It's Time to Replace Your Old Tote With One of These Cute Gym Bags
It's easy to think you don't need a gym bag; you can just get away with using an old tote bag. But when you forget shower shoes or don't have a sweat bag for your dirty clothes, you start to realize that maybe having a designated gym bag is a good idea. We found some of the cutest and most functional gym bags you can buy, and once you start using one, your only regret will be that you didn't buy it sooner. Just keep reading to shop our picks!
Logan and Lenora Waterproof Tote
This Logan and Lenora Waterproof Tote ($110) comes in a bunch of colors and is perfect for the girl on the go.
Pros: Bag lady no more! With this tote, you can fit everything you've ever needed into one stylish package. We love the animal print, but it also comes in four other patterns.
Cons: A tote bag might not be the most ideal if you need to be running through the city. It's got magnetic closures, but you might want something with a zipper if you're concerned about safety.
Ban.do Work It Out Gym Bag
This Ban.do Work It Out Gym Bag ($26, originally $35) is straight out of the '80s, and we love it!
Pros: Nobody will accidentally mistake your gym bag for theirs, that's for sure! This bag stands out in the best possible way. Plus, it's got a place to thread your earbuds so you can listen to music on the go!
Cons: Some customers felt this bag was a little small for their needs, and others wished there was a real zippered pocket inside as opposed to a mesh one.
Vooray Burner Gym Bag
Nordstrom shoppers can't say enough good things about this Vooray Burner Gym Bag ($50). The floral print is so cute!
Pros: This bag comes with two straps, lots of pockets, and a separate shoe compartment. It's one of the most functional gym bags we've seen.
Cons: This bag isn't machine washable, which can be frustrating.
Zella New Perforated Duffel Bag
This Zella New Perforated Duffel Bag ($89) is roomy, spacious, and perfect for throwing in anything you could possibly need on your way to work.
Pros: Again, this bag has space! Seriously, space for days. It comes with a built-in sweat bag and plenty of pockets.
Cons: The only thing customers wish for is more color options.
Sole Society Harley Faux Leather Tote
How chic is this Sole Society Harley Faux Leather Tote ($70)? Nobody would ever know that it's actually a gym bag!
Pros: With two outside pockets and an interior zip bag, there's plenty of storage space. Plus, this tote is so roomy, there's nothing you couldn't fit in here!
Cons: There are no interior pockets. Plus, some people found it so large that it became cumbersome.
Sweaty Betty Luxe Gym Bag
This Sweaty Betty Luxe Gym Bag ($132, originally $165) comes with a built-in strap for your yoga mat, which solves so many storage issues.
Pros: With plenty of pockets both internally and externally, there isn't much that won't fit in this bag. The other big bonus is that it's pliable and small enough to fit in most gym lockers.
Cons: Some customers have commented that it's a little on the heavy side.
Dagne Dover 365 Dakota Neoprene Backpack
If you're partial to a backpack, look no further than this Dagne Dover 365 Dakota Neoprene Backpack ($175).
Pros: With padded shoulder straps, plenty of inside pockets, and even a sleeve for your laptop, this is the ultimate transitional bag.
Cons: Some people found this bag to be a little small, and others were disappointed that it only fit a 13-inch laptop.
MZ Wallace Medium Metro Tote
This MZ Wallace Medium Metro Tote ($215) proves there's no need to sacrifice style for comfort.
Pros: You'll be shocked by how much you can fit inside this bag. Plus, it looks like a purse but was actually made to be a gym bag!
Cons: Some people find the handles a bit slippery on the shoulder.
Fjällräven Totepack No.1 Water Resistant Tote
This Fjällräven Totepack No.1 Water Resistant Tote ($110) is versatile, minimal, and perfect for the gym.
Pros: It's one of the only totes we've found with a zippered closure, which is great for security while traveling. It's waterproof, which is amazing, and you can convert it to a backpack!
Cons: Some people find the conversion to a backpack to be a little awkward.