here's an option I have found end enjoyed recently. A hard sided case for fishing poles from Orvis
180 bucks, it doesn't hold a Zen either unless you have a travel frame. It does hold a ton of stuff and it is well protected and easily transportable
Separately Brianne (Howard?) will make a custom kite bag for you, exactly as you design it,... want a dry place to sit down?,... she can affix a fold-out panel just for your tail feathers. Want a spot for six sets of handles with lines in place? two parallel rows or a single stacked column? You can see examples as inspiration,.. her effort is a couple of hundred bucks. Want a tow strap, funky handle locations on the corners, whatever you can imagine, obviously custom embroidered too. Several friends have her stuff it is envy making every time I see 'em.
Nope, and I'm not going to give any further clues. The purpose of extracting parts of the conversation was to share a fun and unexpected situation, without embarrassing individual sales employees. ... Hmm... I think such things could be generalized into a topic. How about a "Kite related misunderstandings and unexpected fun situations" topic in the "Home > General Kite Stuff > Open Topic" forum, the next time someone experiences something of that kind? I also realise that this post has completely left the Kymera drawing topic, not a single word relates to it and that I probably should volunteer for a walk into the corner of shame.
I don't know how much they were charging back in 2013 and beyond but $200 seems a bit steep for a 5-kite bag, no? As my collection has started to grow I've been contemplating a multi-kite bag and while I want to drink the kool-aid and get the 'proper' bag the price does seem a bit much. I've seen some of the older ones that are stitched well but can anyone vouch for their newer bags?