2 thoughts on “Diadora Squadra Backpack (Black)

  1. M. Mcintyre
    88 of 91 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best bag for Soccer I have seen, hands-down, September 8, 2012
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    M. Mcintyre (PA USA) –
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    I have this bag for both of my sons. The mesh front ball pocket lets them easily recognize wether they left their ball on the field after practice without me having to force them to inventory the bag before we get to the car. The side pockets are deep enough for a cleat and a shin guard each or a water bottle and a bag of personal snacks on each side. The top compartment is great for gloves, a balaclava or a skully. The interior compartment is roomy enough for cleats, socks and shin guards even with the ball compartment filled. On game day I still have room to shove assorted food items, keys, compact umbrella’s and all manner of jackets and small blankets into these bags. It has exceeded my reasonable expectations.

    I reviewed this bag shortly after purchase last year(September 2012). After over one year of use, both bags are still going strong, though a bit ditrier than when first purchased. My boys are not easy on gear. These bags have been tossed, dropped, dragged, kicked and stepped on. All zippers and pockets are intact and showing no tell-tale signs of future failure.

    For those of you who have more demanding expectations and are planning a soccer tournament at the pinnacle of Everest, ruck marching your youth league through the Panamanian jungles, or rapelling over Victoria Falls with full kit in tow, I’ll share the following; My primary goal with this bag purchase was to empower my kids to be more responsible for their gear. The main aim was that they not lose their soccer balls every season.

    Well, my 7 year old managed to leave his ball at a field because he had stuffed his similarly colored jacket into the ball compartment. So, be warned, this bag is not perfect and is no substitute for personal responsibility. Lucky for him Santa was already replacing his favorite ball with a hand stitched beauty he admired online. There may be other bags out there that are better, but I count this particular bag as a organizational savior for my parental sanity, while trying to cram in dinner, homework and practices. Anything that makes life easier is a win

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  2. R. Strye
    49 of 50 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    An Adult Review, July 15, 2014
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    R. Strye (Hamtramck, MI) –
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    One frustrating thing for me when I am buying soccer gear is fishing through most of the reviews that are based on children using it. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great that kids are playing and parents are encouraging it but it is just hard to find appropriate reviews for myself. So I will preface this by saying that I am (as of this review) a 40 year old 220 lb man who plays in a co-ed rec league.

    This is a great bag. Several other reviews referred to it as small which is rather baffling to me. This bag doesn’t seem small at all, in fact it seems quite roomy. A size 5 ball fits in the mesh area with ease. The side pocket for cleats is not huge, but I can fit my size 11 Diadora Brasils in there. My running shoes that I take off before games don’t fit in that pouch after I remove the cleats but it’s not a big deal. My shin guards easily fit in the other side pocket. There is a small front pocket up top where I put my wallet, giant cell phone and keys. There is still plenty of room if I wanted to throw a granola and/or protein bar or two in there. Once the bag has all of that stuff in it, ball, cleats, shin guards, small items, there is still tons of room in the main compartment. I easily throw in a towel, extra pair of shorts, extra shirt and a small stack of half cones and there is still room left! I’ve also have biked to practice and threw my giant bike lock in there with room to spare.

    The bag is very sharp and is seemingly well made. I’ve only had it a week or so now but I love it and highly recommend it for everyone, including adults.

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