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New Year, New You: Stylish and functional gym bags to buy right now

To accompany this journey, a stylish and sturdy gym bag is a clever investment because we all know how flimsy these recyclable tote bags can get.

Ah, 2023. It's the start of a new beginning, and thus the right time to set good intentions for one's self. If you're anything like me, I began the new year by being active with a reformer pilates class, followed by yoga at my gym.

One of the most important life lessons that I've learned throughout the difficult 2022 is to stay active and prioritise my health. To accompany this journey, a stylish and sturdy gym bag is a clever investment because we all know how flimsy these recyclable tote bags can get. Plus, you'll want a gym bag that you can lug to the office from home without looking messy, and has multiple useful compartments like shoe storage.

We've rounded up some duffels and gym bags that we think work for whatever activity you do, with carefully planned out pockets, compartments and storage areas for your water bottle, extra clothing, shoes and yoga mat. Trust us, you'll want water- and scratch-resistant bags that are stylish enough for everyday use or even a short weekend trip somewhere.

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1. Lululemon Patch Logo Tote Bag 25L

S$106.42 S$151.05 at Lululemon

Lululemon Patch Logo Tote Bag 25L. (PHOTO: Lululemon)
Lululemon Patch Logo Tote Bag 25L. (PHOTO: Lululemon)

Commuters would love this useful tote with a yoga strap to hold their mat.

2. Lululemon City Adventurer Large Duffle Bag 29L

S$253.96 at Lululemon

Lululemon City Adventurer Large Duffle Bag 29L. (PHOTO: Lululemon)
Lululemon City Adventurer Large Duffle Bag 29L. (PHOTO: Lululemon)

Why this bag is on our radar: it contains an exterior padded pocket that fits a 16" laptop and an expandable pocket for your sweaty gear.

3. Alo Yoga large traverse duffle

S$290 at Alo Yoga

Alo Yoga large traverse duffle. (PHOTO: Alo Yoga)
Alo Yoga large traverse duffle. (PHOTO: Alo Yoga)

A studio bag and weekender in one.

4. Alo Yoga Shopper Tote

S$70 at Alo Yoga

Alo Yoga Shopper Tote. (PHOTO: Alo Yoga)
Alo Yoga Shopper Tote. (PHOTO: Alo Yoga)

This perfectly oversized, heavy-duty canvas bag features corded handles, an Alo Yoga logo, and a gorgeous grey tie-dye pattern.

5. Puma Prime Time Backpack

S$79 at Lazada Singapore

Puma Prime Backpack. (PHOTO: Lazada Singapore)
Puma Prime Backpack. (PHOTO: Lazada Singapore)

Packed with smart details, secure pockets, and comfortable padding, this backpack has all the bases covered so you can look ahead to your destination with style and confidence.

6. Nike Sportswear Essentials Tote Bag

S$89 at Nike

Nike Sportswear Essentials Tote Bag. (PHOTO: Nike Singapore)
Nike Sportswear Essentials Tote Bag. (PHOTO: Nike Singapore)

An elevated take on a classic, the Nike Sportswear Tote keeps your everyday essentials organised.

7. Adidas by Stella McCartney Studio Bag

S$239 at Adidas

Adidas by Stella McCartney Studio Bag. (PHOTO: Adidas Singapore)
Adidas by Stella McCartney Studio Bag. (PHOTO: Adidas Singapore)

Whether it's a quick lunch break escape to the gym or a weekend getaway, the roomy design and zip pockets throughout help keep things organised and accessible.

8. Adidas Optimised Packing System Team Duffel Bag

S$99 at Adidas

Adidas Duffel Bag. (PHOTO: Adidas Singapore)
Adidas Duffel Bag. (PHOTO: Adidas Singapore)

Made for practices, games and team travel, it has a large opening so you can neatly stow clothes, shoes and equipment inside.

9. Nike Sportswear Futura Luxe

S$109 at Nike

Nike Sportswear Futura Luxe. (PHOTO: Nike)
Nike Sportswear Futura Luxe. (PHOTO: Nike)

Designed to match your flash, the Nike Sportswear Futura Tote elevates a Nike favourite with polished metal accents, a satin lining and a removable clip-on accessories pouch.

10. Nike Printed Stash Duffel

S$59 at Nike

Nike Printed Stash Duffel. (PHOTO: Nike)
Nike Printed Stash Duffel. (PHOTO: Nike)

Lightweight and packable, the Nike Stash Duffel offers quick storage when you need it and packs down small when you don't. The front zip pocket keeps your small items safe and can turn inside out to store itself.

11. Bellroy Lite Duffel

S$189 at Bellroy

Bellroy Lite Duffel. (PHOTO: Bellroy)
Bellroy Lite Duffel. (PHOTO: Bellroy)

A traditional duffel with a twist, this bag is rugged enough for adventure, but light enough to let you move like the wind.

12. The North Face Base Camp Travel Canister Small Mesarose

S$69.69 at Amazon Singapore

The North Face Base Camp Travel Canister Small Mesarose. (PHOTO: Amazon Singapore)
The North Face Base Camp Travel Canister Small Mesarose. (PHOTO: Amazon Singapore)

The Base Camp Travel Canister—S, inspired by their iconic Duffel, is a simple, super-durable carryall for taking your smaller personal items on the road.

13. Tobeape Sports Gym Bag

S$38.99 at Amazon Singapore

Tobeape Sports Gym Bag. (PHOTO: Amazon Singapore)
Tobeape Sports Gym Bag. (PHOTO: Amazon Singapore)

This sports duffel features a separate zipper compartment on the left side for shoes, laundry, or dirty gear storage.

14. Adidas Essentials Logo Duffel Bag

S$30 S$40 at Adidas Singapore

Adidas Essentials Logo Duffel Bag. (PHOTO: Adidas Singapore)
Adidas Essentials Logo Duffel Bag. (PHOTO: Adidas Singapore)

From socks to shoes, shirt to shorts, store your workout basics in this sleek Adidas duffel bag.

15. Adidas Essentials Linear Duffel Bag

S$59 at Adidas Singapore

Adidas Essentials Linear Duffel Bag. (PHOTO: Adidas Singapore)
Adidas Essentials Linear Duffel Bag. (PHOTO: Adidas Singapore)

The main compartment has a two-way zipper for easy access from both sides. It's packed with pockets and has a built-in shoe compartment to separate your sneakers.

16. Rains Weekend Bag

S$99.43 at Rains

Rains Weekend Bag. (Photo: Rains)
Rains Weekend Bag. (Photo: Rains)

Weekend Bag is Rains’ interpretation of a contemporary gym or overnight bag. This essential Rains bag features a single main compartment, webbed carry handles, a detachable shoulder strap, and adjustable lock slider buckles on the sides.

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