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
Rated 4 out of 5 by TJ1963 This product is living up to my expectations!
Everything I need for the gym fits into this bag -- including shower items. The only negative is that my heavy mat to too large to carry on the bottom of the bag.
October 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Staci Great Bag
I love this bag. I was concerned because there were mixed reviews, but now I kind of wish I had it in more colors. I switch back and forth between using it as an every day bag to tote everything around and as a gym bag for my work out stuff. I use it to carry everything back and forth to spinning, yoga and Zumba. It can fit my shoes, 2 blocks, strap, towel, socks and mat all at the same time (along with my wallet, phone and lip balm). Bottom strap seems to hold tight, but it's only endured two weeks of abuse so far!
September 8, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by DBM91 Good but some disappointments
I was so anxious to get this bag. I was lookin forward to being able to incorporate my yoga mat along with all my other supplies. I was dissappointed to find that the bag is material and not the shiny washable material that the smaller bas are made of. Dirt seems to stick easier to this material. When attempting to secure the yoga mat to the bottom of the bag and use the bungy cords, I was fighting with the bag, I had to turn it upside down to fight the fight and then everything fell out of the side compartments . Nice idea but not very easy or practical . SO now I have a nice big roomy bag and still a yoga mat in a bag!!! uhhhh not thrilled
September 6, 2014