BAG A PROMOTION
Today, fitness is a lifestyle and a bag that will take you from workplace to workout and beyond is essential. The MH Lab weighs up the best
We present the best rucksacks to take you from office to weekend away via the gym
No one carries a briefcase any more. Meanwhile, the free gym rucksacks you might see people wearing to work are as office appropriate as the battered Asics the same commuters pair with a suit for their walk to the office. Your bag is an everyday essential that requires smart investment, but it remains something to which most of us give little thought. It’s time you bucked this trend.
The 2018 State of the UK Fitness Industry Report highlights that one in seven people now has a gym membership and, according to one Total Jobs survey, around a third of all commuters spend at least part of their journeys to work either on foot or in the saddle. Add to this the fact that the wellness travel sector has grown 14% in the past two years – nearly twice as fast as overall tourism – and it’s clear that staying active has become a constant in most people’s lives.
So you need a carryall that can match your ambitions – be that for your weekday training or the active weekend you have booked for next month. To help shoulder the burden and ensure that you invest correctly, our editors took to the MH Lab to run, ride, work and travel with the best bags on the market. We’ve done the heavy lifting, so you don’t have to.