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REI Cargo Gym Bag

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Our spacious REI Cargo Gym bag was designed to easily fit inside a narrow locker for fumble-free storage.

  • Large, U-shape zipper provides easy access to main compartment; 3 interior pockets organize small essentials
  • 2 end compartments: 1 ventilated compartment for dirty shoes and 1 ventilated compartment with a floating liner for damp clothing
  • 1 exterior zippered pocket with key fob
  • Additional side pocket holds 1-liter water bottle, sold separately
  • Sling over your shoulder with the padded, fully adjustable and removable shoulder strap or haul with top grab handles
  • Webbing hanging loop and narrow bag design make storing inside locker a cinch


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REI Cargo Gym Bag Specs
Best use
43 liter
2,650 cubic inches
5 + main compartment
25 x 13 x 9 inches
1 lbs. 12 oz.
Bag style
Gear capacity (L)
Gear capacity (cu. in.)
Number of exterior pockets
Laptop compartment
Carry-on size

REI Cargo Gym Bag

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REI Cargo Gym Bagis rated3.4out of5by5.
Rated5out of5byfromBest Gym Bag Ever!I have owned this bag (in gray) for more than five years. It has gotten near daily use as a gym bag. Easily fits a change of gym clothes, a karate uniform, full size towel, shoes, toiletries, my workout log, and more. Separate, numerous pockets and compartments keep socks from getting lost and shoes from getting clothes dirty. Strap is comfortable and bag carries easily over one shoulder. Starting to show signs of wear, mostly from shoving it into a metal locker, but not yet ready to quit. I'm so glad REI still makes this bag, I will buy it again!
Date published: 2014-01-29
Rated5out of5byfromExcellent travel bag!!!I just returned from a 10-day trip to Costa Rica with this bag and it performed admirably! It is perfectly sized for aircraft overhead compartments, and the hang loop on the end of the bag makes it easy to remove during debarking. Its soft sides allow it to fit in spaces that conventional carry-on suitcases can't. The inside pockets are placed on the sides and lid, so you can access them even if the bag is filled with clothes. The outside zippered pocket fits a passport and boarding passes perfectly. The double-zipper on the main compartment allows you to lock them together with a travel lock. The shoe pocket worked well with my low-cut hikers, but fitting ankle-high boots might be a bit tight. The vented laundry pocket did an excellent job keeping my dirty clothes funk-free. On the return trip, the flight from IAH to PDX was completely full and they asked if anyone would voluntarily check their carry-on. I removed the shoulder strap from the bag and checked it. It survived the cargo compartment and baggage handlers with no problems.
Date published: 2013-02-07
Rated4out of5byfromFinally a well thought out bag-THX REI!I use it for the gym and pool; there are a great amount of pockets for swim cap, goggles, and ear plugs, flip-flops and runners. The netted pockets hold my toiletriesand there is still room for a towel and clothes.Fits into a standard gym locker too!
Date published: 2013-01-18
Rated1out of5byfromDisasterThis bag is terribly designed. The Velcro handle destroyed several pairs of my pants. Unfortunately, because I do not inspect my pants every night it took over a month for me to notice. How did that happen you might ask? Because the handle does not close properly it will rub against the side of your pants. If you are like me and walk a fair amount with your gym bag, the Velcro will rub against your pants and destroy them. If you absolutely must buy this bag, remove the handle or put tape on the Velcro.
Date published: 2013-01-05
Rated2out of5byfromtop zipper opening is too smallThe top zipper opening into the main compartment is too small...suggest the designer actually try putting something in the bag, say a pair of shoes...
Date published: 2013-01-02

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