Yoga On The Run Duffel
Poor Quality and Design
I love lulu bags and I have been waiting a long time for a good one. I went to my local store fully intending on purchasing this bag in the two tone pink. When I got there I was really disappointed. The fabric is a cheap feeling vinyl. I was initially interested in this bag because I could put my mat in it. It turns out the mat hatch is really big so when you put a typical mat in there and lean over it falls out. I also didn't like that if you fill your bag you won't be able to put your mat through, the weight of the stuff inside blocks the path for the mat. I am really disappointed in the decrease in quality of the bags. I ended up finding an older style hot yoga hobo instead of buying this bag. I could not believe how much better the quality used to be, so many more pockets and the bag hardware is far superior!!!
June 4, 2013
Such a CUTE bag!
I got this bag in pink and I have gotten so many compliments already! It's so bright and cute. It's nice and big and I can fit all my stuff in. I like the cute space for the yoga mat.
June 2, 2013
A little disappointed
I purchased this bag a month ago in the black color. I really enjoy the large inside pocket to throw my gym clothes in. However, I'm a little disappointed because the seam on the bag that holds the shoulder strap just broke when I was carrying it...I had high expectations for a bag costing over $100 and because I absolutely love all my other LuLu items and clothes.. But now I'm without a gym bag..
May 28, 2013
Awesome Yoga Bag!!!
I received this bag today, as I had ordered it online. I got it in the black! I am so glad I ordered it because I LOVE it! It is a great bag whether you practice yoga, or are a frequent gym-goer. I find no problem with the mesh, and when I put both my yoga mats (The Mat and the Un Mat) both did not slide out when I slung the bag over my shoulder. The only time I had issues with my Un Mat sliding out is when I tipped the bag vertically lopsided to see if it would slide out. But realistically, my Un Mat stayed in place when carrying the bag. The water bottle pocket is great as well! I don't know why people are complaining about there not being enough pockets, because I was able to fit all my yoga gear and some gym shoes in no problem, and still have room! This bag is a great investment and you will love it!!
May 21, 2013
Great bag, bleeding issues
I bought this bag after searching for one that was better than my destined for greatness duffel and think I found it! The bag itself is great, lots of room in the main compartment, and I like the underside zippered compartment to store shoes, clothes in the wet-sac etc.
I haven't had any issues with the mesh, I throw keys in there all the time and haven't had a problem. I use this bag every day for the pool and haven't had any issues so far.
Unfortunately it rained recently and the outside of the bag got wet and have had bleeding issues with the yoga mat compartment liner (hot pink) bleeding onto the cream coloured bag.
April 20, 2013
great yoga bag
I really like this bag, I bought it on a whim in the green/grey color combo and am glad I did.
So far I've found that the bag, even the mesh, is quite sturdy, so I'm not worried about it ripping (although, really, if you're concerned, stick your keys in the outside pocket). My one issue with the mesh is when there is a lot of stuff inside the bag, my mat gets caught on it when I am sticking it through the mat pocket, so I need to basically dump the bag upside down to stick the mat through. However, there are little elastic straps on the very bottom to wrap around the mat to keep it secure (there was one review complaining that their mat slides out)...
The size of the bag is perfect for all of my things and a nice size as a weekend or carry-on bag as well.
April 5, 2013
Great Gym Bag
I'm not a yoga practitioner.
I got this one in a beige/pink as a bday gift, and I love it for the gym.
I can toss my shoes and sauna sandals underneath in the "yoga mat spot", there's a zippered pocket for my keys and wallet on one side, and a phone pocket on the other.
Dual zippered top, so the top opens up fully. Another zippered set of pockets on either side of the inside of the bag. One side mesh, the other one solid fabric.
Yes, as one reviewer said, your keys could possibly get stuck in the mesh, but in that instance, the outer zippered side, or even the solid zippered pocket on the inside would work.
1 star off because although this was a bday gift. I wouldn't have personally spent $118 on a gym bag.
March 28, 2013
Originally I had wanted the Keep On Running Duffel. But when I had finally made up my mind to spend the $150 it had been sold out online & at my local store.
While this bag may not be exactly what I had wanted originally, I think it's a pretty good compromise & once I saw the price drop I knew this was the bag to get. I don't practice yoga so I've been using the compartment for my shoes, which works just fine. I love that they have finally released another bag that has a water bottle holder (why are these so hard to come by!?). It may not have as many pockets as the Keep On Running but I find the amount of pockets the bag does come with is adequate enough to keep my items organized. A much as I loved the bright green I chose the black so I wouldn't have to worry about the dirt showing & having to clean it often & when I do have to clean it the fabric wipes clean easily. I'm not one to worry about bringing my laptop to the gym with me but I do like the padded pocket for when I do decide to bring my Nook with me. I do wish the bag was a bit smaller but then again I guess the plus side is I have enough space for clothes plus my workout gear for a weekend getaway.
But... I would still love to see the Keep On Running Duffle back in stores.
March 28, 2013
Since i missed yellow 'keep on running duffel' i am waiting for such cool bag, monitoring your website and still don't see anythyng like this:(
When i first saw the pic i was thinking-this is it! But read carefully what's inside..
Color is perfect, and it looks nice when wearing on shoulder strap, water bottle is cool as well, not sure about how comfortable its to wear yoga mat:)
- add compartment for laptop 13' or some pocket with more defence, not mesh
- not mesh inside, so nothing like keys can catch on it
- add few more pockets
Or.. Just do edition 2 of 'keep on running' :)
March 23, 2013
I love it!
I honestly don't know why everyone is complaining. This bag is a very sturdy bag. I don't know much about yoga, but I bought this bag for gym purposes. It's not hella big but its big enough. As for the bottom part, I don't use it for the yoga bag but I do put my tennis shoes underneath. There are 3 pockets. One big one, a regular size one, and one to fit your drink. It's a roomy bag to fit your towel, extra clothes and it also comes with a shoulder strap and a little baggy for your stinky clothes. The price is not that bad due to the fact that its a sturdy bag compared to the duffel bag. Oh! And there are also two pockets on the outside of the bag therefore... plenty of pockets!
March 12, 2013