Nike DA1922 011 Hoops Elite Pro Basketball Backpack Bag

Last updated date: May 31, 2022

DWYM Score

8.7

Nike DA1922 011 Hoops Elite Pro Basketball Backpack Bag

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Overall Take


In our analysis of 28 expert reviews, the Nike DA1922 011 Hoops Elite Pro Basketball Backpack Bag placed 9th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Nike Hoops Elite Pro Basketball Backpack features multiple small-item pockets and a separate, ventilated compartment for your shoes. Its shoulder straps feature Pro Adapt technology for comfortable carrying.

Expert Reviews

User Summarized Score

9.6
683 user reviews

What experts liked

A foil-lined zippered side pocket keeps your water bottles chilled, while a separate shoe compartment can house up to a size-15 shoe.
- Men's Health
Dedicated compartment for basketball
- Expert World Travel
Overall, the Nike Elite Pro Basketball Backpack is a great choice for children and teenagers who attend sports after school. If you are looking for a gift for your son or grandson (or daughter/granddaughter), look no further!
- The Hoops Geek
Straps on the shoulders for added comfort
- Back Lovers

What experts didn't like

No breathable mesh
- Expert World Travel
Slightly expensive backpack than other models due to superior construction
- Back Lovers

An Overview On

Basketballs and soccer balls can fit into big duffel bags but are too large to fit into most backpacks. Duffels can be awkward, though, because they’re long and worn on the body’s sides. Backpacks are more convenient because they are strapped onto the back; it was only a matter of time until someone invented the convenient basketball backpack.

Basketball (and soccer) backpack bags should be large enough to hold the ball, shoes, a change of clothing, a towel and other things like laptops, cell phones, drinks, snacks and wallets. Since all of that can get quite heavy, padded straps are a must. Other features to look for include ventilated compartments to air out stinky socks and cleats, zippered compartments and water bottle holders on the sides.

These backpacks start at around 18 inches in height but can be as tall as 23 inches, and storage capacities can range from 20 to 40 liters. Many are made from lightweight, 100% polyester or nylon, with mesh compartments. These materials are not 100% waterproof, but they are usually water-resistant. You won’t want to toss one in the washing machine, but you should be able to clean it and do so often because sports equipment gets stinky, and the smells will transfer to the backpack material.

The Buying Guide

  • Athletes have different-sized feet, and some basketball bags are too small to hold extra-large shoes. Read the product description; most will show the maximum size the bag can fit.
  • The zippered compartments should be easily accessible, whether or not the ball is in the bag.
  • Bags with wet and dry storage compartments allow you to separate clean and dirty things from the rest of the items.
  • Adjustable shoulder straps (make sure they’re padded) are another excellent backpack feature.
  • Youth basketball backpacks are smaller than adult ones.
  • You don’t have to only use basketball and soccer bags for sports!