All The Gym Bags That Will Make You Actually Want to Go to the Gym
Anecdotal evidence tells us that having the right gym bag can increase your chances of being excited about working out by 1000%. (Or something like that.) Each of these picks is durable, easy to tote around, and most importantly, look cool. Also, they're all available on Amazon, which means you don't have to waste any energy trying to unearth the right bag on foot (you'll need that for Hot Yoga come your lunch hour).
The 20 inch version of this best-selling bag literally does it all: it's made from heavy duty nylon that won't rip, has reinforced straps, and its water-resistant compartment can fit a pair of gym shoes or hold dirty gym clothes. It's compact size also makes it the perfect carry-on, and when you're not using it, it folds up into a 6 inch square.
This super spacious bag can fit it all, no matter your sport. How much room exactly? As one Amazon review puts it: "I can put a basketball, pair of shoes, toiletry bag, and a change of clothes easily in this bag. Even with all that, there's still a ton of room for other things."
The vertical shape of this tote makes it a stylish pick for going from barre to brunch without feeling like you're carrying luggage. Plus, internal storage pockets means you won't have to hunt down your earbuds before you hop on the treadmill. But don't just take our word for it. One Amazon reviewer writes: "This is fast becoming one of my favorite bags I've ever had—and trust me, I have had a lot of bags!"
The structure of this durable duffel gives it a sophisticated feel that won't look unprofessional under your desk at the office. It also has tons of space: the main compartment fits clothes and shoes, and zippered side pockets are the ideal size for deodorant and face wash. We also love the way it can easily transition into being your favorite weekender bag.
Small but Great
Sometimes you just don't want (or need) to fit a ton of items in your gym bag, and this 16 inch option is our favorite for workouts that don't require a ton of gear. (Though you definitely could fit a pair of cycling shoes inside.) There's also a genius faux-fur lined pocket that protects your phone from getting banged up inside.
This classic gym bag has one very special feature that makes it stand out from the rest: adjustable straps for attaching a yoga mat. Also, we love that there are two exterior side pockets that are the perfect size for a water bottle and compact umbrella.
This classic gym bag is a best-seller for a reason: the designers took buyers' feedback and used it to inspire the bag's latest design, which includes reinforced stitching and water-resistant bottom panel. There are also 10 compartments for keeping all of your aquatic accessories organized.
This super stylish color-blocked bag has a bit of a vintage vibe, but it has all the modern details (like durable, water-resistant nylon) that make it a great choice for the gym and beyond. The duffel shape is roomy enough for shoes and workout gear, and the canvas crossbody strap makes it easy to carry around, no matter where you're headed.
For when tennis is on the schedule, this spacious choice is your best bet. It fits a racquet (or, if yoga is more your thing, a mat), and has zippered pockets for all of your valuables. It also comes in nine cool patterns (we like "Bolder and Wiser" and "Unbeweavable" best, F.Y.I).
We love this no-frills drawstring bag for when you only need to store a few essentials in your gym locker. But it's also got some smart details: a mesh panel at the bottom helps with ventilation, and an interior divider separates your clean and dirty gear.