Are you Team Duffle or Gym Bags?

Are you Team Duffle or Gym Bags

Individuals base their choice of bag type primarily on their potential uses. Be it for recreational outings, weekend trips, or gym sessions; a good bag is essential for fuss-free travel. It is especially necessary if you intend to take more than your phone, keys, and wallet. 

Duffle bags are the obvious fit where a carrier is required to hold a wide range of belongings in any conceivable scenario. There is another type of bag called a "gym bag" that is pretty similar to a duffel and can even be used interchangeably, depending on how much packing space you need. So, what sets a duffle and gym bag apart? The market has an abundance of similar options, which can make choosing what fulfills your requirements difficult, but don't panic— we are here to help you out with just that.

Let's get started with what differentiates a duffle and gym bag and how to best use them!

What Is a Gym Bag? 

Gym bags are duffle bags designed to hold all your sweat session junk and then some. These bags come with additional pockets for storing workout essentials like supplements, protein powder, and extra clothing. Gym bags are generally smaller than traditional duffel sizes, but provide the perfect amount of room for accommodating fitness gear. These bags are also constructed with absorbent materials for a good ventilation system.

sustainable gym bags in black color

What makes gym bags stand out:   

  • Spacious room for gym, studio, or fitness center essentials.  
  • Has extra storage compartments. 
  • Comfortable shoulder straps. 

Ideal For:  

  • Sports & gym personalities

What Is a Duffle Bag? 

A duffle bag is a multipurpose bag. Duffle bag uses are vast, it can be used for travel, vacation, camping, gym, etc. They are generally larger than gym bags, but you can also get smaller variants. Duffle bags are great for transporting garments, accessories, or anything else you may need on your travels. In most cases, it is cylindrical with a top entry for easy access. While it has a wide range of uses, the lightweight and extra room makes it a popular travel favorite for many!

green travel duffel bag

What makes duffel bags stand out: 

  • Versatile application 
  • Large and convenient to pack for travel  
  • Excellent choice for road trips & weekend away.

Ideal For: 

  • Adventurers & frequent travelers   

The Right Choice- Duffle Bag or Gym Bag?

The answer is simple— choose what's most suitable for your needs. The bags' have structural similarities, but that is also what serves as the deciding criteria. Both serve as travel bags- gym bags are cozy and duffle bags can accommodate more items.

Bottom Line 

Bags play an important role during any kind of commute. A poorly structured bag increases the risks of accidental breakage and other on-the-go inconveniences. It's best to get bags that are long-lasting, lightweight, resilient, and sturdy.

We truly hope our take on the two most popular kit bags will be useful to you as you decide on your preference. You can also check out Terra Thread's duffle gym bag collection if you're looking for eco-friendly option.

As a quick reference, below are the differences between Terra Thread's Bumi Eco Duffel Bag and Aarde Gym Bag:

Bumi Eco Duffel Bag

black duffle bag

Aarde Eco friendly Gym Bag

black gym bag

Size: 13"(H) x 20"(W) x 12"(D) Size: 11"(H) x 18"(W) x 10"(D)
Capacity: 56 L Capacity: 32 L
Adjustable strap: up to 44 inches in total
Adjustable strap: up to 44 inches in total
Internal zippered hanging pocket: 9” (H) x 8.5” (W)
Internal zippered hanging pocket: 8.5” (H) x 8.5” (W)
External drop-in pocket: 10" (H) x 7.5" (W)
External drop-in pocket: 8" (H) x 5" (W)

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