Work-Gym Bags

For those of us who need to go to the gym before/after work, finding the right bag that can be used as a work bag plus enough space for our gym stuff can be a nightmare.
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Work and life are best when relaxed, present and comfortable in our own skin.

Here’s some bags that have what you need to move from work to gym and back again.

Aer Fit Pack 2

Aer Fit Pack 2

Aer Fit Pack 2 Simple, clean, techy aesthetics. 

Simple, clean, techy aesthetics. 

Aer Fit Pack 2 Lots of organization for modern life. 

Lots of organization for modern life. 

Aer Fit Pack 2 Large outer pocket with vertical zipper. 

Large outer pocket with vertical zipper. 

Aer Fit Pack 2 Shoe pocket makes this stylish bag perfect for the commuting minimal gym addict. 

Shoe pocket makes this stylish bag perfect for the commuting minimal gym addict. 

Aer Fit Pack 2

This is what I call the "badass bargain option." Everything you need in a daily carry, organized innovatively so it stays fun to use, and it's super affordable. view bag

For those of you who need something quick, small and easy.

Peak Design Everyday Backpack

Peak Design Everyday Backpack

Peak Design Everyday Backpack Pretty slick look (especially in black). A little bit Elon Musk-y rocket-pack. 

Pretty slick look (especially in black). A little bit Elon Musk-y rocket-pack. 

Peak Design Everyday Backpack Innovative “side panel” design gets you in the bag from either side. 

Innovative “side panel” design gets you in the bag from either side. 

Peak Design Everyday Backpack Inner separators are removable and customizable. Very interesting layout options here. 

Inner separators are removable and customizable. Very interesting layout options here. 

Peak Design Everyday Backpack Some people complain about the straps being too stiff. I, personally, don’t mind it because this pack stands alone in features and quality. 

Some people complain about the straps being too stiff. I, personally, don’t mind it because this pack stands alone in features and quality. 

Tech looks. Epic innovation.

Peak Design Everyday Backpack

The Everyday backpack from Peak Design is delightfully innovative and thoughtfully conceived. It's definitely a design for the centuries. view bag

Lots of space and customizability in this bag, so you can set it up however you want for your gym/work needs.

Dayfarer Backpack

Dayfarer Backpack

Dayfarer Backpack Sleek looks. Very clean, black on black, fits with lots of clothing styles. 

Sleek looks. Very clean, black on black, fits with lots of clothing styles. 

Dayfarer Backpack Opens clamshell… easy to load and unload, see what’s inside, or access the bag just from the top.

Opens clamshell… easy to load and unload, see what’s inside, or access the bag just from the top.

Dayfarer Backpack Solid tech organization with both internal and external access to pockets. 

Solid tech organization with both internal and external access to pockets. 

Dayfarer Backpack Dedicated shoe compartment keeps your gym stuff separate from your business papers. 

Dedicated shoe compartment keeps your gym stuff separate from your business papers. 

Dayfarer Backpack

The Dayfarer backpack is one designer's take on the perfect bag for work and gym. view bag

Sleek tech looks and organization. Well built. Great pack.

Waterfield Atlas Executive Holdall

Waterfield Atlas Executive Holdall

Delicious. Rich. Techy.

Waterfield Atlas Executive Holdall

The Atlas Executive Holdall from Waterfield is an excellent large-ish capacity shoulder bag designed to help you shift seamlessly from tech gear to gym gear. view bag

Spendy and larger than you may be used to, but I used it for a while and really liked it.

Wandrd Prvke Rolltop Backpack

Wandrd Prvke Rolltop Backpack

Wandrd Prvke Rolltop Backpack Good look. Kind of an urban/outdoor aesthetic

Good look. Kind of an urban/outdoor aesthetic

Wandrd Prvke Rolltop Backpack Available in two sizes. The big one is pretty damn big on smaller frames. 

Available in two sizes. The big one is pretty damn big on smaller frames. 

Wandrd Prvke Rolltop Backpack Optional camera inserts with side camera-access door make this a hot bag for camera users. 

Optional camera inserts with side camera-access door make this a hot bag for camera users. 

Wandrd Prvke Rolltop Backpack Has some nice touches like this secret passport pocket. 

Has some nice touches like this secret passport pocket. 

Rugged. Techy.

Wandrd Prvke Rolltop Backpack

A very stylish and functional bag for both urban and outdoor use that does not let us down in organization, durability and thoughtful design. view bag

If you can swing the look of this back at your job, the capacity and organization on this bag are hard to beat, with plenty of room for a smaller workout bag inside for your shoes and sweats.

GoRuck GR1

GoRuck GR1

GoRuck GR1 Very simple aesthetic. Definitely on the rugged side of stylish and clean. 

Very simple aesthetic. Definitely on the rugged side of stylish and clean. 

GoRuck GR1 Extremely simple bag in terms of pockets. A couple inside, one on the outside.

Extremely simple bag in terms of pockets. A couple inside, one on the outside.

GoRuck GR1 Laptop compartment on the back is tough and protective. 

Laptop compartment on the back is tough and protective. 

GoRuck GR1

Expensive, but it's got an amazing warranty. A simple, understated, powerful bag that will gladly see you through anything in life. view bag

This bag will serve you not just as a gym/work bag, but as an anything bag for a very long time.

Nomatic Travel Pack & Backpack

Nomatic Travel Pack & Backpack

Nomatic Travel Pack & Backpack Solid expansion from daily carry to minimal travel bag. Works great. 

Solid expansion from daily carry to minimal travel bag. Works great. 

Nomatic Travel Pack & Backpack Innovative materials for a backpack. Nice soft back panel. 

Innovative materials for a backpack. Nice soft back panel. 

Nomatic Travel Pack & Backpack Tons of organization inside a padded external shell. Like a rocket pack for tech people. 

Tons of organization inside a padded external shell. Like a rocket pack for tech people. 

Nomatic Travel Pack & Backpack

Ok, these bags from Nomatic are chock full of pockets. There are 2 different bags: the Travel Pack expands up to about 30L, perfect for short trips and minimal travel. The Backpack is 20-24L daily carry. Both are very sleek and, like I said, so many pocketzzz! view bag

I'm thinking of the expandable Travel Pack specifically for gym and work. That expansion area is plenty big for your shoes and workout needs, and you won't have to sacrifice any organization.

Aer Duffel Pack 2

Aer Duffel Pack 2

Aer Duffel Pack 2

The Aer Duffel Pack is not the tool for every job, but for particular uses it just might be perfect for you. view bag
Filson 24 Hour Tin Briefcase

Filson 24 Hour Tin Briefcase

Filson 24 Hour Tin Briefcase Lots of simple org in this sucker. I love using this on the daily because it’s easy to organize. 

Lots of simple org in this sucker. I love using this on the daily because it’s easy to organize. 

Filson 24 Hour Tin Briefcase Indiana Jones/Hemingway aesthetics. Hands literally love the feeling of these materials. 

Indiana Jones/Hemingway aesthetics. Hands literally love the feeling of these materials. 

Masculine Elegance

Filson 24 Hour Tin Briefcase

This bag from Filson is easily one of my favorite briefcase-type bags due to it's excellent materials, organization, and classic aesthetic. view bag
Tom Bihn Synapse 25

Tom Bihn Synapse 25

Tom Bihn Synapse 25 Tons of pockets you can view on the outside of the bag. External access on this thing is excellent. 

Tons of pockets you can view on the outside of the bag. External access on this thing is excellent. 

Tom Bihn Synapse 25 Excellent build and materials. Tom Bihn sweat the details in the best way. 

Excellent build and materials. Tom Bihn sweat the details in the best way. 

Tom Bihn Synapse 25 Solid dad bag vibes… one of the most functional daily packs in the world. 

Solid dad bag vibes… one of the most functional daily packs in the world. 

Tom Bihn Synapse 25

One of the highest rated daily backpacks in the world due to it's accessibility, organization, comfort and capacity. Stick to it for some time and you'll see what we mean. Dad-bag looks tho. view bag