Bag for 5 stands, illuminator arm, and crossbar? Mobile Studio

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Bag for 5 stands, illuminator arm, and crossbar? Mobile Studio

I have:

5 Bogen / Manfrotto 3361QL - Quick Lock Light Stand - Black, 8' (3 for lights, 2 for background stand)
Closed Length:33.8 in (85.9 cm)

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=WishList.jsp&A=details&Q=&sku=125203&is=REG

1 Wescott Illuminator Arm:
Closed length 33" (84cm)

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=WishList.jsp&A=details&Q=&sku=62235&is=REG

And 1 Bogen / Manfrotto Adjustable Background Holder Crossbar
Closed Length: 44 in (112 cm)

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=WishList.jsp&A=details&Q=&sku=5217&is=REG

Would it make to put all the stands in one Kata Hexabag?
http://www.adorama.com/KAHEXABAG2.html (I was looking at this one)
http://www.kata-bags.com/category.asp?id=38&perentId=4&ProdLine=4

Internal Dimensions Length: 37.8" (96cm) Width of each pocket: 4.7" (12cm) Diameter when closed: 9.5" (24cm)

Or this, but haven't seen it open.
Lightware RC1038 Rolling Stand Bag 38 (Black)
Interior DimensionsL 38 x 10 x 8.5" (96.52 x 25.4 x 21.59 cm) (LxWxH)

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=WishList.jsp&A=details&Q=&sku=248767&is=REG

I'm attracted the hexabag since I always hated stuffing stands in a tight fit bag. It also keeps them in separate compartments. But it doesn't fit the crossbar. Or should I separate the lighting stands from the background stands and crossbar since I mainly use that for larger backgrounds?

I also have 3 umbrellas, but they should be small enough to stuff in:
1 Westcott Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Cover - 60"
2 Westcott Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Cover - 45"

Does anyone have any suggestions? I'd like the option to have a trolly or wheels since this stuff can get heavy. Most of my shots are on location, so quick setup is the key.

FYI, I use 2 580ex and 1 420ex W ST-E2 for a mobile studio setup. I was inspired by:
http://denisreggie.net/gear.html
http://photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00J65d
http://www.kirktuck.com/super%20portable%20gallery.html

Any help is appreciated and please chime in if you are in the same situation.

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