I am in awe of this bag. I got a "beginner backpack" when I started playing 2 years ago, which was fine to start. As I started playing more tournaments I immediately began asking questions like "why is this bag so big but holds so little?", "why is this so heavy and uncomfortable?" and "why is it so difficult to access my discs?" Well... this bag addresses all of that. The easy access to my discs is literally insane. And it holds so much more in terms of general storage than it looks (easily holds a hoody, 2 towels, minis, markers, etc. in the main compartment without affecting access to discs). On top of that, it is light, comfortable, stable on the ground and just looks absolutely amazing (p.s. the velcro patch on the water bottle holder is sick!). I got it on a Friday night before a tournament and immediately switched over... didn't even think about my bag the next day! (And I mean that in a good way because all of my previous pain points were gone). Would 100% recommend to anyone!
I don't have to dig through rows of discs tightly packed together to find the one I want anymore. Now I can see 15 discs at once and they slide out easy instead of manhandling them with my previous bag. The 40ounce bottle holder is perfect. I modified my own cart to hold it and it is rock solid! It is so lightweight, I almost don't need a cart anymore (I am a Myasthenia Gravis disabled Disc Golf player. Just like my old Search and Rescue packs back when I was young! The shaped spinal insert that can be custom tailored to your back is the perfect solution to any issues you might have.
I freaking love the putter pockets and almost everything about the bag. If one thing could be changed I would say a tighter storage on the bottom with all the discs. maybe if pressure was applied from the front more. With this year being so windy my bad has tipped over some making disc fall out easily but only when on hills so I think the best solution is just that tighter big pocket bc you can only do so much for the stability of the bag.
I am no stranger Upper Parks bags as I’ve owned all of the models.
This is my 3rd shift . My initial issue with the shift was the lack of rigid structure and forward tipping .
All the while it wasn’t until 2021 when UPDG revealed there is a rigid plastic plate insert that needs to be installed before use .
Knowing that now ..the shift is one of the best Disc Golf Bags I own.
Now with the Velcro on the front bottle holder you can now personalize the bag with Velcro patches of your choice .
There was also some new reinforced stitching in high stress areas. It’s so lightweight and for sure the most comfortable bag I’ve Owned .