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The essential gym bag roundup

Going to the gym has never been so glamorous – or functional – with this perfect selection of the best gym bags

Written by
Jasmine Dilmanian

Heading to the gym with a great bag in tow makes you feel at ease, in control and totally stylish. Plus, with this many cute gym bags on the market, it'd be plain rude to keep lugging around your smelly backpack from college or a flimsy canvas tote you got for free at the book store. There are such an array of colors, silhouettes and capabilities that gym bags these days are unlimited in their offerings. But thankfully you don't have to trawl through countless websites looking for them, because we've rounded up the most practical, stylish and so-cute-it-couldn't-possibly-be-for-the-gym bags.

Essential gym bags


Need a gym duffel and garment bag rolled into one? Henty delivers. If you’re serious about storage and love going to workouts post-work, there’s no other bag for you.

$189 on

It’s a cinch

Nixon’s Everyday Cinch bag is a simple nylon adjustable carryall backpack. With lightweight rope straps and a zipped outer compartment, there’s not much else you could ask for.

$20 on

Weekend warrior

The zip Weekend Warrior tote from Gaiam is made for all the stuff you do on weekends, including working out. It even comes with carrying straps for your yoga mat!

$29.98 on


Women's UA prove you don't have to spend hundreds to bag yourself good style. Their retro-vibed, no-fuss duffel is practical, pretty and comes in a wide variety of colors (although this 'blue infinity' is our fave).

$39.99 on

Logo goals

Streamlined and vintage looking, this Nike gym bag doesn’t shy away from a logo. Its shoulder strap is adjustable and detachable and it has a number of interior pockets for organization.

$24.97 on

A team issue

Another awesome Adidas style gives us a more modern take on the duffel. With a super sporty look, waterproof surface, and tough build, this one is made for action.

$37.50 on

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