The Gym Bag That You Need To Know About

I always think that finding a good gym bag is a tricky one. I’m often rushing from work to the gym or from the gym to meet friends, so want a gym bag that’s not only practical but that looks good too. I searched for pretty much the whole of 2016 for the perfect bag and began to worry that it didn’t exist, that was until I came across the Sweaty Betty Luxe Gym Bag. It was love at first sight!

I first saw it online and at £95 it isn’t cheap, but I took the risk and added it to my Christmas list anyway (thanks, Santa)! After an almost torturous wait until Christmas morning, the bag was all that I expected and more.

First off, it looks great. Padded, in all black with silver zips, it’s definitely transitional from gym to street. It’s minimal but sure gets noticed- I’ve already had several compliments. Then there’s the size; it’s large for a gym bag but for me it’s perfect. I can fit everything in without a struggle, yet it’s not so big that it’s annoying. You could even double it up as a weekend bag if you pack light.

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Now to the practicality. It’s clear that this bag has been well-designed to cater to any active woman’s needs. The first thing that caught my attention was the zip compartment at the bottom of the bag; the perfect space for you to store your trainers, sweaty clothes, wet towel or anything else that you don’t want in with the rest of your gear. Inside the large main compartment there’s a waterproof lined zip pocket. This runs all of the way down one side and is great for anything that you are worried could potentially leak- I’ve been using it for toiletries. On the opposite side there’s another pocket and the bag even has a water bottle holder.

Now, for any keen yogis, there’s another feature especially for you… Underneath the bag are two straps to hold your yoga mat! It’s rare that you catch me at yoga so instead I’ll be using the straps to carry my gym mat.

It’s clearly in high demand, as currently it’s out of stock. However, you can click right here and sign up to receive an email for when it’s back in, or check in store.

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Source: Sweat Betty Website
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Source: Sweaty Betty Website

 

High Spirits All Round- The Boys Who Have Changed The Bagpack Game

John and Joshua, two high spirited brothers who set out with a mission to one day run their own business and boy, have they done just that. Not only are they now owners of their own bagpack company, they have created something completely unique and unseen- theft-proof bags! 


When travelling in New York they were constantly being reminded to watch their bags and possessions, setting a paranoia over the whole trip. It was then that they came up with the fabulous idea of a stylish bagpack safe from theives and saw the beginning of High Spirit Bags

By making one simple amendment to the standard bagpack- having the zip run down the spine of the bag rather than the front- they have upped the game in the bag world and done some good at the same time. Genius! The bags also look super cute and they’re unisex.


It’s not surprising that I’ve worked with the boys before (click here), such energetic, welcoming characters that fully deserve every bit of success that comes their way. I just had to work with them again so was beyond excited when they asked me to feature as this month’s Global Citizen. You can see the full feature and learn a little more about me and the boys by clicking right here. I’m sure you’ll be seeing much more from them very soon.