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10 Bags That Will Make You Excited to Hit the Gym

10 Bags That Will Make You Excited to Hit the Gym

By: Alicia Capetillo, Editor-in-Chief

While some may covet their Coaches, Birkins or Louis Vuittons, we're more about well-constructed bags that can withstand some serious travel back and forth to the gym. Tassels and logos are nice and all, but features like a separate shoe compartment, extra straps for a yoga mat, internal organizational pockets and handles that make it easy to transport are all features that we look for in our ideal gym bag. A chic exterior that draws "Hey, where did you get that?" reactions doesn't hurt, though.

The perfect gym bag is different for different people: For some, a compact size is needed for small lockers, while others are all about a bag that is chic enough for the office. Depending on your workout routine and gym preferences, you might need specific compartments for extra gear or a heavy-duty lining to deal with sweaty or wet clothes. Much like Goldilocks searching for the perfect bowl of porridge, sometimes it can be quite the hunt to find the just-right bag to serve your workout needs.

We scoured the internet and asked some expert friends for their favorite bags, and feel confident that you're about to discover a bag that will fit your lifestyle perfectly while becoming the envy of all the other people at your gym, office or studio.
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Kuston Sports Gym Bag

If "basic" is your middle name, this no-frills duffel is perfect for all your lifestyle and gym needs. With a side-access pocket for stinky shoes and a waterproof interior pocket for sweaty shirts, you'll never have to worry about your perspiration stench lingering on the bag's fabric or your clean clothes inside. We're partial to the heather gray, but the bag comes in four other patterns if you're looking for something a bit flashier.

Available in various colors at Amazon (starting at $23.99)

Photo courtesy of Amazon.