Last Updated on March 27, 2022 by Field Hockey
If you’re spending a lot of money on your gear, then it makes sense to get the best field hockey goalie bag to store it in. Sticks, helmets, leg guards and the rest of your kit are absolutely crucial in keeping your body safe from those rock hard balls hitting you!
Every goalie invests in their pads and helmets but do you do the same with your kit bags? Getting the right holding piece can make all the difference. Instead of lugging your kit in a holey, damp-smelling holdall or rucksack, get yourself a specialist piece with wheels and different compartments to make your life a lot easier.
What are the best types of field hockey goalie sacks?
The best type of bag is one with plenty of space, an easy to open zip (no one wants to be fiddling about with tiny zips or poppers when it’s freezing cold) and some separate compartments so you can keep your valuables in a different place from your mud covered kit.
A good bag should be made of a durable, waterproof material so you can use it in all weathers and drag it across car parks and into fields. They need to be roomy but also have a space for the smaller items you’ll have to carry like locker keys or phones.
What should I look for?
There are a few things to consider. How much gear do you have? If you’ve got everything a goalie needs it can be big and bulky. Get a bag with a wide opening, ideally one that flaps completely open, so it is easier to fit in your stuff and get it out again without faffing about.
Smaller pockets are great and wheels are an absolute must. A helmet and pads are super heavy so having wheels on your bag means you can drag it rather than having to carry it which also helps if you’re trekking a long way for your game.
A strong material is also very important. Your bag will get chucked about in cars and in the bottom of coaches when you travel to games and you want to make sure your helmet and leg guards are protected. Get a durable material that is smashing resistant
Another good little feature is an ID plate or tag so you can pick your bag out quickly if you’re travelling with it or you need to grab it from a locker room quickly.
How much gear can I fit in?
Bags are measured and you can check the sizes against the size of your leg guards and the amount of kit you have. The amount you can fit in them depends on the size of the bag but it is a good rule of thumb not to over stuff these bags or you could split zips or seams.
Top 5 Goalie Bags with Wheels! (1 without)
This wheelie goalie bag will give you a tough, durable carrier for all your gear. The durable cordura nylon material makes sure your stick and kit will stay safe while the bag itself will be hardwearing and put up with being dragged across fields and hard surfaces in all weathers. It has heavy duty wheels which make it easy to transport. There is a telescoping handle which can be pulled out when you need it and then retracted to store it safely and easily.
The adjustable straps on the outside give you the ability to secure your gear safely and there are large internal and external compartments which give you tonnes of space to store all of your field hockey gear.
- Weight: 5 pounds
- Measurement: 40″ Length X 17″ Width X 16″ Height
- Material: Durable cordura nylon
- Telescoping Handle and Wheels
This bag is made from a strong, tear resistant polyester fabric which ensure the Bauer goalie bag remains durable and long lasting. The large, U-shaped opening has a two layer ventilation system which means that even if your kit is wet when it goes into the bag, it will be able to dry out while inside instead of festering away and starting to smell! The two large external pockets are perfect for smaller items like your keys, phone and wallet and it makes it easy to get to them.
The heavy duty zips will withstand a lot of wear and tear and they are fitted with nylon pulls which makes it nice and easy to open them – even with cold fingers.
- Weight: 8 pounds
- Measurement: x 18in. x 16in
- Material: 3mm ripstop polyester fabric
- External name and player number window
This wheeled piece has some really handy features to help you organize your kit and get ready for the game. The strong, durable piece is reinforced with tarpaulin and has all terrain wheels which means you can drag it over pavement, gravel or grass with minimal effort. There are several reinforced grab handles if you want to carry it instead of wheel it and the large size means you can fit in everything you need.
The U-shaped zipper gives you a wide opening so you don’t have to worry about cramming all your stuff through a tiny hole. The main compartment has vents in either side which again lets air get in to dry out your stuff and tackle the damp smell of a muddy kit. It also has a side pocket inside for smaller item and a player ID pocket.
- Weight: Not specified
- Measurement: 43” L x 20” W x 21” H
- Material: 1680-denier polyester fabric bag
- External strap system that allows goalie leg pads to be carried on top of the bag
This piece has heavy duty wheels to make it easy to move about on any surface. There are two internal end pouches which gives you a place to put smaller bits while you can stash your main goalie gear in the big compartment.
The mesh lined lid lets air circulate as well.
- Weight: 17.2 pounds
- Measurement: 43 X 24 X 24″
- Material: Not specified
- Three heavy duty wheels
5. TK Trilium 5
This field hockey bag is large enough to store your kit but is still pretty lightweight which makes it a lot easier to carry about. There are three wheels on the bottom which makes it manoeuvrable. The main pocket is wide and gives you plenty of room to store your kit while an additional side pocket and small zippered pockets gives you room for keys and other bits and pieces.
- Weight: 3 pounds
- Measurement: 40” L x 14” H x 19” D
- Material: Abrasion resistant material with a reinforced base
- Small zippered pockets for accessories and personal items
And that’s a wrap! Make sure you guys have the proper carrying tool for your needs!