Fall's 12 Best Gym Bags
Play with Plaid
You’d never believe it because this REI Balance Gym Bag ($59.50 at REI.com) is so fabulous, but it’s actually sourced from old plastic bottles. It’s large enough to house all of your gym gear, plus it’s eco-friendly. We also love this carryall’s separate compartments for dirty shoes, your water bottle, and clothes.
Best Bang for Your Buck
This Sherpani Meta 4 Yoga/Gym Bag ($79.95 at Sherpani.com) comes equipped with two exterior zip pockets, a detachable shoe bag, and an interior wet pocket that’s perfect for swimsuits. Made out of 67-percent recycled fabric, this find is also earth-friendly, so we’re totally sold.
This Henry Brown Admiral Navy Overnight Duffel Bag ($152 at SlamGlam.com) is the ultimate multi-tasker. Use it for your gym gear or for your next weekend getaway. It’s a bit of a splurge, but you can justify its cost by how often you’ll use it.
Pretty, Petite, and Pink
We're in love with the Life Is Tennis Reptilian Grape Small Sling Tennis Bag ($79.98 at SlamGlam.com). Although it’s on the smaller side, if all you have is a water bottle and one or two garments, this bag will totally work. It can also house your credit cards and other small items with its convenient compartments.
Pockets are Perfect
Choose from four different color schemes if you like this Sherpani Blaze Sport Duffel Backpack ($79.95 at Sherpani.com). Other pluses: It has two zippered external pockets, one external mesh sleeve, a water bottle pocket with easy access, a detachable shoulder strap that also can be used to make the bag into a backpack, and an external zippered, fleece-lined pocket.
If you're a true fashionista, you’ll dig this Carina Gym Bag ($170 at Clava.com). We love its pockets and design. Choose from seven different color schemes, but we personally love the white one!
Terrific Training Bag
If you’re a no-fuss, simple athlete, you’ll fall in love with this Nike Monica Standard Club Training Bag ($175 at Nike.com). It’s got a padded, adjustable shoulder strap, so don’t worry about carrying a heavy load. There are also bungee cords on the exterior so you can use it for your yoga or Pilates mat.
Fun, Funky Find
The Trumpette Schleppbags Gym Bag ($79.50 at Kolobags.com) might have the design of something old school, but make no mistake, this carryall is quite edgy with its patent-like exterior (which is super-easy to wipe clean, by the way). It also comes with a removable shoulder strap and spacious compartments—so versatile!
Boho Chic Beauty
Fashion meets function in this Jordan Bag ($128 at OneBagOneLife.com). The tote is ultra-light, multifunctional, and has pockets, pouches, and zippers for all of your belongings. And the best part is, founder Wendy Paskow has the bag’s user in mind. Her single mission with the line is for the carrier to be able to go everywhere and carry everything in one bag designed with plenty of portability for all of life's necessities (from laptop to yoga mat).
We are completely enamored with the oGorgeous Beverly Bowtie Mat Sling ($18 and up at oGorgeous.com). Just look at the super-cute design! Need we say more? You’ll definitely stand out in yoga class with this find!
For the Person Who Packs Light
If you like to pack light and want the ability to throw your gym bag into your purse, the RuMe Bag ($26.95 at RuMeBags.com) is the answer to all of your problems. Its philosophy is that less is more and for some of us gym nuts who like to keep things sweet and simple, this bag is the perfect fit. Plus, you can also go eco-friendly and use it for groceries on a rest day.