Cricket bags are one of the most essential items for cricketers to purchase! It is a sport that requires us to carry a lot of equipment around with us, and as a result, we need something suitable to carry it all in. Whether you’re a junior player or a senior player, whether you travel to your matches by car or on foot, you can be sure that there’ll be a cricket bag that’s suitable for you. And that’s what I’ll be aiming to help you find in this post!
I’ve done some online research and I’ve also purchased some of the best cricket bags on the market so that I can test them out for you. In this post, we’ll go through each of these bags in turn and give them a score out of 5 based on the following characteristics: Available space, durability, ease of movement and value for money. Receiving a rating of 5 for any of these categories will be the highest and best mark available, with a rating of 1 being the lowest mark available. These ratings should help you make a decision on which bag to buy based on which factor is the most important to you! As well as these ratings, I’ll also give you some other information including which sort of cricketer the bag would suit the most!
So, here are 8 of the best cricket bags on the market in 2021:
- Woodworm Pro Series MKII
- Gray-Nicolls Velocity XP 1 500
- Woodworm Cricket Pro Series Duffle
- Gray-Nicolls Powerbow 6 Academy Duffle
- GM Cricket Original 2020 Duffle
- GN100 Wheelie
- Gunn & Moore 707 Wheelie
- Ram Cricket Duffle
Here are my rankings for each of the bags in table form, just in case you want to save yourself a bit of time. If you’re wanting the specific details on each bag, make sure you continue reading!
|Available Space||Durability||Ease of Movement||Value For Money||Final Rating||Price|
|Woodworm Pro Series MKII||5/5||4/5||4/5||5/5||18/20||Click here to see latest price!|
|Gray-Nicolls Velocity XP 1 500||3/5||3/5||4/5||3/5||13/20||Click here to see latest price!|
|Woodworm Cricket Pro Series Duffle||5/5||4/5||3/5||5/5||17/20||Click here to see latest price!|
|Gray-Nicolls Powerbow 6 Academy Duffle||3/5||3/5||3/5||4/5||13/20||Click here to see latest price!|
|GM Cricket Original 2020 Duffle||4/5||4/5||3/5||3/5||14/20||Click here to see latest price!|
|GN100 Wheelie||2/5||3/5||4/5||2/5||11/20||Click here!|
|Gunn & Moore 707 Wheelie||3/5||4/5||4/5||3/5||14/20||Click here to see latest price!|
|Ram Cricket Duffle||4/5||3/5||3/5||4/5||14/20||Click here to see latest price!|
1. Woodworm Pro Series MKII
I’ve just bought this bag as a replacement for my old one, and it does not disappoint. Out of all of the bags I bought in order to write this post, this one is by far my favourite. You don’t see the Woodworm brand around as much as you used to, but they still make quality products. Let me explain the main features to you…
The Woodworm Pro Series MKII offers you the most storage space of any bag on this list. It is 100cm long, 40cm wide and 47cm deep, giving the bag an internal volume of approximately 150 litres! It is massive, and would give any individual cricketer all the space they really need. I’m 6 feet tall and I reckon I could nearly fit myself inside it!
The bag mainly consists of one huge internal section that is accessed via a large zipped area on the top surface. There are no inside pockets in this internal section. The extra pockets are all on the outside of the bag, and there’s plenty of them! On the front side of the bag, there are three separate small pockets.2 of these are standard pockets that you can use to store valuables or small bits of kit inside, and the middle pocket can be used as a cool bag section. You could put an ice pack in here and use it to keep a drink cold or something like that! I thought this was quite cool, it’s not something you’ll find on many bags.
The end of the bag with the handle on it (opposite the wheel end of the bag) also has a huge pocket installed on it. Inside this large pocket, are three more segregated compartments. You could use this section to store all sorts of things like cricket shoes, valuables, cricket balls or items of clothing. There’s just so many options with this bag and that’s why I love it.
The last thing I’ll mention is that there is a zip on the bottom of the bag that opens horizontally, giving you access to two specific bat holder compartments. You can see this in the photo on the right, above. You can slide your bat into one of these holders, zip up the compartment and have your bat totally segregated and protected from all of your other equipment. This pocket is really well designed and in my opinion, it’s the coolest part of the bag. Some people may not even realise it’s there when they first buy the bag because it’s so well hidden, but you can consider yourself fully informed now you’ve read this post!
As you can see from the photos below, I managed to get all my equipment in this bag easily. There was room for so much more! My equipment included a pair of batting pads, a bat, 2 pairs of batting gloves, a helmet, a bat mallet, a box and some cricket shoes. If you wanted to, you could probably double up on all of the items of kit in the bag (apart from the helmet which takes up a lot of space) and still have room left over.
The Woodworm Pro Series MKII feels like an incredibly strong product. It has a good solid base and its handles are nice and thick. These are the areas that will be under the most stress so it’s always vital to have strong materials in these areas. The bag is primarily made from 600D polyester, which is a commonly used material in bags like this. It’s strong, has a good degree of thickness and is also pretty cheap! It scores well in terms of its strength, but it is particularly effective when it comes to abrasion. 600D polyester is very hard to scratch and wear away, even when the item is used daily. Basically, if you don’t do anything very harmful to the bag it should last you a very long time! If you’d like to read more about where 600D polyester ranks in terms of its strength, then click here to see a study that will tell you all you need to know!
The bag has rails on the bottom to keep the base from touching the floor, and the wheels are housed in a plastic protective case. When you turn the bag over you can see that the wheel end of the bag is incredibly well protected. The corners have plastic protectors on them, because these are areas that are incredibly prone to wear and tear as a result of coming into contact with the ground. The end of the bag is also quite rigid, which stops your equipment dropping to the bottom of the bag and sagging over the end while you are pulling it behind you.
The zips feel like good quality, and they have holes in the top of them so that they can be padlocked together if you want to keep your belongings safe and secure!
Ease Of Movement
This is my personal preference but I much prefer bags that have wheels than ones that don’t. This bag comes with wheels and a small handle at the opposite end that you can use to pull the bag behind you. When you pull the bag, the movement feels really smooth which is ideal! Sometimes the bigger, heavier bags are prone to tipping over side to side a lot more when you are pulling them behind you, but from the testing I have done this one seems pretty nicely balanced. As long as you don’t pack all your heavy items of equipment on one side of the bag or pull it over too many uneven surfaces you should be fine.
As is common with most wheeled bags, this one also comes with two straps on top that can be secured together with Velcro. These straps are there to provide you with the option to carry the bag if you want to! Due to the size of this bag, I can tell you that it would be incredibly heavy to lift if it was totally full, so as a result of that you may not want young teenagers and children trying to lift it.
I would have given the Woodworm Pro Series MKII a rating of 5 for ease of movement if they had included a solid metal/plastic pull-out handle on the end of the bag, similar to the ones you find on most suitcases. Instead, they went with the fabric handle, which is fine but it can make the bag a little bit harder to control if it is full. A solid handle can allow you to regain control of the bag much easier if it does start to tip over!
Value For Money
I don’t think you can go wrong with this product, especially when it will only cost you just under £50! In my opinion that is incredible value for a bag that is this spacious! Some of the duffle bags on this list will cost you more, and they do not have wheels, making them a little harder to move around. Basically, if you’re looking for the best possible deal, then this is the first bag you need to have a look at.
Who Is This Bag Most Suitable For?
I’d say this bag is perfect for any cricketer that is above 15 years of age, and it would also suit coaches too!
If you’re the coach of a team and you regularly bring a lot of team equipment to training sessions, then this would be a great purchase. As I’ve mentioned, the size of the bag is enormous and should allow you to pack as much kit as you need. Also, if you’re a wicketkeeper that has a pair of keeping pads and a pair of batting pads, or if you’re a player who owns loads of spare equipment and wants to bring it all along to matches, this bag is the one you need. I can’t think of a player that I’ve played with that would have struggled to get their entire kit in this bag.
If you’re shopping for children younger than 15, you may want to purchase a smaller bag. This is the case for 2 reasons:
- Their equipment will probably be smaller than full size equipment. This means that it won’t take up as much room in the bag. You don’t really want stuff rattling around inside there, so it may be better to purchase a bag that is a little bit more of a snug fit.
- Children may struggle to lift this bag if it was full. Yes, it has wheels but there may be times when you have to lift this bag upstairs, or into a car or something of that nature. In that case, it’s always better if you’re sure you can lift the bag! Children that are a lot younger than 15 probably wouldn’t be able to do this until they have grown a bit!
If you like what you’ve seen of this bag, then click here if you’d like to see the latest price!
2. Gray-Nicolls Velocity XP 1 500 Bag
I decided to buy this bag because I’d heard it was one of the best wheeled bag options from Gray-Nicolls. Since then I’ve received it and tested it out and I can confirm that it is a very fine product indeed. It’s available in a couple of different colours, either blue and grey or green and grey, both of which are quite visually attractive. In the end I went for the green and grey version which you can see in the photo above!
This bag is 90cm long, 30cm wide and 36cm deep. These measurements give the bag a total internal volume of approximately 97 litres. This is not that big for a wheeled bag if I’m being honest, and other options that I’ve laid out in this post are considerably bigger, especially the Woodworm Pro Series MKII!
The bag mainly consists of one large middle section, which is accessed by a large zipped area on the top surface. When unzipped fully, this area gives you full access to all of the main parts of the bag, meaning you should be able to easily find the items you’re looking for inside! This large middle section has no other internal pockets, which is a shame because I like being able to separate certain bits of kit rather than having it all jumbled in together! I feel like a bat pocket would have been a great addition to this product.
There are two extra pockets on the outside of the bag which can be accessed via zips. You can see these in the photo below. The first one is at the handle end of the bag. This is quite a large pocket that I would probably use to store my cricket shoes in. I think it’s vital with any bag that you have some way of separating your shoes from the rest of your kit. The other external pocket is on the long front side of the bag, and it’s pretty small. I’d probably recommend storing any valuables such as your wallet, keys or phones in here.
I could just about fit all of my equipment in this bag. My bat is a short handle size (the second longest type available) and it fits pretty snugly end to end in the main compartment. I put my shoes in the end pocket, and even though I don’t feel like the pocket was designed for shoes to be put in there, they fit relatively nicely. The rest of my equipment (pads, helmet, bat mallet, 2 pairs of gloves, box) fits in the main section of the bag, but there is basically no room for anything else! If you want some extra space flexibility on top of that then you should probably purchase a bigger bag!
Gray-Nicolls always make great quality products, and this one is no different. The bag feels like it is made out of very similar materials to their other bags. Unfortunately, I can’t tell you the specific material it’s made from as it’s not listed anywhere on their website or on amazon! If I had to guess I’d say the bag was made out of polyester/nylon, both of which are very strong and resist abrasion well. The straps on the bag are very thick which is exactly what you want! The handle at the end opposite the wheels is not very thick, which is something that I’m often wary of. Although, having said that, it does feel very secure.
The bottom of the bag is reinforced and feels rock solid. This reinforcement stops the bottom of the bag wearing away or getting punctured easily when the bag is laid on the floor. Additionally, the bottom surface has plastic rails on it which help the product to remain elevated away from the ground. I have seen people complain that the base of this bag wore away eventually but I think this was down to over-use rather than a fault with the product! Sometimes it’s important to remember that nothing lasts forever….
I also tested the wheels with my hands to see if there was any sideways movement, and fortunately there wasn’t! They feel nice and secure which is ideal. They are housed in their own protective casing which helps to keep them stable and should ensure they last for a long time. The casing also protects the corner of the bag which are prone to getting scuffed etc.
The zips that are installed seem like pretty average quality, and they come fitted with a plastic end that mirrors the colour scheme of the bag, which is a pretty nice touch.
Ease Of Movement
This bag comes fitted with a set of wheels at one end and a handle at the other so it can be pulled behind you. The bag also has two carry straps on top, which can be bound together by Velcro in order to make the bag easier to lift and carry around. This isn’t a huge bag, so most cricketers wont struggle to lift it or move it around even when it’s full.
Value For Money
This bag will cost you somewhere in the region of £45, which I think makes it decent value for money. However, once you’ve studied all the bags on my list, you’ll see that you can buy bigger wheeled bags for similar prices. There are definitely better deals to be found than this one in my opinion!
If more size is what you’re after, I’d definitely go with a bad like the Woodworm Pro Series MKII. If size doesn’t matter to you as much and you just want a great looking bag that will do a good job, then this may be the bag for you.
Who Is This Bag Most Suitable For?
I feel like this bag will be suitable for any cricketers that are over the age of 11. As long as you haven’t got a lot more equipment than normal you should be able to fit all of your belongings in this bag. If you’re a senior cricketer, you’ll just be able to get one full set of kit in it!
Wheeled bags are perfect for cricketers that walk short distances to their practice sessions, or players that travel by car/public transport. I wouldn’t advise walking long distances with this type of bag, and if you cycle to games you should probably look at investing in a duffle bag instead!
If you like the look of this bag, then click here to see the latest price!
3. Woodworm Cricket Pro Series Duffle Holdall
This duffle holdall is another one of Woodworm’s most popular options. I love the design of this one, it’s simple but really smart. I purchased this bag so I could analyse it in more detail for you, so let’s examine it more closely…
This bag is 91cm in height, 37cm in width and 42cm in depth. This gives it a total internal volume of approximately 130 litres, which is huge for a duffle bag!
The bag is primarily made up of one large internal section. When I first pulled this product out of the packaging I didn’t realise how big it was, but as soon as I started putting my stuff inside it it quickly became clear! The large middle section is a huge open space, but it also has two separate bat holders built into the wall of it. Both holders are capable of housing a full-size bat! The disadvantage of this large internal section on a duffle bag is that you have to reach right down to the bottom of the bag to retrieve any bits of kit that have fallen down! If it had another access point closer to the bottom of the bag this would be much better!
In addition to the large internal section there are 3 other pockets. 2 of them are on the side of the bag, and one is on the front. The two side pockets are absolutely huge, and trust me you could fit loads of kit in each one! I’d estimate you could fit about 5 cricket bats in just one of the side pockets. The front pocket is pretty small, so I’d probably recommend storing your valuables in there. It’s a shame there isn’t a totally separate shoe compartment, but you can store them alone in one of the side pockets if you want to keep them away from all of your other equipment.
I could easily fit all of my kit inside the bag, and there was loads of room left over. You can see the bag with my kit inside in the photos below! I chose to put my cricket shoes in one of the side pockets, and my smaller items in such as gloves, box, bat mallet in the other side pocket. Then I placed my helmet, batting pads and bat in the main central compartment. As I mentioned, the middle section has two bat holder compartments so I placed my bat in there! With the room that was left over you could probably fit another 2 pairs of pads, a few more cricket bats and a couple of extra pairs of shoes in the bag. It’s clear that this product should be adequate carrying the equipment of pretty much all senior cricketers!
Like most Woodworm bags, this one is made out of 600D polyester. I’ve already explained why this material is great for making cricket bags but to briefly explain it again; 600D polyester is a good strong material that has a good level of thickness. It also resists abrasion very well, meaning it will be hard to scratch and the fabric will not wear away easily.
The straps on the bag are quite thick and nicely padded which should mean they will not break easily. The zips are good quality and also have holes installed on them which means they can be padlocked together. This is great if you have to leave the bag in any unsafe places and want that extra bit of security.
I have seen a couple of complaints that the red dye from the bag can run a little and stain some of your contents inside the bag. This is something to bear in mind if you do buy this bag. I’d advise trying to keep it out of the rain as much as possible if this is the case! Or taking steps to waterproof the bag. There are some great waterproof sprays you can buy!
Ease Of Movement
The common theme with duffle bags is that you will have to carry them like a backpack wherever you go due to the fact that they don’t have any wheels or handles. This can be a bit of a pain! We all get lazy sometimes, and many cricketers don’t want to be carrying a heavy bag around after a long day of play!
When the bag is really full it can get quite heavy, so Woodworm have provided you with a pair of thick, nicely padded straps to put over your shoulders. The part of the bag that rests on your back as you carry it is also padded to try to add a bit of comfort. This bag was a lot comfier on my back than the Gray-Nicolls Powerbow 6 Academy Duffle Bag (which I will cover next). The padding helps out a lot and the straps fit really nicely. Smaller cricketers may struggle with this bag due to the length of it though! I’m 6 feet tall and it goes halfway down the back of my thighs when I have it on my back.
This will be a theme throughout this post, but I think wheeled bags are easier to move around than duffle bags are. That’s why this bag only scores 3 in this section. If you don’t mind carrying your bag like a backpack then the duffle bags are definitely an option you should explore!
Value For Money
Coming in at just under £30, I think this bag is great value for money. As I’ve already mentioned, it’s quite spacious, and it’s really comfortable! That’s pretty much all you can ask for from a duffle bag. It’s a little bit bigger than the GM Cricket Original 2020 Duffle bag (which I’ve covered in a section below) and it’s a lot cheaper! If you’re looking for value then this is another superb option from Woodworm.
Who Is This Bag Most Suitable For?
I think this bag is a great option for any cricketer over the age of 15. The bag is quite large, so any young kids that are around 5 feet tall may struggle to carry it around when it is full! Like with all duffle bags, anyone who buys this will have to be comfortable carrying it on their back. If you are buying this for yourself or someone you know, ensure that you/they do not have any back or shoulder issues. This kind of bag is probably not one that you want to be using if that is the case!
As I explained in one of the sections above, you’ll be able to get loads of equipment inside. Way more than any individual cricketer needs. Therefore, if you’re a coach who brings a lot of team equipment to a game, this may be an option for you too due to the extra space it provides!
If you’re a fan of this bag and want to check out the price, click here!
4. Gray-Nicolls Powerbow 6 Academy Duffle Bag
Gray-Nicolls is one of the most popular brands of cricket equipment, and I’ve bought many of their products over the years. I’d heard good things about this bag in particular so I decided to buy it to try it out. I really like the colour scheme on this one, the contrast between the black and the electric blue is quite striking!
This bag has a height of 90cm, a width of 35cm and a depth of 35cm. This gives it an internal volume of approximately 110 litres. The bag stands vertically and is made up of one large internal middle section. This is the largest part of the bag and you really can get a lot of equipment in here if you organise it correctly. One big downside of this bag is the fact that there is only one access point to the main section, and this is the lid at the top. I’d prefer it if the front of the bag opened too so you could easily reach things that had fallen down towards the bottom. Instead you have to reach right in from the top of the bag, and often have to remove other things before you can retrieve the item that you want.
In addition to the large internal section there is only one outside pocket which is very small. I would probably advise that you use this for any valuables that you take to practice or a game.
I could just about fit all of my cricket equipment inside. Due to it having no other large pockets, I had to fit everything inside the middle section. I put my batting pads, my bat, 2 pairs of batting gloves, a helmet, a bat mallet, a box and some cricket shoes in there, and I only just managed to shut the lid! I may have been able to fit a few smaller items like pairs of gloves, clothes or cricket balls into the smaller gaps in the bag, but I definitely wouldn’t have been able to fit another helmet in there, or another pair of shoes or batting/keeping pads, which was disappointing.
I think the most disappointing thing about this bag is it offers you no room to segregate certain items. For example, I would love to keep my cricket shoes (which may be muddy) away from my bat, helmet and clothes after a match. Because this bag has no other compartments, I would always have to take a plastic bag with me to put the shoes in to make sure they don’t get dirt all over my other kit! That is the main reason why I give this bag a rating of 3 for available space!
This bag is constructed from a mixture of polyester and nylon, which is pretty standard for cricket bags. These materials have good levels of strength and resist abrasion/scratching very well. It should be very hard to damage this bag beyond repair under normal conditions. The base of the bag is reinforced with a stronger material in order to provide a strong foundation for the equipment to sit on. This stops the bag bulging at the bottom which could lead to some items puncturing the material. The top of the bag is not solid, it’s a loose lid that is secured to the main body of the bag with buckles. There are three buckles, one is on the inside of the lid, and two of them are on the outside. The buckles are made out of plastic and are nice and thick which should see them last a long time.
The shoulder straps are also good quality with thick padding on the inside. It’s a bit of a shame there isn’t some padding on the body of the bag too but this isn’t a huge issue!
Ease Of Movement
You can move this bag around by throwing the straps over your shoulders and wearing it like a backpack. The straps on the bag are adjustable, so they can be altered in order to fit the size of the user. There are no wheels fitted on this bag, so you won’t be able to put it on the floor and tow it behind you if it gets really heavy! In addition to the shoulder straps there are a couple of smaller handles on the front and back which can be used to pick the bag up. You will only be able to use one hand if you’re using these handles, they are not big enough for 2 hands!
I may mention this a lot in this post, but I like the option of having wheels on my cricket bag due to how heavy they will often be! If you don’t mind carrying your bag around on your back, then this rating of 3 for ease of movement shouldn’t factor into your final decision as much!
Value For Money
I’ve hopefully already managed to convince you that this is a top-quality bag, and the fact that it is available for just £30 makes it even better! I think the combination of the great brand, the space this bag provides you with, the quality of the product and the comfort during use mean this product is excellent value at £30. If you’re looking for a great deal, I wouldn’t hesitate to go for this bag if it’s your favourite one from this list.
Who Is This Bag Most Suitable For?
I’d say this bag is suitable for players 11 years of age and up. It’s not as long as the Woodworm Cricket Pro Series Duffle Holdall, so kids that are shorter in height wouldn’t struggle to move this bag around as much as they would with that one.
As I laid out above, it allows you to fit approximately one set of senior equipment in there. There definitely isn’t enough room to get another set of pads in, or another helmet, or any of the large items that you may own. There may have been space to fit another bat down the side as well as some other smaller items such as gloves and cricket balls but that is about it! As a result, the bag would be perfect for kids whose equipment is a bit smaller.
Duffle bags can be hard for some people to move around so don’t invest in this bag if you have back or shoulder issues. In that case, you should probably buy a wheelie bag instead!
If you’ve read all this and you’re still considering investing in this bag, click here to check the latest price!
5. GM Cricket Original 2020 Duffle Bag
This Gunn & Moore duffle bag copies many of their previous designs, with a slight change in colour. They have moved from a black, red and blue design, to a black and white design. This bag has quickly become one of my favourites! Let’s have a look at it…
This bag is 98cm long, 36cm wide and 31cm deep, giving it a total internal capacity of 109 litres. This makes it one of the larger duffle bags that are available on the market today. It has one large main compartment as well as a couple of other smaller compartments at the top and bottom for segregating different pieces of equipment such as your shoes. As a result of all this, this bag should be able to accommodate one set of a senior player’s kit fairly easily. However, if you’re a wicketkeeper who has 2 sets of pads (1 for batting and 1 for keeping), you may struggle to get all of this inside.
One thing I do really like about this duffle bag is the 2 full-size external bat pockets. These give you the option to easily store a couple of your bats outside the main compartment of the bag, keeping them away from your other bits of kit that could damage them. These bat pockets are very nicely padded, helping to protect their contents. The bag also has multiple zipped areas, meaning you can access the main compartment in several places. This makes it easy to retrieve bits of kit that are at the bottom of the bag!
Gunn & Moore are a well-established cricket brand and as a result their products are very high quality. This duffle bag is no different! It is made out of 600 denier polyester fabric, which is commonly used to construct bags of this type. 600 denier polyester is a heavy duty fabric that has a good degree of thickness, making it strong and durable. It lasts for a long period of time, and also washes easily. Cricket bags can get dirty incredibly quickly so having a fabric that is easy to clean is definitely a desirable quality! If you’re interested in reading more about how strong this material is, check out the link here.
This bag also has rust-proof zips installed on it. Rust on a zip causes the metal to break down, and can lead to it not working at all! There’s nothing more annoying than a dodgy zip, so any rust-proofing should be seen as an advantage.
Ease Of Movement
I prefer my bags to have wheels and a handle, so I’ve given this duffle bag a rating of 3 for ease of movement. Basically, wherever you go you will have to carry it on your bag like a backpack. If you’re comfortable doing that, then this bag will still be a really good choice for you!
It is fitted with two straps that go over your shoulders, and these can be adjusted to fit the size of your body which is always helpful. These straps are also nicely padded so they won’t hurt your shoulders as much if the bag has got a lot of heavy equipment inside! The two straps also have a buckle in the middle so that they can be clipped together during use to provide extra stability.
Value For Money
This is a high-quality product and one of the most sizeable duffle bags on the market, but the £60 price tag is quite high compared to some of the other duffle bags on this list. There are other duffle bags that I’ve covered that are cheaper than this one as well as being slightly larger. The one thing I do really like about this one is the variety of different compartments and sections that you can open. I think this bag offers something that a lot of the others do not when it comes to that!
If money isn’t the deciding factor for you, then this bag would be a great choice. Maybe you just like this one because you’re a fan of the Gunn & Moore brand! I’d recommend having a close look at the other duffle bags in this post before committing to buying this one, and see if you can save yourself some money.
Who Is This Bag Most Suitable For?
I’d say that this bag is most suited to players above the age of 15. This is primarily due to the space available in this bag; it’s perfect for accommodating a full-size kit! If you have a child that is younger than 15 years old and has smaller kit/equipment, you may want to choose a smaller duffle bag for them. Older players will also be able to carry this heavier bag around with them a lot easier than younger players that are not in their teenage years yet!
If you’re a physically active person who likes to walk or cycle to their cricket matches and practices, this duffle bag will be great for you due to the fact you can carry it safely on your back! Lastly, if you’re someone who has a bad back, or shoulder issues, I would probably stay away from bags like this as they can put unnecessary stress on those areas.
If you would like to purchase this duffle bag, then click here to check the latest price!
6. GN100 Wheelie Bag
I’m a big fan of the Gray-Nicolls brand, and this is another one of their popular options. The GN100 is available in two different colour schemes; blue and grey, or green and silver. Now let’s look at some of the more important details…
This bag is 72cm long, 30cm wide and 34cm deep, giving it a toal internal volume of 73 litres. This makes it one of the smaller bags on my list! It mainly consists of a large central section with a few extra smaller compartments inside, including an internal bat sleeve where your bat can be kept safe.
I’ve chosen to give this bag a rating of 2 for available space because I dont think it would be suitable for players of all ages. The space available definitely wouldn’t be enough for a senior player who owns a couple of bats as well as the rest of their full-size kit. However, the space on offer with this bag would probably be perfect for the youngest of cricketers, somewhere between the ages of 8 – 13 years old.
This is a Gray-Nicolls product so like most of their equipment, the quality of the GN100 wheelie bag is extremely high. The base of the bag is reinforced to provide a flat bottom and to ensure that it isn’t easily punctured by any sharp objects inside the bag or on the ground. The outside of the bag is made from 1680D polyester which is exceptionally durable and hard wearing. It is also pretty soft and has high waterproof characteristics. Having a waterproof bag is vital because no one wants to be playing in wet cricket equipment! Again, click here to read a breakdown of the strengths of different materials used for these bags.
A small criticism I have of this product is the durability of the handle which is used to pull the bag. There have been a couple of instances that I’ve read about where this handle has broken pretty easily and has resulted in the bag being replaced, which is not ideal!
Ease of Movement
I’ve given the GN100 high score for ease of movement for a number of reasons. Here they are:
- It’s one of the smallest bags on the list, which means it doesn’t weigh as much and is easier to carry and shift around.
- The bag has wheels on one end of the bag, and a large fabric handle on the other end. By holding on to the large handle, you can pull the bag around behind you. The only criticism that I have of this is that sometimes I prefer a solid handle! I think these make it easier to stop the bag from tipping on to its side as you pull it.
- It is also fitted with two large straps on top of the bag. These are a great option if you prefer to carry your bag instead of pulling it around.
Value For Money
This bag will usually cost you somewhere in the region of £30, making it one of the cheapest wheelie bags on this list. I think that is decent value for money, but not great value. For example, you can get some duffle bags that will give you more room and you can buy these at a cheaper or very similar price! The fact that this bag has a handle and wheels is its main selling point, but I would like it to have a bit more space to be truly worth the £30 you’d be paying!
Who Is This Bag Most Suitable For?
I think the GN100 bag is perfectly suited to younger cricketers due to its smaller size. It will easily accommodate the equipment of junior players, and as a result I’d probably say it’s most suitable for 8 – 13 year olds. In my experience, a cricketer has gathered a lot more equipment once they get beyond the age of 13, and therefore they will probably need a bigger bag to accommodate it!
8-year olds may struggle to lift this bag with the top two straps if it was full, but they wouldn’t struggle to pull the bag around due to the inclusion of the wheels and handle!
This bag isn’t going to break the bank, and that’s a good thing if you’re buying it for a young child. Kids grow up quickly and may need to move on to a bigger bag, or they may lose interest in cricket altogether! Therefore, it may be wise to not spend as much money when they’re early in their career.
Take a good look at the space offered by this bag in relation to some of the others on this list before deciding on which one you want to purchase. My guess is you can find better value elsewhere.
To check the current price of this bag, click here!
7. Gunn & Moore 707 Wheelie Bag
This is one of Gunn & Moore’s classic items. It has a nice simplistic, sleek design and is available in a variety of different colour schemes. The 2019 version is available in all black, whereas the 2020 version gives you two different options: Black with a white trim, or blue with a pink trim. I bought the 2019 black version to test out for you! Let me show you what I found…
This bag is 90cm long, 32cm wide and 32cm deep, giving it a total internal volume of 92 litres. This makes it a medium sized kit bag in my opinion. The bag is made up of one large main section, and one internal pouch on the inside. There are no additional pockets on the outside of the bag. The bag can be accessed via the large zipped section on the top.
The space inside this bag is just about enough to hold a full set of adult cricket kit, including helmet, pads, gloves, box, bat, shoes and clothes. In the pictures below you can see my kit inside the bag! If you’re a cricketer who has multiple sets of pads, or several bats/helmets etc, you would definitely not be able to fit them inside. The bag was pretty full to the brim when I tested it out, and I only put a bat, my pads, helmet, shoes, box, 2 pairs of gloves and a bat mallet in there. You can see a picture of the bag with all my stuff in it below.
Again, the most disappointing thing about this one is the fact that there are no other large compartments apart from the main section of the bag. This means you have to force all your items in together, even if you’d ideally like to keep them separate! I hate my shirts and my whites being in the same compartment as my cricket shoes, but if you bought this bag then this is where you would have to put them. If I was to continue using this bag in the future, I’d have to put my shoes in a plastic bag before putting them inside my cricket bag.
A child’s cricket kit should fit very comfortably inside this bag, but if you’re a senior player who wants a bit more room than usual, I’d probably look at some of the larger bags on this list!
Like other Gunn & Moore products, the cover of the Gunn & Moore 707 Wheelie bag is made from 600 denier polyester fabric. 600 denier polyester thick and strong durable fabric that is easy to wash.
The bag has a reinforced base with rails on the bottom, which helps to stop the bag being punctured and maintains elevation off the ground. This protects the contents inside when the bag is laid on the floor. It also has all terrain wheels that are housed in their own protective plastic compartment, making them more resistant to the build-up of debris
The bag also features Gunn & Moore’s trademark rust-proof zips, which should ensure that they remain in good working order for a long period of time!
Ease of Movement
This bag is very easy to transport around, which is what all cricketers love to hear! It has two straps on top of the bag which can be bound together with a piece of padded material. These straps make the bag incredibly easy to carry around if that is your choice. In addition to this, the bag has wheels at one end and a moulded rubber handle at the other end, offering you the option to hold the handle and pull the bag behind you.
Due to the medium size of the bag, it should be fairly easy to lift around for most players that are above 13 years of age even when it is full!
Value For Money
If you’re looking to buy this bag you can expect to be paying somewhere in the region of £40 – £50. I think this represents pretty good value for a medium sized bag from a reputable brand like Gunn & Moore! However, you can pick up much larger bags for a similar price, as I’ve already shown earlier in this post! This is why I’ve chosen to give the bag a rating of 3 for value for money.
Who Is This Bag Most Suitable For?
This bag is a decent all-rounder that could suit many different types of cricketer. I’d say this bag is suitable for any cricketer above 9 years of age that owns one full set of equipment. As I already mentioned, any cricketers that like to bring multiple pairs of pads, as well as multiple bats, pairs of gloves and shoes to a game should definitely be choosing a larger bag! This one just doesn’t provide the extra room you need to include those additional items.
If you’re happy with the space this bag offers and you’d like to buy it, click here to check the current price!
8. Ram Cricket Duffle Bag – Senior
Ram Cricket are one of the newer cricket brands, but they also make some fantastic equipment at good prices. If you’re looking to break with tradition and pick a bag that stands out from the crowd, Ram Cricket might be the brand for you. Their duffle bag design is mainly black, with a white trim and white lettering/logo.
This bag is 98cm long, 36cm wide and 31cm deep, giving it a total internal capacity of approximately 109 litres. This is very similar in size to the GM Cricket Original 2020 Duffle bag that I covered earlier! This bag contains the large central storage section that you find in all duffle bags, and it also features several other pockets which you can use to segregate your equipment. There is a relatively large pocket at the top of the bag which is around the perfect size for storing a helmet inside, and there is also a pocket at the bottom of the bag which is suitable for storing your cricket shoes inside. As well as those two pockets, one side of the bag features a long pocket that you could slip a cricket bat inside, and the other side has two smaller pockets that you could use for socks or valuables or something else of that nature. I prefer bags that give you a few different options as to how you would like to organise your equipment, so the number of pockets on offer here is a positive thing!
I’d say that this duffle bag (like most others) is suitable for carrying one load of kit for a senior cricketer. If you’re a coach, or a wicketkeeper who may need to transport a bit more kit than usual, you should consider purchasing one of the larger wheelie bags on this list.
This bag is mainly made out of a material called Cordura, which is well known for its durability against abrasion. This means that this bag will be well protected against scratches and general wear and tear that occur due to repeated use. Cordura is not as resistant to tearing as 1680D polyester is, which is a shame as 1680D polyester is used to make some of the other bags on this list. If you want to read more about the strength of Cordura compared to other materials, click here to read a study on that.
The straps on the bag are nice and thick, meaning they shouldn’t tear easily, and the zips are pretty standard quality for a bag like this.
Ease of Movement
This bag doesn’t have wheels, meaning that the easiest way to move it around will be to put it on your back like a backpack. The bag features two straps that are nicely padded, offering your shoulders some protection if the bag is really heavy due to being full of equipment! Nicely padded straps are something I always look for when buying a duffle bag. If you’re someone who suffers from back pain or shoulder pain, you may struggle to move this bag around when it is completely full! Wheelie bags are usually a bit easier to move around but it all comes down to individual preference at the end of the day!
Value For Money
I’ve done a bit of shopping around for this bag and I’ve come to the conclusion that it will cost you somewhere in the region of £30 – £40 if you’re buying it brand new. The most common price is around £35. I think this represents great value for money, especially when you consider that the GM Cricket Original 2020 Duffle bag that I covered earlier is a similar size and will cost you in around £60!
The difference in price is probably due to the brand name (Gunn & Moore) are much more recognisable than Ram Cricket) and the slightly better quality of material on the Gunn & Moore bag.
Who Is This Bag Most Suitable For?
This bag is most suitable for a young adult/senior cricketer who doesn’t have loads of equipment that they need to carry around. As I already mentioned, if you’re a player who brings more than 1 set of pads, or more than 1 bat/helmet etc to a game, then this bag may not satisfy you! Equally, if you’re a coach that brings a lot of team equipment to a game, you should probably be looking elsewhere!
Ram Cricket also offer the same exact bag for juniors! So, if your child is younger than 13 and really likes this bag, you could consider buying this one instead. You can check out the junior option by clicking here. The only difference between the senior and the junior version is the size, with the junior version having a height of 92cm, a width of 38cm and a depth of 18cm (total internal volume of 63 litres).
Lastly, bear in mind that in order to move this bag around you’re going to have to carry it on your back! If you or the person you are buying the bag for are not comfortable with this, or just want the added versatility of wheels and a handle, you shouldn’t be looking to buy this bag.
If you’d like to check the current price of the bag for senior cricketers, click here!
I hope this post has given you some insight into the current cricket bag market today, and given you some inspiration on which bag to buy. These bags are an investment and if you or the person you’re buying one for treat them correctly they can last an incredibly long time!
My personal favourites out of the list here are the Woodworm Pro Series MKII, and the Woodworm Cricket Pro Series Duffle Holdall. The amount of space they offer you is incredible when you consider the price that they are available for! If you’re looking for the best possible deals, then I’d look no further than one of those two!