Rated 5 out of 5 by akkis Amazing bag!
It took me a bit to purchase this bag, since it's rather expensive and the duffel I'm using right now is passable. However, as soon as it arrived I forgot my trepidation! The bag is sturdy, a great size, and full of compartments for organization and storage. And when you put shoes or a sturdy item in the vented pouch, it creates more nooks on the inside for specialized storage! I don't understand reviews that say the bungee cord for the yoga mat is too loose. My mat (3mm thick) fits perfectly and is held quite tight! My only question: What is that shallow, snapped pocket on the front just above the vented pouch for? I can't figure out what to put in it!
July 24, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Davinder Great Bag
The bag is a great essential item; I use it for Bikram Yoga and at the end of a hot and sweltering 105 degree, 90 minute session, its perfect for storing drenched yoga clothes; the various compartments make it a must for organization of all your essentials. The clean, compact, yet roomy design make it portable. The fabric is high-grade and will with-stand years of use. For the price, I think it's a great value and would even make an excellent gift for the yogi or yogini in your life! =)
November 24, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by DawnSeeker Love this bag!
Based upon several reviews on the website, I ordered this bag in purple (my favorite color). I have used it for a few weeks as my primary gym bag and my back-up yoga bag for when I need to carry blocks and straps. It has performed beautifully and fits a ton of stuff. My only hesitation in giving the appearance 4 stars out of 5 is that the stretchy cords at the base of the bag for holding a yoga mat seem a bit thin and may stretch out & sag with a bit with use. I plan on ordering another bag, this time in black for my primary yoga bag - it's that good!
November 12, 2009
Rated 1 out of 5 by KellyN Not for commuters
This bag may work if you drive a car to and from the gym/studio, but it's not well made for public transit commuters in NYC at least.
I was looking for a bag to replace my backpack that had enough space for gym clothes, my lunch, and occasionally a towel and mini shampoo bottles for showering. This seemed to fit the specs, but after using it, I wish I'd chosen something else.
1. The bag is cumbersome - with just a change of gym clothes, tupperware, and a smoothie inside, I don't fit up the steps from the subway when other people are coming down, and can't make it down narrow aisles (I'm not particularly wide, either). The flat bottom folds up but doesn't remove, so then it's hard to fit your stuff inside since it does not fold flat against the side.
2. This bag is heavy even when empty and doesn't stay on the shoulder well - when 3/4 full, it slips off easily and torques it in a weird way, probably because it's so structured. Maybe padding would help, but all I know is my shoulder is sore after carrying it while walking for ten minutes, which affects my workouts.
This might be an okay bag for someone who's throwing it in the back of a car with just a magazine inside, but for busy city dwellers trying to eat well and fit in a workout, it's not a good match. It wasn't a cheap bag, and now I have to find more room in my budget for a new bag :(
October 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by gardengirly JUST WHAT I WANTED !
I am so glad I bought this. It is roomier than any gym bag I have owned. Lots of extra pockets for everything to be organized in. I watched it for awhile hoping that it would go on sale, then snapped it up when it did. Recently used it for a trip and it worked great. The color is beautiful-so happy with my purchase!
October 15, 2014