I also had many of the problems with this bag as you had. The first thing that i did to this bag when i got it was I constucted a frome that rests on top of the divider. I used lexan plastic, and had it bent on the edges so that it curves around the existing frame. it keeps the top compartment from drooping on the discs. if you make one of these, be sure to cut out a part of the front so that discs are more easily put into and taken from the bag. if you would like to purchase one of these frames, i can make one for you for $10. just send me your address and other information in an email.
I also was dissapointed that this bag had no putter pocket, but i just use the zippered pocket on the front, where the revolution patch is located. this seems to work very well. I do agree with you on the water bottle holder. there really is no great place to put a water bottle except for one of the side pockets. however that is inconvenient if you like to put discs or other things in those pockets. hopefully people will look past its flaws and realize just how good of a bag it really is. It has so much storage room compared to any other bag on the market, and that is a huge plus for a tournament player like me.
When dps needed to get bags made, contacted Revolution.
He was willing to wholesale at $5 less than his retail. What a deal!?
They are decent bags, but expensive.
If you talk with retailers out there , they are slow movers, sit on the shelf seemingly forever.
Not everyone is willing to pay the price.
At dps we back ours, not an expensive bag at all.
I bought my Rev bag in 2000 and am still using it. Check my tourny stats (11924) and you will see I play A LOT of disc golf. I'm on my second set of quad shocks but the bag will be around for awhile yet...
The bag itself is sturdy & made well but I do not like the frame design. It's cool looking but doesnt hold up that well. I broke my frame in different places 3 separate times. They were replaced (for free) each time but the wait wasnt worth it to me. I spent $80.00 already & was looking at another $44 for Quad-straps to save my aching back. I said "This is getting expensive. Forget all this" & sold the bag!
I bought an Ogio backpack for $18.00 on eBay along with a couple Innova dividers at $7 each. The backpack couldnt be more comfortable & I use it to this day: