This is my competition bag I now can’t properly function without it! Most of the time it lives at home only venturing out to events but it is a vital part of my kit. Certain items live in this bag almost permanently one of which is my horse’s passport. Others include a spare pair of socks, hair net and rule books and perhaps randomly an elasticated bandage. This deserves a tip to itself (and will probably get one 😉 ) but I use it in the event that I pick up a pull or strain and need to either strap it up or attach ice to part of me! It’s strapped up my ankles and knees on more than one occasion! A lot of these items never leave the bag but it means I know exactly where they are in event of needing them at an event but that need checking the night before.
The night before an event I will add sat nav, food, drink, back support, stock, spare breeches/shirt/stock/underwear (you never know when you will get soaked and need them!), XC colours, head cam (for when I actually remember to turn it on!) and camera. It all fits in with ease and it is plenty strong enough to carry everything. At the event I will put in test sheets and if lucky rosettes and any purchases I have made so when unpacking the lorry at the end of the day I only need grab the bag rather than an armful of bits and pieces.
The added bonus is that it was a freebie a few seasons ago but still going strong.