Item # ZIP002Y
Zipp Transition 1 Gear Bag $165.00
Start your race off right.
Get your stuff to and from your next race — and more importantly, know where everything is once you get there — with Zipp's Transition 1 Gear Bag. Designed for race-day convenience, the bag is water resistant and has a shoulder strap to allow you to wear it as a backpack while riding in to set up your transition or as a shoulder bag while shaking off the pre-race jitters.
The main compartment includes dividers to keep things organized — hopefully making those mornings you've emptied the contents of your bag looking for one last thing before the starting gun a thing of the past. The bag's outer pocket provides a secure place to keep your helmet on its own, and you can isolate your water bottles from your clean, dry clothes in outer mesh pockets. When you're packing up post-race with sore muscles, quickly put your wet clothes or muddy shoes in the separate, ventilated bottom compartment so you can grab a bagel and go relax.
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Famous Brand, Big Price, Design Flaws
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
My wife purchased this for me as a Christmas 2015 gift so I've had several months experience. It's big, has all the things you'd expect from a tri bag including a shell case on the top for sunglasses, a plastic lined compartment on the bottom for wet things like wetsuit and towels, and deep mesh pockets on both sides.
What makes it different it that instead of opening at the top (which requires fishing in the dark for things on the bottom) it lays on it's back and you unzip the entire front giving you access to the compartments that are only 6 inches deep. The compartmentalization and shallow depth makes for easier organization and finding.
Now for the bad stuff. Right out of the package the assembly of the mouse fur covered plastic compartment dividers with their Velcro attachment system was a real pain to set up as the Velcro sticks to any mouse fur it touches as you try to arrange it the way you want it. The dividers are also not cut properly so they stick out the sides making the zip up process tricky. But the real design flaw which tells me the folks at Zipp never actually used this bag in real life is that in order unzip the bag to access your stuff you have to unhook the 2 bayonet fasteners that hold your helmet in the mesh bag on the front of the bag which means that as soon as you unhook those, unzip and open the bag your helmet falls out of its' mesh bag. This happens whether the bag is standing up or lying on its' back.
All they needed to do was to make the attachment points for the helmet bag clips 1" away ... put them on the front flap instead of on the main bag so when you open the flap your helmet stays put. This is so annoying that I am taking the bag to a seamstress to have them move the clips to where they should be.
Can the compartments in the middle be adjusted or removed? It looks like the mini dividers have velcro so they can be adjusted but not sure about the 2 long dividers.
Your assumption is correct Scott