with 1) 4-6 microfiber towels, 2) a butane lighter fluid and an extra lighter, 3) granola bars and trail mix, 4) a birdie bag, and 5) a cardkeeper scorecard wallet holder thingy and pencils. This takes up maybe only a third of the room in that compartment, and I have plenty of room to stuff a vest, shirt, or fleece in when I get too warm halfway through the round.
I've also noticed that it's balanced better for me, higher up on my back, compared to a bag with quadshocks. It's only been a few months, but the bag isn't showing any wear and tear at all. My frame has a small crack in one of the sidewalls, but thats because I pulled it out and cleaned it after a particulary rainy weekend up at Marshall street. The crack doesn't affect the functionality of it, as it's still super sturdy and gives the bag shape. I've also never had a problem with my discs falling out, because of the rounded bottom edge of the frame.
If you're out at Tyler again anytime soon, I'll let you check it out in person.
Take it easy.