12 super smart equestrian kit bags you’ll wonder how you ever lived without

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  • Whatever type of equestrian kit bag you’re looking for, it’s important that it is practical, hard wearing and has good secure zips or closures. Handles are also key, so it is worth checking how secure they are and whether they will be comfortable when carrying the bag long distances. While multiple compartments will increase a bag’s capacity, consider its weight when fully loaded, which will make the need for comfortable handles greater.

    Once you have chosen the best equestrian kit bags to suit your needs, then check out what sort of things you may need to put into it for eventing, dressage and showjumping.

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    NuuMed kit bag

    NuuMed Kit Bag

    This bag is ideal for anyone who competes as it’s available in large and medium sizes and is made from robust, wipe clean fabric. The bag can be personalised with the rider’s name for an extra charge.
    Buy now:  NuuMed kit bag from £74.56

    LeMieux ProKit System rucksack

    This is a stylish storage choice for carrying your riding essentials, complete with a variety of multi-functional pockets. It is perfect for around the showground, making sure all your key items are close to hand when you need them.
    Buy now: LeMieux ProKit System rucksack from £45.89



    Moorland Rider’s Hay-Carry is ideal for competitions as it allows you to move up to half a bale of hay in a tidy fashion, to easily transport it in the lorry or car. The bag is made from showerproof, hay repellent material and has a drawstring at the top, a handle at the base and a large shoulder strap.
    Buy now: Moorland Hay-Carry from £15.46

    Dublin Imperial Grooming bag

    Ideal for carrying all your grooming essentials, this bag features a long carry strap and two short handles along with a zip closure on the fabric lid to keep everything secure inside and free of dirt.
    Buy now: Dublin Imperial Grooming bag from £25.50

    Cavallo boot bag


    This useful, stylish and durable boot-shaped bag protects both your boots from getting marked and dirty and your car from your boots. It is made from tearproof nylon and features air vents, two straps and a narrow side pocket.
    Buy now: Cavallo boot bag from £37.45

    Woof Wear bridle bag

    bridle bag

    This heavy duty, water-resistant bag stores and protects your bridle. Its internal strap will hold the bridle in place so that it will remain tidy and clean when travelling, or while being stored at home.
    Buy now: WoofWear bridle bag from £15.95

    Nico helm box

    Best equestrian kit bags: Nico Helmet Case from Dressage Deluxe

    This hat case is made from a hardwearing fabric and has ventilation holes to keep your hat fresh. The case also features several internal pockets and a zipped pocket with two compartments on the lid. It also includes an unbreakable vanity mirror, which can be propped into a useful position, leaving both your hands free so that you can tie your stock perfectly.
    Buy now: Nico helm box from £35.99

    Ariat tall boot bag

    Ariat Tall Boot Bag

    This tall boot bag incorporates brass ventilation detailing to allow your riding boots to breathe, as well as an inner divider to separate footwear and help to keep them in top condition.
    Buy now: Ariat tall boot bag from £64.99

    Equi-Theme back pack

    This functional competition back pack has many compartments, adjustable and padded back and shoulder straps and a comfort area at the neck to help spread the load. On the outside there are four pockets, whip store, breathable padded hat flap for the rider’s helmet and a bottle holder. Access to inner compartments is available through a central full-length 2-way zip and inside there are many zip and stretch pockets to keep each item in its place.
    Buy now: Equi-Theme back pack from £43.05

    Shires Horse Print saddle bag

    This is a great way to protect your saddle while in transport to and from home, the stables or competitions. This saddle bag in durable horse print fabric is padded to protect against bumps and scratches, opens out flat for convenience, has a double zip for easy closure and features a grab handle as well as a detachable, adjustable shoulder strap.
    Buy now: Shires Horse Print saddle bag from £34.09

    Driver13 Riding Bootbag backpack system

    The boot backpack is about 55 cm high and stands up by itself, while the helmet compartment is separate and is ventilated. On the side and front are two additional small compartments, which are closed with zipper closure, suitable for spurs, gloves or other accessories. The boot compartment cleverly folds out flat, providing a clean place to stand while changing your boots.
    Buy now: Driver13 Riding Bootbag backpack system from £32

    Eskadron Accessory bag

    This useful bag has lots of pockets inside and out, handles and an adjustable shoulder strap, plus a drawstring cover, making ideal for us at home or at shows.
    Buy now: Eskadron Accessory bag from £28.75

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