Whether you play rec softball in your own city or spend many weekends traveling city to city playing multiple games in a weekend, you’re gonna need a good softball bat bag or equipment bag. Depending on your play style and your equipment needs, the type of bag you will need will be different from others. Sometimes the decision isn’t up to you and the team purchases all players the same bag, but if you’re reading this then that is probably not the case. There are so many styles out there and it can be overwhelming trying to find the right bag for your player, so we’re gonna give you our top recommendations for bat bags and equipment bags right here!
Best Softball Bat Bag For New Player or Rec League Player
There is not really any sense that you should be dropping a ton of money on a first time player’s bat bag or a laid back rec league bat bag. The Athletico Youth Bag fits the bill perfectly with a low price and a great reputation for having a quality bag good enough for lugging around your gear. This bag isn’t fancy at all but it will easily tote 2 bats, your helmet, and your glove back and forth to your fastpitch softball games.
Athletico Softball Bat Bag
Very similar to the bag above, however the bag above does not have a special compartment for cleats (or shoes/sandals) whereas this one does.
Best Fastpitch Softball Bat Bags (Non-Wheeled)
The Demarini Voodoo Rebirth Backpack Bat Bag is one of our personal favorites. For what you pay and what you get it is a steal. It is a very solidly built bat bag with room enough for all your gear (as long as you aren’t a catcher that is!). One of our favorite parts of this bag is the pocket for the bats. If you’ve ever used other bat bags you know that some pockets are made too short and your bat swings around knocking other people in the head every time you move. That is not the case here! The bag is available in different colors to match your team. This is also a great bag to turn into a team bag if you’re looking into that since it is a very fairly priced bag (some colors cost more than others though). I promise if you have been to a softball tournament you have walked past many of these bags being carried by other players.
EASTON GHOST Fastpitch Softball Bat & Equipment Backpack Bag (with mirror)
If for some reason the Demarini Voodoo Rebirth Bag doesn’t fit your taste then you definitely need to look into the Easton Ghost Backpack Bag! This is one cool bag. Not only can you pick from multiple colors and not only will it hold all of your equipment. This bag also has a personal built-in mirror for those moment’s when your eye black smears or when your ponytail gets stuck in your facemask, or any other reason you may need a mirror. We’ve got to admit, that is a very cool idea! One other big difference between this and our highly recommended Demarini Voodoo bag is that the helmet holder is on the outside of this bag and can be hidden when not in use.
Best Fastpitch Softball Rolling Wheeled Bat Bags
Boombah Rolling Superpack 2.0 Softball Bat Bag
If you are a regular at the ballpark, then you probably knew this was coming. This is THE rolling bag to own for a majority of the players out there (excluding catchers, we will cover that below). Available in many colors on Amazon and even many more designs and colors at the Boombah website. This bag holds everything you need and more for any travel ball or high school player. While we personally think it’s a little on the big side for rec ball and beginners, it can still be used! Especially if they are prone to carrying multiple bats and lots of gear. If you are interested in this bag, make sure you are looking at the “2.0” version. It fixed many issues the original Superpack had, however, the “leaning” problem still seems to be an issue, but not as bad as the original. Despite that, this is still our favorite of all rolling bags out there. You can also completely customize this bag at the Boombah website, however, unless you’re ordering for a whole team it is rather pricy (as of the writing of this article).
Easton E510W Bat & Equipment Wheeled Bag
For those that like the more elongated bags that completely protect your bats, you can’t really go wrong with the Easton E510W Bat Bag. Usually, you can find this bag at a lower price than our recommended Boombah Bag and with its great track record, you won’t be disappointed in picking this bag up. With enough room for 4 bats and all the gear you will need, this Easton bat bag works great for any busy travel ball or school player!
Best Fastpitch Softball Wheeled Catcher Bags
DeMarini Grind Wheeled Bag
Once again Demarini pulls out another great quality bag. Yeah, we get it. It’s huge! But if you’ve never lugged around catcher’s gear then give it a shot. You would end up wanting this bag too! With enough room for your helmet, glove, cleats, and complete set of catcher’s gear this bag will hold it all. No more 2 trips to the car for all your gear. The bag also has 4 individually padded bat sleeves. One thing to note with this bag is that it doesn’t really stand on its own. The bag can lay flat or hang on the fence with built-in fence hooks.
Another great catcher’s bag is the No Errors NO E2 bag. You’re normally going to pay a bit more for this bag than the Demarini bag above, but it is a bag worth considering. The No Errors bag seems to be built a bit beefier than the Demarini. Just look at the fat boy wheels on this thing and you’ll see what we mean. With heavy-duty materials and reinforced stitching, this bag is meant to take a beating. The NO E2 is also available in multiple colors.
Best Equipment Bags
Easton E100g Equipment Bag
Somebody has to haul all of the miscellaneous equipment to these tournaments! If you are this person then we have the bag you need. In our opinion, Easton puts out the best bag for this and it seems as if we aren’t the only ones that feel that way as it’s a highly rated bag. To give you an idea of the size of this bag, it is big enough to hold two full sets of catchers gear. It’s a very sturdy, durable bag. Perfect for those needing to carry equipment around the ball fields.
If you’re looking for an equipment bag you can roll around the ballpark then here is the bag you need. This is a very large bag. Large enough to fit 2 six gallon ball buckets in, in case you were wondering! The bag is made of heavy-duty fabric resistant to wear and tear and a handle that packs away inside of the bag. With collapsable side panels, you can make even more space if needed.
Softball Bags & Totes For Softball Mom’s
We all know them. The softball mommas. Softball moms have got to have their softball themed bags and totes and we felt we couldn’t leave them out! Here are a few bags that may peak your interest for you or any softball mom needing a little extra help carrying items to the ballpark.
We really hope we’ve helped you in your search for the right fastpitch softball bat bag or equipment bag (or tote bags for the mommas).
Have you bought a new softball glove or mitt recently? Breaking a glove in is not always the most enjoyable thing to do. Check out our 6 Effective Ways to Break in a Softball Glove post and make the job easier!