Best Bowling Bags

Bowling is one of the great North American pastimes.

Is there a better feeling than that first strike? Followed by the next one, and the next one?

Or, if you are like us, that single strike around frame three of four to give you extra confidence and help you convince yourself that you are ready for the pros?

No matter what your skill level, every passionate bowler needs a good bowling ball and, if you have a good bowling ball, you are going to want a place to store and transport it safely. A great bowling bag will do just that.

We have searched the outer reaches of the internet to bring you some of our favorites, starting with our number one choice...

... and if you're in a hurry our top-3 picks is listed in the table below.

1

Storm Bowling Products 2 Ball Rolling Thunder Bowling Bag- Black/Gray/Lime

Why we like it:

We like the functionality mixed with the style. This is a bag which is easy to roll, will hold up over time, and looks great doing so.


Summary:

If you are looking for the perfect bowling ball bag then look no further, this one has it all.


There is enough room for two of your balls, along with your bowling shoes, and other bowling accessories. The reinforced zippers are not only smooth, but they also add stability to the bag to ensure that your heavy bowling balls do not strain the weak points of the bag.

The wheel bearings mean that you get a smooth roll, even when the bag is at or exceeding capacity. The telescopic handle also provides you with multiple carrying options. The handle and large wheels also make it an excellent bag for rolling up steps when you cannot lift it — a great bag for any bowler. 

Key Features

Wheel bearings

Reinforced zippers

Reinforced stitching

Shoe compartment

Bright design

2-ball bag

Pros

The wheel bearings create a smooth roll

Tough and long-lasting

Easy to store ball and shoes

Zippers are slick and easy to open/close

Ample room for multiple balls

Cons

Can be heavy when full

Expensive

2

Olympia Fashion Rolling Shopper Tote - Houndstooth, 2300 cu. in.

Why we like it:

This is a bag which makes a fashion statement while still being a functional bowling bag.


Summary:

​Who says that a bowling bag cannot be fashionable? This rolling tote from Olympia comes in a variety of colors. You can match your team colors, your personal colors, or your bowling ball colors. The heavy-duty fabric and polyester will cradle and bear the weight of your bowling balls, holding up over time. You really do get what you pay for, and with this bag, you do not need to worry about fixes or replacements over time.

The in-line skate wheels make this rolling tote easy to maneuver and pull behind you. The re-tractable handle will help you to carry even the heaviest bowling balls, and the handle on the top offers another way for you to carry the bag.

The bag is top loading, and there are front and side mesh pockets for storing your shoes, gloves, and other bowling equipment.

Key Features

Printed fabric and polyester

20” x 14” x 8"

2300 cu capacity

Lightweight

Top loading

Retractable handle

Pros

Skate wheels make it easy to carry a load

The retractable handle gives carrying options

Lots of space

Extra storage options

Fashionable

Cons

Not strictly a bowling bag

Top loading

3

Pyramid Path Deluxe Double Roller Bowling Bag (Black/Black)

Why we like it:

We like the variety of styles and colors which this bag comes in. There are enough color combi-nations to keep everyone happy while offering the functionality that you would expect with a much more expensive bag.


Summary:

​This is a great bag for hauling multiple bowling balls.


The bag tips up, with an extendable handle, to roll behind you when you are traveling. When you get to your destination, lay the bag flat and open it. Both of your balls are stored safely side by side with easy access to both.


The ball compartment is completely padded, so you do not have to worry about dropping or bumping the bag. You will also find a shoe compartment on the top of the bag, big enough for those with the big-gest feet.

The shoe compartment is vented so that the smell of your feet does not permeate the bag (we are not claiming that you do have smelly feet, but best take no chances). The 600-denier polyes-ter Oxford material is sturdy and robust. Combine the outer shell with the padded interior, and you have a bag which will protect all of your belongings.

The wide wheels give you a smooth ride, balance, and stability. The padded handle offers you comfort as you are pulling the bag behind you or loading the bag into your vehicle. The identifying tag ensures that you never lose your bag when you are traveling. This is a great bag for any-one who is looking for features.

Key Features

600-denier polyester

3” rubber wheels

21” x 15” x 13”

Holds two bowling balls

Holds a pair of shoes

Extendable handle

Pros

Spacious

Durable and long-lasting

Wide wheels add stability and maneuverability

Long handle means easier rolling

Comes in a variety of colors

Cons

Handle does not lock in position

Expensive

4

Pyramid Path Triple Tote Roller Plus Blue

Why we like it:

This is a great bag for anyone who has a lot of equipment. For the price, you will be hard pushed to find a bigger and more spacious bag. The ability to remove compartments is a nice touch, allowing you to switch the size of the bag at will.


Summary:

​If you are looking for a large bag, then you have found it.


This bowling bag from Pyramid path has enough room for three of your bowling balls, along with a pair of shoes and multiple accessories. The best thing about this bag is that the compartments are removable, allowing you to customize your bowling bag fully. 


If you have three balls to transport, and a lot of accessories, use the bag to its fullest capacity. If you are only taking two balls, and want to save some space, you can detach the shoe compartment and put your shoes in the main compartment. You can do the same with the accessory compartment. Both compartments detach and reattach with ease.

The large compartments and pockets mean that you really can take everything with you. The fact that most compartments are external to the main compartment also means that you never need to go digging through one compartment to find your gloves sitting under everything.

Key Features

Heavy duty 1680 denier material

Shoe compartment

Detachable accessory pack

27” x 14.5” x 8.5”

Padded tow strap handle

Pros

Room for up to three bowling balls and a pair of shoes

Detachable bags allow you to customize

Handles on both sides of the bag

Added pockets for accessories

Rolling wheels offer maneuverability and speed

Lots of space for all your gear

Cons

Expensive

Large footprint

5

Athletico Bowling Bag for Single Ball - Single Ball Tote Bag with Padded Ball Holder - Fits a Single Pair of Bowling Shoes Up to Mens Size 14 (Black)

Why we like it:

This is a great entry bag. If you only have one bowling ball and a handful of accessories, then this is the perfect bag. For someone who is just starting out with bowling and does not want to pay for an expensive bag, this one is perfect.


Summary:

​Created from durable 600D polyester and jacquard weave fabric, this is a bowling bag which does not look or feel like a budget bowling bag. The construction alone will make the purchase worth its weight in, well, polyester.


The outer shell is durable and sturdy, the inner lining is padded with thick foam to cradle your ball, and the bottom of the bag is reinforced with 3mm hard plastic. For the price which you will pay, you are not going to find a bag which will do a better job of protecting your ball.

There is also enough room to carry your accessories. There is no dedicated shoe compartment, but there is enough room in the main compartment (and two side compartments) to store your shoes, along with your socks, towel, tape, gloves, and anything else which you might need. The small front compartment also offers a storage solution for those small items, such as keys and wallets, which you need to get to quickly.

The padded shoulder strap gives you a comfortable way to transport your belongings. If that strap gets in the way, and you prefer to carry the bag by the other handles, then it is also removable. This bag is not going to do what other bags can, but it will get the job done for you.

Key Features

Polyester

Single ball

Padded shoulder strap

Foam ball holder

Extra front compartment

Reinforced stitching

Pros

Durable and tough

Your ball is protected at all times

The shoulder strap is detachable

Weak points are reinforced to prevent tears

100% satisfaction guarantee included

Affordable

Cons

Not as much room as other bags

Limited color choices

6

Brunswick Edge Single Tote Bowling Bag, Black

Why we like it:

This is a great entry level bag for someone who is getting into bowling or a backup bag for someone who already owns a bowling bag. The bag is affordable without being cheap.


Summary:

When it comes to a bowling bag, you do not need bells and whistles to be able to carry your ball (in fact, we are not sure that bells and whistles have ever been used in bowling). This bag is simple, affordable, and gets the job done.

The heavy-duty material is a step up from what we would consider a ‘budget bowling bag’. When we think about budget bags, we are looking at the price and also the quality. This bag may have the price tag of a budget bag, but the quality has been elevated. The tough exterior will protect from rips and tears. The inner padding (which is removable) will cushion and protect your bag as well as some more expensive options.

There is enough room for your ball, shoes, and other accessories. The large main compartment, two side compartments, and the small front compartment mean that you can keep all of your bowling belongings organized and separate. 

Key Features

Single bowling ball

600D and 840D fabric

Removable foam ball holder

Space for shoes

Padded shoulder strap

Pros

Affordable

Tough and sturdy fabric prevents rips and tears

Extra space for accessories

Large zipper offers easy access

The shoulder strap is detachable

Cons

Only holds one ball

Limited color choice

7

Brunswick Tzone Single Tote Bowling Bag, Black

Why we like it:

This is a great bag to buy for younger bowlers. Those who do not have a lot to haul around do not need a bag with lots of compartments and storage space. This bag stores your ball safely and does not take a toll on your bank balance.


Summary:

This is as simple a bag as you can get. There is enough room for one bowling ball and not much else.


If you are starting out, then this is perfect. The large zipper on the top slides open easily to accommodate the ball and some of your other small accessories. The padded shoulder strap fits easily and comfortably over your shoulder, making it simple and stylish to haul your ball around.

The material is sturdy, protecting the bag from rips and tears. Basically, what you see is what you get with this bag. There are no extras here, and that translates to an extremely affordable bag for you

Key Features

Single bowling ball

600D fabric

2-year warranty

Space for shoes

Padded shoulder strap

Pros

Affordable

The robust and sturdy fabric prevents rips and tears

Padded shoulder strap for comfort

Adjustable shoulder strap

Easy to use

Cons

Only holds one ball

Limited color choice

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