Rated 5 out of 5 by jayzeebee An absolute MUST for the working girl on the go!
I'm a lawyer in Chicago and I go straight from work to the gym most weekdays via public transportation. My gorgeous Kate Spade work bag had to be retired because the shoulder straps snapped from the weight of everything I carry during the day. For months I looked for a non-bulky, reasonably priced, work-friendly, stylish bag equipped with compartments in which I could fit all of the following without having it burst into pieces: sneakers, workout clothes, umbrella, winter gear (yay Chiberia!), water bottle, wallet, breakfast and lunch for work, planner, ipod, keys, gym lock, and the occasional accessory or two. For any other bag, this would be a tall order, but NOT for the EFGB. Everything has an easily accessible spot, none of my belongings get ruined, and there's STILL room for more stuff! I was also pleased to get the awesome cyber Monday deal, which came to $48. Contrary to what some other users have said, the bag was bigger than I thought it would be. However, I much rather have the extra space than the opposite problem. And there's no strain on the handles at all. Also, it doesn't take up as much space on the bus or train as I thought it might, which was my biggest concern with its size. It's just like a regular large workbag, without the bulkiness. It's also going to be my new carry on bag for air travel. I would recommend this bag to anyone who loves carrying a ton of stuff, including my 80-year-old grandmother, who is far from a gym rat, but knows how to fill a bag to the brim!
December 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JackieP This bag is my new favorite thing!!!
I was having a hard time finding a bag that could fit all my stuff that I needed for the entire day and the gym, but was also attractive enough to bring to work/brunch/dinner. I was thisclose to just giving up and getting a backpack or a duffle bag (or even a diaper bag) when I found this gem. I got it in black because it matches my wardrobe the best and I love everything about it. It fits my shoes, clothes, accessories, work notebooks, huge wallet, lunch, water bottle, and has nice little pockets for things like keys, lip balm, etc. Also, the little elastic pocket on the inside is perfect for a sunglasses case when it's sunny out or a small umbrella when it's raining! I used the yoga mat holder for the first time yesterday and it was perfect for my walk to the gym. I haven't had any problems with the bag falling off my shoulders like some reviewers mentioned (at least no more noticeable than any other bag). No complaints here!! :)
December 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by doreilly This bag is amazing. It is the perfect size and so stylish!
December 9, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Cleomobile Does not fit everything
I must take a lot more to the gym than everyone else, because this bag didn't fit most of what I need. I have to take a change of clothes, shoes, shower shoes, shower stuff (shampoo, etc. and I do use the little bottles for the gym...), curling iron, towel, full make up bag, hair spray, etc. the bag is nice and good quality, but it does not fit most of what I need.
November 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AMAKIV Best gym bag for anything ever
Just ordered this gym bag in order to have somewhere to place my yoga mat when going out and still have room for my other workout necessities. This bag does that and holds so much more with it's many pockets and places to stick my gadgets. Also very useful for non-gym/workout related travel with all the room available.
November 24, 2014