The 9 best gym backpacks

Whether you like to hit the gym first thing in the morning or work out later in the day, the right backpack will keep your clothes and gym gear ready to go. The best gym backpacks are durable, comfortable to carry, and have compartments to hold all the equipment for the workout of your choice.

All of the gym bags below are made from durable synthetic materials, like nylon and polyester, and most are also water resistant or waterproof, easy to clean as needed, and machine washable in water. cold on a delicate cycle. Which backpack is right for you will depend on what you’re carrying and how versatile you need it to be. For example, if you only bring the bag to the gym, a basic drawstring bag might do the trick. But if you’re coming from work, you might appreciate a backpack with a padded compartment for your laptop and other everyday essentials, or a sleek-looking bag that goes easily from the office to the gym. Some backpacks also have a separate compartment for sneakers so you can avoid kicking your clean clothes.

Gym backpacks can also be adapted for specific activities. If you play soccer or basketball, consider a backpack with a pocket designed for your ball. For swimming, look for a bag with a removable pocket that can hold wet swimwear and dirty clothes. And yogis should check out a backpack specially designed to carry your mat.

With plenty of pockets and specialty compartments, these are some of the best gym backpacks on Amazon.


The fan favorite

With an overall rating of 4.8 stars and over 5,000 reviews, this Under Armor backpack has received high praise from Amazon buyers. It has a water resistant polyester shell and a separate compartment on the bottom for shoes or laundry. Besides the main compartment, there is also a water-repellent front pocket and a padded laptop sleeve large enough for a 15-inch laptop. The multi-functional bag also has two side pockets for water bottles and a breathable mesh back panel. It is available in 42 colors and prints.

One reviewer wrote: “Best buy I made for the gym, has everything I need and doesn’t look bulky.”

  • Colors and prints available: 42


The classic

This Puma backpack is offered at a great price and has a main compartment with a laptop sleeve, as well as a smaller zippered front pocket. It also has two mesh panels on the side for water or other accessories, and padded back panels provide extra comfort when carrying the bag. Another popular Amazon product, the backpack received an overall rating of 4.7 stars.

One reviewer wrote: “It’s a great Puma backpack that I use for the gym or to carry a laptop. Comfortable fit around the shoulders, quality materials.


The one with cord

If you are looking for a compact duffel bag, this simple drawstring backpack has a roomy main compartment, as well as front and side zip pockets for accessories. It is made of water resistant nylon and has adjustable shoulder straps to keep each side evenly balanced and comfortable to wear. In addition, the backpack has received over 1,700 five-star ratings.

One reviewer wrote: “This bag is awesome. Perfect for the gym where you can’t carry a big bag. I can put on my shoes, knee pads and belt with plenty of room.


The convertible

Made from water repellent Oxford fabric, this convertible duffel bag can be worn as a backpack, gym bag or crossbody. It has a padded compartment for a 15 inch laptop and a separate shoe compartment. There is also a front pocket with additional sections for accessories and several mesh pockets. It is available in gray or black and is also available in styles with a built-in lock.

One reviewer wrote: “I searched for a long time for a gym bag with a laptop sleeve that I could take to work. This bag checks all the boxes. Should be a good carry-on baggage for flights and it has plenty of space.

  • Available colors and styles: 4


The elegant

Stylish and durable, this waterproof nylon backpack has no obvious markings, making it a good choice for the gym, work or school. It has a spacious main compartment, a front zip pocket and a side pocket for a water bottle. There is also a hidden anti-theft back pocket for your phone and valuables, and the back and shoulder straps are padded.

One reviewer wrote: “Use it for the gym. Lots of pockets to store my gear. Perfectly matches my needs.


The shoulder bag

This crossbody backpack comes in two sizes, each with a main compartment with accessory slots and a small zippered pocket on the front. It is made of water resistant nylon and has a removable exterior water pocket. The back and shoulder straps are padded for comfort, and the bag’s compact design has earned it over 1,300 five-star ratings.

One reviewer wrote: “It carries all the small items I need when I go to the gym or take a walk outside. My wallet, cell phone, headphones, etc. and the detachable bottle holder fit well.


The one for yoga

If you are looking for a bag to take mainly to the yoga studio, this polyester backpack will comfortably fit a 24 inch wide yoga mat. The shoulder backpack also has two side mesh pockets for water or a yoga strap, as well as two large zippered pockets on the front for your gear. The shoulder strap is padded and there is also a wrist strap for convenient carrying.

One reviewer wrote: “We carry two yoga mats at a time and have plenty of room for a few towels and water. It was also great for keeping everything out of the rain and other elements as we roam the city with it.


The one for the pool

Designed for swimmers, this Speedo backpack is particularly suitable for the pool. It features a durable shell with a water resistant bottom and comes with a removable zip bag so you can store your wet swimsuit or dirty workout clothes separately. There are several storage pockets and a 15 inch laptop sleeve. In addition, there is a removable cushion so that you always have a soft and dry place to sit on the bleachers.

One reviewer wrote: “I use it as a gym bag and couldn’t be happier. A lot of [functional] pockets and storage is amazing! The mesh side pocket easily holds my 42 oz water bottle. I find the attached “dust bag” very useful. It contains all of my dirty sports clothes! It fits easily in a small locker in my gym.


The one with a bullet compartment

This adidas backpack has an internal zippered compartment large enough for a size 5 soccer ball or basketball – or, if you prefer, you can place the ball on the outside of the backpack using the side pocket. sliding net. There are also two water bottle slots on the outside of the backpack. It’s made of durable ripstop fabric and has a water resistant base, and the shoulder straps and back are padded for comfort.

One reviewer wrote: “Love the expandable bullet holder that pulls out when not needed, doubles as a wet rack. Good balance in size.

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