This is the situation: You’ve finally talked yourself into a gym membership for 2019 and while we’re almost two weeks in, you still haven’t gone – not once. You probably need some extra motivation so thats why we’ve rounded up the best gym bags to add to your kit, no matter what your needs are.

Need something that can double as carry-all for work? Covered. Hands free? Done. And are you someone that needs extra help to organise your essentials? We’ve got those too.

Keep scrolling for the nine gym bags that will help get mileage out of your membership, and hopefully make your life that little bit more streamlined.

the classic duffle

Minimal and classic, the standard duffle is the perfect kit essential for someone who like to keep it simple but equally carries a lot of stuff. The great bonus of a duffle is that there are plenty of refined options for those who need it to double as a carry-all for the office. Just remember to seperate your sweaty activewear from your clean work shirt.

Opening Ceremony OC Duffle / $125 AUD SHOP NOW
Calvin Klein Strike Cylinder Duffle / $229 AUD
Gucci Technical Canvas Duffle / $1,405 AUD SHOP NOW


From 2018 and into this year it has been all about being hands-free and whether you have to face the daily commute into the city or simply like the convenience, a backpack can be the perfect solution when heading for the treadmill. The main feature to think about however is size and extra pockets. If you keep your gym essentials relatively simple, opt for a minimalist design but if you happen to carry lots of bits and pieces, a multi-pocket design is worth considering.

Kathmandu Jyla 20L Tote / $81 AUD SHOP NOW
Rains Backpack in Black/Stone / $150 AUD SHOP NOW
Adidas Originals Classic Backpack / $70 AUD SHOP NOW

TOUGH AND technical 

Continuing on into 2019, technical fabrics and designs are another trend built for real-world convenience and if there is one thing it is perfect for, its gym bags. Great for gym junkies who keep everything from resistance bands to additional shoes, protein powder and more, more technical designs are ready to withstand extra weight, are often waterproof and boast pockets galore for extra storage.

The North Face Base Camp Duffle – XS / $160 AUD SHOP NOW
Helly Hansen Classic Duffel – Large / $160 AUD SHOP NOW
Nike Sportswear AF1 Backpack / $90 AUD SHOP NOW