hockey bags suggestions

Discussion in 'The Rink' started by Pat, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. Pat

    Pat Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    2,054
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Trois-Rivières
    like the title says.
    my old bag is on it's last trips to the arena. any suggestions would be welcome. I'm looking for something obvious durable, with lots of space (large hockey pants take alot of place). side skate pockets good or bad? are wheel bag durable or just fashionable?

    thanx
     
  2. Greeneye

    Greeneye Registered User

    Joined:
    May 17, 2006
    Messages:
    3,854
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    96
    Location:
    Golden, CO
  3. Pat

    Pat Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    2,054
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Trois-Rivières
    I hadn't thought about that telescopic handle thing...thanx for the heads up
     
  4. xeric716x

    xeric716x Born To Expire

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2006
    Messages:
    10,921
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Bank Of America
    Location:
    New Jack City
    Home Page:
    wheeled bags are great.
     
  5. Pat

    Pat Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    2,054
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Trois-Rivières
    care to elaborate a little more please ;)
     
  6. TBLfan

    TBLfan Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2005
    Messages:
    1,148
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Being the best... ever
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Home Page:
    best quality bag you'll find(it's pretty cheap too) is the Fury bag from eastwesthockey.com. It's HUGE and much better quality than any other bag I've seen. I only wish it had more pockets that just skate pockets.
     
  7. mooseOAK*

    mooseOAK* Guest

    Fashionable is a good word for everything a wheeled bag implies.
     
  8. Hockeylover

    Hockeylover Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2005
    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    A wheel-free bag (not to confuse with a bag for which you get the wheels for free when you buy the bag!) will either ruin your neck before even starting the game (!) or give you a good workout, which might be useful. I've had a wheel-free bag for many years and when I tried someone's wheel bag, I found it so much easier to carry the bag that I decided to install wheels myself on my bag, and I would never want to come back to the wheel-free bags!
     
  9. sc37

    sc37 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2006
    Messages:
    1,577
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    OH-IO
    Home Page:
    Wheel bags are fashionable...that's about it. No need for it unless your walking like half a mile carrying your stuff, or you enjoy packing more than one set of stuff in your bag. All that gear isn't that heavy, especially from parking lot to the locker room. Heck your a hockey palyer, suck it up, heheh. Idk if the price really warrants it either as wheel bags are double the price of a decent 'normal' bag. If you decide to skimp on a wheel bag, you might wind up with cruddy wheels or something too.

    Only thing you really need is something that can fit all your stuff, and a hard bottom to the bag. Carrying it much easier when the bag doesn't sag and shift if you got the hard bottom. I personally use a NBH Small Car bag, got it for less than $15 online...only problem I've got is that there is no hard bottom, but I'll live. You mention side pockets, having one is nice to stick tape and stuff in there, but pockets just for skates arn't important, especially if you have skate covers so you can just toss everything in. Honestly, I rather spend $100 on a stick than abag
     
  10. Hockeylover

    Hockeylover Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2005
    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    There are bags you can carry on your back, rather than on our shoulders. It's easier to move around with it in and out of the arena. With the wheels, you're in everyone's way, including the one who is late for his game and has to hurry, but you're there stopping him with your wheel bag. That pisses me off! :banghead:
     
  11. mac-sniper

    mac-sniper Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2006
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    new warrior bags or the NBH bags look sick but a little small. get some wheels for sure, the vapour bags are pretty sick too. gotta go with the extra space for your skates tho if you value you're jets.
     
  12. MikeD

    MikeD Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2006
    Messages:
    1,066
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Machinist
    Location:
    Buffalo NY
    Home Page:
    just be sure to keep the blade guards on. Most bags with the skate compartments get cut open pretty fast when they are unguarded. Wierd that it doenst seem to be a problem when in a main compartment but as soon as you have an end or side skate compartment there is a problem with cut through.
     
  13. hockey_power

    hockey_power Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2006
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    being cool durrrr
    Location:
    obviously..COMPTON
    i like CCM bags, lol, but i dont really notice a lot of difference between bags. although i recently switched to a rolling bag and its worked out OK, but i get annoyed cause alot of times i find that the bag will randomly liketopple to one side hahah ofcourse this happens when someone kicks the side or you go over a curb etc. so i dont know what bag i prefer, i like the rolling bag but find it annoying yet i also like the bag you carry athough i hate the strain on your shoulder. so i guess its a personal preference.
     
  14. EmptyNetter

    EmptyNetter Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2006
    Messages:
    7,541
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    customer service
    Location:
    North Shore, MA
    Just curious why this is a bad bag? Did the stitching split or does it only lack a telescoping handle?

    Bag I currently use is one I bought for carrying sparring equipment (for karate/kung fu classes). http://www.hockeymonkey.com/nike-ebquest3.html No wheels, has hand straps and a shoulder strap and a big enough pocket on either end. I just bought new equipement so I've had to pack things differently to fit it all but it's held up pretty well over the last 4 years or so. I can do without having wheels and don't use the shoulder strap much -- I usually just grab the handles and carry it in front of me.
     
  15. Greeneye

    Greeneye Registered User

    Joined:
    May 17, 2006
    Messages:
    3,854
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    96
    Location:
    Golden, CO
    When you drag it (wheels) it will hit you in the back of the legs. Extremely annoying and I just carry it for that reason.
     
  16. Pat

    Pat Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    2,054
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Trois-Rivières
    telescopic handle should take care of that problem?
     
  17. Greeneye

    Greeneye Registered User

    Joined:
    May 17, 2006
    Messages:
    3,854
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    96
    Location:
    Golden, CO
    Yeah. I ordered another bag the other day and I'll let you know how it is. Rbk 8k.
     
  18. Greeneye

    Greeneye Registered User

    Joined:
    May 17, 2006
    Messages:
    3,854
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    96
    Location:
    Golden, CO
    Ok the 8k bag is pretty nice. the handles are good and it is easy to carry or wheel. I do have one complaint though. The skate pockets could be wider. Not a huge deal but it is kinda annoying.
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2006
  19. Pat

    Pat Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    2,054
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Trois-Rivières
    that's one of the bags I was looking at. thanx for the info. what size skates do you wear? do they fit in the pockets too tight? I wear size 8. should fit in nicely?
     
  20. Biggsy

    Biggsy Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2006
    Messages:
    3,469
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Rutland/Kelowna
    Yes i have one with the handle its excellent
     
  21. kingpin_19

    kingpin_19 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Messages:
    391
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Drumheller, AB
    Get a good bad with side pockets, that way the liquor isn't in with the skates... :sarcasm:
     
  22. Greeneye

    Greeneye Registered User

    Joined:
    May 17, 2006
    Messages:
    3,854
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    96
    Location:
    Golden, CO
    I wear 8.5's. They fit fine once you get them in there. I just wish the hole was larger, it would be easier to put the skates in. The skate pockets are at either end of the bag and are well ventilated which is nice. I would definitely recommend the bag. Other than that minor problem it's great.
     
  23. Pat

    Pat Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    2,054
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Trois-Rivières
    thanx...then the RBK 8 will be my next bag ;)
     
  24. Tinordi24*

    Tinordi24* Guest

    My Winwell bag has lasted me over 10 years. Very high quality stuff from that manufacturer in my experience.
     
  25. slapshotâ„¢

    slapshotâ„¢ Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2004
    Messages:
    166
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    K-Country
    Wheeled bags are for goaltenders only.

    That said...I made the mistake of buying my first wheeled bag 2 years ago (not knowing what they were all about) and it doesn't have a telescoping handle. It's a pain in the butt as it keeps hitting the back of your legs as one poster has already pointed out.

    BTW, I'm a goaltender (for those of you that are wondering). :]
     
    Last edited by moderator nic29+: Oct 28, 2006

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"