Sporty Spies: The 10 Best Gym Bags Under $40

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* Practical, lightweight and easy to clean designs for your daily carry
* Under Armour, Adidas, Puma and more
* Larger bags double as weekend bags for travel

Summer is winding down. While some might be looking forward to fall feasts, comfort foods and a break from beach body-obsessed daily workouts, others are gearing up for long range fitness goals that extend past the New Year and into the next swimsuit season. If that sounds like you, then a great place to start on the new you is with a new gym bag. Check out our picks for the best in the bunch. They carry high ratings from Amazon, and all are priced under $40.

1. MIER Barrel Travel Sport Bag

Crafted from durable material, the Mier Barrel Travel Sport Bag measures 16 x 8 x 8 inches. Featuring a front-zip pocket, interior pocket and an end mesh pocket in addition to the roomy interior, it offers optimal organization with a built-in shoe compartment. The removable/adjustable shoulder strap and padded top handle make for a comfortable carry. 

MIER Barrel Travel Sports Bag Photo courtesy Amazon


2. UNDER ARMOUR Ozsee Sackpack

Sometimes, basic is best. When you don’t have a lot to carry, consider the Ozsee Sackpack from Under Armour. It measures 18 x 14 x 2 inches and is crafted from durable fabric to withstand daily wear and tear. The easy-cinch drawcord makes it great to grab-and-go, while the sternum clip keeps the cords secure and in-place.

Under Armour Ozsee Sackpack Photo courtesy Amazon


3. ATHLIO Waterproof Drawstring Gym Bag

Athlio’s Waterproof Drawstring Gym Bag offers the convenience of a track bag without sacrificing organization or storage space. Measuring 19 x 16 inches, it can fit a change of clothes and towel, laptop and books, or equipment for any sport (within reason). Ventilated compartments keep your gear deodorized and bacteria-free, while water bottle pockets and an exterior zip pocket offer extra storage space. It’s crafted from no-rip dual sheath PXD material. It comes with a 30-day money back guarantee and lifetime replacement warranty. 

athlio Legendary Drawstring Gym Bag Photo courtesy Amazon


4. ADIDAS Rand II Waist Pack

When your carry is light and you prefer to keep your hands free, the ADIDAS Rand II Waist Pack is the way to go. Measuring 14 x 5.5 x 5 inches and outfitted with an adjustable waist strap, this bag is a smart choice for guarding against pickpockets on transit. It also comes with a key fob on the front pocket and a lifetime warranty. 

adidas Rand II Waist Pack Photo courtesy Amazon


5. ADIDAS Team Issue Duffel Bag

The Adidas Team Issue Duffel Bag stands out for its performance technology, including a hydro shield water-resistant base and ventilated side pocket for dirty shoes and gear. It features two exterior zip pockets and an easy access mesh pocket, as well as a key fob and interior zip pocket for your valuables. Lifetime warranty included. 

adidas Team Issue Duffel Bag Photo courtesy Amazon


6. PUMA Ferrari Replica Carrysack

Measuring 14.5 x 18.5 inches, the Puma Replica Carrysack features an embroidered logo and cinch closure shoulder strings. Designed for use on light carry days, it’s a smart choice when you only need a few things: water bottle, sweat towel and headphones.

PUMA Men's Ferrari Replica Carrysack Photo courtesy Amazon


7. PUMA Contender Duffel Bag

Measuring 18.8 x 13.4 x 2.5 inches, the Puma Contender Duffel Bag can fit a large load in its roomy main compartment. Coated base panels and a Velcro closure at the top handles make it extra-durable, while double zip side pockets and a built-in shoe compartment keep you organized.

Puma Men's Contender 21 Inch Duffel Photo courtesy Amazon


8. UNDER ARMOUR Trance Sackpack

A padded foam back works alongside breathable, adjustable shoulder straps and an integrated handle to make the Under Armour Trance Sackpack comfortable to carry. It’s outfitted with a reflective logo for low-light visibility and a soft-lined interior pocket for your valuables. 

Under Armour Trance Sackpack Photo courtesy Amazon


9. ADIDAS Team Speed Duffel Bag

Measuring 12 x 13 x 25 inches, the Adidas Team Speed Duffel Bag has enough space for everything you need without feeling cumbersome. In addition to the spacious main compartment, it features an interior zip pocket, three exterior zip pockets and an adjustable/removable shoulder strap with top handles.

adidas Team Speed Duffel Bag (Medium) Photo courtesy Amazon


10. TMOUNT Sport Duffel Bag

Crafted from waterproof fabric and outfitted with high quality metal fasteners, TMount’s Sport Duffel Bag is durable, lightweight and fashionable. Measuring 18 x 10.25 x 11 inches, it features a shoe compartment for concise storage, as well as an adjustable/removable shoulder strap and rolled top handled for easy carry. Take it to the gym or use it as a stylish weekend bag, too.

tmount Duffle Bag Sports Gym Travel Luggage Including Shoes Compartment Photo courtesy Amazon

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