Naperville Bags :: Cornhole Bag Review

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As the game of cornhole is evolving, so are the bags. Corn filled bags used to be the ‘ONLY’ way to play, but lately there are a few new styles of bags that are really worth checking out. Synthetic, or plastic filled bags. have slowly been taking the place of corn filled bags for players who are looking for longer lasting bags. These plastic bags maintain a consistent weight for the life of the bag, and can last as long as the duck cloth or stitching holding it all together.

Another new concept in bags is the 2 sided bag. One side is the standard duck cloth you’ll seen in most bags, then the second side is a ‘stick’ side, this can be made from a variety of materials, but in general, the duck side is said to slide when it lands, and the stick side is said to…well, STICK. These two sided bags open up a new world of strategy and gameplay that might not be possible with your regular duck cloth bags.

The Stick ‘n’ Slick Resin Bags from Naperville Bags are a combination these two new concepts in Cornhole bags. A ‘best of both worlds’, these Stick ‘n Slick bags have one side that is duck, and a second that is a Ralph Lauren Micro Fiber. The micro fiber feels very high quality, and seems like it’ll hold up over repeated use. As intended, it also helps the bags to stick right where they land on the board.

napervillebags-bag-review-02The synthetic fill on the Stick ‘n’ Slick boards is just as impressive. Some plastic filled bags will be overstuffed to make weight. Naperville Bags has found a great plastic that is heavy enough to hit the proper bag weight, without stuffing the bags like little pillows. They intentionally fill each bag to just under 16oz, to be similar to a slightly broken in corn bag. The best part about the plastic filling is that they’ll be the same weight for the life of the bag.

I was very impressed with these bags. While the price may be higher than other bags on the market, I think you’ll find that the quality and longer life from the plastic filling would make these bags a must have for any serious cornhole player.

 

Highlights of our testing:

Weight: 15.6 – 15.8oz
Size: 5 3/4 square
Stitching
: double stitched fill side, all edges tucked back in, including fill side.
Fill:
Plastic Pellets
Notes: Weight is almost EXACTLY the same from bag to bag. Great attention to detail on size, weight, and stitching.

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More info from Naperville Bags

The slide side is our standard duck cloth we use on all of our bags. The stick side is a micro fiber made by Ralph Lauren. The fill on those bags is plastic pellets so the weight is always consistent. They’re just under 16 ounces for a couple of reasons. A good broken in corn bags is usually lighter than it originally came as. And then places are starting to let you bring your own bags to tourneys and leagues. So if the perimeters for your bags are 14-16 ounces and the scales are a little off, you shouldn’t fall over that 16 ounce rule. We can do just about any color for the slide side, the stick side is always the same color. Our website states $45 for a set of 8 bags, which is almost half the price as some of the competition out there. We give a discount on the bags when purchasing with a set of boards, and always for ordering multiple sets. All of our bags are made in house using a Juki straight stitch industrial machine and we use a nylon upholstery thread for all if our bags. We stand behind everything we produce, so if there is any issue with the bag or bags, we will gladly address those issues.

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