Gym To Win Duffel *Nylon
LOVE this bag!! It has so many compartments to put everything in.
I am a personal trainer, and nutritionist. I work loong hours everyday and have a ton of things to bring back and forth with me. I love the amont of space this bag provides. My favorite part is it doesnt look big at all, Im small so some bags tend to overpower me but not this one.
January 29, 2015
In love with my new bag!
I ordered this after I received a lovely gift card for the holidays.
I'd been wanting a nice quality bag for the gym and just couldn't find "the one".
Well this one was "it"! So happy with my purchase! I ordered the bag in black--quality is excellent and I love all the various compartments. Can fit my workout stuff plus cell phone, wallet, etc. and still have room--but the bag doesn't feel too big. Highly recommend!!!
January 27, 2015
Mostly a winner!
Having suffered through several clunky adidas soccer bags, I've been looking for a lululemon gym bag for several years. This is mostly a winner!
I was leery of the lighter colours simply because I tend to be very hard on my bags, and I know that black nylon lululemon products tend not to show a lot of dirt. I love that the interior is a light colour though, because now I can actually see my keys when they get lost inside the labyrinth of my bag! The myriad small pockets throughout are also great for organization of small items. The exterior design of the bag is lovely.
I debated between buying this bag and the Weekend Warrior bag. I found the Weekend Warrior to be a little too big for me (I know I'd just end up overloading it) especially since it's unlikely I'd ever have my laptop in my duffel. I'm a student, not a serious commuter in Toronto! The store I was at was also sold out of the Weekend Warrior bag in black, and I wasn't terribly interested in paying $30 more for reflective panels. The smaller, more convenient size of the GtW won out for me, plus they still had it in black :)
I am a huge fan of the straps for a yoga mat on the bottom! They're unobtrusive when you're not using them, and easy to use for when you need it. It's also great that it comes with an extra drawstring bag! I use it for my icky and wet goalie gloves after an indoor or futsal match, it's awesome. I'm considering picking up some extra bags for inside, though.
This bag could have used a separate pocket for shoes, as the open side pockets don't really cut it because they're not adjustable. There also isn't really a functional water bottle pocket, as the side pockets are so wide that things simply fall out. I'd like to see this fixed in later versions.
As a previous reviewer mentioned, the shoulder strap can be quite slippery, and there should be grips of some kind on it. This is less of an issue if you're inclined to carry your bag cross-body (which I do) but I know a lot of people carry their bags over one shoulder.
January 25, 2015
Goldilocks, it's just right!
I wanted a gym bag that could double as a carry on but most of Lulu's duffles are too big for what I wanted. This bag has all of the functionality of their larger duffles in a smaller size. It still fits everything I need to change at work for the gym, or to carry on a plane and stuff under the seat in front of me. I like having the option of both two handle carry or cross body with the long strap for when I have my hands tied up with luggage in the airport.
January 19, 2015
Love this bag
My old gym bag was stolen a few months ago. It was a cheapie, but I wanted something nice to replace it. I am a graduate student and work out after class, so I need something that can hold clothes/shoes, as well as lunch, etc. (I still carry a backpack). I saw this bag in the store window as I was christmas shopping and it was my first Lulu purchase. I think it is very pricey (I'm on a student budget), but it is worth it for this bag. I love all the pockets and the size, as well as the material (the salesperson said she wipes hers with clorox wipes to clean it). The Alberta lake color and print are gorgeous and I like that the inside is not black. The water bottle holders are great, too. The only thing is I wish the straps were more comfortable/non slip as it frequently slips off my shoulders when I'm wearing my winter jacket, which is mildly annoying.
January 19, 2015
My new, favorite gym bag!
I've been reluctant to spend a lot of money on a gym bag, but I'm so glad I bought this one. I love it! Well worth the money.
I got the black with gray stripe interior (not the painted lady print shown on the website) and it's beautiful. The quality is amazing, the nylon seems durable, and the little details really add to the overall design.
For those who are on the petite side, this bag didn't overwhelm my 5'2" frame. It is still a big bag and can easily fit my 12" laptop, running shoes, workout clothes, street shoes, work clothes, and toiletry bag. That's all I need to carry, but it can definitely fit more than that.
The best part of this bag is all the pockets. I love organization, and this bag makes it really easy to keep gym essentials separated. On the exterior, there are 3 open pockets (one on each short side and a phone pocket in the middle of a long side) and 3 zippered pockets (2 small on one side and 1 big on the other side). On the interior, there are 3 open mesh pockets on one side and two zippered pockets (one mesh) on the other side. Plus, the gym bag comes with a little drawstring sack in the same print as the interior, perfect for storing dirty clothes or shower shoes.
January 16, 2015
Great CrossFit bag, but....
I'm not entirely sure how to rate this bag. While I feel the overall functionality of the bag is perfect for CrossFit, it's the general design that leaves me scratching my head.
I will say, this bag is absolutely perfect for CrossFit, and it's gorgeous. There are loads of pockets, zippered and open. It holds my rope, tape, headbands, hair ties, hand sanitizer and keeps it all nice and neat. I like that the interior of the bag isn't black, this keeps things from getting "lost" in a black hole. It stays open so you can find what you are looking for. It holds my work out gear and shoes perfectly and will hold a change of clothes when changing at work.
Now with that said, the strap design has left me scratching my head. I always use the large strap to throw the bag on my shoulder. Why Lululemon didn't add some "anti-slip" grip to the shoulder pad is beyond me. It is smooth and very "slick" My first day using this bag, I walked down the stairs at work and the shoulder strap slipped off my shoulder. I didn't zip my bag shut, so the entire contents of my bag when tumbling down the stairs. After collecting my items, I continued to fight with the strap, trying to keep it on my shoulder. I finally gave up and just used the two handles and carried it. I don't do the cross body thing with my gym bags because my purse is a cross body. I feel that I can't use the strap to just throw it on my shoulder. I've thought about adding something to the shoulder pad on the strap to keep it from slipping but when you pay $148 for a bag, I don't feel like it should have to be altered. For this reason I can't recommend it. Most of my friends use a gym bag the same way I do, long strap on the shoulder.
I really, really wanted to love this bag...but it's probably going back to the store.
October 21, 2014
amazing gym bag!
I have been using whatever was at hand for the gym for years, but this bag is amazing! The colour is gorgeous and works well with everything, and the bag has a pocket for everything. I know it isn't cheap, but it's worth every penny. I'm using mine mostly for travel as it is a great size for carry on and has many pockets.
October 11, 2014
finally, one product that is still true Lulu
Love the thick nylon fabric and all the pockets are excellent for keeping small items from drowning in the main compartment. Solid Lulu product that is one of the few items still true to Lulu's previously high quality standards.
Definitely recommending this bag to others as it holds everything nicely for work & gym. Also makes a nice overnight travel bag.
October 4, 2014