Being trendy comes hand in hand with playing hockey. It’s always been regarded as a gentlemen and ladies sport, and quite rightly so. Although hockey luggage has been traditionally associated with hefty stick bags that has grown in size where they can be rather difficult to get into the boot of your car. If you’ve got a Citreon C1 or a Smart Car then you can forget it!
Fear not, there are some absolutely exquisit hockey rucksacks that have been deliciously designed to incorroprate a special place to hold your hockey stick too. I absolutely love the design and with all the major brands (and the upcoming ones too) competing to produce the best and most fashionable and cutting edge. Take a look at Scoop’s Top 5 Hockey Rucksacks. Take advantage of it too, it’s end of season, which means bargains are to be had!
1. Ritual Recon Hockey Backpack RRP £60
The Jist: Recon is a military grade Backpack, custom designed to carry your belongings in comfort and style. Inside it is spacious and well organized with pockets to stash your essentials (including a laptop). Externally Recon can securely carry up to 4 sticks via the specially designed webbing loops.
Recons tough construction comprises 1000D Kodra external and 420 Oxford Nylon internal fabrics. Key stress points are triple stitched and the comfortable shoulder pads include a chest strap for bike riding.
Why we love it: Simple yet effective, this rucksack is designed to withstand the harsh wintery months whilst giving you enough space to carry your match essentials. We love the stick holder at the front, different to the other rucksacks out there! Could be an ideal tour bag too.
Head over to Barringtons to snap it up at a 25% off discount here
2. Kookaburra Rucksack RRP £20
- Functional and stylish
- For use by players and coaches
- Internal stick compartment
- Adjustable shoulders straps
- Zipped front pocket
- (stick not included)
Why we love it: This stylish rucksack is ideal for someone on a budget, at being below the £20 mark it’s perfect to store your hockey gear and carry your stick whilst being functional and compact.
Want one? Go to Gilmour Sport and grab one now.
3. Dita Original Edition Rucksack RRP £34.95
This backpack contains several compartments and a tube inside, so you can easily carry your stick as well. Waterproof sealed zippers.
Why we love it: Choice is always great, and Dita’s Original Edition Rucksack comes in a selection of 4, so you can choose one that matches your unique style. With the UK weather being so unpredictable, summer or winter, its waterproof features will give you reassurance that your hockey essentials will stay dry whilst you can concentrate on the game.
Head on over to Gilmour Sport to snap one up at just £27.96
4. Osaka Pro Tour Senior Hockey Backpack RRP £70.00
A stylish, waterproof, Osaka backpack.
- Holds a stick
- Valuables Pocket
- Gumshield and accessories pocket
- Money Pouch
Why we love it: If you’re looking for a stylish rucksack that you can take on tour, and you fancy treating yourself after an excellent but hard season, then this is perfect for you. Who doesn’t love a variety of secret pockets to store your valubles too?
Barringtons are offering these beauties at 10% off, so take advantage and jump over to their site now.
5. Mercian RKB Mini Hockey Stick Back Pack RRP £22.50
The Jist: The little brother or sister to the 2011 RKB, perfect for younger players to take to training on a bike or as a functional yet eye-catching match day bag. The Red Zebra, funky Stripey or classic Black and Gold material finishes offer the cutting edge of design, whilst the shape, size and stick sleeve make it a tried and tested practical item.
Size: 36cm x 23cm x 15.5cm approx
Why we love it: Mini is cute, right? Sometimes it’s great to just have a little match bag to protect your essentials as opposed to a bigger one that will take too much space in a car that’s already got 5 hockey players in it and the keeper kit for an away match an hour down the road. This is another addition to the under £20’s section too, so not only is it space efficient it’s also fab on the ole purse strings.
Barringtons have it on sale at the moment for only £13.50, so grab a bargain now.