Multitasking is key for both moms and their gear. When your day starts at the gym and ends at a little league game, you need a bag that can carry it all. Hit the gym and the town in style this season with these fab and fit multitasking bags. They go the distance as gym bags and all-day carryalls with enough fashion sense to double as weekender carry-ons. There are options that offer something for every budget.
GAIAM: Everything Fits Gym Bag: Gaiam’s Everything Fits Gym Bag holds your yoga mat, toiletries, clothing and accessories, and its stylish design makes it a go-to weekender bag as well. We love that it has a spot just for that pesky yoga mat that normally does not fit in gym bags! The vented outside compartment can hold shoes or wet clothes, yours or the kiddo’s, for gym to office or all day excursions.
Nike Bucket: This is an amazing multitasking bag because it can be carried as a tote or worn as a one-shoulder backpack! The sling design makes it super easy to carry and, when worn as a backpack, gives you two free hands to attend to the kids! It offers a ton of space and easy access, so everything you need is right at your finger tips!
Herschel Supply Company: Novel Duffel Bag: From a heritage of barrel makers, the Herschel company knows a thing or two about making things to carry your items in. The Herschel Supply Company’s Novel Duffel Bag is made to carry anything you can think of, and its durable fabric can handle anything you can throw at it, or throw in it for that matter! A separate compartment for your shoes along with various other compartments means easier organization for gym time and on-the-go. We love the polka-dots!
Adidas by Stella McCartney: Big Carry On Bag: Stella McCartney’s Carry On Bag is fit for both a weekend out and about or a daily trip to the gym. Its exterior pockets can hold wet gym clothes or bathing suits for the trip home, and its nylon body and handles make for easy cleanup inside and out. It would also make an adorable diaper bag for any expecting mom!
Vera Bradley Duffel in Heather: Sometimes, girls just need a splash of color! We can always look to our good friend Vera Bradley to add colorful prints to any ensemble! This duffel makes a great gym bag, overnight bag, or whatever bag! This would be the perfect bag for anyone who gets ready for work or their day at the gym because it has plenty of open space for shower supplies, cosmetics, toiletries, and your outfit!
American Apparel: The Stag Bag: American Apparel’s Stag Bag goes from gym to airport terminal with ease, and with two carrying options, long lines are a breeze. Its various outside pockets allow for easy grab and go of snacks or gym accessories.
REI Balance Gym Bag: This bag is brilliantly designed. It is made to be carried horizontally by the adjustable strap but to be hung vertically so it can fit seamlessly into gym lockers or any small space! It even has a loop on the bottom of the bag for easy storage. The side pocket is lined with fleece so that you can throw your iPod or cell phone in it without the fear of it scratching. This bag is great for bumming around and running to the gym but is also big enough to be used as a weekender!
Under Armour: UA Perfect Duffel: Under Armour’s Women’s UA Perfect Duffel has everything from a removable laundry bag to a flat iron storage pocket. Secret pockets for valuables and an extensive internal organization system make this durable duffel ideal for days with the kids, travel and daily gym use.
Haiku Reversible Tote: This bag is the epitome of multitasking! It is made from 100% recycled post consumer plastic bottles, so even the material is multitasking. Its large size allows you to carry everything you need! It is perfect for the gym, for the kids’ stuff, or even for taking to the farmer’s market and collecting your produce. It is reversible so it can match any outfit!
Sweaty Betty’s Studio Holdall: Sweaty Betty’s Studio Holdall is the duffel bag for the serious trainer. With waterproof space for wet gym clothes and bathing suits, enough room for two water bottles and any and everything you might need for your workout, this bag has it all. Two side pockets and one front pocket leave ample room for your grab and go items. With all its space and amenities it doubles as an on-the-go dream for both you and the kids and is a great option for a weekend getaway.