I’m not sure why, but detailing bags are seriously overlooked.
If you’ve ever thought about keeping your products in order, in a confined space that’s easy to access and move around, why didn’t you buy a detailing bag?
Detailing bags are also ideal for someone that works at home, in garages, and on the road since they allow you to move products and equipment with ease.
Of course, there are downsides to these bags. If you fill them too much, you may not be able to lift them.
There’s also the fact if you’re lazy and don’t pack them properly, you could damage equipment, pads, or even product bottles.
But, if you’re a careful person and take the time to pack them properly. They can be a great storage option.
In this article, I’ve compiled a list of the best-detailing bags that money can buy. Hopefully, by the end of it, you’ll have found one that suits your needs too!
What To Look For In A Detailing Bag
It is, without a doubt, easy to overcomplicate something that is so simple.
A detailing bag will meet your needs or it will not.
Even so, here’s what I look for in a detailing bag.
Size – The first and most important factor for me has to be the size of the bag.
Ideally, I’m looking to put a polisher, pads, polishing products, and much more inside. If it ain’t gonna fit my stuff, there’s no point in having it.
Comfort – For me, comfort is almost as important as the size of the bag.
I personally like kit bags that are over the shoulder. It’s just way less strain on your hands and grip.
If you’re trying to carry around a bag at the side of your body with just one hand and it’s filled with a lot of product bottles, it gets taxing very quickly.
Pockets – If I haven’t made it clear already, I like to make the most of the space in a detailing bag.
A lot of the detailing bags come with storage pockets that will let you store 250ml, 500ml, and 1l bottles.
There are also other types of storage and separators that bags use, and this is what separates a detailing bag from a normal bag.
Quality/Durability – You’re paying good money for these bags. The last thing you want is them splitting, ripping, or tearing on you.
You can also get bags that are made out of stain-resistant materials, just in case some of your products leak or burst.
All of the bags recommended on this list will last a long time, as long as you treat them right.
Best Detailing Bags For Car Detailing
As with almost anything else. Just because a car detailing bag is good for me, and suits my needs, doesn’t mean it’s the best choice for you.
All of the bags listed below are high-quality and will last a long time. However, it’s up to you to do your research and choose the one that’s best for you.
Rupes Big Foot Detailing Duffel Bag
Dimensions: 15″ x 12″ x 10″ / 400mm x 300mm x 250mm
Carrying Style: Twin Carry Handles & Over Arm Strap
The Rupes BigFoot Detailing Duffel Bag is probably my favorite.
It’s designed to hold your polisher in place while you’re on the move. With a floor-mounted Velcro strap, it’s almost certain to stay in its place, even when thrown about in the back of a car.
If you have two polishers, the bag is more than big enough to hold both. The only problem is that there’s only 1 velcro strap so the other polisher would certainly move.
The storage pockets are:
- 1 x Main Compartment (Fits 2 Mini Sized RUPES Polishers)
- 6 x Pockets For Compounds (up to 250ml)
- 2 x Pockets for polishing pads (up to 150mm)
- 4 x External pockets for accessories
As for carrying, the bag is super comfortable to carry.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re using the twin carrying handles or the adjustable padded strap, both are great options and you can easily switch as you fatigue.
The biggest argument against this bag has to be the price point.
It’s a high-quality detailing bag from a reputable detailing company, it’s not going to come cheap.
If you’re ok with spending almost $100 on a bag, then you can buy it from amazon.
If you’re in the market for something cheaper, I suggest looking at the Silverline Tool Bag instead.
SGCB Deluxe Car Detailing Bag
Material: Premium Oxford Fabric Cloth
Dimensions: 20” x 11” x 11” / 515mm x 275mm x 275mm
Carrying Style: Twin Carrying Handles Or Over Arm Strap
The SGCB Deluxe Car Detailing Bag is very, very similar to the Rupes one. That said, it’s much cheaper and even solves one of the downfalls of the rupes bag.
While the Rupes bag can hold 2 polishers, there’s only 1 velcro strap to hold them in place.
For those with only 1 polisher, this may not be a big deal. However, those with two will greatly appreciate the additional strap.
As well as the main storage container this bag has:
- 2 x Internal Pockets For Polishing Pads
- 6 x Internal Compartment Pockets For Compounds
- 6 x Exterior Pockets For Compounds Or Pliers
- 4 x Exterior Pockets For Polishing Pads
And again, similar to the rupes bag, this bag can be carried in two ways. Using the twin carrying handles, or the adjustable “ultra shoulder strap”.
The build quality is also very good, being made up of premium fabric cloth. The bag is tough, compact, and resists wear, tears, and even product stains.
What sells this bag for me, is that it offers more features than the Rupes bag and is available for almost 1/2 the price.
There’s absolutely no doubt about which detailing bag I’d be buying if I was on a budget. (Hint: It’s this one!)
Maxshine 600D Car Detailing Organizer Bag
Material: Denier Oxford Fabric
Dimensions: 18″ x 10″ x 12″ / 450mm x 250mm x 30mm
Carrying Style: Twin Carrying Handles Or Over Arm Strap
If you like the look of the 2 bags I’ve just mentioned, but it’s not quite right, maybe the Maxshine 600D is for you. It’s a bit of a mixture of the two.
Unfortunately for those with multiple polishers, once again, there’s only 1 strap to secure your polishing machine.
That being said, there are 9 pockets inside of this bag. Each of which can hold different size compounds and polishing pads.
There are also two mesh pockets on the covers which provide you extra storage space for brushes, towels and wash mitts if you desire.
Just like any other detailing bag, it’s super easy to move around. You can choose between the twin handles or the over the shoulder strap.
If price is an issue for you, it’s priced in-between the two previously mentioned bags.
Silverline Tool Bag Hard Base 600mm
While the Silverline Tool Bag isn’t necessarily a “car detailing bag”, it is one that I’d be happy to use in place.
It’s made with strong nylon that’s reinforced in high-stress areas and has a nylon zip with a framed opening.
Unfortunately there are no straps that will hold down your polisher, but if you stack the bag full, it probably wont move anyway.
Overall there are 7 internal pockets and 15 external pockets. I’d prefer if it was the other way around, but, either way, having lots of pockets is great.
Similar to the other tool bags listed, the silverline one can be moved around by the carrying handles or an over arm strap.
This is a bag that I’ve seen mentioned across the forums among detailers on a budget.
As long as you pack it properly, and don’t throw it about the place, your polisher will be fine along with your products and detailing equipment.
At the time of writing this article, it’s the cheapest bag on the list and offers more than enough functionality.
Chemical Guys Detailing Bag & Trunk Organizer
This bag isn’t going to hold your polisher, but it is going to let you pack 12 different products safely in one place.
The Chemical Guys have released a cube-shaped detailing bag and trunk organize that makes for a convenient product carrying case.
It’s made of durable nylon and metal construction, meaning it’s completely solid and stain-resistant.
It also holds up to 12 full-size 16oz bottles of product using internal bungee cords that hold them snugly inside the bag.
Want to store more than just product bottles? The expandable pockets will allow you to store extra drying towels, brushes, and accessories you may need.
The whole point of this bag is convenience. The small cube design keeps it compact and easy to move. It’ll also sit in your trunk allowing you to clean your car while on long journeys or attending car events.
While it doesn’t necessarily offer as much as the other bags on this list, it’s certainly worth considering.
Maybe you’ll even pair this with one of the other detailing bags so you can carry extra products and towels around with you.