The best duffel bags for taking your gear to the gym

Finding the best gym duffel bags is easy – there are tons – but choosing the right one for you? It’s a bit more difficult because we all have different needs and tastes. Some have a special bag that their fitness equipment lives in. Others like to use different bags depending on the day, type of workout, and their post-workout plans. The most important thing is to buy the bag that you are comfortable with. Whether you need a travel bag with a separate compartment for wet clothes or are looking for a simple drawstring bag to carry your wallet, keys and phone, there are plenty of choices.

Here we have grouped duffel bags for the gym from top brands like Nike and Under Armor as well as smaller companies like Baboon to the Moon. No matter where you’re headed or how much gear you’re carrying, these picks will serve you well.

Under Armor Undeniable Travel Bag 4.0 Medium Duffle Bag Courtesy Image

Under Armor Undeniable Travel Bag 4.0 Medium Duffle Bag

The latest version of UA’s Undeniable line is the most advanced yet. It’s big enough for all of your gear, yet small enough to be stowed out of sight. It has a variety of storage pockets, including a ventilated space for shoes or sweaty clothing to dry out. It is also available in nine different colors.


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Nike Heritage duffel bags for the gymNike Heritage duffel bag Courtesy Image

Nike Heritage duffel bag

This bag from Nike is perfect if you are looking for a classic duffel bag look. The main compartment offers plenty of space to swallow gear or even clothes for a weekend. It is equipped with a detachable shoulder strap for easy storage and a hidden side pocket for smaller items.


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Thule abyss

With a capacity of 130 liters, the Chasm is a fantastic choice for people who have to lug around large, bulky items like hockey pads or baseball bats. It’s also available in smaller sizes if you don’t need that much space.


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Ultralight travel bag with black hole 30 l travel bags for the gymPatagonia Ultralight Black Hole Duffel Bag 30L Courtesy Image

Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole 30L

Made from lightweight and durable ripstop nylon, this travel bag has a large top opening for easy access to gear. Thanks to the “daisy chain” design on the webbing, you can tie the bag or attach accessories. And thanks to the large handles, you can even carry it as a backpack.


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Baboon to Moon Go-Bag Duffel Bags for the GymBaboon to the Moon Go-Bag Small Courtesy Image

Baboon to the Moon Go-Bag Small

To prove that duffel bags don’t have to be boring, Baboon to the Moon is the place for you. The company offers the Go-Bag in three different sizes (the small one has a capacity of 40 liters) and is available in a range of bright, bold colors with limited internal prints. This bag will definitely stand out in the gym – or wherever you take it with you.


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Nike Brasilia training bag

Sometimes all you need is a light and simple tote bag for your shoes and keys. This drawstring bag is perfect for quick trips to the gym and is available in four different colors.


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Adidas Defender II duffel bagAdidas Defender II duffel bag Courtesy Image

Adidas Defender II duffel bag

The Defender II is one of the best budget travel bags for the gym. It is highly rated, has a spacious main compartment and two zippered end pockets, and is relatively small so it can be easily taken with you or put in a locker.


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Filson Medium Robust Twill duffel bag for the gymFilson Medium Rugged Twill Duffel Bag Courtesy Image

Filson Medium Rugged Twill Duffel Bag

Get to know the Rolls-Royce of travel bags. If you need a bag that will go from the gym to the office for a long weekend – and all in style – this Filson travel bag is for you. The waterproof twill fabric is tough enough to handle the bumps and scratches of your commute, and the leather straps and accents make it from a useful storage solution to a pretty accessory. When could the last time you say that about a travel bag?

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