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Gym Bags

Am I losing my mind, or are gym bags either garbage, or overpriced? Simple bag with no compartments: $20. Same bag, with with a few compartments: $90.

I have started working out, and avoiding using the gym equipment like skip ropes, or their tattered whiteboards + crappy markers is becoming something that I'm slowly wanting. As well, things like grip guards, knee stuff, and shoes ... I'm looking for a generic compartmentalized gym bag, ideally made of a lot of mesh. Doesn't even need to be all that big; 2 pairs of shoes @ most, a small towel, and some internal compartments so I'm not digging for stuff.

It seems everything is pretty sad, and I'm noticing my Google searches of "highly rated gym bag" or "best gym bag" are coming up with those "5 best bags" type lists, and are chock full of referral links and obvious bias. The best bags I've found so far are "Crossfit" bags, but as soon as you put the word Crossfit on it, it's 2x as expensive.

I apologise if this is the wrong forum, but figured I'm working on looking better, and getting more healthy, so thought I'd give it a shot. Otherwise, I'll probably just do like I do with my camera stuff and cut up foam to hold stuff, but that's not exactly ideal for sweaty gear.
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ChubChub wrote:
Feb 5th, 2018 1:36 pm
Am I losing my mind, or are gym bags either garbage, or overpriced? Simple bag with no compartments: $20. Same bag, with with a few compartments: $90.

I have started working out, and avoiding using the gym equipment like skip ropes, or their tattered whiteboards + crappy markers is becoming something that I'm slowly wanting. As well, things like grip guards, knee stuff, and shoes ... I'm looking for a generic compartmentalized gym bag, ideally made of a lot of mesh. Doesn't even need to be all that big; 2 pairs of shoes @ most, a small towel, and some internal compartments so I'm not digging for stuff.

It seems everything is pretty sad, and I'm noticing my Google searches of "highly rated gym bag" or "best gym bag" are coming up with those "5 best bags" type lists, and are chock full of referral links and obvious bias. The best bags I've found so far are "Crossfit" bags, but as soon as you put the word Crossfit on it, it's 2x as expensive.

I apologise if this is the wrong forum, but figured I'm working on looking better, and getting more healthy, so thought I'd give it a shot. Otherwise, I'll probably just do like I do with my camera stuff and cut up foam to hold stuff, but that's not exactly ideal for sweaty gear.
There's a thread going on for gym bags.

eddie-bauer-eddie-bauer-stowaway-45l-du ... 9-2168172/
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I use a tote from MEC. I think it was $20 or under.
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kgvaughan wrote:
Feb 5th, 2018 1:50 pm
There's a thread going on for gym bags.

eddie-bauer-eddie-bauer-stowaway-45l-du ... 9-2168172/
From the photos, I believe the smell of smelly gym clothes will sip through. I didn't read the material but from the photos of the colour available, the outer layer which may be waterproof is not the material I want for my bag if the entire bag is made of that material.

I don't want to look again because I am not shopping for a gym bag so if you are interested read the description to see what it is made of.

So far I just see a gym bag (I don't want) that cost at least $24.99 plus tax plus shipping and handling.
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I just bring my backpack.

I wear my gym shoes to the gym and I don't carry too much crap anyways.
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I bring my black garbage bag...cost me $1 buck!

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Poppwl wrote:
Feb 8th, 2018 9:37 pm
From the photos, I believe the smell of smelly gym clothes will sip through. I didn't read the material but from the photos of the colour available, the outer layer which may be waterproof is not the material I want for my bag if the entire bag is made of that material.

I don't want to look again because I am not shopping for a gym bag so if you are interested read the description to see what it is made of.

So far I just see a gym bag (I don't want) that cost at least $24.99 plus tax plus shipping and handling.
Use a plastic grocery bag (or a few) inside your actual gym bag to store your dirty clothes. Any old backpack or bag will do after that.
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Piro21 wrote:
Feb 16th, 2018 3:52 pm
Use a plastic grocery bag (or a few) inside your actual gym bag to store your dirty clothes. Any old backpack or bag will do after that.
I don't want to hear the sound of plastic bag. I used to carry plastic bags in my gym bag in case I need them but I no longer need them because my gym bag is fine the way it is and I have been using it for a while for a single propose so I don't need the extra plastic bags.

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