If you own a field hockey stick or two or three or hey maybe you own 10! You know that sticks aren’t always the most convenient piece of equipment to just carry around in your hands, have a bag or a backpack to hold your stick or sticks can be really nice 🙂 The reviews on this page should be a helpful guide when it comes to choosing a quality bag or backpack that is going to suit your needs.
There are a large variety of different field hockey backpacks to choose from, depending on what features you want. Bags range from a very simple stick holder with a strap to carry on your shoulder to a more full on carry everything you need for the tournament kind.
Here are a few factors to consider.
- How many sticks you need to carry.
- What other field hockey equipment you will need to carry, such as shoes, balls, shin pads, socks etc.
- Comfort for carrying, what strap is going to work for you, double shoulder or single or small backpack.
- Construction material, durability, waterproof, mesh pockets etc.
Field Hockey Bags
The standard ‘field hockey bag’ typically refers to a bag that can store your stick/s and other gear inside it. The main difference between a standard field hockey stick bag and a backpack is the method used to carry the stick, a bag lets you stow the entire stick inside it while a backpack just offers a holder sleeve on the outside where the stick can hang. The other difference is, a backpack stick bag is designed to be worn on your pack like a school bag and will have two straps, one for each shoulder, as you would expect. Standard bags can have either just one strap that you can hold in your hand or put it over one shoulder like a sling or can be worn like a backpack too. In general bags will be able to carry more gear and tend to be larger, good for travelling to events when you want to keep all your things in one place.
Below are our top picks for standard Stick Bags:
This STX field hockey bag provides tubular shape design that can accommodate a couple of sticks, protective gear and shoes as well. This is a good low to mid price range option .This bag comes in 5 different colors too including neon blue, jet black, toxic green, pink and red. You can carry it on your shoulder as it has center positioned shoulder strap that allows the option to sling carry this. You can also fit your water bottle and shoes on the side pockets which gives you extra space. See Colors & Prices
A basic durable, low cost and sturdy bag which gives you the essentials of what you need for a good price. This bag is made up of a heavy duty material that is resistant to moisture. While simple in design the bag provides plenty of space for the hockey sticks as well as space for shin guards and shoes. Aside from the stick compartment there is a mesh side pocket to out either drink bottle or whatever else fits. This bag has a decent capacity and can fit more than one stick. This product can be used by both males and females. There is a center positioned shoulder trap that allows sling carry. As fa as field hockey bags go this would be a useful addition for any player.
You will able to fit all your gear in this large and spacious Grays GX10000 stick bag. It has a multiple compartments that is handy when carrying different items like, shoes, balls, mouth guard, shin pads, water bottle etc. It has several external side pockets and the stick section of the bag is padded which saves the stick and you can carry multiple sticks in it too. Having comfortable back and dual padded straps increases the comfort factor. This is one of the larger field hockey bags around so you can fit a fair bit of gear in, to accommodate a heavy load Grays have used the backpack like shoulder straps on this model to help you out! See Current Prices & Colors
TK Trilium T1 Hockey Stick and Kit Bag
This highly spacious bag is made up of strong 600D polyester and has been divided into several compartments. One standard large, separate compartment where you can keep your field hockey sticks. There is very big front compartment for shin pads and shoes plus extras. It features nice spacious side compartment also for anything else like cloths or tape, balls and water bottles. This bag has an adjustable shoulder backpack styles straps which is padded air mesh for extra comfort. The T1 is bigger and has more pockets than T2 series by TK.
This model has a field hockey backpack look design with the straps. It is spacious and made from resistant material holding up to 4 sticks. Your clothes, guards and shoes can be fit into the upper middle and lower sections of this bag. Your mouth guard, strapping, phone and keys can be kept in inner mesh pocket and outer pocket. The straps are padded and the back has a handle with which we can comfortably carry the bag anywhere we want. It’s compact and streamlined design and room to fit almost everything makes it difficult for the players to say no.
Tk’s bag’s are known for their affordability and unique designs. This bag has a side pocket where you can keep your water bottles or your gears. There are two deep front pockets in which cloths can be kept and also shoes. This bag is made up of nylon, Tarpaulin, and also polyester. This bag is available in several colors. Highly stylish and adds X-factor to the equipment of a player. This is extremely easy to carry and is very comfortable.
GRAYS Field Hockey Bag – G 400 Training
Great all round bag, plenty of storage options for multiple sticks and any other gear you need. Not as big as the Grays 900 field hockey bag but a good mid-sized option and a bit cheaper too.
Kookaburra Hockey Stick Bag Venom Lh124
This product comes from one the most trusted brands of world sport ‘Kookaburra’. Known for its high durability and toughness is a unisex bag and is highly stylish. This is for players who play professionally or are willing to play professionally. This bag is spacious with separate compartments for hockey and gears. LH124 comes in venom black, lime and pink. The bag affordable by almost players at all the levels. This is manufactured in high strength material that is water resistant as well.
Field Hockey Backpacks
As mentioned earlier field hockey backpacks are usually a similar size and shape to a school backpack and designed to carry your stick on the outside of the pack in sleeve/loop rather than enclosed like in a traditional bag.
See our recommendations below for backpacks that we believe are great value!
Harrow Elite Field Hockey Backpack
This bag is well designed to cater for a player on the move. It is made up of a durable 600 d (denier) material which gives it great strength. This traditional backpack style bag is great for going to a from school or club practice, as it’s not too bulky, just the right size for the essentials like a change of clothes, socks, mouth guard, shin pads, water bottle and of course your stick. It can take up to 2 sticks (field hockey or lacrosse), on the outer holders, one each side and has three main zippable pockets as well as a padded back section for comfort. One feature we really like about this is the outer main pocket has a strong mesh section which allows any sweaty socks etc to vent out rather than having them with your other gear. Overall a well designed backpack and good value for money. See latest prices and colors…
TK Trilium T7 Hockey Junior Field Hockey Backpack
TK’s trillium bags are extremely affordable and satisfy the need of junior field hockey players. This specific bag is super durable made up of strong 600D polyester. It provides style, comfort and is water repellent. This bag is not the traditional field hockey stick bag but rather a traditional backpack style with a stick holder on the side, very practical and easy the carry around. There is a large compartment for the stick and you can also use the main pocket and side pocket to put your gear such as shoes. This is a unisex product, has TK’s advanced anti-abrasive material on the underside and looks extremely stylish. Carrying your gear has never been so easy with the durable, high quality handles and straps.
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Field Hockey Bag materials of construction.
Polyester and the D rating!
This is an important fact to know, when you see a material rated as “600D” the D stands for the denier rating. This is a way in which the density of flat material is measured, similar to thread count on your bed sheets! This is measured in terms of grams in one 9000 m strand of the material, when talking about hockey bags, we are usually looking at polyester or nylon material. So is more “D” better? Yes! This usually equates to more strength and greater life of the material. However it is important to note that you have to compare apples to apples, that is 600D polyester may not be stronger than 500D Nylon. You should only compare denier rating of the same construction material.
Other factors of construction you may want to think about is breath ability or any mesh areas that will let heat or smells escape from your gear after use.