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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Panda Great bag for Therapy Dog work!
I am a very petite woman and needed a bag that would not be too bulky and that would hold, well-organized, the various supplies needed to take my dog to schools and libraries for therapy dog work. While I use a rolling cart to carrying my books and blanket and generally prop this bag atop it when I'm entering and exiting buildings, this bag can be used alone if I'm doing therapy work with my dog in a nursing home setting where I don't need books. My favorite feature is the deep but slim outside pocket. It happens to be the perfect size for a plastic document case for letter-sized sheets of paper. The case, holding all of my vital paperwork, slides right in and out but does NOT fall out. Anyone who wants to keep a notebook, slim binder, or magazine from getting rumpled will enjoy this pocket. The other snap pocket on the outside is too shallow to be of use, unless you happen to play the drums and are looking for a spot for your sticks. I love the inside pockets, as I'm able to keep all of my dog's supplies so well-organized that I can just reach in and grab exactly what I need. I don't use the shoe pocket (or the pocket for wet clothes), but it's nice to know it's there in case I ever had a wet towel to store. I had been hoping that the bottom strap for the yoga mat could hold a rolled up mat for my dog, but it's not big enough to do so. I also agree that the top straps slip off the shoulders easily. That said, I think one would be hard-pressed to find a bag that holds this much, this well-organized, and that does not look huge on a petite woman's shoulder. The material in black is very professional-looking. My dog's fur does unfortunately cling to it, but a lint brush takes care of that, and the material does spot-clean well, at least so far. I've been using this bag since last April and have done about 30 therapy dog visits with it, and it still looks pretty new. Please do NOT discontinue this bag. I'd love to see it offered in one or two more neutral colors such as a dark brown or gray. I can see how cheerful colors are good for the gym, but this bag will attract a wider audience if you offer it in more neutral colors also.
November 12, 2014
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