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10 Best Gym Backpacks

You are home after a tough day at work and want to go sweat it out at the gym, but before you go, look over this list of the best gym backpacks. Think about what you need to pack when you visit your gym for a good workout. You need your gym shoes, a change of clothes, two towels—one for inside the gym and one after your shower—and all your toiletries. Ladies need to think about makeup, tampons, and other items, and both sexes need to take a padlock, water, and protein powder or a protein bar for a quick snack. Your bag needs to be roomy, durable, comfortable to wear, and washable. If you are a person on-the-go, then you also need pockets for your tablets, phones, and laptops.

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1. Under Armour Hustle Backpack

Under Armour Hustle 3.0 Backpack, Black (001)/Silver, One Size best gym backpacks

The Hustle Backpack offered by Under Armour is large enough and compartmentalized enough to carry all of your gym essentials. Consisting of 100% washable polyester, the bag resists elements like rain and sun to keep a ready-to-go attractive appearance through many years of service. The backpack carries up to 18 inches of material including a lined pocket for a 15-inch laptop. Zippered pockets separate your liquids or creams from your clothing, and the padded shoulder straps make for a comfortable fit.

2. Business Travel Backpack

Business Travel Backpack, BTBSZ Fitness Exercise Sport Gym Hiking Camping Backpack with Shoe Storage Waterproof Outdoor Sport Backpack School Laptop best gym backpacks

The Business Travel Backpack by BTBSZ is specifically designed as a shoe storage backpack. The pack comes with a separate compartment for your gym shoes to keep them separate from your business clothes. The visually appealing pack allows you to visit any gym anywhere before or after your business meeting and still look good. Extra security is built into the pack for your laptop or tablet with an oversized compartment accessible from the side and zippered closed while you travel.

3. Adidas Unisex Striker II Team Backpack

adidas Unisex Striker II Team Backpack, Shock Pink/Black/White, One Size best gym backpacks

Adidas created this Unisex II Team Backpack with the idea that more room would appeal to teams. The backpack is a lightweight but durable carrier for anything you need at the gym. Adidas uses durable polyester inside and out to create a backpack that is attractive, efficient, and practical at the same moment. The pack comes in several colors which allow teams to match with their original team color concept. Larger than other backpacks, the bag rides comfortably on 14-inch drop straps.

4. Netchain Laptop Travel RFID Backpack

Travel Laptop Backpack Men Sports Gym Bag with Shoes Compartment Water Resistant College Computer Bag with USB Charging Port Fit 16.5 inch Laptop (Black) best gym backpacks

Netchain went with the all-inclusion concept with its Laptop Backpack. Ironically, this backpack is also one of the most affordable on the market. It comes with a water-resistant exterior finish, zippered pockets for electronics and toiletries, and a large lined pocket to protect laptops up to 16.5 inches. Equipped with up-to-date technology, the product is a backpack with a USB charging port. Together with the oversized bag, the pack meets the demands for the modern gym goer.

5. Adidas Alliance II Sackpack

adidas Alliance II Sackpack, Onix Jersey/Black/White, One Size best gym backpacks

As the name implies, Adidas designed this backpack with innovation in mind. The large bag section carries all the clothing and towels you will ever need, while three exterior pockets let you include your water, protein, electronics, and toiletries separate and easily accessible. The pack includes a large compartment for your gym shoes. The straps only allow a 10.5-inch shoulder drop so that the pack sits high on your back, eliminating the feel of drag.

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6. Drawstring Backpack by WANDF

Drawstring Backpack String Bag Sackpack Cinch Water Resistant Nylon for Gym Shopping Sport Yoga by WANDF (Purple) best gym backpacks

The Drawstring Backpack that WANDF developed works as like a sackpack. The top drawstring encloses the large compartment where you pack your spare clothes and towels. There are zippered exterior compartments for your phones, power cables, snacks, and water. The backpack is stylish, consists of heavy-duty nylon that does not crack or fade over the years, and can be carried by hand or via the attached backstraps. Stylish, durable, and attractive, this pack is an ideal gym backpack for women.

7. Reebok Circuit Backpack

Gym Backpack, Reebok Circuit Backpack (Navy Spacedye) best gym backpacks

Reebok noticed two improvements that it considered necessary to create an affordable, comfortable, yet durable gym backpack. First, the pack needs to breathe to reduce the heat generated against your back and to discourage the growth of mold inside the pack. To alleviate these two concerns, Reebok used a mesh in its construction to encourage air movement but reflect water. They also included a small exterior compartment for your sunglasses that is immediately accessible at need.

8. Nike Sportswear Hayward Futura Backpack

Nike Sportswear Hayward Futura Backpack for Men, Large Backpack with Durable Polyester Shell and Padded Shoulder Straps, Dark Grey/Dark Grey/Black best gym backpacks

Nike entered the men’s gym backpack market with this rugged pack that hauls everything you need for your exercise routine. Featuring a large Nike logo across the front, this backpack makes a statement of durability, quality, and fashion like no other pack on the market. The shoulder straps come padded for comfort during long-distance walks and feature a huge 17.5-inch should drop for the extended male frame. Compartments separate the main area for easy separation of small items.

9. Adidas Originals National Backpack

adidas Originals National Backpack, Olive Cargo Aw Camo, One Size best gym backpacks

If you are looking for a gym backpack that is affordable, durable, and fashionable, then this is the pack for you. Capable of use anywhere on the planet, this bag carries all you essential gym items comfortably and with panache. The backpack comes with a main compartment with enough room to carry all your clothing and towels and separate compartments for your shoes, toiletries, and other items. An adjustable padded shoulder strap system allows drops of up to 18 inches, making this fashionable pack appropriate for men in the wild and in the city.

10. Under Armour Women’s On Balance Backpack

Under Armour Women's On Balance Backpack,Midnight Navy /Cape Coral, One Size best gym backpacks

With this durable backpack, Under Armour targets the woman athlete. The main compartment is vast enough to handle every woman’s needs at the gym. Various compartments separate makeup, toiletries, tampons, and other items from clothes and towels. Women can carry two sets of shoes in this backpack and a laptop for those ambitious women who are constantly on the go. The backpack is machine washable and comes with ergonomic shoulder straps to fit any woman’s frame.

Backpacks come in all shapes and sizes. Some are designed to fit the backs of children; others are for mid-teens with growing backs that are adjustable from year to year. Backpacks are a multi-functional piece of equipment used in several outdoor occupations such as the Forest Service or the military or for carrying items to the gym. Pick your favorite from this list of the best gym backpacks and enjoy your workout, knowing you have all the essential things you need for a good workout.

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By BCR Staff

June 2019