I recently received a request to cover gym bags as a topic, which made me happy because O, how I love looking at bags. Diaper, laptop, purse, it doesn’t matter — bags are one of my favorite things to web-window-shop.
I actually could use a new gym bag, since I’ve just been carrying my purse when I go to work out. It’s a tote shape so it works decently for carrying the things I need (iPod, towel, water bottle, keys) but I do notice I’m the only person mincing around the weight room with a, you know, purse. I have a largish duffle bag I could use, but that seems like overkill — I don’t change at the gym, so I don’t need to bring along clothes, shoes, and toiletries.
Don’t you think I need a new bag? COME ON TELL ME I NEED TO SHOP FOR A NEW BAG.
Ahem. Anyway, here are some bags (big and small) I’ve been looking at:
Sherpani Meta Sports Gym Bag. Interior mesh pockets, removable inner bag for cosmetics etc, zippered pockets, big straps for carrying the back over your shoulder — plus, super-cute color combinations.
Crescent Moon Convertible Yoga Tote. A tote bag with an adjustable wrap to hold your yoga mat! Cool idea, and I love the black/pink style.
REI Balance Gym Bag. The REI Balance bag’s got a purselike shape with long straps, can hold a yoga mat, has several pockets, provides a large zippered opening so you don’t have to root endlessly looking for items, and is even made from recycled materials. What’s not to like here?
PUMA Phantom Mini Grip. This bag is fairly small (11″ w X 4.25″ deep x 7.5″ h) so you couldn’t easily carry a full change of clothes or extra shoes, but if you’re only needing to tote along some water, your personal items, and maybe a small towel, it would work great. SUCH a cute design — like a hip little bowling bag.
Overland Equipment Luna. I like the cross-body design of this funky bag, which looks just big enough for the essentials.
Kalya Town Square. I can imagine a thousand uses for this style — it looks like it could serve nicely not only as a gym accessory, but as a diaper bag, carryon travel tote, or laptop bag. It’s got a bottle holder on the side, tons and tons of storage areas, straps for a yoga mat, and comes in eighty spiffy colors. Probably too much for what I need, but I’m kind of lusting over it anyway.
Do you have the Perfect Gym Bag? Tell us about it!