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Duffel bags every gentleman should sport at the gym

Working out at the gym is a ritual for most of us. But whether you’re there for the weights or the assault bike, there’s one thing in common: your exercise kit. We’d hazard a guess and say that you’re probably sporting a well-used tote, or — god forbid — the free gym bag given during your registration. It’s time to throw that out, and start carrying one of these swanky duffel bags instead.

We love these six holdalls for their versatility. If you’re skipping town for the weekend, they can snugly fit all your essentials, wardrobe included. The durability of their exteriors also means you bring them to the beach without worrying about scratching them. Keep scrolling to find out which duffel bags we’ll be carrying to the gym for our next workout.

(Featured image by Sebastian Reuter/Getty Images)

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Plein Sport "Life Lovers" Holdall

If you needed the motivation to get your cardio workout done, a glance at this bag would do the trick. Philipp Plein’s sports line has cheekily put out this duffel bag with a simple word “RUN” emblazoned across its side. It has two exterior pouches for you to store your knick-knacks, and its made out of a nylon and polyurethane combination.

£490.00 (S$860),

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Prada Nylon Holdall

Although it’s discrete, you know that this holdall is of high-quality the moment you pick it up. Prada’s holdall is made from a durable nylon and finished with Saffiano leather-trimmings. Its interior is spacious, so you can just dump in your towel, shoes, protein shake, headphones, and whatever else you might possibly need for a workout session.


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Hugo Boss Meridian Holdall

Morning gym sessions can be quite the complication. What do you do about the suit you have to bring along? Enter Hugo Boss’ Meridian holdall, the remedy to this hurdle. Just unfasten the bag fully, lay it flat, and pop in your two-piece. It pulls double duty by also having the space to store the rest of your equipment.


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Want Les Essentiels Hartsfield Holdall

Break away from the whole tubular-bags mould with this holdall from Montreal-based label Wants Les Essentiels. Their ethos being “intelligent simplicity” is evident with its hard-wearing leather base and cotton-canvas exterior. It’s durable yet has subtle hints of luxury embedded in its design. Adding it to our wishlist right now.


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Maison Margiela Canvas Holdall

Understatement is the key with Maison Margiela’s holdall. Constructed with a heavy-duty canvas, it will withstand all the pushes and shoves into the lockers at the gym. If you overpacked, the handles have been designed with webbing straps and a leather finish so it’s still comfortable to carry around.


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Louis Vuitton Keepall Bandoulière

Louis Vuitton’s keepall is the ultimate statement bag to accompany your sculpted frame. The Bandoulière comes in four sizes lengthwise — 40, 50, 55, and 60 — to cater to your needs. We particularly like it in the size 55 with a black-and-white Monogram Eclipse canvas. It doesn’t have to scream for attention. It simply commands whatever room you walk into.

Duffel bags every gentleman should sport at the gym

Josiah Neo


Josiah Neo is a tech writer who contributes occasionally to the fashion, travel, and culture beats. When he’s not busy keeping up with the keynotes, he’s probably stuffing his face with the best Melbournian donuts (at Shortstop, BTW) or watching his favourite esports team, the Los Angeles Valiant, pummel their opponents into oblivion.

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