The 9 Best Yoga Bags

Updated January 20, 2017 by Johnny Woodard

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Whether you're a yoga novice or a seen-it-all veteran, there are a few essentials you can't do without. One of these must-haves is a durable bag. Ranging from spacious and multipurpose to slim and lightweight, the packs on this list are all designed to at least accommodate the most important of those basic accessories -- the mat. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best yoga bag on Amazon.

9. Aurorae Sak

While its design won't be for everyone, the Aurorae Sak's loose construction makes it an excellent choice for those with larger mats. Adding to its versatility is an oversized cargo pocket with an easy-open Velcro flap, as well as a zippered cellphone sleeve.
  • polyester will resist decay
  • lighter than most big packs
  • there are more comfortable choices
Brand Aurorae
Model pending
Weight 11.2 ounces
Rating 3.5 / 5.0

8. Yoga EVO

With a design that takes cues from modern camping bags, the Yoga EVO has room for everything, and looks great. It touts three padded external pockets, a large compartment for clothes, a bottle holder and an open-air space for your mat.
  • holds all mat sizes
  • can be carried several ways
  • heavier than similar models
Brand Yoga EVO
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 3.7 / 5.0

7. Fit Spirit Tree of Life

The Fit Spirit Tree of Life offers everything you need at a budget-friendly price. Available in several colors, it includes a large front pocket in addition to a zippered mat storage area. A tree printed on the outer shell tops off the package with an artistic flourish.
  • metal zippers will withstand abuse
  • universally sized shoulder strap
  • materials aren't the best quality
Brand Fit Spirit
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

6. Gaiam Tote

For those who prefer the handbag form factor there's the Gaiam Tote. Embroidered with patterns inspired by yogic art, this option holds most standard and premium mats, and cleverly placed magnetic snaps make accessing its contents as easy as it should be.
  • lined with long-lasting nylon
  • wide shoulder strap
  • won't accommodate largest mats
Brand Gaiam
Weight pending
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

5. Asutra Compact

Perfect for traveling yogis, the Asutra Compact is charming and compact. Because of an open-top design, even larger mats can be transported using this minimalist option. It includes one zippered main compartment and two other expansive pockets for smaller items.
  • comes with free cleaner bottle
  • ventilated mat storage
  • eco-friendly materials
Model pending
Weight 1.2 pounds
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

4. BalanceFrom GoYoga

The agile BalanceFrom GoYoga is another affordable choice that won't weigh you down. Its simple design is perfect if you're seeking a durable, no-frills option. And for the days when you need extra space, it includes an expandable cargo pocket.
  • second smaller accessory pouch
  • side sleeve has earphone slot
  • holds most popular mats
Brand BalanceFrom
Model pending
Weight 12.8 ounces
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

3. Kindfolk Mat Duffle

As fashionable as it is functional, the Kindfolk Mat Duffle shakes things up with its design. This head-turner has space for larger mats, and even extra towels and other accessories. Its quality canvas outer shell is built to last.
  • sturdy metal strap rings
  • lined pocket for mobile devices
  • unique patterns available
Brand Kindfolk
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

2. Gaiam Full-Zip

The sleekest option on our list, the Gaiam Full-Zip makes room for the basics, forgoing the bulkiness of heftier alternatives. In addition to an attractive design, it boasts an adjustable shoulder strap and an easy-access zipper pouch for your mat.
  • available in many colors
  • made of 100 percent cotton
  • back pocket for phone
Brand Gaiam
Model B00E8C9Y58-PARENT
Weight pending
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

1. Aurorae Cross-body

The streamlined Aurorae Cross-body is a thoughtfully crafted option that spreads the weight of your pack across both shoulders. Its buckle-fastened strap is easily removed and, thanks to generous padding, won't cause discomfort during long walks.
  • heavy duty polyester built to last
  • numerous design options
  • two-year guarantee
Brand Aurorae
Model pending
Weight 1.4 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

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Last updated on January 20, 2017 by Johnny Woodard

Johnny Woodard fled the sweltering South and a career in journalism to pursue comedy and edit a popular comedy/sports website in Los Angeles.

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