Well, I don’t really need a gym bag, but I’d like to get a bigger one. I currently use a Billy Kirk leather tote, and as durable as it is, it lacks a shoulder strap and it’s just not big enough to comfortably carry all the crap I need (change of clothes, toiletries, shower shoes, bicycling shoes, running shoes, two 1-liter water bottles, ipad, iphone). So, these last few weeks, I’ve been researching and researching for a new gym bag. Out of the hundreds of excellent options out there, I’ve narrowed my choice down to five.
These were my main criteria:
> The bag could not be a tote.
> It needed to have a shoulder strap option.
> It needed to be big enough to carry all of my crap, yet still be carry-on size.
> It should be able to double as a weekender bag.
> It needed to have leather.
> It needed to look cool.
From Top to Bottom, Left to Right:
Prada Camouflage Duffle Bag, $1580. 21.0 x 11.0 x 8.0 inches
Bottega Veneta Nero Intrecciato Large Duffle, $3920. 21.5 x 12.5 x 10.9 inches
Salvatore Ferragamo Duffle in embossed Gancio Calfskin, $1200. 17.7 x 11.0 x 7.8 inches
Louis Vuitton Roadster in Damier Graphite Canvas, $1550. 20.0 x 13.4 x 10.2 inches
Trussardi 1911 Suede Red Camo Duffle, $2000. 23.0 x 12.5 x 9.4 inches