Playing with a Nutsac*

*Read at your own risk

OK, full disclosure–I’ve had a Nutsac for years, so this is nothing new to me. Though they come in many colors (I’ve seen pink, black, blue and even green Nutsacs), and sizes (there are some large Nutsacs out there!), my Nutsac is small and brown.

While I play with it regularly, because of its small size I don’t actually use it that often (even the largest Nutsacs I’ve seen are pretty small). Consequently, I see it as most useful for travel, as you can throw your Nutsac over your shoulder (you wouldn’t want to drag it on the ground), or tuck it into your trunk and head out on your adventures minimally encumbered.

When I do play with my Nutsac, though, it can really turn heads. Last year (2013) I pulled my Nutsac out at a tournament in Virginia and a guy I met (Hawk) insisted that I let him take a picture of it so he could post it online. He then showed me his Nutsac, which was larger than mine, and added that he played with his Nutsac all the time. In point of fact, he mentioned that he was even sponsored to play with his Nutsac and blogs about it whenever he does. When I checked out his Nutsac online (at https://discgolf.nutsac.com), I discovered that he is jokingly known as “the worst sponsored player in disc golf.” [editors note: which may be why the blog no longer exists].

And that is probably the best thing about Nutsacs–it’s hard to take yourself too seriously when you’re walking around the disc golf course with a Nutsac hanging from your shoulder.

For the uninitiated who have made it this far, a Nutsac is a bag for carrying disc golf discs, and this is a true story and honest-to-goodness product review. As highlighted above, the Nutsac is a no-frills bag that is built to wrap around discs with no extra pockets (other than a mini pocket on the front). The small bag will comfortably hold just three drivers, two midranges and a putter (you can buy a drink holder as an add on). This lack of space makes them impractical as a tournament bag (in addition to 15 discs my tournament bag contains beverages, rule books, pencils, back up discs and minis, an umbrella, change holders, first aid kit, and who knows what else), but great as a travel bag when on the road for work or visiting family.

I can pack my Nutsac bag, with discs, in my suitcase, taking up about as much room as a pair of shoes. I also keep it in my jeep–which has been broken into before. While I would hate to lose my tournament bag and discs (again!), the Nutsac with six discs would be a tolerable loss in exchange for the flexibility of always having discs on hand. For its size, the bag is priced at the higher end ($40 for the small bag, $70 for the large), but for the convenience and cool quirkiness it offers, it’s a good bag to own. As I hope you can tell from this review, personally, I am quite attached to my Nutsac.

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