Imagine this – you arrive at the yoga studio with your purse, your big gym duffel bag and your mat all strapped to different shoulders. You’re in a hurry because you’re running late and can’t find your key tag to check in because its buried at the bottom of your bag. Sound familiar? Same.
I love to be organized, but for whatever reason my gym bag is always a hot mess express. My backpack is always full of clean clothes, makeup, towels, etc. and I can never find what I need, when I need it. That’s why I was so excited to partner with Vooray – a company who specializes in gym bags, backpacks, and super cute yoga mat straps! These Vooray bags have literally make my life so much easier and more organized when I’m heading to the studio or the gym.
The first bag I tried was the Aria Tote, which is now my to-and-from studio essential! I love that it is large enough to fit my laptop, dry clothes AND my yoga mat! It has really organized compartments that fit my keys, my phone and my wallet, so I don’t have to carry a separate purse. It has a special zippered opening that can actually fit your yoga mat, which eliminates the need for 3 separate shoulder straps into one bag! Needless to say, I’m obsessed!
The second bag I tried was the ACE Backpack in Snow Leopard. I have always been a backpack girl, but finding a backpack that is cute, functional and large enough to hold all my stuff is a challenge. Most of my gym backpacks fall apart within a few months due to wear and tear, but this bag is different. For real – the material is top notch and super easy to clean. Plus, the price is unbeatable for the quality! (Um hellloooo amazing holiday gift idea)
Vooray also has a fun collection of yoga mat straps to hold your yoga mat together without unraveling. My favorite feature on the strap is the clip that holds your keys! No more digging to the bottom of your bag to find your scan tag! I’m using the strap in “Black Leopard”. I’m not a big fan of prints, but I really like the subtle details on this strap. It is also super long, so I can sling it over my shoulder, so it doesn’t continually fall off my shoulder when I’m walking to class. Winning!
What are your favorite bags for the gym? Let me know in the comments below
Photography by Shanti Knight