Whether you hit the gym, run or trek outdoors, here’s our pick of the stylish gym bags that pack serious benefits…

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HBest bags for… the gym

Multiple compartments for shower stuff, smelly clothes or a damp cossie are a great choice for gym bunnies.

 

1 Helly Hansen 70L duffel bag 2.0, £63.99, sportsshoes.com

Carry around the kitchen sink? This beast is for you. It’s waterproof and converts from shoulder bag to backpack.

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2 Sweaty Betty All Sport backpack, £75, sweatybetty.com

Made from odour-repellent neoprene, this cute pack has a wet kit section, yoga mat attachment and zipper pockets.

 

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3 Every Second Counts Live Every Moment gym bag, £139, everysecondcounts.co.uk

This chic bag features a cool stowaway compartment for a yoga mat or sweaty kit.

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Best bags for… the great outdoors

Choose the right size pack for your needs. For a day’s hiking 20-30 litres will suffice and pick more for an extended trip. Look for practical pockets and holders for walking poles.

 

4 Haglofs L.I.M Lite 25 backpack, £53.99, sportsshoes.com

A lightweight, water-repellent pack that has attachment points for walking poles and stretch side pockets for stashing trail mix.

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5 Lowe Alpine Atlas ND 65 rucksack £112.50, gooutdoors.co.uk

This has plenty of space and is designed to fit women, plus it features include walking pole holders, hip belt pockets and a rain cover.

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6 Berghaus TwentyFourSeven Plus 20 daysack £27, gooutdoors.co.uk

This sack features ventilated foam to keep your back cool on the go, space for a bladder system, handy pockets and a key clip.

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Best bags for… runners

Look out for a harness or adjustable straps that hold it firmly in place to stop bouncing (and chafing!) as you go. Plus, easy-access pockets for stashing keys and snacks.

 

7 Osprey Rev Solo bottle pack, £30, ospreyeurope.com

This nifty bumbag has just enough space for a sports bottle (included).

 

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8 Vango Swift 10 hydration pack £29.25, gooutdoors.co.uk

This light bag with breathable back is a trail runner’s dream, with a 2L bladder included.

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Best bags for… on a budget

Think about the bare minimum features you need for your activity. There’s no point in buying a tote to go running with. And remember that recognised brands offer some assurance of quality.

 

9 Adidas Performance backpack, £17.95, adidas.co.uk

Has a laptop compartment for going from gym to office and plenty of mesh pockets.

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10 Hey! Holla Fit Kit gym bag, £20, heyholla.com
A machine-washable tote that’s perfect for slinging your towel and gym kit in.

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