Updated May 28, 2020 by Karen Bennett

The 10 Best Yoga Bags

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in January of 2017. Whether you're a yoga novice or a master, there are a few essentials you can't do without, and one of them is a durable bag. You can choose from among lightweight sling designs, spacious totes, and easy-to-carry backpacks, in sizes that will accommodate just a mat or also some clothes and props. They come in solid neutral colors as well as bright patterns that are sure to stand out in the studio. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best yoga bag on Amazon.

10. Aurorae Cross-Body

9. Gaiam Cargo

8. YogaAddict Supreme

7. Fit Spirit Exercise

6. Dolity Foldable

5. Elenture Full-Zip

4. YogiiiTote Pro

3. Manduka Go Steady

2. Gaiam Tote

1. Kindfolk Duffle

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MZ Wallace Matt Bag Add an edge to your yoga essentials with this quality canvas bag, which sports a sturdy drawcord top closure and an adjustable strap for carrying it either in crossbody style or over the shoulder. An outside pocket is convenient for small extras, as well. It’s made of lightweight, yet durable, nylon and can accommodate standard mats as well as those that are extra thick. It’s also available in a neutral black or a metallic rose gold. mzwallace.com

Sweaty Betty Gym Bag This stylish bag can take you from your workouts to your workplace with ease, and it’s got a sturdy strap to accommodate your yoga mat. It sports durable, quilted fabric, with an open base and separate pockets for your essentials like water, sneakers, a change of clothing, and your phone and keys. sweatybetty.com

Editor's Notes

May 25, 2020:

Whether you want to carry just your yoga mat to the studio, or also some accessories and a change of clothes, you’ll appreciate a sturdy, reliable bag like the ones featured here. Today we added in the Manduka Go Steady, from a well-known name in all things yoga, such as mats, apparel, towels, and other gear. It’s thoughtfully designed with color-coded zippers for easy organization and eyelets that help ensure proper airflow. It’s water resistant, so don’t sweat it if you get caught in the rain on your way to your practice. It sports the manufacturer’s logo near the base as well as an adjustable shoulder strap that lets you either carry it as a tote or wear it in crossbody fashion. We also added in the Dolity Foldable, which is great for anyone who prefers a multitude of pockets to ensure everything is easy to find. In addition to two padded outer pockets, it also sports a mesh bottle holder pocket, as well as the center compartment that can hold clothing as well as your mat. The fact that your mat protrudes from the sides ensures it can air out after practice. It’s more readily available than the similar Yoga Evo, so it replaces that model today.

If you’ve got multiple mats or just a lot of gear in general, you can’t go wrong with the Kindfolk Duffle, which moves into our number one spot today. It comes with a high-quality canvas outer shell and is sold in several vibrant, eye-catching designs, so it’s sure to turn heads at the studio. For a somewhat more muted design, look to the Gaiam Tote, which is available in gray with a mandala graphic or white with a whimsical tree print. Instead of a zipper, it sports magnetic straps for easy access to your gear. If you prefer a more compact selection from the same manufacturer, consider the Gaiam Cargo, which is made to hold just the basics and incorporates an adjustable shoulder strap and easy-access main zippered compartment.

For a comfortable backpack-style bag, check out the Aurorae Cross-Body, which spreads the weight evenly across both of your shoulders. It’s generously padded in order to remain comfortable even on long walks. Another model that leaves the list today is the Asutra Compact, which true to its name, is quite small, yet this can make it difficult for people to use it for standard mats. So we replaced it with an option that can better accommodate mats of the typical size.


Karen Bennett
Last updated on May 28, 2020 by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s.degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.


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