Going to the gym is all about looking good and feeling great. That can start with some stylish gear that makes you look seriously cool even when the heat is on. But have you got a bag to match? You’ll want something practical, of course. Something lightweight and spacious to make it as easy as possible to carry your kit around town. Whether you prefer rucksacks, holdalls or duffle bags, there’s no shortage of choice out there – so here are 6 of the best gym bags to get to grips with.

Lululemon – Urban Warrior Duffle

You prefer to be safe rather than sorry. You like to make sure you’ve packed for all eventualities. You wake up in a cold sweat at the thought you’ve forgotten your kit. You’re an over packer and you need a bag that can deal with it. You need… the Urban Warrior Duffle from Lulumelon. It can fit in a heck of a lot for a 50 litre bag. Beautifully soft yet water-repellent, it offers loads of handy compartments, an exterior trainer pocket, yoga mat straps and removable cushioned straps that are like mini comfy armchairs for your shoulders.

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Herschel – Sutton Mid Duffel Bag

This handsome, lightweight and slim duffle is ideal for the everyday gym-goer. The main compartment offers plenty of space to fit in everything you need, with well thought out touches like stylish detachable straps and an easily accessible side compartment that make it easy to store (and quick to find) your gym padlock and earphones.

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Sweaty Betty –  All Sport Backpack

When you’re on the go in and around London, you want a sports bag that’s not just super sleek but also rugged enough to withstand every kind of journey. So say hello to the All Sport Backpack. Crafted from highly durable scuba fabric, it’s light and practical with separate compartments to keep your gym gear under control. The rose-gold finish adds a classy feminine touch, while attachable straps for your mat make it a must have essential for yoga enthusiasts.

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Adidas by Stella McCartney – Run Adizero Backpack

High fashion meets high tempo in the Adidas by Stella McCartney range. The Run Adizero backpack has been made with the city commuter in mind. A stylish yet minimalist backpack, it features dual shoulder straps and a single adjustable chest strap to fit flush against your designer body. Together with 100% polyester reflective fabric that keeps you visible at night, it’s the perfect holdall for your run.

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North Face – Base Camp Duffel

North Face has been helping climbers haul their gear up and down mountains for over 50 years. So as you’d expect, the Base Camp is far from your run of the mill duffel bag. Made from a highly durable laminate material, it provides 71 litres of space to pack your gym kit, your flask, your large print copy of War and Peace and even your crampons just in case. The attachable straps, meanwhile, let you use it as a backpack as well as a duffle bag so you get two for the price of one.

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Aer – Fit pack

Aer’s Fit Pack needs no introduction after winning the Carry Awards 2016 best work backpack. Another bag built for the city commuter, the versatile design allows you to store your gym and work gear in separate compartments. The front features built-in ventilation and opens with a dual zip to reveal a large pouch for storing your gym gear, water bottle and trainers. Then on the inside, you’ll also find a water-resistant inner sleeve to keep your laptop, tablet and phone safe and dry too.

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Esquared – packed full of premium gyms and studios

The right bag lets you fit in your gear. And now, the free Esquared app means you can fit in your fitness too. Esquared lets you book 2-hour gym sessions and one-off classes at premium health and fitness clubs all over London. You choose what. You choose where. You choose when. All with no memberships required.

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