I have been toting around my fishing rods and folding chair in this bag for a few months now. Bag is holding up fantastically.
Great bag, yes the bag will not stand on its own, BUT all you need to do is go by lowes and put a 8 inch sona tube inside the bag, fits perfect and cost near nothing ( its a cardboard tube used for making concrete piers under $12.00). with the sona tube installed it stands upright perfectly, I think the makers of this product had this in mind. buy it, it transports those expensive rods great, and no tangles. dont transport with hooks, they will catch in the cloth and you will spend fishing time cutting hooks out of the bag.
Some complained it wont stand or must put something in it. I put my fold up chair in it. Two birds with one stone. I Love this bag! I fish year round and have a bunch of kids. Hiking into a hole used to be a problem, packing in five fishing poles. Hike in then one by one rig the lines then hiking out breaking down all the poles. What a waste of time. Not no more. If you have kids and fish then this a product you cant live without. The only way this product could be better is if zees sold it with a fold up chair inside.