That high-street drawstring bag you’ve been carrying around since year nine gym might have done the job back in the day, but you’re probably after something a tad more presentable as you perfect your gym-to-office routine. Take a gander at these smart, stylish gym bags then, from holdalls by sustainable titans to ultra-tough, utilitarian duffels that’ll transport your kit through each and every athletic endeavour you care to throw at it.
The Best Gym Bags Around
Adidas By Stella McCartney Gym Sack
German giant Adidas has been a real leader in the eco-friendly sportswear space and that’s in no large part thanks to its collaborations with conservation charity Parley for the Oceans and regular link ups with high fashion sustainable pioneer Stella McCartney.
This striking sack is a result of the latter and is made out of a series of recycled materials crafted into a lightweight design that can be easily squashed down into something even more portable.
Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Bag
Another brand proudly waving the sustainability (and B Corp) flag, Patagonia makes a fine duffel gym bag that comes in four different sizes depending on how many sweat-wicking gym tees and sustainable trainers you want to cram inside.
Nifty features include daisy chains on the outside for climbers to carry around all their ropes and cables, a tough, durable padded base, and a recycled fabric shell approved by sustainable certificators bluesign®.
Transcience Neoprene Yoga Bag
Yogis unite; we’ve found the gym bag for you. Crafted by functional bag maker Transience, this slick, ultra-modern holdall comes in a super waterproof neoprene shell and handily features extra long straps to easily stow away your yoga mat or foam roller, so you can namaste without the hassle of lugging two bags to class every time.
La Pochette Sweat Bag
Hygiene at the gym has become more pronounced at the gym since anti-bac squirt stations became a regular feature. But all that hand washing is kind of lost if you’re then going to just shove your sweaty, smelly kit back into your work bag.
That’s where La Pochette comes in. The sustainable-leaning independent specialises in anti-bacterial, water-resistant and machine-washable kit bags made out of recycled plastic bottles — taking the sweat out of lugging your smelly kit back home with you.
Nike Utility Power Training Duffel Bag
When it comes to gym bags you can never have too many pockets. Keep your keys, smartphone, and insulated stainless steel protein shaker, organised and secure with this utilitarian duffel bag from Nike, clad in a handsome army green and crafted in a lightweight but durable shell with built-in ventilation to let your gym gear breathe.
Rains Gym Bag
Scandi brand Rains is a dab hand at smart, stylish rainwear, a well of know-how that makes its gym bag one of the toughest around. Made minimalist and monochrome, the boxy silhouette allows you to fit a whole lot of gym kit inside, while the signature, waterproof PU shell is a Rains signature, with a smooth, glossy finish that belies the bag’s incredible durability.
Kavu Little Feller Bag
Sustainable outerwear brand Kavu has built a real fervent cult following around a unique, fun design aesthetic and the easy-wearing versatility of its bags and clothing. This backpack duffel hybrid from the brand is certainly a lovely-looking holdall, with a soothing colour-blocked design.
But its practicality is where it excels with a spacious capacity, a removable over-the-shoulder strap, and outer cinch straps for easily storing ropes, cables, yoga mats, foam rollers, and anything else you’d care to carry along with you to the climbing wall or gym.