I owned Gator's older model, the G-Com, and it has served very well for over 3 years of work. It did have some flaws, but the G-PG seems to have solved them.
The old G-Com did not have shock protection on the bottom, so after 3 years of use, a hole was opened at the bottom, where the strap button is. The G-PG has a very good bottom shock protection cushion, looks like it is not going to happen this time.
It now has a very nice feeling micro fleece lining, instead of the regular fabric.
Other new features include a front top pocket - very convenient for picks, Flash storage and small items, and a front handle that I missed so much on the older model. This is pure convenience when boarding a bus, a train or an aircraft. It's a shame that other more expansive bags just don't have it.
The quality of the zipper tabs also improved - on the older model the main zipper tab was lost during the first week of use.
Another major improvement on the G-Com model are the back straps. Their height is adjustable, and the center of gravity of the bass makes more sense now. It is also easier to pick the bass from the floor. On the older one I needed to bend over to do that.
Storage is still very good and better than most bags in its class or higher, but it is a little less than the older model, where I could store complete sheet music binders, now it can only accommodate pages.
The bag also got longer, to give space for the bottom shock absorption, but I've found that the headstock of my bass still has 3 more inches to spare on the top, and it's a long scale bass (Ken Smith). The older model was already very long, and this one is not going to be easier to push inside an ordinary trunk, or an overhead compartment of planes.
The design is sleek and slim, but it makes an almost too tight fit where the upper body horn of the bass is. My bass design is narrow (BSR shape) and the zipper is closing very tight at that point.
I chose this bag because I think it offers the best protection, storage and features in this price range and even above. I would gladly pay more if the more expansive ones had offered these features, and had enough storage.
Turned out I chose Gator again.
Besides the quality of these bags, it looks like Gator put good effort on development, and fixing the design flaws. I wouldn't have bought a Gator case again if it did not have the bottom protection.
Great buy, Great value.