- leg pads
This bag is very well made and well designed. I no longer have to place my gear in the bag like a puzzle. All my gear and 36+1 pads fits with plenty of room to spare
The Ultimate Goalie Bag
In my career I have only ever owned 2 bags that I could get ALL my gear inside... and they both destroyed themselves in less than a year. I do NOT see that happening with this bag. It's a tank. And it's a tank I can literally get all my gear in, all my support gear, my drinks, my tools, my spare whatever stuff, my sweaters, socks, towels... everything. When everything is in there, I actually have space to put MORE in... I wouldn't be able to lift it, but I absolutely could put another set of gloves, a second helmet, and a LOT more small stuff in there for sure. Love the laundry bag, integrated helmet bag, and the skate pockets with bottle holders. There is a place for everything in here. Everything is completely thought out from a goalie's perspective... except one thing... we are not all over 6 feet tall. If I were 6' or 6'1 this wouldn't be anything to talk about... but I'm 5'8. When I put on the backpack straps, the bag is relatively balanced, but it hangs down so far that it is REALLY difficult to walk with the thing smacking me in the calves. If the shoulder straps were mounted on the sides, further down, instead of the top of the bag so that it doesn't hang down a short person's back so far, it would be more balanced like a backpacking rig and it wouldn't interfere with my legs. As it is, I walk like the Hunchback of Notre Dame and have to take little steps. Otherwise my option is to try to sling it over one shoulder and walk sideways which is less comfortable. BUT... that said, it is still THE goalie bag to have. Nothing out there comes close to the quality and design, and frankly it looks fantastic. Yeah, it's a more expensive option but I had no qualms about paying for this level of quality - and CCM has one out there now that's MORE expensive and isn't half the quality or amazing design of this bag. I seriously doubt I will ever have to buy another bag again.