Anyone who has played hockey long enough knows hockey bags leave a lot be desired. It's not hard to find someone ranting about their struggles with their hockey bag at any rink, pond or even when they travel with their hockey gear.
We've heard almost all of them (and made a lot of them ourselves) but here are some of the most common complaints:
"It's not durable enough."
It's strange that a sport so synonymous with toughness has bags that aren't built to last. Hockey players know the struggle of falling in love with a bag only to discover the seams tear and fabric rips before you even break it in. There's nothing worse than investing a good chunk of money into a bag you expect to use for years only to have to start looking for a replacement in less than a year because the bag can't hold up physically.
"It's just an empty hole."
A lot of the time a bag will be durable, but that's all it will be. Too many hockey bags lack the kind of functionality hockey players need to get the right gear in the right places. These empty hole bags leave you searching around for the right gear when you need it and allows gear to get torn up by exposed skate blades or clothing getting mixed with the funk of the bag.
"It's not the right size."
Hockey bags seem to come in two sizes – so giant you can't even carry it, or so small it barely fits any of your gear. It's like hockey bag manufacturers don't realize you need a bag you can travel cross country with for a tournament and still take on an airplane and you need one for quick trips to the rink or pond which won't weigh you down.
"It's not versatile."
Hockey players want to be able to use their hockey bag for other activities. It's not like we live on the ice. We want a bag we can also use for other activities like snowboarding, surfing, lacrosse or traveling and not look out of place.
"It has no style."
A plain black sack with a little logo on it isn't enough anymore. We are going to be taking our hockey bag all over the place and we want something that looks good anywhere, anytime - not just in a locker room or at the rink.
We took all the complaints we have always heard from hockey players about hockey bags and aimed to solve them when we designed our Player Bag and Pond Pack. We built these bags to be strong, functional, versatile but stylish and the perfect size. We are hockey players ourselves, so we hand-crafted these to be the hockey bags we have always dreamed of. We believe they could truly revolutionize the hockey bag market.
Check out the Player Bag and Pond Pack on our site