Are you looking for some of the best gym bags for women that are cute but also practical? If so, you’ve come to the right place! OriGym have found the top 23 women's gym bags in a range of styles, colours, features, and sizes, and we’re sure that there will be a great bag on this list for you.
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A classic noughties trend resurfacing with a modern 2020 revamp is the leopard print. Already hot on influencer Instagram, the iconic leopard print has been redefined with new accessories adopting this famous fashion trend in more muted colours and tones, with the Adidas Linear Leopard Duffel bag being a lush option for retro gym bags for women.
The Adidas Linear Leopard is not only one of the more stylish gym bags for women but also a great way of incorporating an influencer favourite into your wardrobe with a subtle yet edgy statement piece that works with most neutral-toned gym clothes.
Not only a stunning way to make an entrance at the gym, this graphic duffel is a practical addition to your gym kit: it includes carrying handles with a padded grip, an adjustable shoulder strap, zipped and mesh side pockets, and can hold up to 25.5 liters. It measures 45.5cm x 23cm x 20cm (17.9" x 9" x 7.8" inches) which is definitely enough for your gym gear and toiletries.
If you feel like leopard print should have stayed in the noughties then this bag also comes in Orbit Grey, Grey Three, Glory Grey, and Black.
Price: £24.27 (in black)
Simple, stylish, practical: one of the best Reebok gym bags for women is the Reebok Tech Style Grip Duffel Bag. This duffel has space for all your gear - with a wide zip opening for easy access to your kit - whilst still looking sleek and fashionable.
The bag features a dedicated wet gear and shoes compartment to keep any odors from sweaty clothes away from your clean outfits and personal items. The Reebok Tech Style comes with both dual handgrip handles and an adjustable shoulder strap for easy and comfortable access. Additionally, if you purchase directly from Reebok they offer the option to add your name or favourite number to the duffel, making this a fantastic choice in personalized gym bags for women.
This is one of the more compact bags available; it has a capacity of 35.75 liters and measures 22cm x 49cm x 27cm (8.7" x 19" x 10.6" inches) so it can handle your laptop, shoes, water bottle, and gym wear whilst still being one of the small gym bags for women. Reebok has included an outer zipper mesh-front pouch for quick access items, and an internal zipper pocket for phone, keys, and any other small essentials you want to keep more secure.
These cute women's gym bags come in four shades including pixel pink, stucco, black and smoind (midnight blue).
An iconic sportswear brand, Nike products are practical yet fashionable, and you know you’re getting high quality for your money. This is one of the most popular Nike gym bags for women: the Nike's Women's Gym Club Training Bag. For a smaller size gym bag it is able to hold an amazing amount of gear - toiletries, shoes, sportswear, even boxing gloves!
The main compartment features a double zip, there’s a side zipped pocket for the smaller items you want to access more easily, and a zipped side compartment inside to secure your important stuff. The bag has a double handle and adjustable shoulder strap for easy carrying and is overall lightweight and robust.
Made from 100% Polyester with a DWR (Durable Water Repellent) coating, The Nike Gym Club Training Bag is designed to protect your activewear and accessories from the elements.
These small gym bags for women come in black and pink from Nike UK.
Stella McCartney is one of the most well-known fashion designers of the 21st century, and her collaboration with Adidas is not one to be missed. For one of the best designer gym bags for women, the Adidas By Stella McCartney Round Duffle Bag will add a little touch of luxury to your gym gear without any compromise on efficiency.
Holding up to 40 liters volume, the bag has simple carry handles and a detachable shoulder strap, an outer zip pocket, side mesh pockets, and it measures 50cm x 26cm x 26cm (19.6" x 10.2" x 10.2" inches) in size. It’s made from 100% nylon twill which is an incredibly durable fabric but still lightweight.
This round duffle bag manages to stand out from other gym bags with a smooth finish, efficient design and sophisticated designer touches such as the Adidas by Stella McCartney logo on the front zipper.
This duffle bag is only available in soft black, but this is one of the more sophisticated women's gym bags that won’t clash with your gym gear. If you're looking to find some fresh clothes, you should definitely check out OriGym's list of the best running gear here for the best picks of 2020.
For a great budget bag under £25 that is spacious yet elegant, look no further than the Jadyn B Barrel Duffel Bag. This is a no nonsense, functional bag that will fit your gym gear, shoes, and toiletries in a cute floral print.
One of the big selling points on this bag is the 13 inch long handles, which as Jadyn B describes, should be long enough for the majority of women to carry on their shoulders comfortably. This bag also has an adjustable shoulder strap, it can carry up to 31 liters, and measures 48.3cm x 25.4cm x 25.4cm (19” x 10” x 10” inches). The front of the bag features a quick-access pocket, and there’s a zipped pocket on the inside for smaller personal items.
Made from polyester and lightweight, this is a well-made duffel bag that is great for the gym, weekends away, or an overnight travel bag. With vivid prints, the Jadyn B Barrel Duffel gives you a stylish edge at a great price.
Available from Amazon UK in 4 different styles including: tropical black, grey floral, navy floral, and yellow flowers, this is one of the most funky gym bags for women on the market.
A standout contender for one of the most functional gym tote bags for women, this 2019 release from Adidas is a tote bag, a backpack, and a duffel all in one. If you're looking for backpacks specifically though, we also have an article on the best running backpacks.
This innovative shoulder tote can hold up to 24 liters which is enough for your trainers, gym gear, and toiletries. It measures 37 cm x 18 cm x 50 cm (33 cm base width), and is part of the Adidas recycled collection which uses recycled polyester material, so you can look slick whilst being environmentally conscious at the same time.
These women’s gym bags (UK) feature a padded inner pocket to protect laptops and tablets, an outer mesh pocket without a zipper, a coated base to reinforce the general structure, and an interchangeable strap which can be attached at different points to become a tote, duffel, or backpack.
For cool gym bags for women that look great too, this one comes in an urban pink, grey, and white print design allowing it to double easily as a day to day shoulder bag.
#7 - FEYNSINN Travel Bag
Handcrafted from vanguard Swiss heritage designer, FEYNSINN, this duffel is genuine leather, sleek, and comes at an incredible price on Amazon UK making it the best choice for leather gym bags for women.
The bag measures 46cm x 23cm x 24cm (18" x 12.5" x 9.4" inches), has small compartments inside to keep your toiletries and gym kit organised. There’s an adjustable and detachable shoulder strap for increased comfort, a cotton dust bag for protection, and nickel free zippers.
Handmade and hand-stitched, this bag is a piece of luxury for your gym routine with a timeless design expertly executed.
Whilst it is only available in black, the design is so simple yet elegant you probably wouldn’t want it in any other colour!
Made from natural Italian leather, these sophisticated and stylish gym bags for women are great for women with chic vibes. These bags are a great choice for a gym bag that you’ll love for both the classic design and the overall practicality.
Measuring 29.4cm x 23.8cm (11.6” x 9.4” inches) with an adjustable crossbody strap that detaches, and padded nylon handles to ensure comfort, these gym bags include 5 external pockets and 6 interior pockets - including a phone pocket and a detachable pouch - this cute women’s gym bag is filled with luxe details that give an elegant finish.
They’re suitable for 13” laptops, A4 size ring binders, can hold all of your gym kit and more. They also include a luggage sleeve that you can use to store your shoes or damp clothes after a heavy workout.
The product line is available in 6 colour variations (blind pressed, gold, rose gold, silver, gunmetal, and red). Foldable, packable and crushable, these stylish gym bags for women are overall a great option is you’re looking for a high-class feel without sacrificing space.
#9 - Gaiam Metro Gym Bag
If you’re struggling to find decent sized women's gym bags (UK) that can carry all your workout gear as well as a fitness or yoga mat, then the Gaiam Metro Gym Bag will be the ideal bag for you. It’s a double-handled tote bag designed specifically with yogis in mind. If you're also on the look out for a great yoga mat, check out our article on the 17 best yoga mats to find a great one for you!
It comes with a secure cinch cord on the bottom for a yoga/fitness mat, there’s large easy access pockets with magnetic snaps, two outer pockets that will fit 500ml water bottles, and a zippered inner pocket large enough to fit a magazine.
For seemingly small gym bags for women, these have a surprising capacity: able to fit all the yoga or pilates class essentials, including a pair of trainers, leggings, sports bra, and toiletries. The Gaiam Metro bag is one of the most well-made, portable, and relatively cheap gym bags for women building a fitness program around yoga, pilates, or swimming.
The Gaiam Metro bag comes in charcoal grey with purple accents, allowing it to transition from gym wear to workwear with ease.
This exquisite backpack is everything you would expect from fashion icon Victoria Beckham's designs: it’s sophisticated, classic, high quality, and ageless.
These women’s gym bags (UK) feature a large main compartment with dual-zip closure, and a zip front pocket for smaller items. Accented with thick, padded straps embroidered with VB x Reebok in charcoal grey, the bag measures 15 cm x 37 cm x 43 cm.
Upon opening the backpack there is a shock of deep orange lining against the bag's muted black which immediately transforms a subtle and elegant bag into a vibrant and luxurious accessory.
These stylish gym bags for women are available in black and blue with the same dynamic orange lining. An understated piece of urban style for the modern woman which will work with most gym wear, transitioning easily into a work and weekend accessory when necessary.
Another noughties style trend revived and expected to be hot for the early 2020s is camouflage print. These camouflage gym bags for women from PUMA are modern, edgy, and perfect for hitting the trend with sophistication and function.
These gym tote bags for women have one inner zipped pocket to secure your more valuable items, an outer pocket without a zip for easier access items, and have reinforced base panels to enhance durability. The bag can easily fit boxing gloves, as well as gym wear, and toiletries.
If you're uncertain about the camo design but love the tote's contemporary structure it also comes in textured grey and charcoal designs. From one of the world’s leading sports brands this is one of the best women's gym bags on the market.
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UA storm technology and abrasion-resistant bottom and side panels make the Under Armour Undeniable women's gym bag one of the best on the market for all weather gym workouts, with no need to worry about rain or snow.
This bag has everything you need including a padded grab handle, ventilated inside pocket for shoes or dirty gym wear, and internal slip pocket compartments for extra organisation. The Under Armour Undeniable can handle a volume capacity of 30 litres and measures 25 x 50 x 26 cm so it can easily take a towel, toiletries, water bottle, gym wear, and a change of clothes.
Under Armour duffles are built for durability, so the 4.0XS can handle the British weather as well as the wear and tear of a gym whilst protecting your valuables. Speaking of valuable items, why not take a look at our article on the best running watches to really up your workout game!
With a variety of colour options available including red-pink and pastel blue with gold highlights, these bags are great to match with your regular sportswear, are attractive gym duffle bags for women, and a great investment for long term use.
Roxy initially debuted as a swimwear line in 1990, and since then has grown into a well-known brand that has branched into all areas of fitness wear and accessories. This gym duffle bag for women is a beautiful, oversized bag for work, gym and weekends away.
Constructed from lightweight recycled fabric (REPREVE blended fabric crafted from recycled bottles), this all-in-one bag includes inner pockets, one main zip-up compartment, and one front shoe compartment with zip closure. The adjustable shoulder strap can also be removed if you prefer a smaller hand hold.
The bag has a volume capacity of 33 litres and measures 26cm x 49cm x 26cm (10” x 19” x 10”). With a modern yet chic style, this is a practical accessory that offers everything you need at hand in one bag. As far as cute women’s gym bags (UK) go, this bag is one of the cutest!
If you need inspiration for starting your yoga career then take a look at our post on the best yoga studios in the UK here!
#14 - CoCoMall Sports Gym Bag
Price: £15.83 (in purple)
If you’re looking for cheap women's gym bags that don’t compromise on quality then this Amazon UK top seller with 4.5 stars from over 1000 ratings could be the one for you. The CoCoMall Sports Gym Bag is a sturdy, well-made bag at a great price.
Made from durable and water-resistant polyester, this women's gym bag (UK) has an adjustable and padded shoulder strap, a built-in extra compartment for shoes and wet kit with exterior zippers and ventilation holes, a main compartment and 3 other pockets, front and back. It can easily hold shoes, kit, electronics, hair styling tools, and water bottles in its mesh side pockets.
The CoCoMall fits in a standard gym locker and can be washed with a damp cloth and left to air dry. With the added bonus of a hidden, internal pocket for keeping valuables, debit cards, and cash, there’s enough space and pockets for all your running accessories. If you’re looking to buy yourself some new gym kit then why not take a look at our top article on the best running accessories to see if there’s a great product for you!
These duffels are also available in eight designs including diamond blue, grey, graffiti red, and as purple gym bags for women.
The RYACO Drawstring Backpack is a classic, easy-to-wear string backpack that will compliment most outfits from gym wear to workwear and will look great whilst providing all the functionality you expect from good gym bags for women.
Oversized, the bag is lightweight, has a large main compartment and a clear plastic compartment for wet-dry separation, 3 interior pockets, 1 secret zipped pocket for debit cards, IDs, cash, and other valuables, 2 side pockets, and 1 bottom zippered compartment. The bottom zippered compartment can be used for holding shoes and for storing the bag, with the pack compacting down into itself and then zipped up.
Made from water-resistant nylon the bag is one of the stronger drawstring bags available. The bag includes nice quality, thick, and adjustable drawstrings which are less prone to fraying if treated with care, and features tear-drop shaped flexible zippers for easy zipping.
When purchased from Amazon UK, this backpack comes with an 18 months warranty with a replacement or full refund if needed. This is one of the best gym bags for women for travelling, as a gym bag, hiking, or even a shopping bag, and will prove itself a great addition to most women's wardrobes if you're searching for a well designed but functional backpack.
Available in black, black with neon green zip, black and orange, black and pink, or blue, this is one of the overall best gym bags for women that we found.
#16 - Risefit Drawstring Bag
If you're searching for a waterproof, drawstring gym bag but want something more statement than black or grey then the Risefit Drawstring Bag may be for you.
The shoulder straps are wide for increased comfort, the same design as the bag's main compartment, and made from high-quality, water-resistant Nylon. The bag includes a secure pocket for valuables, a camera bag great for travelling or taking fitness progress videos for Instagram and YouTube, and front and back zipper pockets.
These cheap women's gym bags measure 40cm x 15cm x 43cm and are lightweight enough for everyday use. Each bag comes with a 1-year guarantee when purchased from Amazon UK with the promise of a response from Risefit's customer services team within 12 hours if you have any issues.
This is a great choice for gym goers, students, if you're looking to brighten up your gym gear or as a great gift. If you need more specific gift ideas for the runner in your life then have a look at our article on 27 useful gifts for runners here!
This bag comes in 26 different designs including prints like 'Pink Coral', 'Flamingo', '50-Red Leaf', 'Starry Sky' and block colours such as 'Rose', 'Dark Blue', and 'Burgundy', so there are loads of options for stylish gym bags for women with Risefit.
Another option from the Under Armour product line of durable, longer-lasting, and element-resistant gym bags is the Under Armour's Unisex Ozsee Sackpack. This one is Amazon's Choice for a drawstring gym bag and with good reason, with an average 4.7 out of 5 from over 2500 customer ratings.
Every design is sporty, lace-up, and has the Under Armour logo printed in graphics on the front of the bag. Made from polyester and nylon this sackpack is water-resistant and durable, includes a chest clip for added comfort when carrying, and is fast-drying.
This is a much simpler option to most other women's gym bags and whilst it only features the one main compartment of 15 litres, it is still large enough to fit all your gym gear, trainers, and water bottle.
The bag comes in 10 variations including 'Steel', 'High Vis Yellow', 'Tropic Pink', and 'Neon Coral'. The Under Armour Unisex Ozsee Sackpack is a nice, durable drawstring backpack for anyone looking for a small to medium gym pack for trainers and gym gear.
#18 - HAWEE Women's Tote Bag
Waterproof gym tote bags for women are a little harder to find online, but fortunately for you we found the HAWEE Women's Tote Bag which is both waterproof and relatively cheap!
Made of a wrinkle and water-resistant polyester composite, the bag comes with a zippered main compartment which can comfortably fit a laptop and gym kit, an external zippered pocket for easy access, one interior zipper compartment for smaller, important items, and two side pockets for water bottles or protein shakers. We've also got a list of the 17 best protein shakers on the market at the minute if you're looking to upgrade! This tote has dual hand-held handles for comfortable carrying.
These small gym bags for women are foldable for easy storage and come with a 100% warranty when purchased through Amazon UK. The bag is on the smaller side so is most appropriate for carrying gym clothes, essential small items, towel, and toiletries.
The HAWEE Women's Tote Bag is a good choice for an affordable gym tote with a great number of design options: it comes in 24 varieties including 'Retro Camellia', 'Sun and Moon', 'Blue Maple Leaf', and 'Fox' amongst others.
#19 - Sportout Gym Bag Duffel
Price: £12.99 (in sakura pink)
Gym duffle bags for women can sometimes be on the pricier side, but the Sportout Gym Bag Duffel is a great quality bag at an affordable price.
The bag has a 10-liter capacity plus large dry and wet pockets for easily keeping your clean stuff from your sweaty gear. Made from a cationic fabric, it has good water resistance whilst still being lightweight and durable. The bag features 5 zipper pockets, two large pockets on the top, one inside, and one on the outer side.
One of the best features of the Sportout women's gym bag (UK) is its strap and ring attachments: the bag can be carried by hand, over the shoulder, or as a backpack, or like a traditional, large tote bag. These gym bags for women also come with a money-back warranty.
In soft colours including black, ‘misty grey’, ‘lake blue’, ‘dark blue’, and ‘sakura pink’, these versatile gym bags for women are cute, strong, and great for holding shoes, workout kit, and small items.
If you’re looking for gym duffle bags for women that have a range of sizes then the WANDF Foldable Duffle bag is a good option for you: it’s available in a 25 liter size up to 120 liter capacity.
Made from a RipStop water-resistant nylon, the bag is ultra-lightweight (0.5 kg or 1.1 lbs), so it won’t weigh you down regardless of how much gym gear you need to carry.
All bags include longer-lasting SBS metal zippers and can be compactly folded into themselves. The WANDF Foldable Duffle also includes a moisture-resistant shoe compartment, padded handles, and an adjustable padded shoulder strap.
The WANDF Foldable Duffle Bag comes in 32 different designs including 'Purple', 'Dark Green', 'Light Green', and 'Light Pink' and a 30-day money-back guarantee. A nice budget choice for gym bags for women that can handle everything you may need for the gym in a wide range of colours to match any gym wear.
The Glossier Sunshine Yellow Duffle Bag is a brightly coloured canvas bag with all the essential features that the best gym bags for women have.
Another cute duffle with features that include an internal zippered shoe compartment inside, a U-shaped opening for easier searching for toiletries, sportswear, and shoes, an external mesh pocket for any sweaty clothes you need to let breathe. It has an adjustable shoulder strap that is padded for extra comfort when carrying, and shorter carry handles so it can double as a handheld bag.
The Glossier Duffle Bag measures 45cm x 25cm x 25cm (18” x 10” x 10” inches) so is large enough for a change into heels, hair straighteners, toiletries, and sportswear, with the breathable pockets ensuring everything stays fresh for work or weekend activities away.
The champion of yellow gym duffle bags for women, the Glossier Duffle will be a splendid addition to your gym wear.
#22 - Adidas Defender III
The Adidas Defender Lii is one of the best gym bags for women and one of the better bags offered by the brand due to its high end qualities and gorgeous design.
Made from durable 100% 3D ripstop polyester this bag will stand up to everyday wear and tear, and the test of time. The bag includes FreshPAK technology which is resistant to bacterial odors and is waterproof, which is great if you’re more into swimming workouts, or even just for protecting against wet weather.
This duffle has 2 zippered end pockets, and an outer zippered pocket to stash any items you need quick and easy access to. The bag measures 27.94cm x 52.07cm x 29.97cm (11" x 20.5" x 11.8" inches) so is a medium size with the side pocket holding, for example, a woman's pair of trainers easily.
These gym duffle bags for women are available in 2 main colours which both feature coloured accents: black with ‘onix jersey’ (grey) bottom and accents and ‘clear mint green’ zips and strap, or ‘onix pixel’ (a dark patterned grey) with black bottom and accents and bright blue zips and adidas logo. Incredibly stylish gym bags for women that will definitely make a statement in the gym.
#23 - Nike Heritage Rucksack
A classic from Nike with a simple yet versatile design, this one is arguably the little black dress of cute women's gym bags.
With a capacity of 15 liters, this backpack has padded straps for comfort, a haul loop for quick grabbing, and is made from dense polyester to provide extra support for heavier weights. There’s one internal sleeve pocket which would easily fit a 15” laptop or tablet, and a decent sized zippered exterior pocket to keep your valuables safe.
This classic rucksack has over 1000 reviews and an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 on Amazon UK, and for good reason. It’s comfortable, and great for travel, large enough for your gym kit, and water resistant: definitely one of the best gym bags for women on this list!
Along with top Nike quality, there are 5 colour options including ‘barely volt’ (white), black, black with gold detail, china rose (a hot pink), ‘echo pink’ with blue and red detail, and ‘sky grey’ with mustard and white detail.
How to choose a women’s gym bag
Buying the right women’s gym bag is similar to buying the right handbag - consider all the things you generally need to take with you and make sure the bag will carry everything, ensure that the type of bag will be comfortable for you to carry regularly, and find a design or style that you love and will complement your gym outfits.
This includes carrying the usual things like your gym gear, water bottle, trainers, a change of clothes, but then also any extra items such as a yoga mat, boxing gloves, your laptop or books, extra toiletries, etc. You also need to consider things like waterproofing, type of bag (e.g. tote, duffel, backpack), weight, storage size, and of course the right colour! Start with the type of bag that you want as this will narrow down your search size and reduce your research time.
What size women’s gym bag to buy
This all depends on what you usually need to take with you when you go to the gym. For example, if you’re a regular boxer then you would probably need a larger bag to fit your boxing gloves. If you’re more into yoga then the size of the bag might not be as important but you’ll probably want to look out for additional straps to attach your yoga mat to your gym bag.
If you only need space for a change of clothes and a water bottle then small gym bags for women would probably suit you better. Our advice would be to check the women’s gym bags for their main compartment size but also any extra smaller pockets as well, for better organisation.
What is the best women’s gym bag
Obviously this is a question that doesn’t have a definite answer, as all of these choices are the best gym bags for women on the market and definitely deserve a spot on this list.
Some women will prefer the more retro gym bags for women, like the Adidas Linear Leopard Print Duffel Bag that’s reigniting a popular noughties trend, or the gorgeous designer gym bags for women, like the Reebok X Victoria Beckham backpack that brings a touch of class and sophistication to the locker room.
Before you go!
We’ve found 23 of the best gym bags for women so that you don’t have to, and now that your choices have been limited to this number from an endless amount of products online, shouldn't have much trouble deciding on which one to buy!
Remember that style isn’t everything though, so check measurements and pockets to make sure you get the right one to fit all of your gym accessories and kit in.
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