Just because you’re heading to the gym doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your style. With the HARD NEW YORK Gym Bag, you can pack up your workout gear and still look great after your workout. This stylish bag comes in two distinct styles; the gym bag/duffel bag, and the backpack – all of which are great ways to look classy after you pump some iron at the gym or while going on an adventure with friends or family members.
What You Really Need
When you pack your gym bag, it’s easy to fall into a rut and grab anything that looks like it might be good for working out. To make packing a little easier, we put together a list of items that are both tried-and-true (pardon the pun) and relatively versatile. While these aren’t necessarily necessities, they can come in handy when you need to do something outside of a typical workout routine or on an off day from your normal routine. If you don’t have any of these things lying around, consider adding them to your next order from Amazon or GNC! To keep everything clean and organized, we suggest buying one specialized bag and then packing all other essentials in your larger everyday carry backpack.
Separate Your Shower Items
You don’t need to carry a towel and toiletries around with you. Place a small, separate bag with just those items in your gym bag. If you’re like me, a spacious gym bag doesn’t mean it can hold every item under your bathroom sink. Separate your shampoo from your conditioner and place them in smaller bags that fit into your larger bag. This will make it easier to find what you need when you’re rushing out of the house. It also makes packing much easier because everything has its own little spot, which is great if you have limited space at home or work.
Pack Your Shoes Properly
Shoes are tough to pack, but there’s an easy way to deal with them. Take off your shoes and lay them flat in your bag. While you may have to dig around a bit to find your socks or hairbrush, when you arrive at your destination, all of your belongings will be neatly organized in one place. Now that’s efficient.
Place the Right Things in the Right Compartments
It’s not enough to just toss your stuff into a bag; if you want to actually make use of your gym gear, it needs to be organized. And while everyone has different preferences in terms of what they like to keep in their bags—you might need an entire drawer at home just for your hair products—there are still some general guidelines that can make all our lives easier. The overnight duffel bag/backpack by HARD NEW YORK has a special compartment for your laptop. It’s positioned right next to your back, so you can use the bag as a backpack and easily carry your office with you.
Double Up on Necessities
Instead of packing one pair of sneakers and running shoes, pack two pairs. Plan on wearing your nicer sneakers to run in during your workout, and then change into a more casual pair after you’re done working out. Not only will you be able to have new gym shoes with you at all times—you’ll also be prepared to walk home if need be. The second pair of shoes is also useful if you plan on going out after your workout; it’s always better to have an extra pair than not enough! If space allows, bring along a third or fourth pair as well. You never know when they might come in handy!
Know Where to Buy Extra Gear
Buying just one bag that serves all of your travel needs can be daunting. Different pieces of luggage serve different purposes, and it’s important to choose wisely so you don’t end up with a surplus of unnecessary items taking up space in your closet. For example, if you plan on traveling light or need something easy to carry around town, a backpack might be more appropriate than a duffel bag. If you have plans to check bags on flights or prefer something more durable than nylon, then leather might be worth considering over fabric. And if you’re always on-the-go but hate lugging around heavy gear from place to place, then an expandable duffel is probably your best bet.