How to Choose an Appropriate Gym Bag?

How to Choose an Appropriate Gym Bag?

by Pushpa Grover
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Raise your hand if you’ve been using the same gym bag since college. Yeah, it’s time for an upgrade. 

Technically, a gym bag is designed to carry necessities to and from a fitness studio. But that’s not the case anymore. Nowadays, gym bags can be useful for so much more. Want to go straight from work to the gym? There’s a bag for that. Are you a color freak and want a specific blue or pink gym bag? There’s a good option for you too. Basically, there’s the whole world of gym bags out there to make your fitness statement powerful. Before making a purchase, consider the use and need of the bag. 

Here are a few things to look for when considering a gym bag

Bag Material: Mainly materials used for the gym bag are leather, canvas, and nylon. The price of the bag will change mostly based on material. If you walk a lot or you have many things to carry, you might find a leather bag too heavy to carry. Canvas comes with good color options. If you love light colors and want grey or pink gym bags, it can also be a good option for a beach bag in summers. Canvas is quite lightweight, durable, and easy to maintain. They are also cost-friendly which makes canvas gym bags ideal for budget-friendly people. Unsurprisingly, nylon gym bags have come up like anything. Nylon gym bags are waterproof and durable but a bit of sleek. In the end, the choice of the bag depends on your personal style and needs. 

Bag Design: Based on your activity, you’ll find many gym bag designs. The design of the yoga bag is different than a running bag. There are a few questions you need to consider before making a final purchase. Do you need a backpack? Are you looking for a messenger bag or a tote? How you prefer to hold your gym bag? 

Bag Size: Size of the gym bag matters. You’ll find gym bags from small handheld to bigger bags that you can even use for travel. Are you a minimalistic and can rock even something small? Do you need a full-sized bag to carry everything for your day? Consider where and when you will be using the gym bag. Do you need to carry it with you on the train or bus? If so, a smaller gym bag is a good idea. Mainly people prefer medium-sized gym bag. Make sure you know exactly how much space you need in your gym bag before buying. 

Bag Color: The color of the bag is as important as any other factor. If you really want to stand out from the crowd, give good attention to the color of the bag. Choosing a different color will save you from worry about mixing your gym bag with someone else’s. Grey, cream, neon, and pink gym bags are in the current trend.  

Bag Straps: Straps are very important. You’ll need to decide what kind of straps and handles you want. You can find shoulder straps, carry-on-the-shoulder belts, crossfire, and many such options. But, two-strapping is easier on your bag. Some people are comfortable with the two handles at the top of the bag. Others may prefer a sling bag with a long single strap. If you choose duffel or tote, choosing handles, in addition, should be a wise choice. 

Waterproof bottom: Gym and fitness places are wet places, thanks to shower and runoff shoes. All the water comes with the dirt and mud. So a gym bag with a waterproof base is something that keeps your bag dry and clean.  

Bag style: In the end, don’t ignore the style as an important factor. You will carry your gym bag around in many public days out of the year. So buy one you will be proud to have over your shoulder and on display.  

So now that you know more about what to look, just find a good gym bag and pack it up.

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