Baseball season will be here before you know it. And it’s never too early to start picking up some new gear and equipment. One of the most functional and useful pieces of equipment are baseball bags and bat backpacks.
There are a couple of different kinds of bags to consider. There are the traditional bat tote bags, which are longer in length and feature a shoulder strap so you can carry it like a duffel bag. The bats lay flat, while the rest of your gear stores in a main compartment. The other is a bat backpack, which resembles a pack one would wear to school or hiking. This type has the double shoulder strap and the main storage compartment is used to keep your apparel and equipment. In the backpack style, your bats are held in outer side pockets. While many of the bags below have the same functions, some have unique features which might appeal to you.
To help you make your decision, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular baseball bags and backpacks from the top brands in the business, including Easton, Under Armour, Nike, and Louisville Slugger. And take note, most of the bags are for both youth and adult players and can be used for softball, too.
And if you’re in the market for a new bat, check out our post on some of the best BBCor, metal, and aluminum bats here.
Note: the following list is in no particular order
1. Easton E110BP Bat Pack
The youth players will really enjoy the Easton E110BP Bat Pack, which served as the official bag of the 2016 Little League World Series. Ideal for both baseball and softball, the bag is perfect size for little leaguers, but big enough for high school players and most adults. It measures 19 inches high, 13 inches wide, and 8 inches deep.
This updated version from Easton has a sport utility configuration and a number of other features to maximize its usefulness. There are rubberized pullers, padded back and shoulder straps for extra comfort, and is compact enough to store securely in the dugout. As for functions, it has two side bat holders, a ventilated shoe compartment, and a sizable gear pocket to hold your mitt, batting gloves, and other apparel.
This particular model also comes in a smaller size more suitable for T-Ball players. Check out the Easton E110YBP Youth Bat Pack here.
Price: From $35.02 to $39.95; shown in color Iron Yellow for $36.82 (26 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Easton E110BP Bat Pack here.
- Official bag of the Little League World Series (2016)
- Has 2 bat sleeves, a vented shoe compartment, and padded shoulder straps
- Available in 12 different colors
- Doesn’t have a designated water bottle compartment
- Some users felt the storage size was too small
Find more Easton E110BP Bat Pack information and reviews here.
2. DeMarini Voodoo Rebirth Backpack
The DeMarini Voodoo Rebirth Backpack ensures style and ample size into a highly-functional baseball bag. Measuring a generous 20.5 inches high by 13 inches long by 12 inches wide, the backpack features a large main compartment, big enough to comfortably hold a batting helmet, glove, batting gloves, and more. There’s also a convenient ventilated shoe pocket.
Other highlights include a waterproof-treated base, two neoprene bat sleeves, a fleece-lined cell phone pocket, a water bottle pocket, and padded straps for extra comfort. Ideally suitable for youth league players to high school and adult leaguers, the DeMarini Voodoo Rebirth Backpack is available in 11 different colors and can be had for roughly $50.
Wilson is a parent company of DeMarini. If you’d like to see a different model from the manufacturer, learn more about the DeMarini NVS Baseball/Softball Backpack here.
Price: From $49.88; Color Scarlet pictured at $50.93 (15 percent off MSRP)
Buy the DeMarini Voodoo Rebirth Backpack here.
- Fleece-lined cell phone pocket
- Waterproof base
- Available in 11 colors
- Some users felt the stitching came undone too quickly
- Probably suited for older little leaguers and up
Find more DeMarini Voodoo Rebirth Backpack information and reviews here.
3. Athletico Baseball Bat Bag
If you’re looking for a spacious, multi-functional backpack for players of all ages at a bargain price ($25), then check out the Athletico Baseball Bat Bag. Measuring 19.5 inches high by 13 inches wide by 8.5 inches deep, Athletico says the unisex bag can be used for T-ball, baseball, and softball players.
Made of a durable 600 Denier Oxford fabric and polyester, the bag is built to last and comes with a 100 percent money back guarantee. As for the functions, it has two side bat holders, a compartment large enough to hold a glove, batting helmet, and other gear, as well as separate areas to store a hat and cleats. There are also protective pockets to store keys, wallets, and cell phones. The backpack has ventilated construction all around to help minimize odors. The adjustable, padded straps provide extra comfort when carrying and the convenient hook makes it easy to hang it from a fence at the ball field.
Another popular name in the baseball equipment business is Rawlings. Click here to get more information on the Rawlings Bomber Back Pack.
Buy the Athletico Baseball Bat Bag here.
- Made with high-density and durable 600 Denier Oxford fabric and polyester
- Can hold all your gear, including extra pockets for valuables
- Has integrated fence hook for easy hanging and storing
- Only available in two colors
- Some users experienced durability issues
Find more Athletico Baseball Bat Bag information and reviews here.
4. Easton E300T Tote Bat Bag
If you’re looking for a different style than a backpack, perhaps a bat bag is the way to go. This is Easton’s E300T Tote Bat Bag and it offers more storage size than the backpack. Measuring 36 inches long by 9 inches wide by 9 inches high, it has structural piping, which helps maximize the interior space as well as provide durability.
You can likely fit up to three bats as well as multiple gloves, helmets, baseballs, and other gear. It also has a protective valuables pocket ideal for wallets, keys, cell phones, and more. The padded strap adds needed comfort when carrying and the vented pockets help equipment dry quickly to eliminate bad odors. Made of a strong, durable T420D hex rip stop 600 Denier polyester, Easton E300T Tote Bat Bag also features extra large zippers to help prevent blowouts.
This bag is also available in a smaller and larger size. Click here to learn more about the E100T, which is best for T-Ball and smaller players, and go here to see the E500T, which is the largest tote bag.
Price: Red shown at $34.00
Buy the Easton E300T Tote Bat Bag here.
- Vented pockets to promote quick drying and minimize odor
- Extra large zippers to prevent blowouts
- Structural piping to maximize space
- No shoulder straps; might be too bulky for younger players
- Some users felt the outside mesh pocket was too small
Find more Easton E300T Tote Bat Bag information and reviews here.
5. Franklin Sports Junior Equipment Bag
If you’re looking for a tote gear toward younger players at a low price, take a look into the Franklin Sports Junior Equipment Bag. Measuring 36 inches long by 9 inches high and 6 inches wide, it’s compact enough for your smaller players to carry with ease while holding all the necessary gear.
Some of the features include a separate pocket which can hold up to three bats, ventilated cleat storage, a generously-sized main compartment to hold gloves, batting gloves, batting helmets, and more, and a convenient hook to hang the bag in the dugout or on a fence. Available in four colors, the bag has a handle and a padded, adjustable shoulder strap for comfortable transport.
Want another option from Franklin Sports? See more about the JR3 Pulse Sport Equipment Bag here.
Price: From $11.19; Shown in Black for $22.45 (10 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Franklin Sports Junior Equipment Bag here.
- Can safely store up to 3 bats
- Has hook for easy hanging in the dugout or on a fence
- Low price
- Might be too small for adults
- Some users experienced rips in seams and stitching
Find more Franklin Sports Junior Equipment Bag information and reviews here.
6. FavorGear BP100 Baseball Bag
A low-cost backpack option which offers a healthy amount of space, the FavorGear BP100 Baseball Bag is ideal for youth and high school players, whether softball or baseball is your sport. Adults can also use it, as the bag measures 19 inches high, 13 inches wide, and 8 inches deep.
Some of the highlights include two side pockets for bats or water bottles, a large main compartment for your all gear, a valuables pocket, a cleat compartment, a hook for hanging the bag, and padded shoulder straps for added comfort. Available in Red, Black, and Blue, the FavorGear BP100 Baseball Bag is designed and constructed to last season after season. It’s made of 600 Denier Oxford fabric and polyester and features heavy duty two-way YKK metal zippers across the main storage compartment.
Buy the FavorGear BP100 Baseball Bag here.
- Made of extra light yet durable 600 Denier Oxford fabric and polyester
- Side pockets to hold 2 bats or water bottles
- Plenty of extra storage, including for valuables
- Side pockets don’t offer full-length barrel protection for bats
- Expect usual wear and tear, including fraying on straps
Find more FavorGear BP100 Baseball Bag information and reviews here.
7. Louisville Slugger Series 5 Stick Pack
Louisville Slugger is one of the most noticeable names in the baseball business, and their Series 5 Stick Pack combines style and functionality in a durable bag. Made of 600 Denier polyester, the backpack is constructed for longevity while remaining easy-to-carry and spacious.
The main compartment is large enough to hold all your gear, including gloves, batting helmet, and other clothing and equipment. There are two sleeves to store your bats or water bottles as well as a separate, ventilated area to hold cleats or sneakers. There’s also a small zip-protected pocket on the front to hold valuables like keys, wallets, and cell phones. The J-style hook makes the Louisville Slugger Series 5 Stick Pack simple to hang on a fence and the padded shoulder straps help reduce strain when carrying.
This product is also available in a newer, larger model, so click here to learn more about the Louisville Slugger EB Series 7 Stick Pack baseball equipment bag.
Price: From $31.70; Navy pictured above at $34.88 (13 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Louisville Slugger Series 5 Stick Pack here.
- Bat/water bottle holders and cleat storage
- The blank front panel can be decorated with team stickers
- Durable J-style fence hook
- Probably not best suited for older teens or adults
- Some users experienced durability issues
Find more Louisville Slugger Series 5 Stick Pack information and reviews here.
8. Easton Walk-Off IV Bat Pack
Easton’s most popular bag is the Walk-Off IV Bat Pack, which is available in 12 colors and has some unique features. The main one is the external batting helmet compartment. This will help create more space for your other gear and equipment inside the storage compartment. The helmet holder also has open space for team embroidery or patches.
Made of durable 4200 polyester ripstop, the bag is also highlighted by two bat sleeves with zippers for added protection. There’s a separate, ventilated area to store your cleats as well as smaller outside pockets for valuables. The Walk-Off IV measures a generous 20 inches high, 14 inches long, and 9.5 inches wide and is perfect for players of all ages, whether your game is baseball or softball.
Price: $69.95 (13 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Easton Walk-Off IV Bat Pack here.
- Has an external batting helmet holder
- Bat pockets zip up for added protection
- Available in 12 different colors
- On the pricey side
- Lots of room, so extra equipment could make the bag heavy for younger players
Find more Easton Walk-Off IV Bat Pack information and reviews here.
9. Nike Vapor Elite 2.0 Baseball Backpack
The Nike Vapor Elite 2.0 Baseball Backpack is a bit on the pricey side, but you know you’re getting a high-quality product, which also has some unique and functional features to set it apart from other bags. One of those features is an insulated pocket on the outside of the bag to keep your drinks cold. Another is an exterior strap to attach your batting helmet so you’ll have more room for other gear in the main storage compartment. Also, it has a water-resistant bottom so you don’t have to worry about your gear getting damp if the bag is left on wet ground.
Made of durable polyester, other highlights include two outer pockets for bats, padded shoulder straps and cushioned back panel for extra comfort, a large, dual-zippered main compartment, interior mesh pocket, separate vented cleat compartment, and it has separated wet/dry storage options. It’s available in a stylish White/Black/Silver color scheme with the famous Swoosh logo largely displayed on the back. The Nike Vapor Elite 2.0 Baseball Backpack measures 21 inches high by 17 inches wide and 8 inches deep.
If you’re interested in a different style, learn more about the Nike MVP Edge Baseball Bat Bag here.
Price: $84.99 (plus $7.99 shipping)
Buy the Nike Vapor Elite 2.0 Baseball Backpack here.
- Features a water-resistant bottom and an exterior strap to attach your batting helmet
- Extra ventilation to help gear dry quickly and reduce odor
- Insulated pocket to keep beverages cold
- On the pricey side
- Limited colors available
Find more Nike Vapor Elite 2.0 Baseball Backpack information and reviews here.
10. Under Armour Undeniable Bat Pack
No list about sports equipment would be complete without a product from Under Armour. Their Undeniable Bat Pack packs a bunch of UA’s patented, innovative technology into a stylish, functional backpack. Available in four different colors — Black, Graphite, Navy (pictured above), Royal, and Scarlet — and measures 20 inches high by 12.5 inches wide by 9 inches deep.
That UA technology includes HeatGear ergonomic shoulder straps and padded back panel and water-resistant Storm treatment to keeps your gear dry. The bag also features an abrasion-resistant bottom panel to help prevent damage. Other highlights are room to store four bats, mesh water bottle holder, a protective valuables storage pocket, a vented compartment to keep your shoes or batting helmet dry and fresh, and a hook to easily hang the pack on a fence at the ballpark.
Looking for a different model from Under Armour? Check out the UA Cutter Bat Sling here.
Price: From $49.95
Buy the Under Armour Undeniable Bat Pack here.
- UA’s HeatGear technology shoulder straps
- UA’s Storm technology water-resistant treated
- Abrasion-resistant PU-coated bottom panel prevents damage
- Holds up to 4 bats
- Some users feel the main storage compartment is too small
- The bat pockets don’t offer much protection