I do quite a lot of traveling for the sport of paintball; whether it's a 6 hour drive to a big game in the middle of nowhere, or flying to NXL events, luggage and gear bags have always been an issue for me. It is difficult to find gear bags that you can essentially live out of during a four day NXL event, it's even harder to find one that protects your non-playing gear like electronics, clothing, and computers.
Over my 15 years in this sport, many gearbags have let me down with zippers breaking, water and mud damaging gear and clothes, or the bag just breaking down after a season of play. However, when I saw the first photos of the Infamous Modular Dry Bag system, I was quite intrigued.
Whats Important in a Gearbag?
The Team Behind the Skeleton Squad
Infamous was a brand that was born out of necessity; one of the best professional teams in paintball simply needed products that could perform to the highest standard. With the Infamous brand, owner Travis Lemanski has been able to rapidly build a diverse line of products including markers, triggers, barrel systems, protective gear, and so much more.
Travis Lemanski started playing professionally nearly 30 years ago, and through his career he earned dozens of professional wins, multiple World Championships, and was one of the best players in the sports history. Travis is now using that extensive experience in the game to create innovative products. He has always seemed to place his focus on building products that solve issues his team, Los Angeles Infamous, faces throughout a grinding competitive season; issues that all players face at one time or another.
What is arguably the best product from Infamous yet, their brand new Modular Dry Bag released at Paintball Extravaganza truly is built with the player in mind. The unique weatherproof material, player-friendly innovations, and modular nature of the bags are some of the reasons we absolutely loved this product at first sight.
The Oldest Story...
Let's paint a picture; you just landed at the airport for your next NXL event. From the moment you hit the bag carousel, your nightmare begins. As you begin to load your bulky and oddly shaped gear bag into the car to head to the field, you notice that it begins to rain. You arrive at the field, lug out your gear bag, and begin to slog through the mud. Your wheels are the first to go as they load up with sludge, soon after your gear inside is already soaking wet and you didn't even get to play the first point yet. As you finish the day, you begin to shove wet and slimy gear into your bag, right next to your nice, clean clothes. The iPad you brought along wont turn on from the moisture, the extra socks you brought are soggy, and you're struggling to stuff your marker setup inside. All of this could have been avoided if you just had the right gear and travel bag. Enter the Infamous Modular Dry Bag system.