Your cricket bag is unlikely to be the sexiest piece of kit you own, and it is often only thought of when a strap or wheel on your tatty old one decides it just can’t cope any longer. Well for 2013, Mongoose have launched a range of bags that might just change the way you think about cricket luggage, and the manner in which you cart your beloved cricket gear around with you. They believe that a cricket bag should be practical, have compartmental space and volume to fit specific items and to be durable. But your bag should also make a statement to the opposition when arriving at the ground that you’re confident and here to do a job. The Mongoose Super Premium XL Wheelie bag is a piece of kit that does just that!
First and foremost this bag displays Mongooses renowned flare in design with the dynamic Super Premium Mongoose logos on the side pockets and a unique semi-transparent main compartment cover. With regards to practicality, it has it by the bag full, with a large central compartment, a front footwear pocket with reinforced lining and very large rear wet pocket. It also boasts four external side pockets, two internal padded bat sleeves and a water resistant valuables pocket! To be honest if you can’t get something in this bag then you just don’t need it.
Durability and manoeuvrability are also key factors when buying a bag, you need to know that your bag is going to be able to cope with being lugged around, crammed into overcrowded boots and winter storage spaces, and can hold its own when jostling for position in the changing rooms. The Mongoose range incorporates tough hard wearing materials that are reinforced in all the areas you would expect to see wear and tear. Almost every joint is double stitched and areas like the front corners are reinforced with a hard rubber piping. The wheels are set into a solid plastic platform with supporting tracks that run the length of the bag offering an extremely stable base. Exceptional handling is provided with a 10inch extendable handle, reinforced front handle, padded centre duffle handle and adjustable shoulder strap. The distribution of storage compartments also provides superb balance with an equal number of external pockets and internal bat sleeves on each side of the bag.
The Mongoose Super Premium XL wheelie bag is for all those cricketers that love their kit and want it to be safe, well organised and travel in style! It’s reasonably priced for a top of the range extra-large wheelie bag with an £80 RRP. The smaller cricket bags in the range consist of the Premium Large wheelie at £60 and the Series Medium wheelie bag at £40 RRP, which offer slightly smaller volumes and a few less compartments. However, the more modest sized bags really are built with the same care and attention as that of the Super Premium XL, which has resulted in a range of cricket bags that standout from the crowd for 2013.