Okay fellow gear nerds. Pardon my laziness, but the iphone happens to be my most conveinent camera, and frankly, I'm just trying to give you a quick snapshot of some of the things that I think make this a great bag...
This is a large WULA drum with the rubber bottom. It fits snug, as close to perfect as I would've hoped.
The backpack and shoulder strap are positioned with an extremely low profile. No extraneous straps catching on door handles etc...
Very thorough stitching. I have no doubts about the strength of these straps.
Awesome hard rubber handle
The large side pocket is about the only place that I could find cause for some improvement. The size is great. Plenty of space for sticks, a mallet, sese, bells, tape etc... But it should be padded. Not for protection of the contents, but interior padding to keep metal from poking through. I got a tiny hole after only 24 hours of use. My bad for buying Senegalese sese with sharp points, but I was kind of surprised that they poked through the pocket so quickly.
Overall, this is by far the most complete, best looking, and most heavy duty djembe bag I've ever owned. It is roomy without being bulky. I am extremely impressed by the ability to mesh aesthetics with real-world function. I cannot say I'm surprised that the guys at Drumskull pulled it off, but I am certainly happy with my purchase (particularly with the Seattle sale special).
I can absolutely recommend this bag to all of you.