If you're a dedicated gym-goer but have to trek it to a job Monday through Friday, then you probably face the "struggle" of finding the perfect bag that asthecically meets the needs of your workplace and functionally meets the needs of completing a killer workout. Well, not anymore.
We scouted out the top performing bags on the market that will comfortably fit your work essentials along with your gym gear. Considering that no work environment is the same, we included a variety of options from sporty bags to luxury designer ones. So, depending on the dress code of your work environment—whether it be casual or buttoned-up—one of these 12 options will fit the bill.
For the guy who’s primarily concerned about comfort, easy access, and superior durability, this duffel is your bag. It has a 15” neoprene sleeve to secure your laptop, multiple compartments and pockets to organize your necessities, and a middle section big enough to pack all your gear. The best part? It has a handle on the side so you can give your back a break and slide it down into duffel mode when on-the-go.
Searching for something spacious, sturdy, and even a little stylish? Consider this duffel by Lululemon. Comprised of multiple interior and exterior pockets, this casual bag can hold up to 50lbs of gear.
If your only goal is to tote your sweaty gear from point A to point B (and maybe even to point C)— at minimal cost—then ditch the plastic grocery bag and upgrade to this low key American Apparel duffel. For just $24, this bag is durable, water-resistant, and also pretty stylish.
This ultra lightweight backpack by RYU is sleek, sporty, and perfect for the urban commuter. It’s designed with clean lines, leather accents, and an easy-open front pocket (which drops down into a locker-like opening), that’ll look great whether you’re taking the train or cycling to work. It includes a laptop sleeve, a deep compartment to store all of your goods, and is finished with a water- and scuff-resistant material to withstand the roughest environments.
Add a subtle kick of style to your everyday work wardrobe (which probably feels like a uniform) by throwing on this Herschel backpack. The buckled detailing on the front coupled with its unstructured silhouette makes this pick modern, effortless, and refreshing. It opens up to a spacious middle compartment with a sleeve to fit your laptop and an open area to comfortably fit some shoes and clothes for the workout.
If the attire of your work environment is a mix between chinos, joggers, or denim, then consider yourself safe—and stylish—with this classic brief style option from Jack Spade. The cool oxford fabric complemented by genuine leather handles is a solid option to get you through the workday. Its spacious interior will easily fit all of your gear and desk necessities to make the gym-to-job transition seamless.
If you’re not a fan of holding the handles or having your bag wobble at your side, then consider this Brooks England duffel you can throw on your shoulder. This performance bag includes an interior pocket to stash smaller item as well as a hefty main compartment to pile in your gym clothes that is lined in a plush, quilted yellow fabric. Plus, its minimalistic aesthetic means business.
Need an all-in-one bag when traveling to the office, gym, or even a full on business trip? Tumi has you covered with this highly functional yet sophisticated business brief pack. Its innovative design features a Tumi ID Lock to safeguard your personal data on credit cards, a high-tech laptop sleeve that doesn’t require being taking out for security at the airport, and removable foam blocks that will fit any laptop size. Not to mention its sturdy quality, classic gray shade, and refined silhouette make it a bag well worth the price tag.
Mulberry - Medium Clipper Black Scotchgrain with Cognac Trim
Again, for guys with a more upscale office environment, you need a bag that looks the part—and this travel duffel by Mulberry is an investment piece you won't regret. Its signature pebbled grain texture coupled with fine leather trimmings and a sharp two-tone finish make this the quintessential combination of sporty and opulent. And don’t worry about leaving out your things to sacrifice space, because this designer duffel can hold it all and is built to last.
If you prefer a strong-looking minimal option that’s made to perform, then get through your entire work week with this leather backpack by Montblanc. The sophisticated construction coupled with its tough aluminum features make this well-designed option a bag that will last for years—style-wise and functionally.
Looking to impress your boss? Upgrade to this leather duffel bag by Polo Ralph Lauren. It's equipped with a front slip pocket for quick-access, a roomy main compartment to fit all of your belongings, and is finished with metal feet on the bottom so you can keep it on the floor without it getting dirty. Plus, you can count on this classic light-brown leather tone to bring you from season-to-season in a masculine silhouette that remains timeless.