Do you have a lot of paintball gear? There is no way I could go play paintball without a gear bag because of how much equipment I have. As a matter of fact, I generally take 2. Gear bags are great because they are generally designed specifically for paintball, so there are pockets for your hoppers, googles, tank, pods, and more. If you plan on travelling around the country playing, make sure you know your baggage weight. Bags the way more then your airline accepts can cost you a lot of money in extra fees. I find that the smaller gear bags do much better to keep the overall weight down and I stuff them full. If you already have a gear back, we also carry messenger bags or back packs to carry around your laptop or school books.