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Re: Best Bags 2021
« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2021, 01:36:24 PM »

Is it just me that looks at the price of all these bags in horror?

That said, I do need a new bag for this season

The cost of kit in general causes me to look in horror - premium gloves/pads are ridiculous now
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Re: Best Bags 2021
« Reply #31 on: January 29, 2021, 02:01:05 PM »

Is it just me that looks at the price of all these bags in horror?

That said, I do need a new bag for this season

Totally, and that is partly why I'm annoyed by my Shrey bag... It wasn't cheap. It's crazy that pads and gloves can be over 100 now too.
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Re: Best Bags 2021
« Reply #32 on: January 29, 2021, 02:10:02 PM »

Best cricket bag I've had so far is a Phantom wheelie duffel. Well made and there seem to be a few variations of the design out there too. Only problem is the wheels are too close together so you have to take care when inserting your two bats into their sleeves. Otherwise you can damage the toe as the wheel intrudes into the sleeve.

Best value bag I've used for cricket is this one. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Montrose-Offshore-Waterproof-PVC-Kit-Bag-Large-Red-90cm-x-30cm-x-30cm/254442068054?hash=item3b3dedd856:g:QOkAAOSwhY1d5oFt&shqty=1&isGTR=1#shId

Well made, waterproof and the zips won't break in a hurry. Only negatives are it comes with three separate sections so I've cut a square in one inner wall so I can pass my pads through. Also no reinforcement in the base but when I sling it over my shoulder I wear it vertically so there's no real stress forcing it to bend.
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Re: Best Bags 2021
« Reply #33 on: January 29, 2021, 02:59:35 PM »

I got the DSC Spliit Premium duffle bag at a good price from India when my sister was coming back last year as I wanted a wheelie duffle and this was new. Very well padded and lot of compartments and space for bats and good quality zips.
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Re: Best Bags 2021
« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2021, 09:16:44 PM »


Best value bag I've used for cricket is this one. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Montrose-Offshore-Waterproof-PVC-Kit-Bag-Large-Red-90cm-x-30cm-x-30cm/254442068054?hash=item3b3dedd856:g:QOkAAOSwhY1d5oFt&shqty=1&isGTR=1#shId


I've little doubt that this would be higher quality than most of the cricket bags, despite the 25 price tag.  It seems to be one of those products where you can near enough stick the word cricket on it, and charge 3 times the price.  A bit like the word wedding, and cake.
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Re: Best Bags 2021
« Reply #35 on: January 29, 2021, 09:23:17 PM »

Anyone planning to go to South Africa this year?

https://sportculture.co.za/product/ixu-storm-cricket-bag/

YKK zips.  Hurrah.
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Re: Best Bags 2021
« Reply #36 on: January 29, 2021, 11:55:33 PM »

I've little doubt that this would be higher quality than most of the cricket bags, despite the 25 price tag.  It seems to be one of those products where you can near enough stick the word cricket on it, and charge 3 times the price.  A bit like the word wedding, and cake.

Wedding, cake. Good point.

Not sure how or why it's cheap. Montrose are a good company to go to when you don't want to pay for a name like North Face. https://www.montrosebag.com/bags-accessories/
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Re: Best Bags 2021
« Reply #37 on: January 30, 2021, 08:49:03 AM »

Golf bags are the same!

The zips always go! Linings arent stiched well enough. And the top parts wear meaning they cause shaft rub (this may set off a few forum members  ;) )

Its almost like companies dont want them to last so you buy more products...
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Re: Best Bags 2021
« Reply #38 on: January 30, 2021, 12:02:28 PM »

I've little doubt that this would be higher quality than most of the cricket bags, despite the 25 price tag.  It seems to be one of those products where you can near enough stick the word cricket on it, and charge 3 times the price.  A bit like the word wedding, and cake.

Just on this bag - I would suggest that any cricket company could get a simple bag like this, made and bring it on to the market for it's RRP of of 41 (https://www.montrosebag.com/product/offshore-kit-bag-large/). However it looks like it's made of quite a flexible material that will offer very little protection, it looks like it only has one main large compartment and one small zip.

Whereas most cricket bats have a lot of additional extras; such as being made with very thick and strong material (most top quality bags are 1500+ denier (Denier is used to determine the thickness of the fibers in the tent fabric. It's a unit of density based on the length and weight of a yarn or fiber. A single strand of silk is considered 1 denier.)), most bags have padded pockets/separate section for cricket bats, hard bottomed, trolley handles, wheels, lots of different types and sizes of internal and external pockets, 'cool zones', boot pockets with different materials, multiple lengths of zips + branding (whether this is printed/embroidered/badge etc), the list goes on. All of these things are additional costs of labour and materials which bunk up the cost of the bag.
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Re: Best Bags 2021
« Reply #39 on: January 30, 2021, 02:21:15 PM »

Montrose do offshore bags dont they, Id be surprised if any cricket bags were harder wearing than those things.
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Re: Best Bags 2021
« Reply #40 on: January 30, 2021, 10:08:35 PM »

Just on this bag - I would suggest that any cricket company could get a simple bag like this, made and bring it on to the market for it's RRP of of 41 (https://www.montrosebag.com/product/offshore-kit-bag-large/). However it looks like it's made of quite a flexible material that will offer very little protection, it looks like it only has one main large compartment and one small zip.

Whereas most cricket bats have a lot of additional extras; such as being made with very thick and strong material (most top quality bags are 1500+ denier (Denier is used to determine the thickness of the fibers in the tent fabric. It's a unit of density based on the length and weight of a yarn or fiber. A single strand of silk is considered 1 denier.)), most bags have padded pockets/separate section for cricket bats, hard bottomed, trolley handles, wheels, lots of different types and sizes of internal and external pockets, 'cool zones', boot pockets with different materials, multiple lengths of zips + branding (whether this is printed/embroidered/badge etc), the list goes on. All of these things are additional costs of labour and materials which bunk up the cost of the bag.


Yep, all true. Yet they all fall apart all too soon. At least that seems to be the consensus here.

If I were in this business, I'd contact Montrose or similar. Every so often the customers would need a new bat or softs to match the bag.
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Re: Best Bags 2021
« Reply #41 on: January 30, 2021, 10:32:38 PM »


Yep, all true. Yet they all fall apart all too soon. At least that seems to be the consensus here.

If I were in this business, I'd contact Montrose or similar. Every so often the customers would need a new bat or softs to match the bag.

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Re: Best Bags 2021
« Reply #42 on: January 31, 2021, 09:46:56 PM »

The new wheelie duffle from H4L just launched on Instagram and looks pretty good
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Re: Best Bags 2021
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Re: Best Bags 2021
« Reply #44 on: February 09, 2021, 12:53:52 AM »

I have been using the GN Test Wheelie.  All round solid bag with a large capacity, good compartmentalisation and decent build quality by the standards of cricket bags.

It is a wheelie bag and runs well with good maneuverability but has sufficient rigidity to stand up-right.





Top layer has a compartment for a helmet, a 'wet compartment' for kit and towels and two pockets that run the length  of the bag, one of which has a valuables zip pocket inside.



Bat storage for 3 bats.



Bag opens up with two internal sections.  I use one for 1 set of pads, two sets of gloves, a thigh pad set and box.  There is more room to carry additional items.  The other has two sets of spikes in boot bags, two sets of whites, two playing tops, two base layers, two jumpers and 4 pairs of socks as well as a section to keep food in.



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