Best gym bags: 9 monochrome styles for your sports gear

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Pack your gym kit into these monochrome duffle bags, rucksacks and holdalls, for a simply cool edge.

The Stylist Strong fitness studio has opened it’s doors in London’s Allbright Mayfair, and we cannot wait to see you there. 

Whether you’re heading there for a strength-training workout, or prefer to stick to your regular gym, you’ll want to make sure that you’re properly kitted out. So far we’ve picked out the best under-the-radar sportswear brands, sports trainers and biggest designer lines to give some inspiration. 

Now, it’s time to check out the best sports bags - with a monochrome twist (and a little grey area in between). With brands including Nike, Adidas, Lulumelon and Underarmour, there’s a style for every kind of lifestyle and workout. 

Best gym bags picked by Stylist

  • Puma gym bag

    Puma Classics Large Shopper

    With a sleek and sophisticated design, this option is perfect for going from the office to the gym in style.

  • Lulu Lemon gym bag

    Lululemon The Yoga Mat Bag

    Your yoga mat has never been so easy to carry with this Lululemon tote. It comes in four colours and has an extra pocket for your water bottle. 

  • Nike gym bag

    Nike Vapor Shoe Bag

    Keep your muddy running shoes away from your workout clothes with this protective Nike shoe bag.

  • Adidas The Studio Bag

    Stella McCartney brings us a versatile glossy black tote with the Studio Bag, which offers a separate compartment for shoes to keep your gear organised.

  • Under Armour bag


    Water resistant and spacious with a modern feel, this Underarmour duffle will stand out among the rest.

  • Sweaty Betty gym bag

    Sweaty Betty All Sport Backpack

    Carry your essentials in this charcoal backpack from Sweaty Betty with adorable rose gold hardware to add a touch of glam to your workout.

  • On My Level Duffle

    Lululemon On My Level Duffle

    Lululemon offer the duffle tote hybrid with this spacious and durable option.

  • Nike sports bag

    Nike Sportswear Cheyenne 3.0 Solid

    This black backpack from Nike offers a classic style with some modern accents. The different compartments mean you can keep your keys, water, and other essentials separate from everything else.

  • Adidas duffel bag

    Adidas Tirrel Duffle Small

    Another Adidas duffle. This one is inspired by footballers but useful for all.

With thanks to Alexis Lawrence for researching for this piece. 

Images: Getty and individual brands

Stylist Strong is a fitness brand specialising in strength training specifically tailored for women. Our classes are designed to build both physical and mental strength in a smart and informed way.

So, whether you’re a beginner or already have strength-training experience, Stylist Strong has a class to suit you. Come and try our strength-based classes at our own purpose-built studio at The AllBright Mayfair. 

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