You have stylish work out clothes. Your trainers are the latest Nike Flyknit. But is your gym bag letting you down?
Anyone who works out during the working week knows a good gym bag is as important as a good handbag. Actually they often double as a handbag. Your gym tote, backpack, duffel needs to work hard, and look good. And nothing improves a girls swagger more than clutching a pretty (and in gym-bag terms, functional) bag.
Grab one of these chic gym bags to put the finishing touch to your workout kit.
ADIDAS by STELLA MCCARTNEY SMALL GYM BAG, R1599
Your workout gear will be carried around in style with this practical and stylish gym bag. It has a separate shoe compartment, side zip pockets and adjustable straps. The bag is available in two colourways: smoked pink with an abstract print as in this picture, or black (as in the title picture).
Dimensions: 40 cm x 32 cm x 20 cm
NIKE VICTORY GYM CLUB BAG, R899
Available Nike Stores
This classic bag is smart, functional and subtle. If you are not a fan of big labels on your clothes, the simple metallic swoosh on the front of the bag is nicely understated. The bag has two zip storage compartments keeping shoes and smelly gym gear separate from the rest of your things. Internally there are multiple pockets and compartments to organise your kit neatly. It is versatile enough to carry around all day.
Dimensions: 43 cm x 30.5 cm x 18 cm
NICOLE MARTINE, THE GRAND BAHAMA NEOPRENE TOTE, R690
Perfect for the beach or swim workouts, this colourful and reversible (the reverse side of this bag is white and yellow) neoprene gym bag has a detachable neoprene pouch to hold all your essentials securely. Pop in your towel, goggles and swimsuit and off you go. With summer just around the corner, this bag will add a pop of colour to your day. Multiple colour combinations, two bags for the price of one: a real bargain!
Dimensions: 50 cm x 40 cm x 15 cm
AMERICAN APPAREL, NYLON DUFFEL BAG, R249
This excellent no-frills water-resistant duffel bag at 50cm long is more than big enough for all your kit: towel, trainers, toiletries, you name it. It also scrunches down neatly for storage, when not in use. If maroon and navy is not your thing, then you can get this in multiple colours: black and white, denim and white, vintage denim, red white and blue are just a few of the available combinations.
Dimensions: 50.8 cm x 22.9 cm
ADIDAS BY STELLA MCCARTNEY, BACKPACK, R1499
Nobody does utility chic as well as Stella McCartney. In a pretty blue grey colourway, this quilted backpack is as practical as it is good looking. It has adjustable straps, an internal laptop compartment with zip and side pockets with zips, to neatly pack away your bits and pieces.
Dimensions: 27 cm x 45.5 cm x 20 cm