Best Outdoor and Gym Bags for Working Out

Having a good outdoor and gym bag is something that is often overlooked.

Most people use the same bag for every occasion - work, travel and gym – and they wonder why their bag gets worn out so quickly! Some bags are not designed to withstand the elements or are barely waterproof, making it unsuitable for outdoor and gym activities.

In this article, we list five of the best outdoor and gym bags that are built to stand the test of time, even in hot and humid Singapore.

1. Choob Upcycled Ripstop-canvas Duffle Bag in Black (£135.00, approximately SGD237)

Built with strong and sturdy materials, the Choob Upcycled Ripstop-canvas Duffle Bag in Black from Sealand is both stylish and eco-friendly.

Responsibly crafted from upcycled tent canvas with a ripstop base for added durability, this cylindrical style duffle bag is perfect for a casual gym session. Its detachable shoulder strap makes it a breeze to carry and it features multiple storage compartments that can be used for gym essentials such as your water bottle, shower gels, towels and even a snack.

2. The Everywhere Bag (USD195, approximately SGD265)

Away is well-known for its stylish and lightweight luggage bags, but unbeknownst to most, they carry outstanding sports duffle bags too. The Everywhere Bag is basically made for your weekend outdoor and gym session, be it yoga in the park or a hike up Bukit Timah Hill.

Crafted from water-resistant nylon, it's perfect for when you need to hang it in the shower or hike in a heavy drizzle. What’s more, it includes a handy strap that slides perfectly over the top of your suitcase handles if you’re going away for a short fitness retreat.

3. Quiver V2 Multifunctional Bag (SGD97)

Quiver V2 Multifunctional Bag is a multi-functional outdoor and sports bag designed around the lives of athletes and travelers. Besides being just a gym bag, it doubles up as a bag for your outdoor sports and travel needs. With its touch sensitive shower pouch, it’s a clear winner for those who like to scroll through photos on their Instagram or answer an urgent call in the shower without getting your phone screen wet.

Its adjustable strap allows for the same portability as a sling bag but with far greater functionality and it comes with compartments for gym essentials such as shoes, toiletries, electronics, water bottles and a front card access slot on the strap.

4. Aer Duffel Pack 2 (SGD289)

 When it comes to sports bags in Singapore, The Bag Creature is a strong contender for those looking for a dual use bag that’s work-appropriate yet durable for outdoor and gym use.

The Aer Duffel Pack 2 is a hybrid gym backpack for those who like to squeeze in a lunchtime workout into their hectic workday. This duffle bag consists of separate compartments for your gym essentials and work documents to keep you organised throughout the day.

5. Soleil AT (USD109.95, approximately SGD149)

Sometimes, you simply don’t have the space to stash a gym bag under your desk or carry a large sports backpack with you on the train without inconveniencing others. With the Soleil AT by Sherpani, you no longer have to worry about accidentally hitting someone in the face with your oversized duffle bag.

Its versatility allows it to be carried three ways - as a backpack, crossbody, or tote. For those who are doing an outdoor workout or don’t have a locker at the gym, it includes a locking zipper, so you don't need to worry about your valuables going missing. 


Investing in an outdoor gym bag is one of the major decisions you have to make when it comes to achieving your fitness goals. Durable gym bags in Singapore are often constructed from material that is waterproof and smell proof to make for ease of cleaning as bacteria tends to thrive in hot and humid weather.

Besides their practicality, outdoor and gym bags are great for organising all your workout essentials, which means you head to your workout without worrying if you’ve remembered to pack your favourite shampoo or that new muscle tank to impress your eye candy at the gym. Browse the outdoor and gym bags we stock here at The Novus Lab today.