Gym bags for professionals

  • silverfox

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    Jan 25, 2012 2:02 PM GMT
    Hey guys wondering if you can help me on something. I started doing my workouts at lunchtime so I usually come in wearing a suit, workout, shower, and want to leave in a suit looking halfway presentable.

    I have a knapsack like bag but thinks fall out all over the place. I look around and there aren't many guys like me in suits.

    So. What kind of gym bag do you use that holds everything?

    Thanks.
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    Jan 25, 2012 2:53 PM GMT
    I have a hardshell gym bag/case that was designed to fit in lockers. Pretty smart but I don't use it. Too much for my needs. I'll try to find a link later.
  • LJay

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    Jan 25, 2012 3:00 PM GMT
    Can you not hang your suit in a locker while you are using the gym?
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    Jan 25, 2012 3:04 PM GMT
    Professional what?

    I am a professional translator and I wear trackpants and a hoodie to the gym.

    Afterword, I go back home and change into jeans and a t-shirt more often than not and continue my professional translation activities.

    Or I download porn.
  • silverfox

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    Jan 25, 2012 3:10 PM GMT
    LJay saidCan you not hang your suit in a locker while you are using the gym?


    Sure I do that. I bring a hanger with me. But I just wondered if anyone was using anything other than the duffle or knap sack to fit everything and find everything.

    I found a link to the hardshell ogio (I think spelled that way) and the GLO BAG which is pretty pricy at $99.
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    Jan 25, 2012 4:23 PM GMT
    I have two Under Armour bags and they are really well designed and constructed. After buying the first one online I got another, slightly larger one to use as a weekend bag.

    If you ever need a great shaving bag check out LL Bean.
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    Jan 25, 2012 4:41 PM GMT
    I wish you guys wouldn't use the word "professional" to mean "people in clown costumes." It's really insulting.
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    Jan 25, 2012 4:42 PM GMT
    I've got a Timbuk2 duffel bag. It's great...
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    But I don't think they make them anymore. Here is the current verison.

    http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/bfd-duffel/1914294

    Actually, just found them here...
    http://specialistshoes.com/timbuk2/49530.html
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    Jan 25, 2012 4:58 PM GMT
    silverfox said
    LJay saidCan you not hang your suit in a locker while you are using the gym?

    Sure I do that. I bring a hanger with me. But I just wondered if anyone was using anything other than the duffle or knap sack to fit everything and find everything.

    Do you arrive by car? Hang your jacket there, and if it's chilly or rainy keep a light windbreaker with you. I never drive a car wearing a suit jacket anyway, causes wrinkles. Then you just have to hang your trousers, while your shirt should be good on a hook.

    I don't take a piece of luggage into a locker room. I use a light nylon bag just big enough for my gym clothes and toiletries, that folds down small, so the bag doesn't crowd & wrinkle the clothes I've got hanging (and I hang everything except my shoes & socks). It can also be washed out easily. I've carried even less in the past when I opted to rent a locker long-term, keeping it stocked rather than carrying soaps, shampoos, etc, back & forth.

    Oh, and I don't put bulky, full-size shampoo & conditioner bottles in the bag, but fill smaller travel bottles, or just used bottles of something else that I recycled. I usually avoid the universal liquid soap dispensers in the showers, but if you're OK with them then even less to bring in your bag. I'll also use the gym's own towel service if it's free or reasonably priced.
  • FredMG

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    Jan 25, 2012 5:25 PM GMT
    Haaretz saidProfessional what?

    I am a professional translator and I wear trackpants and a hoodie to the gym.

    Afterword, I go back home and change into jeans and a t-shirt more often than not and continue my professional translation activities.

    Or I download porn.


    +1

    I'm a professional archaeologist, and when I walk into (or out of) the gym in a kilt I own the place.

  • JP85257

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    Jan 25, 2012 5:32 PM GMT
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    Jan 25, 2012 6:19 PM GMT
    JP85257 saido_HelloKitty_Bag_2.jpg


    I don't think he specified he was a professional Asian school girl.
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    Jan 25, 2012 6:30 PM GMT
    Ariodante said
    JP85257 saido_HelloKitty_Bag_2.jpg


    I don't think he specified he was a professional Asian school girl.


    He didn't not specify it either though...
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    Jan 25, 2012 6:37 PM GMT
    Young_Sir said
    He didn't not specify it either though...


    ..hmmm..interesting point..

    OP IS THIS YOU??

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    Jan 25, 2012 8:00 PM GMT
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    My gym bag
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    Jan 25, 2012 8:02 PM GMT
    Have a Tumi gym bag and it is without a doubt the biggest pile of crap I have ever used; go Target.
  • silverfox

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    Jan 26, 2012 5:03 AM GMT
    imasrxd saidI've got a Timbuk2 duffel bag. It's great...
    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTFilASne6fnzj-uKeiTTX

    But I don't think they make them anymore. Here is the current verison.

    http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/bfd-duffel/1914294

    Actually, just found them here...
    http://specialistshoes.com/timbuk2/49530.html


    OH yes I do like this one. So I guess you are saying you went with the smaller version? Very cool bag. Thanks!

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    Jan 26, 2012 5:33 AM GMT
    I have have a Tumi alpha duffel. $300 but 4 years later its like the first day Of got it. It's indestructible, durable, has a shoe/wet clothing compartment that's vented. This bag is THE professional gym bag, worth every penny
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    Jan 26, 2012 6:10 AM GMT
    I've seen many suit men carry their duffel bags.... I'll ask which ones are suitable to carry your suit item...

    May I suggest that your carry a suit hanger and cover to put your suit in when you change...It'll help better protect the fabric against the lockers and gym gears.
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    Jan 26, 2012 6:21 AM GMT
    MarriedAdam saidHave a Tumi gym bag and it is without a doubt the biggest pile of crap I have ever used; go Target.


    You got a Tumi bag at Target?
  • d_1M

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    Jan 26, 2012 6:32 AM GMT
    ExArmy saidI have have a Tumi alpha duffel. $300 but 4 years later its like the first day Of got it. It's indestructible, durable, has a shoe/wet clothing compartment that's vented. This bag is THE professional gym bag, worth every penny


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    this? but looks huge for the gym
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    Jan 26, 2012 6:36 AM GMT
    http://m.tumi.com/aHR0cDovL3d3dy50dW1pLmNvbS9wcm9kdWN0L2luZGV4LmpzcD9jPTExMTQwODMmcHJvZHVjdElkPTQyMDk4OTAmcHJvZEZpbmRTcmM9c2VhcmNo
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    Jan 26, 2012 6:41 AM GMT
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