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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

triathlon box - they love them on here Very Happy Wink Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

triathlondaz wrote:
triathlon box - they love them on here Very Happy Wink Twisted Evil


good for storage...I keep all my transition bags in one....Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

explorerJC wrote:
triathlondaz wrote:
triathlon box - they love them on here Very Happy Wink Twisted Evil


good for storage...I keep all my transition bags in one....Smile


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys for the replies.

I see transition bags are a popular topic and everyone has at least
Two of them


I think I will look at the three plastic bags option, my wife will be happy
And will probably find something to spend the 'spare' money on

I actually prefer to have my stuff organised hence a

Bag but thanks for the replies. I will have a look

At the 2xu
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, we've been around this buoy before (unlike Amy Stretton).

What you need is a practical 'bag', forget the Transition bit, that's marketing. Fwiw I have always used a 40 ltr alpine rucksack with the frame removed. That way it will roll-down into the Street Wear bags at big events, one you've removed all the stuff for the race. Alpine sacs do this because they have minimalist designs. Obviously you can walk hands-free or cycle to transition with it. I've used a Mammut Granit 40 for the last 10 years. Other bags available.

Guess what, you can use this rucksack to go walking/climbing/shopping and it will last for many years, unlike the 'free' Ironman ones which are sh!t quality.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stenard wrote:
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Just enter an Ironman and then use the souvenir backpack they give you.

Free !

Yes, they're "free"!!
Also, they're about the size of pencil case. I've used them once or twice, but you can fit basically nothing of substance in them.


Guess it depends on the event - some bags I've had have been excellent and others a bit pants. IMFR was the worst - we got a shoe bag.

I've seen the IMUK one and that's like the cheapest rucksack you could imagine. No bells and whistles and you'd be lucky if it lasted the weekend.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stenard wrote:
fenix wrote:
Just enter an Ironman and then use the souvenir backpack they give you.

Free !

Yes, they're "free"!!
Also, they're about the size of pencil case. I've used them once or twice, but you can fit basically nothing of substance in them.


The one I got from IMW 2016 is more than adequate for the job. Much bigger than one I previously got at Majorca 70.3.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

moonmonkey02 wrote:
Plastic carrier bag.

If you're a gear snob upgrade to a bag for life.

You could even get a different bag from 3 supermarkets for run/bike /swim.


I'm with this.

Except I'm sizest. I use bin-bags. These have worked successfully all the way from sprint through to full distance, domestic and overseas. They're perfect, you can get totally carried away with options... have a separate bag for each discipline, which you can then put all three into the one overall bag... have a separate bag for nutrition, separate one for your wetsuit... OMG the options are endless. Bin bags just get me excited.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gus wrote:
moonmonkey02 wrote:
Plastic carrier bag.

If you're a gear snob upgrade to a bag for life.

You could even get a different bag from 3 supermarkets for run/bike /swim.


I'm with this.

Except I'm sizest. I use bin-bags. These have worked successfully all the way from sprint through to full distance, domestic and overseas. They're perfect, you can get totally carried away with options... have a separate bag for each discipline, which you can then put all three into the one overall bag... have a separate bag for nutrition, separate one for your wetsuit... OMG the options are endless. Bin bags just get me excited.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do people still use bin bags as makeshift tops (to throw away) before the start of big marathons nowadays?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
Do people still use bin bags as makeshift tops (to throw away) before the start of big marathons nowadays?

Yep. I wish they'd be banned to be honest. You cant throw them anywhere as they dont have enough weight behind them, and they just become a trip hazard for all those behind the front wave.

I adopt the "buy a top from a charity shop" approach. Most races now collect up all the tops that can be thrown well off to the side, and donate to local charity shops. So I'm donating a bit of cash to one charity, and another charity is getting the item back to sell again only a few days later.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stenard wrote:
Jorgan wrote:
Do people still use bin bags as makeshift tops (to throw away) before the start of big marathons nowadays?

Yep. I wish they'd be banned to be honest. You cant throw them anywhere as they dont have enough weight behind them, and they just become a trip hazard for all those behind the front wave.

I adopt the "buy a top from a charity shop" approach. Most races now collect up all the tops that can be thrown well off to the side, and donate to local charity shops. So I'm donating a bit of cash to one charity, and another charity is getting the item back to sell again only a few days later.


old race t shirts work for me...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

explorerJC wrote:
stenard wrote:
Jorgan wrote:
Do people still use bin bags as makeshift tops (to throw away) before the start of big marathons nowadays?

Yep. I wish they'd be banned to be honest. You cant throw them anywhere as they dont have enough weight behind them, and they just become a trip hazard for all those behind the front wave.

I adopt the "buy a top from a charity shop" approach. Most races now collect up all the tops that can be thrown well off to the side, and donate to local charity shops. So I'm donating a bit of cash to one charity, and another charity is getting the item back to sell again only a few days later.


old race t shirts work for me...
Good point
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