The Bannatyne hide pipe bag is also referred to as the Bannatyne Hybrid. It comes with tie in kit and watertrap. This bag has a synthetic inner liner and hide outer layer so no seasoning is necessary. The hide gives you the feel of a traditional hide bag.
The blowpipe and all three drones are fitted with rubber collars for easy installation. You tie in the chanter stock the traditional way with twine or a C clamp that is provided.
Available in small (9 x 24"), small extended (9.5 x 26.5") medium (10.5 x 26.5"), large (11.5 x 29"), and Willie McCallum size (10" x 27.5").
The small extended bag has the drones and blowpipe moved forward on the bag for more comfort.
Important Product Note: All bagpipe bags can develop mold and fungi with regular use if not cleaned and disinfected properly. This can lead to chronic inflammatory lung disease. Please take careful precautions to ensure your bag and blowpipe are cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis to prevent mold and fungi from developing.
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good bag, amazing service
Posted by Bart Willner on 8th May 2021
I recently purchased a Bannatyne "Willie McCallum" hybrid bag. I was very pleased with the ease of installation and I was up and playing within 30 minutes from unpacking. The best feature was J. Higgins' service. My old bag had died, I noted that when ordering and was pleasantly surprised when my new bag arrived here in California two days after ordering. Thank you!
fast delivery...great product
Posted by Unknown on 8th Apr 2021
Just wanted to say I received the bannatyne hybrid extended small. Thanks so much. I love it. Easy to set up. I wish i had done this sooner. It’s more comfortable than my other hybrid brand. I have the bannatyne in my B flat set up. I will eventually switch my pipe band set up to a bannatyne as well. Just a happy customer. What I love about J. Higgins is their quick shipping and delivery.
best bag i have used
Posted by Unknown on 30th Oct 2020
Easy to put together following directions
Replaced older bag that the seals had decayed on
I was playing again within a half hour!
Posted by Brad Collins on 20th Oct 2020
My old L&M hide bag finally gave out after 22 years. I researched the different kinds of modern bags and settled on a hybrid bag. After speaking to other pipers, I purchased this one.
My drone stocks slid right into the sleeves effortlessly as did the blowstick stock. The chanter stock required a little taping and adjusting, but that is normal. I was amazed at how fast and easy putting everything together really was. I had my pipes going in about 20 minutes from the time I had removed the old bag.
This new bag is comfortable, airtight, and really has the feel of my old trusty hide bag, with similar resonance qualities. I like the zipper since I already dropped a drone reed. No more fishing out a slimy reed!
So far, I am very happy!
BANNATYNE HYBRID BAG
Posted by Chuck Rhodes on 5th Mar 2020
Product fine as expected, had within a day of ordering it. This is the 3rd Bannatyne bag I've had.
Bannatyne Hybrid bag
Posted by Bob Browne on 19th Nov 2019
I recently purchased a Bannatyne Hybrid Bag in medium. It took a little muscle to install, but overall it was pretty simple and straightforward. The bag has a nice heft and solid feel to it. I’m very happy with it.
Posted by Unknown on 4th Mar 2019
Bannatyne hybrid bag w/ water trap. I'm a so-so piper been playing thirty plus year. This is by far, the best bag i've ever owned. Super airtight and a great shape and design. I would highly recommend it.
Why I like Bannatyne bags
Posted by Gordon Stewart on 21st Aug 2018
I have been playing Bannatyne pipe bags for probably 20 years now and believe them to be an excellent choice for most players, especially for those of us who don't have an unlimited income. They combine the low maintenance of a synthetic bag with the balance of a hide bag, and are easy to tie in. What I like best, however, is the moisture control system. For years, at the insistence of my pipe major, I used the Ross system, and I think Bannatyne's "bottle and absorbent cloth" system is superior in every way. It's simple, lightweight, doesn't take up valuable air volume in the bag, and controls moisture at least as well, if not better. Since I went back to it, I have had little or no problem with moisture anywhere except (of course) on the blowpipe itself. which can't be helped.
bass drone hole and chanter tie-in hole slightly off
Posted by Kevin on 10th Oct 2017
The bag works beautifully and the seals are very tight. The bass drone seems to be angled too far toward my head and when I rotate the bag to straighten it out the chanter rests at too sharp an angle off vertical. This may be just my preference or body build but it took some getting used to.
Good directions and video. Very easy to change over.
Overall I am very pleased with the performance of the bag so far. the drones strike in right away and there is absolutely no leakage.
Posted by Derek Cerjanec on 11th Dec 2016
Very good quality and easy to install with directions provided. I was surprised how easy it was. The rubber collars are very tight.
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