It’s a proven fact (well, anecdotally at least) that getting great new gym gear motivates you to work out more often. And what part of your ensemble is more visible to the outside world than the bag you use to lug around your mat, shoes, racquet, gloves and any other sweat-session essentials?
Currently, I’ll admit, my Nikes and Lulus are stashed in a beat-up canvas tote emblazoned with the New Yorker logo, but as much as I love repping a fellow Condé Nast mag, it’s definitely time for an update. Of course, with the panoply of fitness options out there—SoulCylcle, barre, yoga and CrossFit, to name but a few—what I’m looking for in a bag and what you’re looking for in a bag may be very different (especially if what you’re looking for is that Net-A-Sporter gym clutch. Then we’re really on a different wavelength.) For more practically minded ideas, however, click through the slideshow above for 13 workout-specific options for your new favorite gym bag.