well I emailed Drake and here is the reply!!!!
I am sorry you are disappointed. To be sure you got the XL bag, count the pockets on the inside of the bag. The LG has 10 and the XL has 12. If you have 12 pockets on the inner walls of your blind bag, then you have the XL.
We measure our bags just like our primary competitor(s). The measurements include the inside dimensions and the outer compartments as well. If the outer pockets side and front pockets are fully expanded the overall bag is within the measurements stated. Again, this is the same way our primary competitor(s) measure their bags.
Our bag is slightly larger than our primary competitor’s called the Floating Blind Bag and the Pit Bag. If you have a nearby dealer that carries our competitors bag, please compare. If you find it to be different, I please ask you to let me know as soon as you can.
One added consideration is this. By having pockets on the wall of the bag, this makes enables a Drake bag to hold more than most bags. I do not know of another bag that utilizes it’s inner wall space. As a result, this gives you more room in the bottom of your blind bag, enabling you to hold more gear than a bag of similar size without the wall pockets.
Did you load down your bag utilizing the walls first? If so, I’m curious as to what all you carry with you. We are in the process of designing several more bags and would love to see your list for consideration.
Thank you, Tate Wood
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