Active Gear Scout: The Best Bag for Your Athletic Needs
This month the Active Gear Scout checked out various bags that offer reliability, organization, ventilation and comfort. Whether you're looking for luggage to take on your next weekend getaway or a bag for yoga, we found the best bags to fit your athletic needs. Find more gear on GearUp.
Zoot - Performance Transition BagPrice: $75 1 of 10
The Performance Transition Bag is ideally suited for the athlete who needs something durable and doesn't want to spend a fortune. The main compartment unfolds with two zippers for easy access and the memory foam shoulder straps provide extra comfort. Store dirty laundry or wet items in the lower sealed compartment. If you're looking for something with a little more space, try the Ultra Tri Bag.
Manduka - Lyrics Practice Tote, OmPrice $69 2 of 10
This limited edition tote cradles and protects your mat so you can travel with style and purpose. Breathable, adjustable and eye-catching imagery of this tote will delight and inspire you. There's enough room to store a mat, towel and one change of clothes. However, there's not enough room for your shower essentials. This easy-to-wash bag is available in three calming colors.
OGIO - Endurance 9.0Price: $169 3 of 10
This durable, lightweight bag is perfect for triathletes. It's a bit pricey, but well worth the bucks. There's a place for all your race-day needs. The center large compartment is roomie enough for you to store all your race-day clothes. Put your cycling shoes in their own compartment as well as your running shoes. There's an expandable lycra helmet storage pocket and water resistant wet/dry clothes storage compartment—perfect for your wetsuit and swim clothes.
Athleta - Warm Up Gym BagPrice: $79 4 of 10
If you're looking for a stylish gym bag, this is a good option. The two main zip compartments keep clean clothes and dirty clothes separated. However, bring a plastic bag to store a wet towel or swimsuit because there's not an area specifically designed to house soggy items. There's a shoe compartment for your sneakers and shower shoes. Store your keys, phone or tablet in the internal pocket. The bag is big enough for your gym necessities and small enough to fit perfectly in gym lockers.
Endurance Bag Company - Endurance UltraPrice: $49.99 5 of 10
Need an affordable, weekend getaway bag? The Endurance Ultra is simple, durable and spacious. Use the center to store all your clothes. The side expandable compartment holds your workout shoes, and the zippered fold-down front pocket reveals eight individual storage areas perfect for your phone, keys, wallet, iPod and more. Store your wet or dirty clothes in the ventilated compartment that's found on the very bottom.
Out There! - AS-1 PackPrice: $169 6 of 10
For the hardcore outdoor endurance junkie, this bag has it all. The AS-1 has a padded hip belt with zipper pockets to keep snacks and/or camera at the ready. There's a zipper on the outside that opens to the main compartment of the pack, a convenient design that allows you zipper to get into the main compartment without going through the top. The pack has two internal sleeves for hydration reservoirs.
lululemon - Yoga on the Run DuffelPrice: $118 7 of 10
The double zipper opening makes it easy to pack what you need for yoga or the gym when you're in a hurry. Separate your sweaty clothes with the removable wet pouch. Secure any size yoga mat with the built in mat garage. And get to your phone with ease before you miss a call with the easy-access phone pocket. This bag is priced on the higher end of the spectrum, but its sturdiness, loads of storage and design make it well worth the price.
Oakley - Medium Roller BagPrice: $180 8 of 10
Need something sturdy when traveling? This medium-sized rolling bag is great for an adventurous getaway. The main opening is split for easy access to stow items. There's an exterior pocket for storing footwear or laundry. Use the internal mesh pocket for accessories or electronics.
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