This bag is awesome! Like most adult players, I went with the standard 'duffel bag' style for my first bag. It was okay, but almost TOO big. The more room I have, the more stuff I cram into it. Pretty soon, it felt like that bag weighed about 100 pounds. Very clumsy to carry through doorways too. After just one season, the wheel mechanism started to come off. So...I noticed a few guys carrying backpacks and started to research online. Several looked interesting, but I kept coming back to the Reebok 10K. Finally stopped in at our local hockey shop and picked one up. At first, I was skeptical - would this really hold all my gear, plus clothing, plus all the accessories? The answer is YES! First, the skate pockets are plenty roomy and fit in neatly with the design of the bag. There are several pockets for accessories, which keeps everything you need within easy reach - tape, skate lace tighteners, etc. The main compartment is huge! About the only trick you need to follow is to put your shinguards inside your breezers. Then, just stack the rest - shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, helmet. There, you're done. The next largest pocket is great for towels, jerseys, socks, etc. But it's up to you - the main compartment could easily hold all that stuff too.
So how does it transport? Wonderfully. Very easy to manuever, just make sure you wear both shoulder straps - otherwise, you may tip over! Seriously, it's fine. No problem getting through doorways either. It feels massive on your back, but in fact it's just deep, not too wide at all. Still not convinced? Okay, I'll leave you with this: I also recently bought the Grit Hockey Tower, which I've also reviewed. As much as I love the Grit, it is NOT easy to transport when you have to carry it - down several steps, through doorways etc. I now find myself wishing I had found the Reebok 10K first - could have saved myself the funds spent on the Grit. Bottom line - go with the Reebok 10K. You will not regret it!