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10 gym bags that will make you want to workout

We've found a gym bag to suit every style

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Melanie Macleod
Wellness Editor
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There's nothing that motivates us to hit the gym quite like new activewear - especially new gym bags. We're not talking non-descript black hold-alls here. We mean stylish gym bags you'd be as happy to take for cocktails as you are carrying it to your exercise classes.  After all, when you've spent all that money on fancy activewear, it deserves better than being shoved into an old tote bag.

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From gym bags for yoga to duffel bags this fit your trainers, towel, top and more, here's our edit of the best gym bags out there. See you at the studio!

The best gym bag for... fashion-lovers

vb gym bag

Reebok x Victoria Beckham Backpack, £119/$150, Reebok


This cool new gym bag dropped as part of VB's latest Reebok collection. It sold out immediately on her site but is still available via Reebok. It's made from 100% recycled material, has adjustable, comfortable straps and countless compartments for all of your bits and bobs.

The best gym bag for... lots of kit

glossier gym bag

Glossier Sunshine Yellow Duffel Bag, £19/$20, Glossier


Ideal for the beauty-lovers out there, this colourful bag is the ultimate mood-brightener. We can't help but smile when we see it. It's big enough for all your gym gear (even boxing gloves, if that's your workout of choice) with one big compartment to store everything in. It has a front pocket too, for the things you need easy access to. 

The best gym bag for... commuting

swearty betty commute running backpack

Commuter Running Backpack, £95/$128, Sweaty Betty


If you're the kind of person who likes to run to work, then do a class after the working day is done, this backpack is for you. It has padded straps that won't dig in, has reflective details so you're easy to spot and even fits a 13.3 inch laptop inside.

The best gym bag for...swimming

gym shark gym bag

Everyday Holdall, £30/$42, GymShark


This pastel pink gym bag has a wet pocket, making it perfect for soggy swimming gear. It also has plenty of multi-functional pockets all over it to keep jewellery, keys and headphones safe. It also comes in light grey, lilac and black.

The best gym bag for...anyone who loves pink

Nike gym bag

Nike Gym Club women's training duffel bag, £28, Nike


Nike's lightweight duffle bag is the perfect size for all of your gym essentials, plus there's a separate compartment for your trainers, but it's the pink that's really selling it to us.

The best gym bag or pilates

Transience bag

Transience Fortune shell shoulder bag, £175/$225, Net-a-Porter


The Fortune bag by Transcience has a minimalist design that's practical and timeless. It's made from durable shell and comes with a removable zipped pouch for your keys, phone and purse.

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The best gym bag for...a statement print

Stella McCartney adidas bag

Printed backpack, £130/$211 Stella McCartney


Just because it's your gym bag doesn't mean it can't come in a bold print. This Stella McCartney x adidas backpack has all of the extra storage you could need and an air mesh back panel.

The best gym bag for...after work classes

Marks and spencer gym bag

Gym tote bag, £29.50, Marks & Spencer


The GoodMove collection at M&S has affordable gym gear that's high quality, too. This tote bag is lightweight, water-resistant and the ideal size to fit into a gym locker.

The best gym bag for...every workout

Lululemon gym backpack

Pack and go multi wear bag, £108/$118, Lululemon


This versatile Lululemon gym bag can be worn as a backpack or crossbody and includes a detachable front pouch. There's also an inner zip pocket and an outer pocket for easy access to your water bottle.

The best gym bag for...plenty of storage

adidas gym bag

ID duffell bag, £38.70, adidas


Looking for a sturdy and spacious design? This classic gym bag from adidas will fit the bill. We love the contrasting colours.

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