No matter how hard or how often you train, the convertible Challenger backpack from Venum is more than enough to get the job done. It's designed to meet the needs of a full-time athlete, providing enough room to fit several BJJ Gis, nogi gear, and much more. When the convertible portion is closed, it's a very roomy backpack, suitable for casual, travel, hiking, etc. Once converted to its full length, it becomes a convenient duffle bag with room to pack up an entire day's worth of martial arts training. Multiple sessions of Gi, nogi... heck, even some Vale Tudo challenge matches.
Features include an over-sized main compartment for your bulk of gear, side storage pocket, and front storage with a laced closure system. There's also an insulated side "cooler" pocket so you can keep your drinks nice and cool, an amazing feature if you're spending a long day at a tournament, a long drive to the gym, or during long training sessions. Hidden MP3 player for hikes, treadmills, or day-to-day use. Micro-fleece pocket for safe carriage of your cell phone.
Roomy gear bags can sometimes be a strain on your back, so Venum was sure to implement an ergonomic design with padded shoulder straps and padded sections across the back. The padding is mesh-covered, creating a soft air-cushion that disperses and relieves the force against your shoulders, traps, upper and lower back.
350 x 630 x 240mm and expands to 350 x 880 x 240mm. 14" x 25" x 9" and expands to 14" x 35" x 9".
Checked Amazon reviews. Not bad other than the people talking about the seems coming lose. $85.99 on Amazon
I would love to hear the review on this
I checked amazon as well, its worth taking a chance on it. I ended up getting one. Many functions, and doesnt look half bad.
anyone own one of these? reviews and or opinions
Hi! I was about to buy one in a store last week.The price was more than 100 $ even with sale.
In general the backpack is great.It looks awesome. It is a really lightweight bag, hulf a weight of the same size duffel bag. The quality of materials, pockets, stitching, zippers and everything else is exelent. The material of the bag is claimed to be waterproof. It looks too thin, but durable. I was able to put a pair of small running shoes in one of the side pockets.
What I didn't like was that the huge main compartment which opens only from the top. It means when the bag is full of stuff and you want to take anything from the bottom, you should plunge your hand up to the neck or take things one by one. It is like large army bags. Considering the size of the bag, sholder straps are a bit too thin and light.
But anyway, if I didn't buy another backpack already I'd buy this one for 60$ for sure!