It’s the sport you may have first heard about during the pandemic, but now it’s pretty much everywhere. Here’s what you need to know about this must-try sport, along with the must-use Padel backpacks to carry your gear around (and look cool at the same time).
It’s time for another installment of Trendy AF and this time around we’re covering the hype around a wide variety of Padel accessories, but more importantly the ever-vital Padel backpack.
If you’re a bit new to the trend, Padel is a sport that is similar to tennis, but played on a smaller court with walls. Think of it being a mix of tennis and squash.
The game is played with two players on each side of the court, using paddles instead of rackets. Since it’s not really about “power” and “strength” like with traditional tennis, it’s fun for people of all ages (including some of the younger kiddos too – within reason).
Overall, Padel is a pretty popular sport in many countries, particularly in Europe and South America. In fact, when the pandemic first hit Italy and there were so many restrictions, Padel became and overnight sensation where family and friends (and even stranger) came together to bond over the sport!
When it comes to how to play (from a very high-level), there are several different types of strokes that can be used in Padel. The most common strokes are the forehand and backhand. Players can also use slices, volleys, and lobs to keep their opponents off balance. It’s a pretty fast-paced game, and points can be won quickly if one team is able to take control of the court.
Padel is a great way to get exercise and have fun at the same time. The game can be played by people of all ages and fitness levels, and is really a great way to meet new people and make new friends.
Now that we’re all caught up on what Padel is all about, you’re going to need way to carry your rackets around. There are a variety backpacks and bags you can use that are specific to Padel. They can be a bit pricey, so the good news is that some brands have created bags that can be used for a wide variety of rackets – whether you’re playing tennis, pickleball, badminton, squash – you name it. Plus, may have room to store the balls too.
Some of the top Padel backpack brands include:
- Nox Padel
- Siux Padel
Many of these will be featured below if you want to check them out!
If you’re looking to give this sport a go, check out our picks for some of the best Padel backpacks and bags (so far) in 2023.
EDITOR’S TOP PICK
1. The ACOSEN Padel Backpack
This must-have bag by ACOSEN is one of the most popular Padel backpacks currently on Amazon – and at a pretty decent price! It has five pockets so you can hold more than just your rackets. Safely store your balls, water bottles, phone, wallet, keys – you name it. Personally, we dig the grey options above but they currently offer these bags in more than 10 different colors and patterns.
2. The Nox AR10 Padel Racket Bag
One of the most popular brands in this space is Nox. Their special compartment will hold up to two rackets and can easily be used as a backpack when you remove the handles. It even has a functioning lateral compartment so you can use it to store some of your personal belongings as well.
3. The Dunlop Paltero Club Racquet Bag
While this one is more on the expensive side, it has a thermal lining that can protect your Padel bats from the heat and even a pretty large main section to store your shoes, accessories, towel, clothes, etc.
4. The Sucipi Pro Racket Bag
You know we love a tropical and palm theme around here, so we couldn’t pass up one of the more popular bags on Amazon that currently has almost 1,000 reviews! This one will easily hold up to two rackets and even has a ventilated shoe compartment (air those bad-boys out!). You can even safely store two water bottles on the side. If this pattern isn’t your jam, they also come in a wide variety of different colors, styles, and patterns. In fact, there are currently more than 14 different choices!
5. The Adidas Padel Racket Bag
It was only a matter of time before Adidas got into the padel game! This one definitely looks more like a traditional backpack, but don’t let the look fool you – you can still store up to 2 rackets and more thanks to their two outer thermal pockets and two central compartments.