Another year, another lofty fitness goal where you resolve to wake up at 5 a.m. and hit the gym every day before work. We salute your enthusiasm and want to help you achieve your new year’s fitness resolutions, so we’ve curated some of the best-reviewed gym bags on the internet to help you get to and from your workout, no matter what your budget might be. Our advice: pack your bag the night before and don’t hit the snooze button.
Aurorae Yoga Sling Backpack ($35)
If downward dog is a regular part of your gym routine, consider this spacious sling bag which has a spot specifically for your yoga mat as well as a main compartment big enough for clothes, a towel, and accessories. There’s even a built-in liner to hold dirty clothes.
Under Armour Storm Undeniable Backpack Duffel ($50)
This bag works as both a backpack and a duffel, with 37-liters of space that's organized wisely, with large vented end pockets for sweaty clothes and shoes, interior pockets for earbuds and wallet, and a separate water bottle pocket.
Herschel Supply Novel Duffel ($70)
No gimmicks here, just a well-made duffel with plenty of room for all your gear and a separate shoe compartment.
Aer Fit Pack 2 ($135)
The 18-liter Fit Pack 2 transitions seamlessly from the office to the gym, with an understated design that features a laptop sleeve, dedicated shoe compartment, and duffel-bag style zippers for easy access.
Mission Workshop Waxed Canvas Transit Duffel ($225)
Sure it's expensive but if ever there was a heritage gym bag that you would pass down to your grandchildren, this is it. We love the easy-access cube shape, the bomber waxed canvas outer, and the straps that let you mount the bag to the front of your bike.