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The gym is a major part of your daily routine. It deserves more than a junky bag that should’ve been retired in high school.
So throw out that sweat-stained drawstring tote, and upgrade to one of these 9 options instead. Whether you’re a gym newbie or an aspiring athlete, you’ll find the perfect bag for your workout.
(Want everyone to know you work out? Put on the moisture-wicking Men’s Health logo t-shirt. It’s guaranteed to be as soft as your favorite washed-a-million-times tee—right out of the package.)
1.THE ALL-PURPOSE DUFFLE
This one is fit for any type of gym session. It has compartments for your sneakers, sweaty clothes, protein bars, and yoga mat.
2.THE CLASSIC DUFFLE
For the commuter: This water-repellent duffle has both short handles and a long strap for hassle-free traveling.
3.THE UPGRADED DRAWSTRING
Not ready to give up on drawstring bags? That’s fine. This one by Burton x Jack Threads looks sleek and modern. And it comes with a padded laptop sleeve.
4.THE ROOMY DUFFLE
If your workout is heavy on the equipment, grab a bag that can carry it all. This classic duffle is durable, so it can withstand a rough commute.
5.THE WATERPROOF BACKPACK
This classic black backpack uses fabric that repels rain and snow. Bonus: There’s a laptop sleeve if you need your bag to do double duty.
6.THE PROFESSIONAL PACK
Invest in your bag like you would a good suit. This one looks so professional, it’s almost like it belongs with your work wear. Plus, it’s great for quick business trips.
7.THE MODERN SPORT BACKPACK
If you tend to get your sneakers extra sweaty, you can stash them away from your other clothes in the zip shoe compartment on the bottom.
The interior is roomy, too, so it can hold a change of clothes.
8.THE BASIC TOTE
A tote bag doubles as a great gym bag. It’s spacious enough for all of your gear, but won’t take away from your killer outfit.
9.THE ALTERNATIVE POUCH
Still not convinced you need a bag? Snag one of these alternatives instead.
Just put your sweaty clothes in here and store it in your briefcase to contain the stinky smell. This pouch is water resistant, so it’s a great option if you’re hitting the pool or an extra steam session.
It also comes with a drawstring bag to keep your dirty clothes separated.