Booked and busy, but ready to get back out there? Same. When the day finally comes that commuting from work to Pilates and back home again is a thing, you’re going to need a great gym bag. But not the cumbersome, bulky duffel bag you often see around the city. Your gym bag should be as elevated as you are, with the ability to effortlessly transport your leggings, running shoes, and barre socks from the rowing machine to your desk. Ahead, 16 reasons to get back into the gym in the form of gym bags that are as polished as they are functional, and won’t mar your style.
Caraa’s Nimbus tote is made of waterproof nylon and contains more than enough space for discarded jeans, water bottles, and several different pairs of yoga legging options. Plus, this color is everything.
Leave it to Stella McCartney to craft the ultimate lightweight backpack. Perfect for gym goers and just stylish enough for the sartorial set, this easy backpack is made from a soft shell with the logo on the front.
With utilitarian and functional silhouettes at the forefront of every collection, Kassl Editions’ canvas tote is both durable and elevated. Ideal for traveling and hitting the gym, you’ll be able to store all your essentials within.
Don’t mind us; we’re still obsessing over leopard. This printed, ruffled-trim tote is ideal for a gym bag.
The Prada backpack, which continues to be one of the most coveted backpacks, is the perfect balance of sporty and chic. Try pairing this bag for daily use or for your next workout.
Fit for both weekend trips and early morning sweat sessions, this Rains gym duffle is crafted from a waterproof matte fabric that’ll look sleek slung over your shoulder.
With the two-tone bag, the Transience neoprene tote is anything but boring. The inside features plenty of pockets to store smaller essentials, while the oversized silhouette makes it easy to pack away sneakers and makeup bags. The additional strap allows for you to pack your yoga mat or foam roller holder easily.
Who said sweating can’t be a style moment? Maison Margiela thinks otherwise with this chic, colorful camouflage bag. All eyes will be on you as you strut into your personal Equinox session.
This lightweight woven neoprene bag that will fit all the essentials plus gym clothes is ideal for the on-the-go lady. This tote can easily pull double duty as a gym bag.
For the stripe lover, look to Baggu. Because of its two-strap options, it won’t hurt lugging your gear to and from your spin class.
What’s cooler than a convertible backpack? Well, this water-resistant one that works as both a commuter bag and a gym bag.
You need a cute gym bag to hold all your essentials, so why not a timeless gym bag? This bright duffel is reminiscent of a cheerleader’s practice bag.
This foldable duffel bag by Paravel is ideal for both your personal training workout sessions and for travel. The lightweight material allows for you to fit in all your workout needs.
Designed with functionality in mind, MZ Wallace’s shell tote is durable enough for both your commute and after-work Pilates routine. It’s made from soft shell that can be folded after use.
If you’re looking for a new backpack that can store your filtered water and concealer, opt for Sweaty Betty’s pack. Made in a quilted black, it’ll look sleek even after your morning jog.
Easy to carry and elevated in design, this supersoft and glossy duffel bag is perfect for the gym. There are multiple pockets inside and out, so feel free to store all your quick-fix essentials.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.