Whether you practice yoga or Pilates or just like to bring a mat to the gym to do toning exercises, I found a wonderful new bag made by Yogoco. It's my new favorite thing for so many reasons. For one, it's eco-friendly, made from pre-consumer T-shirts scraps. It's also extremely lightweight and has two 26-inch long compartments: one for a mat (it even fits my huge Manduka mat) and one for all the extra stuff like your towel, clothes, water bottle, snacks, or whatever. Mesh material on the sides lets your sweaty things air out, and the inside lining is wipeable. In the smaller zipper compartment, there's another pocket to hold important stuff like your keys, cell phone, or gym membership card.
Now I don't need to use my ugly oversize gym bag as often. With this Yogoco bag, everything is safely stored in its neat little compartment, which makes it easier to carry all my stuff and a cinch to find what I need. I have the Buddha's Garden design ($89), but these bags come in five other fun colors. To see them, read more.