Things to consider when choosing a GYM bag
- durability of the material, especially around the bottom and corners
- size of your bag (some are too small to hold everything you need, some are too big... make sure it is enough for all your stuff!)
- compartmentalization - do you want separate compartments or 1 big area?
- the material itself of the bag
- design of the bag (do you want a plain, basic one or do you want something with color and prints?)
- pockets/compartments for your things inside the bag - make sure there are enough places for all your items.
To help you out we have created a guide of popular GYM bags
Rigor Gear Duffle Bag
This brand is very popular among those who do bodybuilding and Crossfit.
This bag is available in 3 colors, very durable, the bottom of the bag is thick and made out of a material that doesn't wear down easily. There are also two small pockets on the sides for carrying accessories. The downside to this bag is that it's quite big - it could be difficult to carry around if you don't plan on going straight from work or home to the gym.
Size: this bag comes in 2 sizes - 15" and 18".
Compartments: there are 5 zippered pockets in this bag. 3 of them are on the inside, 2 are on the outside. Plus there is one mesh pocket on both sides to carry water bottles or accessories.
Material: it's made out of a strong material that could handle being thrown around but still looks nice and classy. Because of the material, there is no problem with staining or ripping for this bag! The bottom of the bag is well-protected against wearing out. Besides that, all parts of this product are well sewn together which guarantees durability even after a long time of usage.
Carrying straps: this bag comes with two separate straps, one for each size. They're also adjustable - you can make them shorter or longer depending on your preference. The material of the straps is very durable and strong which guarantees they will never tear (if properly taken care of).
BuyAgain Duffel Gym Bag
It is a very cheap bag which comes in 2 sizes, one is packed with pockets for your accessories and the other one is smaller but has a water bottle holder.
Size: there are two sizes available - small (20"x 13") or large (24" x 17"). The difference between these two bags only lies in the fact that the "large" size has a separate compartment for carrying a water bottle.
Material: This bag is made out of 100% Nylon material so it can easily be wiped off if milk/water/etc. was spilled on it. It's also treated to be resistant against sweat so you won't have to worry about smelling bad while using this bag! Because of the material, there is no problem with staining or ripping.
Carrying straps: there are two carrying options for this bag - the first one is 2 shoulder straps which are adjustable, this option gives you freedom of movement when you're taking your GYM gear with you while going for a run. The second option is 2 handles on the top of the bag to carry it around by hand if you want to put your bag in another bigger bag. This way it's pretty portable to carry around if that's what you need!
Compartments: This bag has 5 compartments in total. On the inside there are two pockets - one with a zipper and the other one is open, with a small separator between them - this way you can carry your smaller accessories like earphones or your keys. There are also 2 mesh compartments on the outside of the bag to keep your things organized.
SZSMART Sports Gym Bag
If you looking for a bag that has a lot of compartments on the inside, this might be your model.
Size: there are two sizes available 20" and 26", both of them have separated compartments for carrying a water bottle.
Material: This bag is made out of Nylon which is durable against sweat - it's not going to smell bad during usage! There is also a waterproof layer on the bottom so you can wear your GYM clothes without having to worry about them being wet when going home from the gym/running/etc.
The downside to this material is that it can get dirty very quickly, but it's easy to clean! All parts of this product are well sewn together which guarantees safety even after a long time of usage.
Compartments: this bag has a total of 11 compartments. On the inside, there are 2 large separated pockets with a zipper and one mesh pocket - this way you can carry your accessories separated from each other. There is also an open pocket on the top to put in your water bottle or any other accessory - it's protected against spilling so you won't have to worry about that! On the outside, there is only one compartment that has a small separator between it, but it too is protected against spillage.
Carrying straps: this bag comes with 2 shoulder straps which are adjustable, but you can also carry it around by hand if that's what you prefer. It has a very comfortable grip on the inside so there isn't any discomfort when carrying heavy loads of equipment!
BCELEGEND Sports Gym Bag
This bag is made out of waterproof material and has separate pockets for your GYM accessories
Size: there are two sizes available - small (20"x 8") or big (26" x 11"). The difference between these two bags only lies in the fact that the "bigger" size has a separate compartment for carrying a water bottle.
Material: This bag is made out of waterproof material, similar to plastic bags which you can get from supermarkets. This way you won't have to worry about your GYM accessories being wet when carrying them in this bag! The downside to the material is that it's not sweat-resistant, so you will have to clean it regularly so your things don't smell bad after the time of usage.
Compartments: there are 3 compartments inside this bag - 2 mesh pockets on the outside where you can keep several smaller items like earphones or even snacks if you need them while traveling due to the small size. There is also the main compartment which has protected divisions for separating several bigger accessories, like clothes and shoes. All parts of this product are very well sewn together and they're durable enough against multiple uses without ripping off.
Carrying straps: this bag has two shoulder straps that are adjustable. It also has 2 side handles to carry it around by hand if that's what you prefer.
LOPET Sports Gym Bag
This bag is very simple, but it looks pretty nice!
Size: this bag comes in only one size - 25" x 12". For most people, this will be big enough for carrying all their GYM accessories with them easily during traveling or working out at the gym/running/etc.
Material: the material on this bag isn't waterproof but instead it looks like some kind of cloth - however since it doesn't get dirty quickly I guess that works just fine! There is no protection against spilling liquids inside which could make using this product a bit harder.
Compartments: there are 3 compartments inside this bag - 2 mesh pockets on the outside where you can keep several smaller items like earphones or even snacks if you need them while traveling due to the small size. There is also the main compartment which has protected divisions for separating several bigger accessories, like clothes and shoes. All parts of this product are well sewn together and they're durable enough against multiple uses without ripping off.
Carrying strap: there is only one carrying strap so you have to carry it around by hand, not very comfortable but at least you get something! However, this bag looks more like a purse than a gym bag so some people might find it pretty uncomfortable to carry by hand during long-time usage.
VanFn Travel Duffel Bag
This bag has two main compartments - one big and one small. It's pretty simple but it looks nice!
Size: this bag comes in only one size which is 24" x 11". Inside there are 2 compartments, where the first bigger one can hold a lot of accessories while still looking good. The second smaller one is on the front side and it serves as a pocket for shoes or dirty clothes. For some people, it might be too small to use, especially if you're trying to put it in your water bottle as well.
Material: This bag is made out of waterproof material which makes it very easy to clean after usage. There's also no problem with spilling liquids inside since those will just roll off from the bottom. However since it's made out of this kind of material it isn't very breathable, so your things might start smelling bad after a while if you're carrying them inside the bag during hot weather.
Compartments: there are 2 compartments inside as well as one pocket on both sides - those can be used to hold smaller items like water bottles or even snacks if needed for traveling! All parts of this product are pretty well sewn together and they're durable enough against multiple uses without ripping off.
Carrying straps: this bag has two shoulder straps which are adjustable and also one handle which you can carry by hand.
Under Armour Undeniable Duffle Gym Bag
This famous brand manufactures a lot of different products, including this very nice looking duffle bag!
Size: this bag comes in two sizes - 21" and 24". In both cases, it's pretty small, so if you're trying to carry more things with you it might be too small. Compartments inside are also on the smaller side as well as zippers which can make putting some bigger stuff into this duffle a bit difficult.
Material: the material that UA uses for manufacturing this product is polyester which makes it pretty light and allows air to pass through really well. It's not waterproof but then again you don't need it to be since water won't stay on top long enough to cause any harm. This material is resistant to moisture so your things will be safe inside the bag even when it is raining outside.
Compartments: there are 2 compartments in this very simple-looking bag where you can carry all of your accessories. Of course, you can still separate them into smaller compartments if needed with some extra bags or organizer/s - that's possible since this duffle has little pockets inside similar to purses!
Everything on this product looks quite durable and ready for use in the long run - after using it several times without any problems it might just become a favorite among customers! You have to be careful about putting heavy objects into the front pocket because that might rip off over time, so keep that in mind!
Carrying straps: this great duffle bag has 2 different carrying straps that are adjustable. The first one goes over the shoulder while the second one is used for supporting the weight of the bag while carrying it out in your hand.
Nike Brasilia Duffel Bag
This duffle bag is great for those who are looking for something on the more simple side of things.
Size: this duffle comes in only one size - 23" which is on the bigger end of normal gym bags. Inside there are two compartments where you can carry all your equipment no matter how big or small it might be! You can also put shoes inside each compartment separately, so if you have sweaty shoes after usage you can easily separate them from clothes/accessories that are clean.
Material: this duffle bag is made out of polyester which makes it very lightweight and water-resistant at the same time. It's not actually waterproof but it will do just fine with keeping most liquids away from your belongings, especially if you're carrying it by hand.
Compartments: this duffle bag has 3 different compartments - two big ones inside and one smaller pocket with an extra zipper on the side of the bag. Again, all those are pretty easy to clean which is always a nice plus! On top of that, there's also one more compartment on the bottom where you can put shoes after usage without having them mix up with your clothes or other equipment.
Carrying straps: since this bag comes only in one size there are no adjustable straps available for this model. However, it does have some extra padding on both sides which gives you extra comfort while carrying it over your shoulder. Also at the end of each strap, you'll find some kind of rubber coating that prevents the strap from sliding off or giving you blisters.
This duffle bag is great for those who are looking for something on the more simple side of things. It has enough space inside to carry all your equipment, which might be a bit too big for smaller people though since it's 23". Also if you're into working out with Nike products this bag might just become one of your favorites!
Everest Gym Bag
This brand is famous for its durable sports equipment so it is no surprise that their duffle bag is very good as well.
Size: this duffle bag comes only in one size - 22". That particular size might be a bit too big for people under 5'6" (1,67m) but it depends on how much stuff you want to carry inside. The bag has one compartment for carrying all your equipment, there are 2 small pockets on both sides that you can use to put some smaller accessories in and then the main compartment where you can store all your bigger things such as a towel or two!
Material: the material used for the manufacturing of this bag is nylon which makes it nice and lightweight, so you can carry it with ease everywhere you go. It's water-resistant so if you have to walk in the rain or face some unexpected shower on your way back home then your stuff will be safe inside! The stitching of the product is pretty good which gives it durability but also allows air to pass through expanding its lifespan.
Carrying straps: this duffle comes only with 2 carrying straps which makes it very easy to carry around hands-free. It also features adjustable straps so if you're planning on using it during winter months when wearing thick clothes underneath - you can easily adjust them beforehand and not worry about having some unwanted bulging of extra fabric while carrying the bag out.
Compartments: this duffle bag comes with 2 compartments - one on the inside and another which is located on the front of the product. This second compartment is perfect for putting all your smaller accessories in so you don't have to search around if you're in a hurry. The bag has a drawstring closure that can be easily adjusted depending on how much stuff you want to carry with you during workout sessions. Overall this gym bag is of good quality, very durable, and provides enough space for all your equipment!