While a handful of guys imagine that choosing a gym bag is a no-brainer, the truth is that there are actually some important aspects that must be considered when embarking on making a selection that fits your unique style.
For starters, storage space is critical, and bigger may not always be better. The type and durability of material too, are important, as is the bag’s functionality. You don’t want a bag that has zilch options for separating your sweaty boxers from your clean clothes and toiletries. Launch into our list of the best gym bags for men and figure out just how you should style up!
Under Armour Undeniable Medium II Duffel Bag
Pro: Large, vented pocket for laundry
Con: Material may puncture easily
Padded Handles: Handling has never been easier than with this bag. With a top grab handle and an adjustable shoulder strap that are padded, comfort when handling the fully loaded bag is guaranteed. And packing this bag is a bliss too, what with four exterior pockets and one interior zipped one, which ensures organizational efficiency. An abrasion-resistant bottom and tough side panels give the promise of extended durability. For those who prefer having extra attachment points on their bags, the presence of the D-ring fixed on this bag’s front panel will be most satisfying.
New Nike Team Training Max Air Medium Duffel Bag
Pro: Water resistant tarpaulin bottom
Con: Limited color options
Environment-Friendly: Employing 100 percent recycled plastic lightweight Max Air straps to ensure cushioned shock absorption, this bag gives you value for your money while playing an important role in conserving the environment. It easily accommodates all your gym gear in its spacious and versatile dual-zip main compartment, side mesh pocket, and front and side zip pockets. The shoe/sweaty workout gear pocket is aerated, and, to top it all, durable, water-resistant fabric keeps your gear dry in wet conditions.
OGIO International X-Train 2
Pro: Laptop compartment
Con: No large main compartment
Shoe Compartment: For a bag that will fit a 15” laptop quite comfortably while providing a dedicated shoe, dirty gear and wet items pocket, the X-Train 2 is well constructed and amazingly compact. This does mean that you will not be able to pack a whole lot of gym equipment here; though the various compartments allow you to pack all manner of things with utmost convenience. The helmet strap, however, may prove useless for most buyers. This bag is ideal for one looking for a smaller than the average gym bag.
Fred Perry Men’s Classic Barrel Bag
Pro: Interior zipped pocket
Con: Fabric easily wears
Compact Efficiency: For the man grabbing a towel, some water, a change of clothes and a pair of shoes before dashing to the gym, this bag is more than ideal. And you needn’t worry about the modalities of cleaning off the sweat – a simple dry-clean operation for both the cotton and PVC options available, and it is as good as new. You will find its two exterior pockets, as well as the interior, zippered one, convenient when using it to pack for light travel during the weekends. Handle the zippers with care though for breakage is quite common.
Goatstuff Real Leather Urban Duffel Leather Luggage Gym Bag
Pro: Multi-purpose bag
Con: Only one compartment
Weather Proof: Made with real goat leather with a hunter’s green canvas lining its single chamber, this duffel bag will take any punishment that treacherous elements throw its way. It will serve you in various capacities as a gym bag, travel bag, weekend bag, and even as a shopping bag. Accessorized with solid brass, this brown bag manages to look trendy and classy while remaining highly functional. Ease of carrying is enhanced by two handles and a removable shoulder strap. The leather smell will fade with use over time, for those concerned.
David King & Co. Extra Large Multi Pocket Duffel Bag
Pro: Dual zippered side compartments
Con: Dye transfer on rubbing with light-colored material
Actually Large: And not only in name. This bag, complete with soft and smooth leather, not only has the looks but can also comfortably pack a week’s worth of clothes, toiletries, and even a pair of shoes. Though sporting a fabric-lined main compartment and a solid bottom, this bag is not rigid at all and is thus easily stowed when not in use. And you can use it as a carry-on as it will easily fit in the overhead bin, saving you the hassle of checking your bags when you are in flight mode.
Form Gym Bag / Field
Pro: Stylish yet wholly practical
Con: Short shoulder straps (can’t be worn across the chest)
Unconventional Class: This Italian handmade gym bag is not only tastefully stylish but also fully functional. Its canvas body ensures that you don’t have to overthink where you need to place it once you hit the wet changing rooms. Both the leather top and shoulder straps infuse a dash of luxury in the mix, as do the fine Italian wool felt and lightweight black cotton lining in its interior. Packing logistics are eased by the two interior pockets in this bag which will easily hold your gym clothes, sneakers, and anything else you throw at it.