The Best Pickleball Bags for Beginner to Advanced Players
As Pickleball grows, long gone are the days of using tennis, racquetball, or duffel bags to carry your pickleball gear. Pickleball specific bags are increasingly popular and are designed for the social, dedicated, or tournament player!
What is a pickleball bag?
A pickleball bag is a specially designed bag for carrying pickleball equipment. This includes paddles, balls, and often has space for other items such as water bottles, towels, and personal belongings. Pickleball bags come in different forms, including backpacks, duffel bags, tote bags, and sling bags. They typically have separate compartments for different items for better organization and easy access. Some bags, also have specialized features such as insulated drink compartments, ventilated shoe sections, and clips for hanging the bag on fences.
What bags do pro pickleball players use?
Professional pickleball players use bags that are specifically designed for the sport, providing compartments for paddles, balls, and other necessary gear. Top Pro Player Tyson McGuffin currently uses the Pro Tour Bag. These bags are designed to keep the equipment safe, organized, and easy to transport. Some professionals may use general sports bags or even specialized tennis or racquetball bags, but the trend is moving towards pickleball-specific designs due to their specialized compartments and features.
How do I choose a pickleball bag?
When choosing a pickleball bag, consider the following factors:
- Size: Pick a bag that can comfortably fit all your gear. If you only need to carry a couple of paddles and a few balls, a smaller bag, such as the Core Day or Core Team Bag might suffice. However, if you also want to bring shoes, towels, snacks, or other personal items, you may need a larger backpack. If you are a tournament player, consider the Team or Tour Bags for the additional room for everything you may need for a tournament.
Compartments: Look for a bag with dedicated compartments for paddles, balls, and personal belongings for better organization. Insulated pockets for drinks or ventilated compartments for shoes can be beneficial.
Material: The material should be durable and weather-resistant. High-quality nylon or polyester are common choices. Also, look for reinforced zippers and sturdy straps for long-lasting use.
Comfort: If you're going to be carrying your bag around for extended periods, ensure it has padded straps and back panels.
Style: Pickleball bags come in various colors and designs. Choose one that matches your personal style and stands out on the court.
Selkirk's Pickleball Bags
Core Day Bag ($40): Lightweight yet durable, the Core Day Bag is perfect for carrying your essential pickleball gear for a day at the court. Its stylish design complements its functionality, making it a favorite among players.
Core Team Bag ($80): The Core Team Bag is a medium-sized bag designed to perfectly fit everything you need for a day on the court. It’s known for its durability, lightweight design, and excellent protection for your gear.
Core Tour Bag ($130): The Core Tour Bag is the ultimate bag for pickleball players, offering versatility, reliability, and durability. It's large enough to carry all the gear you need for a day on the court.
Pro Line Team Bag ($150): The Team Bag is a slightly smaller than the Pro Line Tour Bag, more compact alternative, and weighing only 2 lbs. Like the Pro Line Tour Bag, it also uses the high-quality V-MAX Woven Performance material. This bag comes equipped with a soft molded top grab handle, a hard EVA top with a cellphone pocket, and a large main compartment. It also features a laptop sleeve that can accommodate up to a 15” laptop and a new clip for hanging on a fence.
Pro Line Tour Bag ($200): The Tour Bag stands out for its advanced material and remarkable features. This bag is made from Selkirk's exclusive V-MAX Woven Performance material, ensuring durability and style. It offers ample space and has a weight of just 3 lbs. Noteworthy features include a large main compartment, a dedicated paddle pouch that securely holds two paddles, a protected laptop sleeve (fits up to a 15" laptop), and a food and drink pouch with thermal insulation. The design is further enhanced by the inclusion of a hard EVA top with a cell phone pocket, a ventilated shoe compartment, and an added clip for hanging on fences.
Whether you're a seasoned pro or a newcomer to pickleball, Selkirk's Performance Backpacks are designed to elevate your game by offering functionality, durability, and style. The Tour Bag and the Team Bag both offer distinct features to cater to different needs, ensuring that there is a Selkirk bag for every player. Choose the bag that best fits your needs and be prepared for every game, every match, every win.