Are AIM bags as good as they look?

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by Peter Trimmer, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. Peter Trimmer

    Peter Trimmer Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2018
    Messages:
    44
    Location:
    Camberley
    I fancy getting myself a decent bag and have been reading about the AIM bags.
    All the reviews seem positive. Are they that good?
    I looked at the buffalo river bags as well but not sure how they will hold up long term.
     
  2. Conor

    Conor Never been banned from sales Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Messages:
    3,324
    Location:
    Ardboe, Co.Tyrone.
    Club:
    Back Hill Ballistics; DFTC; Nelson FTC
    Buffalo river doesn’t and won’t hold up.

    I can vouch for both the Ridgeline and the AIM, the AIM FT100 is a big bag and very functional but the Ridgeline is equally as functional just not as deep, however it is more water repellant.
     
    Yoeri_B and Peter Trimmer like this.
  3. MickyFinn

    MickyFinn I❤HFT

    Joined:
    May 7, 2013
    Messages:
    1,868
    Location:
    Matlock, Derbyshire
    Club:
    The Anston Massive & Kingsley HFT
    yes!
     
    Bensile and Marky Scott like this.
  4. Peter Trimmer

    Peter Trimmer Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2018
    Messages:
    44
    Location:
    Camberley
    How does the build quality of the Ridgeline compare? Ta
     
  5. Marky Scott

    Marky Scott Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2018
    Messages:
    38
    Location:
    Sheffield
    Club:
    Anston
    Just bought a AIM bag very good quality. Advice from MickyFinn.
     
    MickyFinn and Bensile like this.
  6. Bensile

    Bensile Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2013
    Messages:
    606
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Club:
    Emley moor
    Follow Micky he knows his bags
     
    MickyFinn likes this.
  7. Conor

    Conor Never been banned from sales Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Messages:
    3,324
    Location:
    Ardboe, Co.Tyrone.
    Club:
    Back Hill Ballistics; DFTC; Nelson FTC
    Equally as strong and good quality IMO, I’ve got both. There’s slightly more padding in the AIM. The AIM edges it slightly if I was to pick one and money wasn’t an option.
     
    Peter Trimmer, Darron and ksts100 like this.
  8. blacklab

    blacklab Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2012
    Messages:
    652
    Location:
    pontypridd
    Club:
    nelson
    aim bag is deeper than the ridgeline ideal for a sidewheel
     
  9. SpeckleD

    SpeckleD Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2016
    Messages:
    170
    Location:
    County Durham UK
    Club:
    Emley Moore, Northern Monkey HFT
    I bought several bags before eventually getting an Aim bag, it would have been cheaper getting the Aim bag in the first instance, it’s all the bag you will ever need. If I could give you one tip though get one a bit bigger than you need, for instance my Steyr would fit in a 45 but I have the 50 it’s easier to get the rifle in and out of the bag and will be large enough for any gun I am likely to ever have.
     
    Peter Trimmer likes this.
  10. gdavison

    gdavison Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2016
    Messages:
    201
    Location:
    Baughurst
    Club:
    Basingstoke - BARPC & Bisley - BFTC
    Another vote for the AIM FT100 bag, well made and plenty of room. Only down side is they are not waterproof and will absorb a ton of water if caught in the rain. After asking here I was advised to spray the bag with Fabsil
     
    Mel and Peter Trimmer like this.
  11. Ash Bailey

    Ash Bailey Would-be HFT shooter.

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2013
    Messages:
    1,026
    Location:
    Cinderford
    Club:
    Parkstone GC, Glevum, Nomads HFT.
    Real men should check their (own) bags regularly... ;)
     
  12. Mel

    Mel Not so new member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2016
    Messages:
    103
    Location:
    Newbury
    Yep, I've just swapped over from buffalo to Aim. The buffalo just isn't quite big enough to comfortably fit the FT rig, all the pockets get worn cos they're so small you can't fit all your stuff in them - to the point of wearing through so there's holes in places and I only had it for two years! The Aim just feels really solid. However, I'm not looking forward to taking it out in the rain re Graeme's comment. I haven't used fabsil on it yet, but used it on the buffalo. IMO didn't make a lot of difference. Showers fine, proper downpour for several hours it still gets wet.
     
    gdavison likes this.
  13. Yorkshiretea

    Yorkshiretea B Grade Bandit

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2013
    Messages:
    3,177
    Location:
    Sheffield
    Club:
    Anston FTC
    AIM are probably the best bag, closely followed by the Ridgeline. Buffalo makes for a good dry bag to swap into if it's been pouring down.
     
    Mel likes this.
  14. sven

    sven Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    297
    Location:
    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Club:
    FT Schalkhaar / SSV Ons Genoegen
    I have to admit that's also my experience with Fabsil Gold on the Ridgeline bag. I sprayed it on until really wet (I had bought me 1 litre of the stuff), as prescribed, but the a week later the first time in a good shower it did not make any difference. Everything was wet inside.
    The Fabsil is a waste of money and time in my opinion. I guess the fabric is woven too loose for the Fabsil to work well. An AIM raincover is now on my shopping list.
     
    gdavison and Gary Martin like this.
  15. Yorkshiretea

    Yorkshiretea B Grade Bandit

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2013
    Messages:
    3,177
    Location:
    Sheffield
    Club:
    Anston FTC
    I've found this also, if you find anything Sven let me know.
     
    gdavison likes this.
  16. Mel

    Mel Not so new member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2016
    Messages:
    103
    Location:
    Newbury
    I think let everyone know! I drenched the buffalo as you said and keep topping it up every month or so - still no good. I like Martin's idea of keeping the buffalo as a dry bag in the meantime tho. A few less hours in a soggy bag on the way home will help.
     
    gdavison likes this.
  17. sven

    sven Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    297
    Location:
    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Club:
    FT Schalkhaar / SSV Ons Genoegen
  18. Yorkshiretea

    Yorkshiretea B Grade Bandit

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2013
    Messages:
    3,177
    Location:
    Sheffield
    Club:
    Anston FTC
  19. Yorkshiretea

    Yorkshiretea B Grade Bandit

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2013
    Messages:
    3,177
    Location:
    Sheffield
    Club:
    Anston FTC
    I've used my Buffalo a couple of time for that, I always keep a towel in it too. It helps when the gun is soaked and the Buffalo is easy to store than an AIM.
     
  20. Mel

    Mel Not so new member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2016
    Messages:
    103
    Location:
    Newbury
    At the moment I actually pin a large beach towel to the inside of the gun bag going round a shoot. It helps absorb the rain rather than it running around the inside of bag. I can then flip it over the gun between lanes and use it to wipe off the cheek piece before shooting again.
     
    gdavison likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice