While riding boot bags may appear pretty equal from the outside at first glance, once you open them up there are a wide range of features. They all offer your precious boots a certain amount of protection – and with the amount you can spend on long leather boots, boot bags should be considered an essential – but some really go the extra mile with protective and practical features.
Although you can purchase a separate hat bag, some bags have separate compartments so that you can carry your riding hat and boots in one. Most bags have a carry handle, but some also have a shoulder strap, which in some cases is also detachable and adjustable. The best boot bags are made of a strong and durable material, but some are also waterproof and have stud feet on the base to prevent damage from wet and rough surfaces. There are a variety of different fastening options, but the double zip front opening probably gives the best overall access, especially if your bag also boasts a protective divider. External pockets are a bonus for storing polish and a cloth to hand, while vents also allow a small amount of airflow.
Best riding boot bags
Ariat Team Tall Boot Bag
Colours: Blue | RRP: £60 |
Made of durable poly canvas with a comfortable shoulder strap and carrying handle, the bag features a double-zip opening for easy access. Inside is a soft, protective divider to prevent the boots rubbing together and the exterior pocket has a Velcro closure.
Shires Aubrion Team Boot Hat and Whip Bag
Colours: Red | RRP: £43.99 |
This padded kit bag has an inner boot divider, as well as an exterior-opening hat compartment and a whip pocket. It features an adjustable and detachable strap, two grab handles and hardwearing feet.
Derby House Pro Long Boot Bag
Colours: Peacock or plum | RRP: £24.99 |
This padded and durable boot bag has zipped entry on each side for easy access and reinforced middle panel to keep your boots upright. The reinforced water-resistant base features four stud feet to prevent damage to the bag, while there are also four vent holes at the top of the bag for airflow.
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LeMieux ProKit Boot and Hat Bag
Colours: Navy or black | RRP: £34.95 |
This boot bag has a front compartment to store your riding hat, too. It’s made of a strong waterproof nylon and has a divider between the boots for added protection. It features a comfort-grip handle and has vents at the top of the bag to allow airflow.
Woof Wear Boot Bag
Colours: Grey | RRP: £39.99 |
This boot bag is described as tall enough to take the largest riding boots and it has a toe protector insert to offer extra protection to your boots.
Whitaker Kettlewell Boot Bag
Colours: Navy | RRP: £30 |
This boot bag has both a shoulder strap and grab handle. It has a rigid base with metal feet and a zipped side pocket.
Hy Event Pro Series Boot Bag
Colours: Navy | RRP: £29.99 |
Made of a waterproof nylon, this boot bag has a double zip fastening for easy boot access. It also features a zipped side pocket, hand and over-the-shoulder carry strap.
Dublin Imperial Tall Boot Bag
Colours: Black/blue | RRP: £25.50 |
This boot bag has a central zip to access the boots, a zipped side pocket and two padded handles.
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