It’s only a bag for storing baseball stuff, right? Well, it may be “just” a bag, but you should not let that fact influence you to choose inferior baseball equipment bag. It still has to be made of good quality materials to ensure a longer-lasting use. Yes, baseball bags are as important as the other baseball gear.
In choosing an equipment bag, you are most likely to look for a trusted brand. You are sure that these brands use high-quality materials and construction. These bags will allow you to carry your gear with ease and comfort, while ensuring that your items will be kept safely and not get lost. Baseball bats, for instance, come in a variety of sizes, lengths and weights, so they require a special receptacle to accommodate them. While other bags essentially carry bats, other bags are designed like a backpack that can house all equipment, aside from bats. Style is also a big factor.
Here are some of the top bag manufacturers to consider (in no particular order):
Headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, DeMarini Sports Inc. is an American sports equipment manufacturer. A subsidiary of Wilson Sporting Goods Co. DeMarini specializes in the manufacturing of batting gloves and baseball bats. Ray DeMarini, the founder of DeMarini, established the company in 1989. The company was initially popular because of a softball bat it dubbed a “high-tech” sporting tool, and later exploded in favor with the masses when it released its double wall bats in 1995. Wilson Sporting Goods acquired DeMarini in 2000 but it wasn’t until as recently as 2012 that DeMarini included apparel in its product lineup.
DeMarini, a renowned sports gear maker, also makes spacious bags that allow someone to store as many gears as possible. If you are carrying more than one bat, you may consider the DeMarini Momentum Bag which can hold of up to four bats in one main compartment, plus other receptacles for other gear such as gloves and cleats. What’s nice about this bag is that it also comes with convertible shoulder straps which allow you to change carrying options to your desire.
Its base is equipped with wheels which makes this bag possible to be transported around almost effortlessly.
If you are looking for a backpack style, then the DeMarini VooDoo Rebirth Backpack should more than just suffice. It can can store, organize and carry all your essential baseball gear easily – bats, helmet, gloves, cleats, balls, etc. It also comes with a hook so that you can conveniently hang it when you’re out in the field. It is also completely waterproof.
- Well-known and trusted brand.
- Mostly quality products and a solid lineup.
- Innovative and compact designs.
- Some backpacks may not fit all sizes of gear.
Below we’ve listed some of the best baseball bags DeMarini has to offer:
One of best baseball equipment manufacturers of the world, Easton was started way back in the year 1922 by James D. Easton. James D. Easton ran the company for a very long time before he finally passed away in 1972 and the company was handed down to his son James L. Easton. Easton makes a variety of excellent baseball equipment bags of many models and styles.
Consider the Easton E100T Tote Bag which provides enough space for your baseball essentials – two bats, a helmet, gloves, cleats and other items such as towels and a water bottle. This model is popular among baseball players. One of its only few drawbacks though, is that it doesn’t have internal pockets to keep your money, ID’s, credit cards, cell phones and other valuables.
The Easton Walk-Off Bat Pack is also an excellent choice. It is like the other baseball gear backpacks – double side pockets for two bats plus many other compartments. What’s unique about this bag though is its helmet compartment outside, which allows users to have easier access to the helmet (as well as easier storage), therefore leaving extra space inside the bag for other items.
- Excellent variety in bag design.
- Very good prices for most models.
- Some items, like straps or hooks, can be a bit on the weaker side and may break.
Some of the best baseball backpacks Easton has released are listed below:
- EASTON E310D PLAYER Bat & Equipment Duffle Bag
- EASTON GAME READY Youth Bat & Equipment Backpack Bag
- Easton Walk-Off IV Bat & Equipment Backpack Bag
- EASTON E610W Bat & Equipment Wheeled Bag
- EASTON E110YBP Youth Bat & Equipment Backpack Bag
- Easton E100g Equipment Bag
- EASTON E100T Youth Bat & Equipment Tote Bag
The Mizuno Corporation is a Japanese company specializing in sports gear and sportswear. It is even older than Easton, and was founded in Osaka in the year 1902, well over a hundred years ago. Its founders were Rihachi Mizuno and his younger brother Rizo, and today the company caters to a lot of different sports out there. In the beginning their humble shop merely sold sundries and baseballs, but quickly moved on to order-made athletic wear by 1907. In 1913 it had begun manufacturing baseballs and gloves as well.
Mizuno gained popularity with its golf clubs in the 1930’s and by 1935 had established the world’s largest gold club showroom. It was in 1941 that the company dropped its original name of Mizuno Brothers Ltd. and instead adopted Mizuno Co. Ltd. as its new handle. Mizuno Co. established its first American factory in the city of Los Angeles in 1961. The following decades would see Mizuno signing sponsorship deals with multiple sports personalities while also expanding its operations and opening up factories in a handful of other countries.
The name Mizuno is synonymous to quality, ingenuity, functionality and style, and these traits can also be seen on their baseball gear bags. First off, they come in many varieties of colors and styles – we mean a lot of colors, so it’s nearly impossible that you cannot find a color scheme that you like or the one that fits the color of your baseball team.
Their wheeled bags such as the Samurai Catcher or Classic models, are so spacious that they can hold a ton of gear, which can even include catcher gear. The same spacious factor can also be said for their backpacks, such as the Organizer OG5 Backpack.
- Good designs with a nice amount of storage.
- Fabric might rip.
Some of the best Mizuno backpacks you can get yourself are listed below:
- Mizuno Organizer OG5 Backpack
- Mizuno Lightning Duffle Bag
- Mizuno Coach’s Bucket X Black
- Mizuno Samurai Wheel Bag X Royal/Black Null
Louisville Slugger has had an even longer run than Mizuno, and it all started because of a fascinating little incident that took place in 1884. John A. Hillerich, then a 17-year-old boy, used to work in his father’s woodworking shop as an apprentice. One afternoon he decided to go out and watch a Louisville Eclipse game. When Pete Browning broke his bat during the match, John A. Hillerich offered to make him a new one at his father’s shop. Pete Browning was also known as the ‘Louisville Slugger’, and this small interaction between the two was the start of one of today’s tycoons. And the fact that Pete Browning aced a game the next day with the new bat was just icing on the cake.
Browning’s new bat had his teammates rushing to Hillerich’s shop for a bat of their own. And though business had never looked better, John A. Hillerich’s father did not want his small company to become a baseball bat manufacturer. There were times when he even turned down professional baseball players. But John was not going to stop there. And after persistent pestering and pleading, his father gave in to his demands. John took over the company ten years after that fated day in the year 1894 and promptly got ‘Louisville Slugger’ properly registered with the United States Patent Office.
In 1905 Louisville Slugger introduced a practice still prevalent today in sports by getting Honus Wagner, a popular baseball player, to sign one of their bats. The company continued to grow over the next decades and recently ventured into apparel territory as well as other baseball equipment.
Louisville Slugger bags are one of the best and the most popular equipment bags. So popular are they that many of them are included on the Amazon’s best-sellers list, as far as baseball gear bags are concerned. Their EB Series are among the most sought-after. These EB Series bags typically have lots of room for easy storage. They also have large openings so that you don’t have to cram the items when storing. Yes, even storing challenging items like helmets is made fuss-free with Louisville Slugger’s EB Series bags.
- Excellent build quality for most bags.
- Interesting and practical designs to choose from.
- Cleverly designed for maximum space.
- Some products are made of flimsy material.
We compiled some of the top-notch bag offerings from Louisville Slugger available today and listed them below:
- Louisville Slugger Youth Genuine Stick Pack Bat Pack
- Louisville Slugger EB Series 3 Stick Pack Baseball Equipment Bags
- Louisville Slugger Genuine MLB Stick Pack
- Louisville Slugger Select Rig Wheeled Bag
The world’s largest supplier of athletic wear, Nike is an American multinational corporation famous all across the globe. Nike is headquartered near Beaverton, Oregon. Founders Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight founded the company on January 25, 1964 under the name of Blue Ribbon Sports. Shortly after it was renamed to Nike Inc. on the 30th of May, 1971. Nike has quite a few brands under its name, most starting with ‘Nike’ which is the name of the Greek Goddess of victory. Nike and its logo of ‘Just Do It’ as well as its ‘swoosh logo’ which is shaped like a tick mark are recognized all over the world.
Track athlete Phil Knight and his coach Bill Bowerman originally opened up Blue Ribbon Sports as a distributer Onitsuka Tiger, a Japanese shoe maker. In their first year of business they grossed around $8,000 after having sold around 1,300 pairs of shoes. Sales reached $20,000 by the year and 1965, and Blue Ribbon Sports expanded retail and distribution operations in 1967. In 1971 the partnership between Blue Ribbon Sports and Onitsuka Tiger concluded and Blue Ribbon released its own brand of footwear under the name of Nike. By the year 1980 Nike had attained a staggering a 50% of the market share in the American athletic shoe market.
While Nike is mostly associated with sneakers, especially basketball sneakers, the company doesn’t hold back when it comes to making fine baseball equipment bags. As you might expect, Nike’s equipment bags come in an impressive array of colors and styles. Even at first glance, you can be assured of their bags’ quality, functionality and durability… because it’s Nike!
Nike’s baseball bags are ideal for any player, whether they’re playing for the high school team, the Little League or the MLB. They also make excellent softball equipment bags. The Nike Vapor is one of the finest baseball equipment bags in the market. It may be on the expensive side, but you know you’re paying for the name and quality. This durable polyester bag has some unique features that set it apart from the other baseball bags. On the outside, there’s an insulated pocket to keep your water or energy drinks perfectly chilled. It has an exterior strap for attaching your batting helmet, leaving more room inside the bag for other items. No need to worry about your bag getting wet or dirty as the Nike Vapor comes with a water-resistant base.
- Excellent quality and durability.
- Spacious and thoughtfully designed.
- Can get a bit pricey.
We’ve listed a few of the great bags Nike has made below:
- Nike Men’s Vapor Select Baseball Backpack
- Nike Unisex Vapor Power Training Backpack
- Nike Vapor Power Backpack – BA5863-072
- Nike Hoops Elite Max Air Team 2.0 Backpack
Finding the right bag is important to carry all your gear such as your glove, bat, baseball cleats and more.