Best Gym Bags on Amazon

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As we continue to phase into people getting back outside and get closer to the end of the year, more and more people are going to sign up for gym memberships. Something that’s helpful for many is a good gym back which efficiently stores all of your gym essentials like a change of clothes, shoes, a towel, a deodorant and more. Below is a list of some great options. But first, here’s what you need to think about.

1. Top Pick: Under Armour Gym Bag

2. Best For Everyday: Adidas Gym Bag

3. Best Quality: FocusGear Gym Bag

4. Most Handy: Holyluck Gym Bag

5. Most Storage: Everest Gym Bag

How to pick the best gym bag for you

  • Consider what you’re going to carry in it – This seems obvious, but on top of just having a list of what you want to carry, it’s worth thinking about how you want to separate those things. For example, you might not want to keep your clean clothes and your dirty clothes in the same compartment, even if it’s not at the same time, to prevent odor build-up.
  • Consider design – Although its function is its key, no-one wants to carry a bag into the gym that doesn’t look great, so don’t neglect style either.
  • Consider what kind of bag you want – When most people think of a gym bag, they probably imagine a duffle bag and that’s mostly what this list consists of. However you could also go for a drawstring back. This will likely only be the right option for you if you don’t have that much to carry in the first place.

1. Under Armour Gym Bag

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Top Pick

Under Armour Undeniable Duffle 3.0 Gym Bag has a padded top grab handle and really tough abrasion-resistant bottom and sides. As well as being tough, it’s also water-resistant which is important not only if you’re potentially walking to the gym in the rain, but also if you sweat a lot, because that won’t ruin the polyester material. It has a large vented pocket which can fit a pair of shoes in and another large zip pocket, potentially for a big towel. In terms of designs, you can also pick from a wide range of designs and colors. It’s worth noting that while the compartments are big, some of the zips don’t go all the way, which means while you can fit things in and take things out, it might be a little difficult.


  • Large vented pocket for shoes
  • Water-resistant finish
  • Comes in different colors


  • Zips don’t open fully, making it hard to get things out at times
Buy now, $42.99 - 89

2. Adidas Gym Bag

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Best For Everyday

Next up is Adidas’ Diablo Small Duffel Bag. As the name states, if you have a lot of items you want to carry to and from the gym, maybe pick a bigger option. But if you have a small amount of items and just want a compact bag to stuff them in, this might be for you. There is an adjustable shoulder strap, but it’s worth noting that the one main compartment doesn’t have any separators inside, so if you’re hoping to separate clean and dirty clothes or have some shoes in a different compartment, maybe this isn’t the best option. It also comes in different colors like black, pink and mint.


  • Compact
  • Stylish


  • No separate section for shoes
Buy now, $19.99 - $53.99

3. FocusGear Gym Bag

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Best Quality

This is a duffel bag by FocusGear that aims to hit all the marks for gym-goers. The bag has a whopping 10 total compartments, including one for your phone and a loop for your keys. One pocket is even Velcroed for easy access. Though some bags have a big compartment that you can manage to fit shoes in, this one actually has a dedicated shoe pocket that fits anything up to a size 14 mens shoe. It also fits two 32oz water bottles and has a water resistant pocket for your towel or sweaty clothes. While it sounds perfect on paper, if you’re using literally every single one of the compartments, it can get a little tough to fit things in.


  • Fits 32oz water bottle
  • Bigmouth opening 
  • Two wet pockets for shoes or towels


  • Tough to use every compartment at once
Buy now, $28.99

4. Holyluck Gym Bag

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Most Handy

If you don’t have that many items that you take to the gym, like we mentioned in the intro, a drawstring backpack might be your best bet. This one from HOLYLUCK could be it. It’s 100% polyester, which means it’s thick and easily washable. As well as the main compartment, it does have a zipper on the outside and it’s also water-resistant, a great and unexpected feature of a string bag. Of course, taking many bulky items in something like this is going to cause problems.


  • Polyester
  • Water-resistant


  • Limited storage for lightweight use
Buy now, $9.98

5. Everest Gym Bag

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Most Storage

Last up is this duffel bag from Everest. It has a special side pocket for shoes or wet clothes and an extremely spacious main compartment. It also allows you to keep a water battle strapped to the side. It’s worth noting that this bag isn’t water-resistant, which might not be an issue for you at all, or could be a deal breaker. That’s your call.


  • Wide clamshell opening
  • Large mesh pocket for breathability
  • Loop close handle for easy carry


  • Not water-resistant
Buy now, $27.38

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