Laptop, purse, keys, lunch, make-up, flats (just in case), water bottle, notebook… the list of the items I keep in my everyday bag just goes on and on and travelling by public transport to work means lugging one more bag can be a serious hassle! A tram packed full of people is not my idea of fun so packing my gym kit for the journey became less and less idea which in turn meant I stopped bringing it (yes, I know this is a first world problem but going to the gym and working out is great for my mental health and something I really enjoy). I knew my journey to work wasn’t going to change so I needed a solution to my bag dilemma but I just didn’t know where to start and then one day when I was flicking through the pages of a glossy magazine there it was a ‘Gymtote’ a bag with enough compartment and selection to put all of my everyday essentials and my gym kit and as an added bonus the bag looked gorgeous, basically it’s a tote bag in disguis
As someone who works in PR I’m often in meetings and I like to go out for drinks after work so a back pack wasn’t going to do and then flicking through the pages of a glossy magazine I saw it.. the gymtote! The solution to all my first world problems.
As someone who carries too many notes and documents I picked the Sophia Tote which features a yoga mat holder and an A4 document pocket! Perfect right?
The Gymtote is a trademarked design, therefore you can’t find a copy of this bag anywhere, the bag is also water-resistant and comes with breathable sections for your trainers and gym kit and a upright water bottle holder (spillage disaster adverted). The back of the Sophia also has a little pocket for your iPod/phone/music player with a smaller hole for your earphone wire to pop through – another plus for this bag.. I often find new compartments on the bag.. its never-ending.
Overall I love the gym tote it looks great and can fit everything and the kitchen sink into it, it has made my life so much easier and I had so many compliments on the bag itself. I’ll definitely be using the gymtote for a long time to come and I can’t wait to see the exciting style the brand comes out with next.