Every year people make promises to themselves that can be hard to keep. The most famous New Year Resolution is “I will start working out”. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. It’s actually an amazing thing that people want to move more in this cripplingly sedentary life that we live in. There are numerous things that need to be covered and that are widely covered in many blogs and websites for the beginners. For example, best exercise programs, supplements, nutrition plans (a.k.a. diets) and recovery. However, one thing is neglected more often than not. It’s your sports bag.
Your sports bag is not just a tool to help you carry your stuff to a gym class or a weight room. It’s an extremely important accessory that any serious athlete (pro or amateur) cherish the most. Because a bag is actually your companion. It’s one thing you can count on when you need a gym buddy on Sunday morning.
Types of Sports Bags
When it comes to types, it really depends on what types of sports you do. If you do Yoga or Pilates and need to bring your Yoga mat, you may need a bigger duffle bag. If you just want to hit a gym, and need to bring your shoes with you, a regular backpack will work just fine.
According to Baltic Domini, you need to think about the distance and the type of commute you do to and from your gym. For example, if you like riding a bike and getting in a nice warm up before your workout, a duffle bag will not work. In such case you should need to opt-in for a backpack due to its comfort. However, if you take your car, any bag will be fine as you will not have to carry it for hours. In such case having a backpack is illogical as it comes with only one small compartment and will not easily fit your sweaty clothes, wet towel and smelly shoes.
So it really comes down to the distance you travel and the amount of cloth you carry it in. You can really find bigger backpacks that can fit as much as a large duffle bag, but do you really need it?
So once you decide what type of bag will best suit you, you need to pick what material the bag should be made of. And in our eyes, it’s actually the easiest choice of all – leather. Leather bags are just so much classier, elegant and stylish all at the same time. But the best part of all, in addition to the three style-based attributes, leather bags are so durable and long lasting. You will not even remember when did you actually purchase it. As years pass, it will not only stay in great shape, but it will become more beautiful. Leather bags are like wine and men – they are better with age.
What do you need to think of when buying a sports bag?
So as you can see, picking a bag is not that difficult. Simply lay out the things you need to have with you in the gym or other class, and imagine the bag you could fit all those things in. Is it a backpack? A duffle bag? A larger travel bag, perhaps? However, one thing you need to be sure about – it’s the material. Nothing beats leather.