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.
1. Lululemon Patch Logo Tote Bag 25L
Commuters would love this useful tote with a yoga strap to hold their mat.
2. Lululemon City Adventurer Large Duffle Bag 29L
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
A studio bag and weekender in one.
4. Alo Yoga Shopper Tote
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
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
An elevated take on a classic, the Nike Sportswear Tote keeps your everyday essentials organised.
7. Adidas by Stella McCartney Studio Bag
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
From socks to shoes, shirt to shorts, store your workout basics in this sleek Adidas duffel bag.
15. Adidas Essentials Linear Duffel Bag
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
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.