Big ups to all the yogis out there – yoga is an incredibly challenging and rewarding practice! The last thing you should have to worry about is juggling your yoga gear if you’re like us and have to work your practice around a work or school schedule. With these 10 stylish and practical yoga mat bags, you’ll make it to your yoga class with ease and will look pretty great doing so.
This option from Aurorae is super practical and affordable. As a single strap backpack, or sling backpack, it’s a great option for the commuter as it’ll leave you completely hands-free. It’s also made of heavy-duty polyester so it’s definitely water-resistant and durable, but it comes with a 2 year guarantee just in case, which is pretty awesome. It comes in six different colors, and at only $35 you might want to get two!
This Lululemon duffel bag is a stunner. It’s seriously sophisticated and sleek as far as gym bags go, and it’s versatile enough for all your gym bag needs (i.e. the straps to hold your yoga mat can be tucked away when you’re not using them). We’re feelin’ the fact that you can carry it by the handles or with the cross-body strap, and it’s made of a water-resistant and durable material. At $148, it’s a bit of an investment, but the quality is unmatched and its size means you’ll be able to use it for so much more than the gym.
The Gene yoga mat bag from Canadian vegan brand Matt & Nat is is a more compact option, perfect for those who’re simply looking for a way to protect their mat while being able to stow a few extra accessories. The exterior is made primarily from sturdy canvas and a bit of vegan leather, while the lining is 100% nylon made from recycled water bottles. Available in black and navy at $155, it’ll ship for free to Canada and the US.
We love a good handmade option, and this canvas yoga tote from Purple Turtle is no exception. Ultra simple and practical, sometimes you want something without any frills. Inside the tote is a small pocket with a zipper and a simple pocket divided into 2 parts, and the tote itself closes with a zipper. We love that the tote includes a matching canvas cover for your yoga mat itself, which also features a simple string closure that doubles as a strap if you want to carry the mat alone. Ultimate benefits of buying something handmade? You can contact the seller to get it made in a custom color or with custom dimensions! All this for $60? Sold.
This bag offers the ultimate in organization! The bottom compartment is ideal for your gym shoes or anything else you want to keep separate, and the interior of the bag features a wet pocket and another padded pocket that can be used for your iPad or other tech stuff. Also included is a detachable cosmetic bag, perfect for any skin or shower essentials you like to have after you’re done with your workout. The Deena bag is available in black, purple-blue, and crimson for $140.
The MatPak by Yoga Rat is another practical and super affordable option. Designed to be worn both backpack and sling pack style, it’s good for people who want to be hands-free and who don’t want to worry about their gear getting in their way. It’s ventilated and has enough space, pockets and compartments for your yoga mat, towel, toiletries, water bottle and even a yoga block. Available in black, camo green, and indigo, the MatPak goes for $30. Awesome.
This Rebecca Minkoff option’s a bit “luxury” if we’re being honest and is more on the stylish end of the spectrum with the quilted detail and leather zip pulls, but it’s still fairly practical. Eye catching in royal blue, the mat bag features a wide zip so it’s easy to get your mat in and out, as well as a couple extra compartments for your phone or keys. And I know we said luxury and normally the price would match, but this baby’s on sale now for only $38, so get it while you still have the chance!
Here’s another handmade option for those interested in supporting an independent creator. Made by a yogi for yogis, this bag was designed to carry a yoga mat, towel, extra set of clothes, water bottle and even more comfortably and conveniently. The bag features straps that allow you to carry it over your shoulder as a tote as well as like a backpack. It’s made of cotton fabric and has a strong, nylon lining. It can be yours for just $58.
This bag by Yoga Addict makes the list because of all the color options – it’s available in 13 different colors! This combined with the simple design should appeal to many. While it’s not the most practical for people who walk or bike to their studio, it’s more than suitable for transporting your gear to and from the car and class. It’s made from durable polyester and features “ventilation” eyelets and is another steal at $24.
Our final option is by another independent creator, Sable et Mer. This handmade tote bag features built in “webbing” to secure your rolled yoga mat as well as an interior pouch. The cream cotton-polyester material features a chic black leaf print design, and because of the material it can be washed, if necessary, in cold water. Bonus points for the pouch – handy for keys, phone, cards or whatever you want to secure inside the tote. Get yours for $39.
With this list of 10 stylish & practical yoga mat bags, you can carry all your gear with ease and with style. Namaste!