The time finally came for me to replace my stick bag. I had one of those coffin cases that were popular back in the aught years. It was old and way too small for the stick collection that I’ve been growing and growing. So, I reached out to Sabian to let me check out a few bags from their collection, and I filmed it to share with all of you! Check it out.

Stick Flip, 360, and 362

Ultimately, I chose the 362. It’s a huge bag that everyone in the office confused for a trumpet case. But it’s exactly what I was looking for – a well designed bag that could hold ALL of my sticks and mallets. But let’s take a look one more time at the key features of each bag in case you don’t need one quite so big.

1. Sabian Stick Flip Bag

  • Compact, Lightweight, and Portable
  • Flip Out Design Transforms to Stick Holder
  • 2 Color Options (Grey Interior/Red Interior)
  • Shoulder Strap Included

Bottom Line

This bag is great for a gigging drummer who wants to keep some sticks at the ready to be grabbed at a moments notice. This is great for the percussionist who needs to travel with just the essential pairs of sticks – Snare, Marimba Mallets, Timpani Mallets, etc. This would also be fantastic for you younger drummers out there. If this had existed when I was in high school, I would have bought it, showed everyone in band how cool it was, and then they would have bought it. Really cool bag.




2. Sabian 360 Bag

  • Tube Design Makes Travel and Storage Easy
  • Access Your Sticks Upright, Tear the Bag Down Flat, Or Hang It Up
  • Lot’s of Storage Space with Extra on the Sides
  • Optional Quick Pouch for Additional Storage

Bottom Line

The Sabian 360 Bag is just a great all around bag. This would probably suit 90% of drummers and percussionists out there. It has tons of storage with additional zipper storage on the side. You can see from the video and pictures below that you can easily carry around various sticks, multiple mallets, brushes, and the like. It is also compatible with the optional Quick Pouch if you should find yourself in need of just a little bit more storage.






3. Sabian 362 Bag

  • Tube Design Makes Travel and Storage Easy
  • Access Your Sticks Upright, Tear the Bag Down Flat, Or Hang It Up
  • EVEN MORE Storage Space with Extra on the Sides
  • Optional Quick Pouch for Additional Storage

Bottom Line

As I said, this was the bag that I personally chose. It’s incredible how many sticks it can hold. I threw my entire collection in there, and yet I still have room to expand. I use the zipper storage on the side for my drum keys and moon gel, and I still have that Quick Pouch just in case I need a little bit more storage. I can’t imagine any drummer or percussionist needing more than this. If you do find that this bag just doesn’t quite have the space for your stick collection, then perhaps a military style duffel bag is more your speed.






4. Sabian Quick Pouch

Some quick thoughts on the Quick Pouch; this would be a great option for percussionists that travel in group together. It would be a good place to store multiple drum keys, moon gel, etc. And because it’s detachable, you could take it off your bag, grab a drum key, and then pass it around to everyone so they can get one as well. Then at the end of the night, you throw all the keys back in and off you go.

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Dave Stutts
Dave Stutts is a native of the greater Hampton Roads area of Virginia. He received his Bachelors of Music degree in Theory & Composition from the prestigious Christopher Newport University music school. He is a music composer living and working in New York City. He specializes in orchestral/symphonic work as well as pop and digital music. His scoring work has ranged from Chamber Ensemble pieces (String Quartets/Brass Quintets), larger ensembles compositions (Wind Ensemble/Symphony Orchestra/String Orchestra), as well as short film and video game work.He is also a songwriter and a regular gigging musician in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. He refers to his style as Pop/Rock and Blues. His musical career began when he started playing guitar at age 5. He later progressed to Bass in middle school, Drums in High School, and finally Percussion and Piano in college. When asked, he has cited Michael Giacchino, Hans Zimmer, and John Williams as his major film and video game inspirations, and John Mayer as his primary pop inspiration.