2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Transition Bags

Photo: John David Becker

Ogio Endurance 9.0

$160, Ogio.com
The draw: Versatility, protective hard pocket

At first glance, the Endurance 9.0 looks like a duffel bag, but it offers many more options than a typical bag. It can also be carried like a backpack, and has plenty of zippered pockets and multiple handle options. The “armored” pocket (the equivalent of an attached hard sunglasses case) protects your shades and goggles from getting smashed, and the bag also features a waterproof pocket, shoe compartment and helmet sleeve to keep every piece of gear sorted.