I continue to get compliments and "where'd you get that questions" all the time when I show up to the track with this bag. After a season or so of use and all the compliments figured it was time for a review. Bag is very durable, after a season of wear n tear you can hardly tell it's been out and about racing on over 25 trips. Recommend this bag to anyone who wants most of their gear in one spot - people freak when they see the car is inside the bag too :) You'll have tons of space with this bag and always have all your stuff in one spot!
The hauler bag is largel and has plenty of usable space... holds all of my RC stuff with room left over. Although it has a few problems.
One of the zipper broke the first week.
The top drawer does not slide easy. (hangs up on the rivets that hold the slider for the t -handle)
The carrying handle ripped out of the side of the bag. (cannot lift the bag any more)
The second zipper broke after about a month of use.
I did not expect it to be this delicate.
Dissapointed that the quality was not better..
Been on the fence about this bag for quite some time now. Been through multiple duffle bags, bins, boxes, portable hand trucks.....you name it. I've been searching for custom luggage and bags for RC for years, and always came up short. I have even built my own hauler bag modeled after this one. I just couldn't come to terms with spending $200+ on something that will not make me better or faster at racing. Until reality FINALLY set in. After all the searching and effort trying to find an alternative to this bag it literally cost me well over $200. If you need the motivation to pull the trigger on this bag then consider my testament. After all, it's whats inside the bag that you are heavily invested in. I feel relieved to know that this bag is going to organize and protect all of my bits and pieces and look great in the living room while I'm not at the track. Can you say that about your stack of rubbermaid bins? If so, I'm sure your wife would disagree with you.
When I initially got ready to write this review, it was going to be 2 maybe 3 stars. I had the bag for about a week and developed a tear on the front flap of the tool compartment right at the stitching. I was pretty sure I didn't snag it on anything...but you never know.
I contacted A-Main and they stepped up immediately and replaced my bag with a new one. Once I contacted them and sent some pics of the damage, the only questions they had was where to send the replacement. They sent a UPS call tag so I wasn't even out any money on the shipping. So, the customer service portion of this is top notch.
On to the hauler bag...I really like it. The tool compartment on top is large enough to hold all the tools you need for a day at the track. There's a large flat pocket on the back of the hauler for your setup board. The front flap securing the 5 interior drawers has velcro to hold it up and out of the way at your pit. The drawers are well built and large enough. You could easily fit a 1/10 scale car in the large drawer on the top, 1/8 scale or short course would be a tight fit. But if you're like me and don't haul your cars inside the "hauler" bag, it's a great drawer to put tires in.
Construction is top notch, customer service is second to none.
This bag has everything but no CUP HOLDER!!! Not going to lie i was kinda disappointed.
This is a duplicate of the Team Magic F8 1/8 bag, and I know as I have both of these. I had my Team Magic for over 5 years and then bought this as it looked the same. When I put it together the drawers were exact and tool tray was exact. Just realize you are getting a Blue Team Magic bag with Protek name on it, and HALF the price. I can easily fit 1/8 buggy with tires and wing in top drawer with other items. This is a great bag and the blue is way better then the orange color. THANKS!!
I was skeptical at first for buying the hauler bag. Let’s face it almost 200.00 bucks is a lot of money with times as bad as they are. When the box was home waiting for me I was surprised at how heavy it was. With assembling the hauler bag I was impressed on the craftsmanship and how heavy duty the plastic walls were and the outer zipper/Velcro pockets. The wheels and mounts are of great strength. Even with the drawers I was thinking they will break and or bend but with the reinforcement of the plastic handle and braces my concerns were no more. It’s great only having one bag to bring to the track where I had to bring three Rubbermaid containers before. So if you’re on the fence, don’t be you won’t regret it!
This bag is great. I got tired of having to make several trips from my truck to the pits to get everything setup. This bag holds everything except my transmitter case. The construction is top notch. Everything seems very durable. The only downside is I saw a review that said is would hold a short course truck in the top drawer. That has not been the case for me. I tried my TLR22SCT with and without the drawer with no luck. I have not tried my Tekno yet but I don't figure it will work either. That wasn't a huge deal though because I race stadium trucks too saw I just keep it in the top drawer with my tires and strap my short course on top. If you are looking for a good bag to hold everything and make it easy to work out of at the track this is your bag.
Just purchased the "Version 2" bag. Ordered Sunday night and received it Tuesday. The bag was assembled very smoothly thanks to the instruction manual. The new plastic reinforcements makes this bag much more rigid then other bags i have seen or owned. The drawers open smoothly even with heavy items in them. I would say this is currently the best bag on the market!
I wanted to update my first review. Shortly after posting it, "Heather", who must be a goddess of some kind, wrote me an e-mail to say that they were sending me a replacement skin for the case and to just send them back the defective one that I had. She even went as far as to run and pull the replacement case off of the truck that I had just ordered! I must say, I wish more companies had customer service like A-main does. Thanks for going the extra miles guys and you definitely not only kept a customer, but kept a happy one! I just hope the replacement is a bit more durable than the last one I had :)
This bag surprised me. The construction of the bag has the best quality I have seen in a while. The boxes have double sided tape to hold them together. Along with supports for the frontvand bsck of the box. Velcro all over the bag to help keep it closed or to hold open the main flap. Overall I was very impressed and will recommend it to anyone needing a new pit bag.
Nice bag plenty of room for my gear but the straps aren't sewn very good and the plastic handle isn't very strong.
Hauler bag is great all around EXCEPT for one minor issue. The two plastic side panels are held at the top with plastic pieces of material to hold the top shelf and stop from sagging. Guess what, one was broke when I received (fell out when I was unboxing) and the other broke after the first week of use. It's a bad design and they use weak material. These pieces are pop riveted to the top plastic shelf. I simply took two pieces of metal right angle and screwed to top shelf. Fixed for good now. Hard to explain but once you see these flimsy pieces you'll know what I'm talking about. I could of returned but would have been no good as the material is just not strong enough. Other than that this bag has been awesome. Stores everything I take to the track and then some. Holds my buggy or short course (without wheels for the truck). Would definitely buy again.
Amain emailed me back and is sending me another bag, no questions asked.. That says a lot, they think it was just a bad run or maybe just a faulty zipper. Either way they are taking care of it and I trust that it was just something out of the ordinary. My last review was a little harsh and I wanted to be fair. Amain can't be beat and I will continue to buy all of my stuff from them.. -//- Save your $!!! I ordered this on 3-9-10 and used it about 4 times with 10th scale TC, indoors(not 8th scale buggy) and in that short time the front zipper has ripped over half way up, the top is weak and sags into the top drawer even w/o anything in the top!! I was expecting a lot more for the near $200 I spent on it. I am waiting on amain to get back with me since they own protek so we'll see how that goes. Go with the Team Magic or Racers Edge haulers over this one.
Picked this back up as an upgrade to my previous hauler and wish I had done this sooner. Its large enough to put my carpet car in the top drawer with space for my soldering station as well as my setup station in the box as well. The solid boxes make for easy access as well as add a lot of rigidity to the bag which is awesome! I like that it has a handle to drag it with the wheels as well as a strap to lift into my truck! I couldn't be more thrilled with this bag, in fact the only thing I wish, is that I'd bought it sooner!
Best thing since sliced bread. Make sure you take your time during the build so that the boxes fit nice and tight.
My Grandson is vary happy with his birthday gifts. The ProTek Hauler Bag is working out perfect for all his gear needed for racing and for storage. Everything is put away and easy to find. Vary sturdy so it will last a vary long time.
Love this bag. Shipped fast. Fits my 1/10 TC and 1/12 pan car in the top drawer. Down side is the larger the bag the more you put in it, so for me it’s heavy to carry down the steps.
This is a great hauler... but it's heavy. I wish that it's weight had been listed with the dimensions. Had I known how heavy it is, I might have considered something smaller. Thankfully it has wheels and a long rigid arm with handle. The quality is excellent. The drawers have a plastic edge front and rear that makes them much stronger than just corrugated plastic. I am very happy with it... but since I am disabled, I may need a ramp to get it into the back of the SUV. My bathroom scale says it's +20lbs empty... I expect it to be 45-60lbs full. Actually, I'm glad I didn't know the weight... I'd have regretted not buying it.
- There is a big pouch on the back the full width and most of the height of the hauler... perfect for documents, setup sheets, manuals, magazines, maps, etc. Looks like it can hold two std pages side by side... in other words, 19"w x 11"h minimum.
- It has a zipper pocket on the right side that looks big enough for a large tablet/ipad.
- There are the two zipper pockets on the left side.
- The big top drawer is big enough for a 1/10 short course truck, or a 1/10 touring car with lots of room to spare.
- There are four small drawers, the size of shoe boxes... one of the four is smaller than the other three to make room for the rollers, a minor concession to portability.
In short, this is the Winnebago of hobby totes!
Bags great!! Easy to put together & plenty of room. I have 5 Street Eliminators so all that room for all my parts & tires is great. Will be buying another on to replace my off road bag. Highly recommend!!