BAGS OF CLASS: SIX CRICKET BAGS THAT DEMAND SERIOUS ATTENTION

Cricket bags come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. There is an incredible choice out there. All worthwhile cricket specialists will stock a wide selection of the foremost cricket brands. But what cricket bag is right for you? Are there any storage solutions that stand out from the crowd or are they all much of a muchness? Of course, the two most important buying decisions are budget and size, but style and features play an important part as well. Here is our top six selection of cricket bags for 2015. Some are top-end prices and some aren’t, but all these cricket bags represent great value for money. Many of them are literally flying off the shelves.

KOOKABURRA PRO PLAYERS WHEELIE

A superb and vastly popular wheelie bag, the Kookaburra Pro Players Wheelie is used by Team Kookaburra international players, and thus provides enormous storage space and a sturdy construction. The triple tier design will give you excellent accessibility and organisation – if you’re one that likes to keep your kit all neat and tidy. Tier 1 is for clothing, tier two is for hardwear (adjustable storage) and tier three is an internal cricket bat pocket. The spacious wheelie is complete with an internal footwear compartment, internal mesh pockets with good ventilation, heavy duty wheels and full-length runners.

Verdict: Top choice for ambitious cricketers
Two colour options: Green/White/Black and Blue/Yellow
Size: 100cm x 40cm x 38cm (L x W x H)
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AERO STAND-UP BAG

Do you always turn up to cricket sporting your cricket bag plus about three other carrier bags or string bags? Can’t fit all your gear in one bag? Do you have a separate bag for your whites or evening wear? First world problems, I know, but the Aero Stand Up is probably the most accommodating cricket bag on the market right now. It’s three bags in one, actually: a spacious stand up cricket bag, a clothing carry bag and a toiletries bag – what more could you possibly want? This is a quite brilliant solution for skippers, wicket keepers, those who tour regularly and any cricketer who owns a lot of gear.

The Aero Stand Up Cricket Bag has loads of pockets, lockable spaces for three cricket bats and tiered internal cavities to carry all the equipment a player needs. Aero really have thought about this one. The large front pocket is lined with heavy duty materials to carry spikes, while an extensive re-design has led to this bag being lightened and strengthened considerably for 2015. Robust inserts provides this stand-up bag with an elegant, wholesome figure – it won’t topple over and lose its shape.

Verdict: If it fits within your budget – get it!
Dimensions: 100cm x 40cm x 40cm
Colour: Black/Silver
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GRAY-NICOLLS LEGEND CRICKET BAG

Rivalling the Aero Stand Up as the ultimate pro players stand up bag, a multi-pocket design offers great practicality and ease of storage for your small items, while the premium quality materials, including 1820D woven checker fabric with pinstripe detail, ensures the Legend lives up to its name. Complete with padded bat pockets, there’s also great storage solutions for helmet, shoes and valuables – although we always recommend that you lock your wallet and gadgets in your car whilst you’re playing. There is a total of ten pockets available.

Colour: Black / Red
Size: 100cm x 42cm x 44 cm
Verdict: Legend by name, legendary by nature.
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GRAY-NICOLLS OMEGA XRD DUFFLE CRICKET BAG

The Omega duffle is ideal for those requiring a modern, over-the-shoulder duffle bag for exceptional value. You can get outstanding style and functionality from a legendary cricket brand for a truly great price. Complete with large main storage area, premium padded shoulder straps, hard base for shoe storage and a fleece lined valuables pocket. With a vibrant green and blue design, this bag will stand out loud and proud in the dressing room.

Verdict: Cool, cost-effective solution for those that demand style
Size: 96cm x 38cm x 22cm
Colour: Blue/Fizz Green
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GUNN & MOORE ORIGINAL DUFFLE BAG

Hugely popular for 2015, get your Gunn & Moore Original Duffle Cricket Bag before we run out! Compartments for various cricket equipment combinations offer versatile loading and access – it really is easy to carry and retrieve your precious gear. Gusseted side pockets will hold two cricket bats safely and securely.

Verdict: The king of convenience at a very reasonable price
Size: 98cm x 36cm x 31cm
Colour: Black/Blue
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MILLICHAMP & HALL TYPE 2 CRICKET BAG

The same stand-up design, pockets and wheels as the M&H Type 1, but not quite as big, the Millichamp and Hall Type 2 Cricket Bag still provides ample room and the long-lasting toughness needed by the serious cricketer. This is an excellent wheelie cricket bag for those with a mid-to-high range budget. Not as vibrant as many other bags, this one’s for the understated cricketer who loves to let his cricket – rather than his cricket gear – do the talking.

Verdict: Great practicality with minimal design
Size: 92cm x 35cm x 35cm
Colour: Black/White
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