The best gym bags for women blend fashion and functionality, and will inspire you to get fit.
You already have enough excuses sabotaging your get-fit-goals: you're busy at work, you're feeling tired, there's a new episode of The Bachelor on TV. So don't let an ugly duffel bag that you're too embarrassed to carry in public hold you back from logging a sweat session. The gym bag you use to tote around your clothes, sneakers, and toiletries should be so stylish that you want to show it off—and inspire you to go work out, of course. The best gym bags for women are fashionable enough to carry from the office to the gym to dinner out, and everywhere in between. They're also spacious enough to fit everything you need comfortably, and made of durable materials built to last. Plus, they make great holiday gifts. Here are our top picks; which is your favorite?
MZ Wallace Medium Metro Tote
Walk into any New York City gym, and you're bound to see a woman carrying an MZ Wallace tote. Workout fiends love these bags because they're roomy, lightweight, durable, available in tons of colors and prints, and fashionable enough to carry everywhere you go.
Lululemon All Day Tote
Herschel Supply Co. Heritage Backpack
Athleta Camo Bucket Sling
Longchamp Large Le Pliage Tote
Fjällräven Kånken Water Resistant Backpack
This might just be the ultimate work-to-gym bag. For one, it's incredibly spacious; there are multiple interior pockets, including one that zips, as well as a hidden ventilated bottom pocket for gym shoes. The water-resistant nylon fabric is easy to clean, but the vegan leather accents elevate the style so you can bring it to work. Plus, it comes with a laundry and cosmetic bag to stash dirty clothes and makeup. What more could you want?
Timbuk2 Recruit Backpack
Eliminate having to carry multiple bags during your daily commute with Timbuk2’s Recruit backpack. It has a handy inside pocket for your laptop or iPad, and you still have room for a pair of shoes and water bottle. Plus, the air mesh straps provide comfort and breathability—especially helpful when you’re super sweaty after a workout class.
Dagne Dover Landon Carryall
While this bag can also be used as a weekender travel bag, it works well for daily trips to the gym. What’s great about Dagne Dover bags is the genius inside pockets—you can carry your gym clothes and tennis shoes but still easily find your phone, thanks to the interior pockets (there's even one for your water bottle). Inside, you’ll also find a shoe duster and air mesh pouch for other loose items. With 12 different colorways, you can shop for more than one so that you’ll have one to match all of your workout outfits.