So DON'T HATE ME but I work out almost daily over the work week. I'm the worst I know! Don't worry my weekend consists of pretty much just ice cream. It didn't take long to realize it's actually super hard to find a gym bag that a) fits everything I need for the day and b) doesn't look like I'm trying to skip town. When I go in the morning I have a lot of ~baggage~ (honestly emotional too because I'm tired AF) — we're talking face wash that naturally comes in big packaging, hair straightener, work clothes, shoes, makeup, and who knows what else.
This Claraa cloud-like gym bag changes all that! It's called the cumulus bag and for good reason — first off it's adorably similar to a puffy cloud, and secondly it can subtly expand to fit EVERYTHING. There are labeled pockets for dirty clothes, clean clothes, water, and even an umbrella! The inside is surprisingly roomy for a seemingly compact bag and I've never (not once!) run out of space no matter how many things I "needed" for the day. AND it's waterproof, which is required for me because I spill more sips than I actually get into my mouth.
I think the best part of all though is that even when I make the bag heavy (hello, packed Doc Martens), the straps are so soft that it never hurts my shoulder. I'm a whiner, ok, and I would tell you if it was uncomfortable! But even the straps are cloud-like! And yes, of course, it is very stylish which is a big plus because now I *blend* on my way to work.
It is pretty pricey at $195, but I'm telling you from one stingy person to another that it's worth it (not to mention you can pay in four interest-free installments)! I'll be using this for years and years (funny that I have so much confidence that I'll keep working out). Honestly even if I woke up one day and decided to never run again, this would still double as a great weekender bag! —Emma McAnaw
Get it from Caraa for $195 (available in two colors).