My overall experience - - -
Great product! I have used a dugout as my daily driver for decades. This is a nice modification on a tried and true design. Good, solid craftmanship on the purple one I received. Beautifully done!
The window is wonderful. The recessed pick in the bottom is also wonderful. The magnetic lid is a great way to go too. And I like the bat design - it will stand by itself on it's end which is really nice, and better than most bats. The logo zip pouch is also a fantastic bonus.
Jury is still out on the "teethy" bowl however.... Haven't used it enough to weigh in on it - - not sure how it will hold up over time, and concerned about what it is doing to the bottom of the stash box.
I do have 2 suggestions/draw-backs on this dug design -
1. The bottom of the unit is rounded - it won't stand up on it's own like a regular dugout. It would be much easier to use overall if it could do this.
2. The stash box is just a little too deep. It is a little difficult for my medium sized fingers to grasp the bat and be able to load because not enough of the bat is sticking up out of the stash box to grasp, twist and load.
Overall, for a dugout fan, it is worth the extra expense for a high quality unit like this, especially with the logo zip pouch included.