Review: This Bear Komplex CrossFit gym bag has ample and well organized storage. It has two compartments to hold shoes, three outer organization pockets on the front, one zippered and one mesh pocket on the end, and a roomy main compartment.
It is made from tough nylon, and has a padded shoulder strap making it comfortable to lug around.
2 stacked shoe compartments on one side.
Ample and organized storage – many separate pockets.
Padded shoulder strap.
No good place to carry a water bottle on the outside of the bag.
Go big and get organized with this big bear Komplex CrossFit bag.
Rogue Gym Bag
Capacity: Almost 10 and a half gallons
Review: This Classic Style duffle by Rogue Fitness is tough and functional. It has a large main compartment, one small inside pocket and one small outside pocket.
It is made from seriously durable rip stop nylon on the outside and 1000 D Kordura on the inside. You can manhandle this bag and it will still last for years.
1000D Kordura on the inside, and rip stop on the outside.
Zipper spans entire length of the top of the bag.
Thick shoulder carry strap and reinforced handles.
No separate compartment for shoes.
Rugged and ready to go, this Rogue bag will fit all your CrossFit gear and then some.
Review: This attractive CrossFit bag is one of the best gym bags for CrossFit for women. It has a freshPAK shoe compartment that allows air to circulate and keeps shoes separate from your other gear.
It is big, but not too big, and can fit everything you need. It has a mesh side pocket so you can stuff a water bottle or shake in their as you head out the door.
Plus, it’s really attractive in sky blue and heather grey and the unicorn shimmer Adidas logo is a nice touch.
Ventilated shoe compartment.
Attractive style for women, many cute colors available.
Pockets and internal organization is plentiful.
Shoe compartment size is limited, not for men or women who wear larger than size 10 shoes.
Stylish and functional, a female CrossFit athletes best choice for a gym bag.
Topo Designs Ballistic Rover Pack
Capacity: 16.2 gallons
Review: This TOPO Designs backpack is rugged and strong, but has clean lines and a minimalist style that make this a very attractive men’s CrossFit backpack.
It is pretty big, especially for a backpack. It holds a water bottle or shaker on either outside pocket, has several small zippered pockets to store your gear and personal items, and padded, reinforced shoulder straps and carry handle.
Comfortable padded shoulder straps and reinforced carry handle.
Review: This stylish Nike Brasilia duffle bag sports has clean lines and a striking appearance. It is quite large, and has a generous main compartment with a U shaped zipper so you can see and access your gear quickly.
The shoe tunnel stores your wet or dirty items away from other gear, and the mesh outside pocket can home a water or shaker bottle for easy access.
Mesh outer pocket.
Shoe tunnel or wet/dry compartment.
Large internal compartment.
High capacity duffle bag.
No smaller pockets for little items, like keys.
Attractive, high capacity CrossFit duffle with shoe storage.
Review: This enormous bag has separate pockets for two pairs of shoes, a mesh side pocket for a shaker cup or water bottle, the main compartment big enough to hold workout clothes, a towel, plus a change of clothes, made with indestructible 1000D nylon and high quality KYY Zippers.
2 Shoe pockets that keep shoes separate from other gear.
Shoe pockets also fit the King Kong meal bag insert (sold separately).
Shoe pockets fit large shoes, so if you have big feet, this one’s for you.
6 Gallon capacity, one of the largest we reviewed.
Several smaller zippered pockets to stay organized, including small accessory pockets on the front side.
Internal zippered pocket in the main compartment.
Padded hand strap and shoulder strap.
Having the shoe compartments stacked one on top of the other can make the bag unbalanced, or lighter on one side than the other.
Enough room to satisfy even Godzilla himself. With this King size duffle bag; you have no excuse for leaving any equipment behind.
The biggest, baddest and best CrossFit duffel bag we reviewed.
Review: This CrossFit backpack is very different from your average pack.
It has a shoe compartment, which is not surprising since it seems to be a standard feature on King Kong bags, and we love that it keeps our shoes away from our clean clothes, towel and other equipment.
This backpack is surprisingly big thanks to its suitcase style zippered opening on the back.
Large capacity backpack.
Shoe compartment, unique among backpacks.
Laptop/workout journal sleeve.
Huge suitcase style opening for main compartment.
Plenty of internal organization for cell, accessories, credit cards, wallet etc.
Zippered pouch on top perfect for holding phone or mp3 player, with ear bud port.
Water Bottle/shaker cup holder is expandable- fits most water bottles
Could use one more pocket or inside compartment for wet or dirty items.
This backpack was designed with Crossfitters in mind, and has many of the features of the popular King Kong duffle bags, in a compact design you can easily carry on your commute or on the way to the gym.
Datsusara Hemp Antimicrobial Gym/CrossFit Bag
Capacity: 7 gallon
Review: This Datsusara mini duffle is made from hemp, a renewable material 4 times stronger than cotton. The bottom is 60D nylon for water resistance.
The main compartment can hold a towel and change of clothes comfortably and there are ample zippered pockets for accessories.
Ample drink storage. Holds large water bottle/shaker cup with mesh pockets on each end.
Two large zippered side pockets on each end.
Upper is 100%hemp, bottom is 600D nylon.
Neoprene handles for comfort and durability.
Removable shoulder strap.
Removable wet/nasty bag included.
No separate dedicated shoe compartment.
If you carry water, a protein shake, your coffee and an energy drink with you to the gym, guess what?
This bag can hold them all – at the same time.
Plus it is made from a renewable, super strong fiber, hemp. Hemp breathes, wicking moisture away and out. Hemp has natural antibacterial properties too.
Review: While not technically a CrossFit backpack, this huge 13.74 gallon capacity monster has everything the serious CrossFit athlete needs.
It has a large removable wet/dirty bag to separate items. It has a helmet pouch on the front, which could be used for shoes, or a helmet if you ride.
While large, it was designed for the comfort of triathletes, so if you travel or commute to your box on bike, foot or train, this pack can carry all you need.
Removable sealed wet dry bag.
Pouch on outside for shoes or helmet.
Large Inner zippered mesh pouch.
Super comfortable padded back and shoulders.
Large enough for workout clothes, shoes, towel and change of clothes, plus gear.
Two stretch mesh pockets for water/shake.
Fleece lined accessory pockets so you don’t scratch your glasses or phone.
Some may find the backpack too big.
This is ideal for the commuting CrossFitter who needs to be ready for whatever the day throws at them without having to return home for something.
It securely stows dirty clothes in a sealed removable compartment. Easily the best CrossFit workout bag for travelers or commuters, plus it is carry on friendly!
Datsusara Battlepack Core CrossFit Backpack
Capacity: 8.5 gallon
Review: This heavy duty hemp backpack has a generous 8.5 gallon capacity that is accessed thru a zipper that opens the front panel completely so you can lay it down and pack it like a suitcase.
Two side pockets big enough to carry most size water bottles and shakers.
Upper pocket lined with microfiber can hold cell or MP3 player, with port for ear buds.
Back panel zips down to reveal padded slot for laptop or tablet.
Large lower pocket with divided storage, to hold your smaller CrossFit gear.
Wet bag included.
No side mesh pocket for water bottle (has zippered pockets that can hold water bottles).
We love this hemp backpack, not only because it is a renewable fabric, but because it breathes and helps your gear from becoming stinky, and anyone serious about CrossFit knows what I mean by that.
Plus, in the mid-size backpack format, it is compact, portable, yet big enough to hold all your gear.
We think this is the best CrossFit backpack we reviewed because the all-natural hemp keeps things dry and stink free. We like that!
Putting it All Together
By now we are confident you have an idea of the best CrossFit gym bag for you.
If money was no object, I would get the Orange mud gym bag, but if I wanted a great gym bag for a bargain, I would set my sights on the Under Armour Undeniable bag which is a lot less expensive and still really attractive and useful.
We wish you the best, stay strong and keep on fighting!
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