Pole bags take a beating. We all know this. What makes the Springbar poles able to withstand near-hurricane force winds also makes them heavy and therefore hard on pole bags. The new bags seem to be made with thicker canvas than the older bags, or maybe I am just imagining it because they are so new and crisp. I like the new graphics showing off that they are made in Utah. Don't put up with ratty old pole bags with holes worn through the canvas from the heavy poles rubbing against the floor of your pickup truck. Just pick up a new bag from time to time and don't worry about one of your tension rods slipping out and leaving you in a lurch at midnight when you arrive at your campsite.