There was once a time when people carried actual gym bags to the gym, instead of their leather totes. Granted, I don’t go to the gym very often, but when I do, I actually work out so I want a bag that’s functional. I don’t carry my crocodile Birkins into the locker room like some reality stars do. Lately, I’ve been packing my kickboxing gear into a pink Nike nylon gym bag. I think it’s time to upgrade to something slightly chicer but still appropriate. So here are the latest gym bags worth sweating over:
Dubbel Duffel Backpack x Fanny Pack: Why carry a basic bag to the gym when you can have the convenience of one that converts its base into a fanny pack that you can carry around with you (for your water bottle or to keep valuables close – whatever you like to take with you from machine to machine!). On Shopbop for $138.
Dubbel Duffel Color Block Tote: This simple colorblocked tote is all you need for a workout – a lot of space and a casual fabric that can take a beating (in this case, polyester). On Farfetch for $185.85.
Dubbel Duffel Medium Mesh Duffel: In case you haven’t noticed, Dubbel Duffel is the brand to beat. This can convert from a messenger bag to a tote in one quick zip (see how on the jump page). There’s even a detachable wristlet! On Shopbop for $178.
Meredith Wendell Satchel: If you prefer the classic duffel shape to store your workout gear, Meredith Wendell’s colorful leather satchel will be just your speed. At Bloomingdale’s for $595.
Anya Hindmarch Gym Patent-Trimmed Tote: It’s nice to see major designers recognizing the need for this kind of functional bag. And with the cute “GYM” label up top, no one will confuse its purpose. On NET-A-PORTER for $295.