MXN PRODUCT REVIEW: OGIO 9800 LE GEARBAG
We like to bring a lot of gear to the track when we ride, even more on a race day. And a lot more than MX gear ends up in our gearbag. Like tools, spares, clothes, ice cream, monkey butt powder…you name it, we like to bring it.
Because of our incessant need to pack a lot of junk we needed a big gearbag, but not one that’s just a big suitcase, we need a gearbag that’s specific to our sport
In steps OGIO. We’ve been using the OGIO Rig gearbags and backpacks ever since they first targeted our sport, and we are still using them today and for good reason.
So why pick the OGIO Rig 9800 LE? Because we believe it’s the best gearbag available in our sport today.
We picked up a new 9800 LE in “Hive” and was blown away by the color scheme, it pops hard…the LE stands for “Limited Edition” and it’s available in some bangin’ colorways including Quasar (blue) Mig (black/yellow) Raw (Red) and Hive (green) and a few others – six in all…and these colors really stand out.
We picked the Hive (green) because it’s just so cool looking and easy to spot on the luggage belt. As soon as the bag came out at the track everyone who saw it commented on it – in a good way…in this sport visibility is everything and OGIO is bringin’ it.
So what makes it rock? Well, before we even get to the bag part, once of the best features is the SLED (Structural Load Equalizing Deck) frame design. It’s a simple concept that many other gearbag makers just haven’t figured out, and it allows the 9800 to stand up on its own and not keep falling over like other ****** bags.
This one simple feature is incredibly handy, especially when using the bag for traveling. (We must admit the OGIO 9800 is our first pick when flying cross-country too!)
Organization is a key factor in the design of the 9800 with pockets on the exterior greeting you before you ever open the bag up. This little feature allows you to stow smaller items without having to open the bag, which is sweet. Next up on the inside you have a long zippered pocket that runs the length of the bag, along with two additional pockets – one of which is mesh for wet stuff.
The main compartment is cavernous…and we stuffed it with our boots, chest protector, knee guards, neck brace and helmet. In the secondary compartments we put 2 pairs of goggles with associated tear-offs and lenses, pants, jerseys (2), socks (2 pair), mouth guard, spare levers (3), 3 t-shirts, shorts, small bottle of two-stroke oil, towels (2) and a spare change of street clothes.
And we coulda got more in there…
But we digress, our point is that the OGIO 9800 is big enough for all your stuff…that could be the new slogan, “Big Enough for All Your Stuff”…and unlike other company slogan or taglines, this one is actually true.
So, to wrap it up, we loved the OGIO Rig 9800LE for a few great reasons:
- It holds all your stuff
- It looks awesome
- It has the SLED system
- It has high quality stitching and seams
Are there any downsides? Only one or two…
- Price – MSRP is $270 but we have seen it cheaper online
- It’s so big you may take too much stuff
So we’d say the OGIO Rig 9800 is the best gearbag available on the market today. And it’s been that way for a few years now; OGIO has set the standard and just keeps improving it.
Fore more information of all the goods at OGIO, visit OGIO.com