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Best Lacrosse Goalie Backpacks

I run a Facebook group which has about 5k goalies and parents who ask and answer awesome questions.

It’s an amazing (and free!) resource to crowdsource ideas from other goalies and parents.

Last week a great question was dropped into the group –

If you’re a lacrosse goalie who is looking for a good goalie backpack, this post is for you.

We’ll just be looking at backpacks in this post. Not roller bags or duffle bags so if the idea of putting all your gear on your back is not appeasing, then look elsewhere.

We’ll have a look at the best options available to lacrosse goalies for storing all your gear and looking cool at the same time.

That is pretty much the requirements when it comes to what to look for in a lacrosse goalie bag:

Here are the best options for lacrosse goalie backpacks and bags.

Athletico Lacrosse Bag

At just $60 this might be the cheapest piece of gear your goalie owns!

It comes with external straps to carry your sticks and attach your helmet. The helmet attaches to the outside.

It measures 24″ in height from top to bottom. That’s much larger than a normal backpack but to fit all your goalie gear in there you need the XXL size.

At the bottom there is a compartment for storing your cleats.  Along the sides you also have water bottle holders.

You get sternum straps and hip belts to help support the load if you’re trekking this gear for a far distance.

I also like that it has a fence hook so you can hang it up during practice.

Look is pretty plain with the all black but when you attach your helmet and sticks to the outside everyone will know who the goalie is.

Grab the Athletico Bag on Amazon for $59.99.

LaxGear LaxPack

Next option is the LaxPack from LaxGear.

This one will run you $125 and on their website you have the option to add embroidery: your name ($15), your number ($10), and your team name ($17.50).

With this bag you’re getting the storage of a duffle bag but in backpack form.

It has a pretty nice separated compartment design with exterior loops for your goalie wands – max 2.

The helmet goes inside the bag in the top compartment although I’ve heard from a few goalies it can be a tight fit with the throat guard attached.

There’s also another storage unit for the cleats.

The large pockets on either side of the bag are great for holding extra clothes or a water bottle. A hidden zippered compartment on the back allows for the straps to store away when traveling via air to those lacrosse tournaments. 

They have 8 different colors to choose from you should be able to match your school’s or club’s color way! The pic at the top of this blog post is a team with LaxGear backpacks.

Size measures in at 29.5″ L x 13″ H x 11.5″ W – 4410 cu. in. Larger than the 1st option which makes sense since all the gear goes inside the bag with this one.

Here is the link for this lacrosse goalie backpack.

Lacrosse Unlimited Overtime Camo Backpack

Next option for a goalie backpack is the Lacrosse Unlimited Overtime Camo.

With dimensions at 25″H x 17″W x 6″D, you’re getting a lot of room to store all your goalie gear.  

Unlike other options there is no hook to hang the bag onto a chain fence. It also only fits 1 lacrosse stick instead of 2.

For comfort you get padded bubbles on the shoulder straps. And this bag is really easy to clean.

For an additional $10 you can add custom embroidered numbers to your bag in the color of your choice!


Nike Face-Off Backpack

Lots of lacrosse goalies are using this backpack from Nike to carry all their goalie gear.

You grab the Nike Face-Off Backpack for $95 on

Your sticks go into the side slots and there is a main zipper compartment with larger volume for the other gear like the chestie and goalie cup. At the bottom of the backpack is a zipped pouch for a cell phone and other valuables.

I also like the insulated water bottom holder on the other side. With Nike you good quality too and I think this is backpack that will last.

There are zip pockets on either side too that can store sweaty and dirty items. However the shoe pocket could be a little bigger as you really have to cram your cleats in there or hope that you have really small feet.

Dimensions: 25″ H x 15″ W x 11″ D

Get it on for $95.


Sometimes you just want to throw all your lacrosse goalie gear into a backpack and get on your way!

In this post I shared 4 excellent options when it comes to lacrosse goalie backpacks.

Anyone used any of these lacrosse backpacks to store your goalie gear? Leave me a comment down below with your feedback!

Until next time, Coach Damon

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