Best football kit bags for 2024

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At the start of the football season I used to bring out the same soccer bag I’ve had for years. It had the logo for a team I no longer played for, the zipper was broken, and the team manager had written a number on it in permanent marker to show it was mine.

So for the start of last season I decided to find a football kit bag that would at least be new. What I found was an insane number of bags on offer for my football gear.

After trawling the internet for the best football bags, here are a few main features that, for me, I found important to look for:

  1. Size – You want it to be big enough to fit your gear, ideally a football, but not too big that it’s annoying to carry. Generally this is measured by capacity in litres (L) or dimensions WxLxD in centimetres (cm). Somewhere between 30 and 50 is the sweet spot.
  2. Compartments – Shinnys, socks, tape, boots, kit, mobile, keys… Ideally I like to make sure these have dedicated spots in the bag, otherwise I find myself losing my keys when I get back to my car. Just me? The big ticket item in this feature is the spot for your football boots.
  3. Convertable backpack – This is kind of the holy grail of football kit bag features. Personally I ride a motorbike so transforming my soccer bag to a backpack means I don’t have to stick my arms through the duffle bag handles. The struggle was real. This feature is also great for kids who have football after school – chuck everything in one bag and send them on their way to the bus stop.
  4. Brand – This is personal preference, and matters to some more than others. I’m not particularly partial to any of the major sports brands. My wardrobe is a spattered collection of ticks, stripes and black tigers. So this one is totally on you to decide what works for you.
  5. Waterproof – Some bags have material that will soak through when they’re sat on the sidelines for a dewy evening training session. So ideally a level of water resistance or waterproof will get you through those cold and rainy winter months.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a passionate amateur, having the right gear is essential for peak performance.

Below we take a closer look at some of the best football kit bags on the market in 2024, designed to cater to the needs of soccer players of all levels.

 

Adidas Defender III Duffel Bag

Adidas is obvs a giant in the sports equipment industry, and their Defender III Duffel Bag is a testament to their commitment to excellence. This bag is perfect for soccer players who need a durable and versatile solution to carry their gear. The Defender III offers a roomy main compartment and several zippered pockets, making it easy to organize your soccer kit and keep your essentials within reach. The bag is built to last, thanks to its sturdy construction and water-resistant base, ensuring your gear stays protected even in adverse weather conditions. With its padded shoulder straps and comfortable handles, you can carry your gear with ease, making the Adidas Defender III Duffel Bag a reliable choice for soccer players on the move.

Cost: $128.91 + shipping

Purchase it on Amazon here.

 

Torfinn MK1 Football Kit Bag

The Torfinn MK1 Football Kit Bag is for the soccer players who want a feature-packed, high-quality, versatile option.  It’s got you covered with waterproof materials to keep your gear dry, a special boot compartment for your kicks, and it can even transform into a backpack for a seamless commute. Perfect for football, this kit bag ensures your equipment remains organized and within reach. It’s the one I use week in week out – I ride a motorbike so it works super well when converted to a backpack. And with a laptop/book compartment it’d work for kids coming from school too. Having used this for 12 months, it stands up.

Cost: $100 including shipping (to Australia)

Purchase it on the Torfinn website here.

 

Nike Brasilia 9.5 Small Training Duffel Bag

Nike continues its legacy of sports excellence with the Brasilia 9.5 Small Training Duffel Bag. This compact dynamo is perfect for soccer players who like to travel light while keeping their essentials within arm’s reach. Despite its smaller size, it boasts a roomy main compartment, making it perfect for storing your soccer gear. Multiple pockets keep your accessories well-organized. With its durable construction and water-resistant base, it can withstand the elements. Whether you’re heading to training or a quick kickabout with friends, this bag ensures you’re always ready for action.

Cost: $49.99 + shipping

Purchase it through Rebel Sport here.

 

Unisex UA Contain Duo Medium Duffle

Under Armour’s Unisex UA Contain Duo Medium Duffle is like a secret weapon for soccer players looking for a trusty kit bag. It’s medium-sized, but it packs a punch when it comes to durability and versatility. Roomy main compartment? Check. Multiple pockets for keeping your gear organized? Double-check. It’s got UA Storm technology to keep your stuff dry even in a downpour, and an adjustable, padded HeatGear shoulder strap for carrying comfort. And did we mention it looks cool as heck? It’s the kind of bag you’d want to be seen with.

Cost: $120 + shipping

Purchase it on the UnderArmour website here.

 

When I took the plunge and bought a new football bag it truly made my football experience better. I have a ball pump that sits in it’s own pocket should I ever call on it. My dirty gear I put in a special dry section. I don’t lose my keys because they live in a mesh zipper pocket where I can see them. Cool, right?!

The right bag can make a world of difference in your own soccer experience, whether you’re heading to training, a match, or commuting between the two. Good luck with your purchase!

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