Let’s be honest: the real reason you’re going to the gym isn’t to get ripped. Sure, it’s a nice perk, but rippling abs and buff biceps take a back seat to your real motivation for hitting the gym: a whole lot of fit women. The first rule of impressing the ladies at the gym is looking good, so make sure you’re packing your workout gear into a sports bag that’s going to make the right impression. Like these:
Gym Bag #1 – Herschel Supply Co. Navy Novel Bag
Herschel Supply Co. has only been on the scene since 2009, but their high-quality bags are well worth a look. The Novel is a classic duffle bag with a removable shoulder strap and a rugged 600D poly for durability. It also features the label’s signature coated cotton-poly fabric lining and separate shoe compartment.
Gym Bag #2 – Marc By Marc Jacobs Plaid Mesh Holdall Bag
Only Marc By Marc Jacobs could make your walk through the gym look so much like a walk down the catwalk. There’s no denying what a stylish accessory the Plaid Mesh Holdall Bag – with two black canvas handles, faux leather trims, and navy, blue, and red plaid polyester sides – is.
Gym Bag #3 – Penfield For J.Crew Irondale Gym Bag
Massachusetts-based Penfield has a long history of producing high grade weather-resistant outerwear, so it’s no surprise J.Crew chose them as collaborators for the Irondale Gym Bag. Not only is it tough enough to withstand your sweatiest gear, its exclusive colours and resurrected vintage label give it a great classic athletic look.
Gym Bag #4 – Staple Superior Canvas Carry Bag
Or, if the retro athletic look isn’t really your style, go for the modern and minimalist Staple Superior Canvas Carry Bag. The durable white canvas duffle features a contrasting blue base, a spacious main compartment with an internal slip pocket, extra storage in a small pocket on the front, and sturdy canvas handles.
Gym Bag #5 – Marc By Marc Jacobs Camouflage Houndstooth Padded Mesh Duffle Bag
We couldn’t resist including Marc By Marc Jacobs one more time because…well, just look at it. The Camouflage Houndstooth Padded Mesh Duffle Bag is a thing of beauty. Anything that manages to combine an oversized houndstooth check with camo colours and not look ridiculous deserves all the attention it can get.
Gym Bag #6 – Head Porter Lesson Boston Bag
A tartan print may not be what you’d normally expect from a Japanese label, but who wants to be normal and expected? The Lesson collection from Head Porter for AW13 is all about experimenting with prints from traditional uniforms. The Boston Bag would make a great upgrade to your exercise regime.
Gym Bag #7 – Mulberry Henry Leather-Trimmed Nylon Bag
Mulberry may be especially famous for making women’s purses, but the brand is no one-trick pony. The Henry Leather-Trimmed Nylon Bag proves that if it’s got “bag” in the name, Mulberry excels at it. This one is a lightweight carryall that makes a perfect gym accessory, but would work equally well for travel or work essentials.
Gym Bag #8 – G-Star Raw Milton Originals Sports Bag
The Milton Originals Sports Bag is exactly what you’d expect from G-Star Raw: a tough, urban accessory with a little bit of an edge. The bag features twin carry handles, an adjustable/detachable shoulder strap, a zipped closure, a front ID slot, full lining, and a flat base.