The best gym bag to store your gym kit in style

For too long, any need for gym goers to carry around a dedicated duffel bag to store their gym lockers while we work out in our living rooms has been redundant. Thankfully, gyms and studios are back in action, with little sign of needing to close their doors for the foreseeable future, thus restoring the need for spacious, high-quality gym bags that balance easy-to-use features with luxurious style that will help you transition from the office to a deep squat rack using elan.

With more storage space than the backpack, tote or briefcase you use to store your laptop and the odd file, a quality gym bag is closer to a weekend bag, as it should have enough space for a change of clothes, water bottle sneakers, toiletries, supplements, pockets for notepads and other items and separate compartments and zippered pockets. In addition, to free you from the tedious chores of everyday life, it should feature the durability of waterproof and hard-wearing fabrics with a removable and adjustable shoulder strap for easy carrying.

As you can see, we weren’t asking for much… But don’t worry, the discerning fitness folks at GQ have done all the hard work of identifying the perfect gym bag for your fitness needs, sourcing athletic style Nike, Andromeda and Adidas and more clothing items from the likes that will go well with suits and ties until it’s time to roll out the yoga mat or weights. Purchase our full editorial below.

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If you’re looking for a brand-made gym bag that knows exactly what the modern gym bunny needs, Gymshark’s X-Series 0.3 is definitely the bag to have your back. The bag’s design leaves no stone unturned, with a smorgasbord of technology, food prep, laptop and toolkit all equipped with internal and external pockets. Best of all, thanks to a removable T-frame inside, you can adjust it to fit your needs precisely.


Lululemon’s aptly named “Go Getter” bag is an all-purpose bag for those who train regularly. In addition to providing plenty of space for all your workout essentials, it has a quick-access cell phone pocket, padded laptop sleeve and an external water bottle pocket, as well as a stroller-compatible sleeve if you want to work out further away than your local gym.


You can always trust Nike with your workout gear, and few bags do a better job of accomplishing your fitness goals as a Utility Power training bag. With a total capacity of 51 liters, it has all the space you need to store shorts, tops, sneakers, towels and more, while ample zippered exterior pockets keep things organized. And, thanks to clever ventilation, you shouldn’t be greeted by moldy ping pong balls when you unpack at the end of the day, unless you make an extra effort.