Review: OGIO 9.0 Endurance Bag

Gear Pro Reviews

Bottom Line
The OGIO 9.0 Endurance is an exceptional gear bag, which has a plethora of compartments, pockets and sleeves for the utmost in organizational purposes. I could carry my shoes, helmet and armor in separate pockets, my hydration pack and apparel in the main compartment, and various other items in multiple and very advantageous locations. Besides being the ultimate gear bag for a neat freak and one whom likes things to be organized, it creates an environment that makes sure you never leave home without your required ride specific items when they are placed in their allocated sites. The 9.0 has excellent craftsmanship, materials, and stitching, making for a long-lived and durable product. The carefully thought out and designed bag, has many superb features, and one of the most exceptional is the integrated backpack system, which is comfortable and useful.It is expensive, and I do wish the main compartment was slightly longer to carry larger hydration packs, but those are little nitpicks of this otherwise superb gear bag.

The OGIO Endurance Collection’s premier bag, the 9.0 Endurance, is well made, durable and feature filled, and has pockets and organization galore, and has a highly functional integrated backpack, and just about every buzz and whistles possible crammed into its exceptional skin. Highly recommend!

Strengths

  • An incredible plethora of compartments, pockets and sleeves for the utmost in organizational purposes
  • Excellent features
  • Integrated backpack system
  • Excellent craftsmanship, materials and stitching
  • Carefully thought out and designed gear bag

Weaknesses

  • Expensive
  • Main compartment could be longer to accommodate larger hydration packs

Overall Rating: 5 Flamin’ Chili Peppers

 

OGIO 9.0 Endurance Specs:

  • MSRP: $160
  • Visit the Endurance 9.0 website
  • High-Tensile strength, durable, lightweight construction
  • Crush resistant molded EVA lockable armored pocket
  • Molded EVA “Tech Vault” protective electronics interior pocket
  • H20 resistant wet/dry clothes storage compartment
  • 360° air flow ventilation gusset in wet/dry compartment
  • Fully adjustable ventilated pack style shoulder straps with ventilated back panel padding
  • Ventilated shoe compartment (holds two pairs)
  • Expandable Lyrca helmet storage interior pocket
  • Changing mat storage compartment
  • Nutrition specific organization panel
  • Large main compartment with additional end storage pocket
  • Two insulated hydration bottle pockets
  • Transparent race day/work out check list sleeve
  • Staging area hanger clip
  • Hide away interior zippered pocket for valuables
  • Durable abrasion resistant base
  • High visibility liner
  • Materials – 600D Poly, 420D diamond rip-stop, 300D Poly diamond rip-stop
  • Dimensions: 12″ H x 12.5″ W x 27″ D
  • Weight: 3.4 Lbs.

About the author: Brian Mullin

Brian has been part of the Mtbr team since 2007, where he has become an integral member of the review and test staff, specializing in technical articles. He likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, extreme skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth and hyperbolic articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on extremely technical singletrack.


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  • Pete Kutheis says:

    I wished they still made the original Fox Gear bag which looks to have much more capacity. My fox is starting to wear out and this initially sounded good until I read the main compartment is big but may not be roomy enough for a large hydration pack. The main compartment of my Fox gear back can hold TONs of stuff. ONE outside pocket can hold a pair of cycling shoes and easily more.

    • Horatio Perez says:

      Dude, get over it. All you just did was waste our time whining about a bag you or us can no longer get.

  • Brian Mullin says:

    Very few packs will have this issue, only my monstrous Ergon BC2 and the tall framed Ergon BX2 had issues, and with the latter I just let the top poke out from the main compartment. I have plenty of larger gear bags, but they also become more cumbersome to use, and they don’t fit nicely on the front seat next to me. It’s always a compromise.

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