Geau Sport Axiom Racquet Bag 2.0
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Geau Sport has developed some of the best tennis bags, and the Axiom Racquet Bag 2.0 is one of its flagships, combining clean aesthetics, high-performance materials, and creative design at a reasonable price point.
However, despite the bag’s success and broad appeal, it won’t be a perfect fit for everyone. If you’re considering buying one, it also pays to know where the bag has room for improvement and how it stacks up with the competition before making a purchase.
From its specs, design, and features to opportunities for refinement, I cover everything you need to know about the 9 and 12-pack Axiom Racquet Bag 2.0, including my recommendation for whether you should buy it to help you decide if it’s a good fit or worth exploring other options.
|Geau Sport Tennis Bags||Colors|
|Axiom Racquet Bag 2.0 – 12 Pack||Black, Agean Blue|
|Axiom Racquet Vag 2.0 – 9 Pack||Black, Agean Blue|
|Axiom Backpack 2.0||Black, Agean Blue|
|Aether Backpack||Grey, Turquoise|
|Aether Racquet Bag – 3 Pack||Black, Agean Blue|
|Stance Tote||Black, Sapphire Blue|
You can check out all of these bags on Geau Sport’s website, and I’d encourage you to take a look at their accessories too.
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About Geau Sport
Geau, pronounced ‘Go,’ is an independent sporting goods company located in Greenville, SC, focusing exclusively on developing bags for racquet sports, including tennis and pickleball.
I’m a fan of the company for a few reasons. First, its founder Chris Pageau is a tennis player who gets the sport and understands our needs. Second, they’re focused. Rather than spreading themselves thin and tackling several different types of products, they focus exclusively on bags giving their product line the utmost attention to ensure excellence.
Since launching in 2020, the company has already released the second generation of its flagship bags and expanded its product line, so it’s clear they’re committed to ongoing improvements and innovation.
Geau Sport offers two models of the Axiom Racquet Bag 2.0, the 9-pack and the 12-pack, each referring to the maximum number of racquets you can store in the bag but otherwise delivering the same features.
Before jumping into the bag’s design and attributes, let’s look at the specs for each bag, including weight, size, materials, and colorways.
Geau Sport quotes the 9-pack or smaller version of Axiom Racquet Bag 2.0 at 5.1 lbs (2.31 kg), a mid-range weight that’s perfectly reasonable for its size, while the 12-pack comes in a bit heavier at 5.3 lbs (2.40 kg).
In the long run, this presents an opportunity for the company to reduce weight while retaining durability and protection. Still, in its current state, the bag’s weight wouldn’t deter me from using it.
It’s also worth noting that the bag’s weight includes the removable separators for organizing your gear. If you’d like to reduce its weight slightly, you can remove those for a larger center compartment.
Size & Dimensions
The Axiom Racquet Bag 2.0 9-pack is a fairly large bag, while the 12-pack offers even more storage for extra racquets. Here are the dimensions:
|Axiom 9-Pack||29 in / 73.7 cm / 737 mm||12 in / 30.5 cm / 305 mm||13.5 in / 34.3 cm / 343 mm|
|Axiom 12-Pack||29 in / 73.7 cm / 737 mm||16.5 in / 41.9 cm / 419 mm||13.5 in / 34.3 cm / 343 mm|
As you can see, the only difference is in the bag’s width, where the 12-pack is 4.5 in (11.4 cm) wider. That extra space primarily makes its way into the side pockets where most players will store their racquets, with the 9-pack storing two on each side and the 12-pack fitting three.
For most players, I expect the 9-pack will be an ideal size. You can easily store four racquets and maintain the center compartment for gear.
However, if you carry extra racquets or gear, you’ll appreciate the added space the 12-pack offers. If you have up to three racquets, another way to use these bags is to only store racquets in one of the side compartments, leaving a ton of extra space on the other side for gear.
Overall, the size of these bags is ideal for competitive players that demand plenty of space to store all their gear.
The Axiom Racquet Bag 2.0 features premium and durable materials to deliver maximum protection and a bag that lasts. Here are the main ingredients that Geau Sport uses for its construction.
Main Body – 420D Polyester Ripstop
Geau Sport uses polyester ripstop fabric to prevent rips from spreading and protect the bag’s integrity, weaving together a lighter fabric with a stronger thread in a diamond pattern to provide a lightweight yet durable construction.
The 420D refers to the fabric’s weight, with the “D” representing “Denier” or the measurement of a single 9,000-meter thread, which weighs 420 grams, and it’s a durable and thicker fabric to protect your gear.
Geau Sport takes things further with a durable water repellent (DWR) infusion and a polyurethane coating that protects against abrasion.
Overall, polyester is an excellent low-maintenance material well-suited for tennis bags, which will help ensure yours lasts.
Bottom – 500D Cordura
Geau Sport’s designed the Axiom racquet bags to stand on their end. With this in mind, they use a thicker fabric for the bottom.
Cordura is a high-performance fabric brand delivering durable products that resist abrasion, tears, and scuffs, which is ideal for this use case.
It’s worth noting that the black and Aegean blue colorways use a black panel of Cordura fabric for the bottom.
You’ll find the bag takes advantage of felt in two ways. First, it lines one of the larger side pockets, offering protection when storing valuables like your phone or sunglasses, which is a nice touch.
Second, it lines the side and bottom of the large main compartment to give the velcro dividers an easy-to-attach material for a confident hold that keeps them in place and your gear organized.
Design & Features
The Axiom Racquet Bag 2.0 offers a sporty feel with functional technical fabrics that look great too. Up close, you’ll notice the bag has a subtle diamond shape texture, which is subtly reflective in the sun.
Let’s review some of the bag’s finer design touches and features with my thoughts on each to help determine if they fit your needs.
Logo & Branding
Geau’s Axiom Racquet Bag 2.0 showcases subtle branding on the bag’s zipper pulls, shoulder strap, sides, and front.
They all look clean, with the large metal plate on the bag’s front standing out the most. It’s super custom and a nice touch.
Most importantly, the branding isn’t too in your face, which I’m a big fan of, especially relative to the typical tennis bag from more prominent brands like Wilson, Babolat, Head, and Yonex.
For colors, Geau Sport keeps it simple. They offer two options for their Axiom Racquet Bag 2.0, including black and Aegean blue.
The black is great for players who like an understated look, while the lighter but rich Agean blue is perfect who appreciate a pop of color. I prefer black, but blue is an excellent option.
Indoors the blue is a bit more muted, but because the bag’s polyester has a slight sheen, it appears lighter in the sun.
I’d love to see Geau Sport offer a few extra colors for more variety, so there’s another opportunity for improvement. At the same time, they have a good baseline, catering to a large market segment with black alone.
If you could have the Axiom Racquet Bag 2.0 in a different color, what would it be? Post a comment at the bottom of this review to share your ideas.
Stretch Side Pockets
On either side of the bag’s lower portion are two mid-sized stretchy zipper pockets, which you can easily distinguish because the material has a different texture.
One of these pockets has an internal mesh pocket for extra organization, while both will stretch and expand to fit larger items that you might think you can’t squeeze in just by looking at the bag.
For example, I can fit a 32 oz Hydroflask bottle in these pockets. I wouldn’t use these pockets to store a larger water bottle, but it’s impressive that one can fit and is useful for stowing a few items in a rush.
Most players will likely find themselves storing accessories like grips, strings, snacks, or maybe even a smaller towel for quick access.
The only downside to these pockets is from a visual standpoint. If you add bulkier items, they’ll be somewhat visible outside because the material conforms to them.
Furthermore, it’s less durable than the polyester ripstop that covers the rest of the bag’s panels, which could cause some headaches if it snags or rips coming in contact with a sharper or abrasive object.
Above one of the stretch side pockets, you’ll find an additional mid-sized zipper pocket toward the bag’s top, which is felt-lined and contains two smaller slip pockets that are also felt-lined.
These pockets are perfect for valuables, easily fitting a larger phone and a pair of sunglasses or similar items you want to avoid getting scratched, which is a nice touch because I always have these in my bag.
The only downside is that if the bag ends up on its side, these items can come loose and fall out. To be fair, Geau Sport designed the bag to stand upright, which it does super well. However, when I toss it in my car or travel, there’s no guarantee it will stay upright the whole time.
Large Racquet Compartments
There are large racquet compartments with padding running the entire length of each side of the bag. The 9-pack can store up to two extended-length oversized racquets, while the 12-pack can stash up to three.
For the best fit, don’t line up the racquet handles with each other. Instead, cross one over the other, which takes up less space.
The only downside to crossing the handles is that the beam of your racquets will sit flush against each other, increasing the likelihood of scratches. This problem isn’t unique to Geau Sport, but I’d love to see them solve it with a creative solution in the future.
For example, a thin internal sleeve between each of the racquet heads could help cut down on any friction.
Ventilated Shoe Compartment
At the top of the bag, there’s a large ventilated shoe compartment, which will fit up to a size 12 tennis shoe. Mine are a size 10.5, and it’s one of the roomier shoe compartments of all the bags I’ve tested.
As a bonus, it’s waterproof, so in addition to your shoes, it will work well for sweaty clothes or a used towel while keeping the items in the main compartment dry. For ventilation, two exterior vents help maintain airflow, allowing moisture to evaporate and helping manage the smell of used gear. I accidentally left wet items in this compartment for a few days after playing, and there wasn’t any mildew, thanks to the vents.
One thing to keep in mind about this enclosure is that it shares space with the large main compartment. If you pack either one tight, you’ll have less space in the other. From a visual check, a packed shoe compartment will eat into about 1/4 of the main compartment’s space.
That’s how all shoe compartments work in racquet bags, but it’s worth noting and a good reason to move up to the 12-pack Axiom Racquet bag if you’re concerned about enough space.
Large Main Compartment
At the bag’s center, you’ll find the Axiom Racquet Bag 2.0’s largest compartment, which can store almost anything you can dream of bringing to the court. The coolest part about this section of the bag is that it includes two velcro dividers or shelves for organizing all your gear.
Hands down, this is my favorite part of the bag. The dividers are well-designed, fitting super snugly, and the Velcro is extra strong, ensuring a secure fit and keeping your items in place.
As far as size goes, the compartment is more than adequate. Of course, if you have an oversized item you’d like to stash in your bag, you can forgo the dividers to make room or use only one.
However, if you want to store an extra racquet or two in this compartment, you’ll need to skip the dividers because the racquet will run the entire length. In that case, I’d recommend players move up to the larger 12-pack Axiom Racquet bag, which fits three racquets in each side compartment, leaving the center wide open for gear.
The Geau Axiom Racquet Bag has two adjustable shoulder straps for easily carrying all your gear around, with mesh padding similar to the back side of the bag for comfort.
If I were to call out any areas for improvement, a sternum strap could come in handy for larger loads, which can distribute weight more evenly and ease pressure on your shoulders. I’d also prefer the bag use anodized aluminum adjusters (or similar metal) for the shoulder straps to match the zipper pulls rather than plastic.
Another added feature that some players might find useful is the ability to remove these straps for travel. However, since they are the main way players carry the bag, it might not be super practical without adding another carry handle or two.
Despite those opportunities for improvement, there’s nothing to complain about with the straps – they do their job perfectly.
YKK is a Japanese manufacturing company that produces some of the world’s most reliable zippers, among other products. Geau Sport uses them throughout their bag to ensure reliable performance that lasts.
Beyond their easy glide that doesn’t get stuck or hung up, I appreciate how the zippers on the bag hide the zipper teeth behind a cover for additional protection while giving the bag a clean appearance.
The bag offers seven zippers and eleven zipper pulls, so it pays to use a brand name that you can trust not to break or come undone.
Top Carry Handle
At the bag’s top, you’ll find a single carry handle to pick it up while keeping it upright. It’s thick, sturdy, and feels good in the hand, and considering the bag’s upright design, it’s a logical location.
Directly beneath the carry handle is a small pocket for the bag’s hanging hook, which allows you to hang your bag from a fence.
There are two benefits here. First, it lets you keep your bag off the court, which is particularly handy on clay courts. However, hanging your bag a little higher makes accessing your bag’s contents easier, preventing you from bending down to get something out.
The hook is incredibly sturdy and attached to the bag with heavy stitching to withstand the weight of a fully packed bag. It’s another one of those unique features that help Geau Sport stand out from the crowd.
You have a few accessories to consider when you purchase the Geau Axiom Racquet Bag 2.0 in the 9- or 12-pack.
Velcro Divider Kit, a.k.a., Shelves
The Axiom Racquet Bag 2.0 includes two velcro dividers to break up the main compartment for better organization. It’s one of the bag’s highlights and helps you keep everything where it belongs.
If you want to level things up, order the Velcro divider kit. It has an additional standard and half-size divider, allowing you to add an extra shelf and split one of the existing shelves in half to keep smaller items in their place. If you’re into organization, you’ll love these.
Compressible Packing Cubes
If you travel a lot, you might be familiar with packing cubes. They’re super handy free-floating pouches you fill up from the top zipper, squish down, and then zip the side zipper to compress everything tightly.
Beyond helping you stay organized, they help you fit more gear in your bag by compressing bulkier items like a change of clothes or towels. Plus, Geau Sport had the forethought to make them semi-transparent, so you can see what’s inside each without opening.
If you have these on hand for travel, you could easily use them in your racquet bag, but the major bonus to using Geau Sport’s cubes is that they’re perfectly sized to fit the bag’s compartment, which I love.
Each bag also has a handy pull tab for grabbing it out of your bag or hanging it, which you might find yourself doing in a locker room.
It’s worth noting that many of these cubes you can buy online are mesh, but I prefer non-mesh for this use case because I can put dirty clothes in them and don’t have to worry about any other gear I have in my bag.
The floating pocket is another super handy accessory for the Axiom Racquet bag that sticks to the side of your bag, and Velcros shut to keep smaller items exactly where you need them.
One of my biggest complaints about larger bag compartments is often the lack of internal pockets for keeping smaller items organized. Geau Sport solves this problem with these handy pockets.
First, add your shelves with the dividers, then stick your floating pocket wherever you prefer in any orientation you’d like. Like the shelves, the Velcro is super strong and will stay in place without fail.
Returns & Warranty
When you spring for a premium product like the Axiom Racquet Bag 2.0, you should feel confident in your purchase. A great return policy and warranty help ensure you feel like you made the right decision.
30-Day Return Policy
If you order your Geau Axiom Racquet Bag 2.0 and aren’t satisfied, you can return your unused and new bag with tags and insert cards intact within 30 days of receiving the product, which is plenty generous.
However, keep in mind that you’ll need to cover the cost of return shipping, which might catch some people by surprise. The good news is Geau Sport ships purchases over $50 for free, so you likely didn’t pay for shipping to get your bag. Still, it’s worth noting.
Regarding warranties, your Axiom racquet bag has a 1-year warranty covering materials and workmanship, consistent with other higher-end racquet bags and what I’d expect from a brand like Geau Sport.
Like virtually all warranties, it has limits. For example, Geau Sport won’t cover cosmetic damage or changes to the bag over time if the bag still functions as expected. Instead, we’re talking about a zipper that breaks under normal usage, stitching that randomly comes undone, etc.
Regardless, be prepared to present your case by submitting a warranty claim. Ultimately, this company is in the business of making quality products that last, so in the unlikely case you have an issue, I’m confident they’ll do everything in their power to make it right.
Finally, policies can change, so check their return and warranty pages for the latest details and instructions.
Without a doubt, the Geau Sport Axiom Racquet Bag 2.0 is a best-in-class option that delivers significantly above and beyond what most players have come to expect from a racquet bag.
Although it’s a terrific option for virtually all players, it’s an ideal fit for competitive athletes who are obsessive about staying organized, prefer an upright racquet bag, and demand quality craftsmanship that lasts.
Why I Love It
- Clean design with minimal branding
- Excellent storage capacity
- Creative organizational features
- Generous ventilated shoe compartment
- Premium durable materials
- Practical upright free-standing design
- Useful hanging hook for fence
Areas for Improvement
- Metal vs. plastic shoulder strap adjusters
- Sternum strap for shoulder carrying
- Thermal-lined compartments for racquets*
*Geau did some testing on this front, which is fantastic, and I’d encourage you to read it. Few companies take their bags this seriously. Still, I’ve found these compartments effective when made with quality materials, resulting in more consistency in string tension, as experienced in how my racquets feel when hitting.
Overall, I’m happy to recommend the Geau Sport Axiom Racquet Bag 2.0 as a premium offering delivering excellent performance and organizational features for serious tennis players.
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