Rated5out of5bySaraKfromBest 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 of5byKibblefromExcellent 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 of5byQuebecoise in BCfromFinally 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 of5byReviewer123fromDisasterThis 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 of5byMatulaitisfromtop 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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