Looking for the perfect yoga bag that fits your gear, essentials, AND yoga mat? Look no further than these great yoga bags that are totally versatile.
And because who better to recommend the best yoga bags than instructors and yogis who use them on the regular, we tapped teachers and read through dozens of reviews for top-rated styles to bring you the list of bags below. These are the ones yogis swear by for hauling their yoga mats, blocks, straps, and other gear so that they can flow on the go.
Here, you’ll find traditional yoga mat bags (think: tubular designs with a crossbody strap) as well as more modern options that don’t, well, look like yoga bags. Yup, you’ll find totes, backpacks, and carryalls that can hold your mat plus a computer, sweaty leggings, sneakers, and all the other essentials you haul with you from home.
So, if you need something you can easily carry while biking or a pack that’s narrow enough to fit in a locker, you’ll find it on this list, plus other top picks, any of which would be an om-azing addition to your yoga practice.
Yes, this is ~the~ mat bag you’re most likely to see slung over the shoulder of yogis on the go. Its a fave of instructors and students alike who appreciate is drawstring side pocket for storing a water bottle and easy-to-access essentials. Plus, the roomy interior can accommodate bigger and thicker yoga mats, too.
Reviewer rave: “I like this mat bag so far. The material is soft and not crinkly, the zipper works well and the water bottle pocket is handy. Plenty of room inside for a standard mat. Definitely really cute and functional for going to hot yoga, good staple buy!” –Barefoothiker, lululemon.com
This bag has plenty of pattern and color options, plus cool quilted detailing. “It has a drawstring opening to easily slide your yoga mat into, along with an exterior pocket for your keys, phone, and wallet,” says Katy Conicella, co-founder of bulldog yoga.
Reviewer rave:“I adore my black metro yoga mat bag. I am continually receiving compliments from my fellow yogis. The outside zip pocket is handy to store keys, wallet and phone. And, the best is that it is roomy enough to fit my yoga ‘jellies.'” –Claudia, mzwallace.com
This yoga bag will hold it all–your laptop, your rolled mat–while keeping everything organized. There are three big compartments and straps that hold your mat securely in place. “The shoulder straps make it easy to carry, no matter what I’ve got in there,” says Yanti Amos, yoga teacher and owner of Earth Yoga in New York City.
Reviewer rave: “I bought this bag for my yoga fluff that you have to take with you to class. Fits everything beautifully. Really well made would recommend. Having the ‘wet’ pocket will be great when I use it for swimming. Well thought out, multi-functional bag.” –Love S Betty, sweatybetty.com
Yogis like Amos, who are obsessed with Lululemons All Day Duffel (which is no longer available, sad), please meet its cooler cousin. It’s perf if you’re looking for a carryall you can wear as a crossbody for a little added comfort. It’s small, but surprisingly, it holds a lot, including a laptop, yoga mat, clothes, and shoes. Plus, the darker hues and soft material goes with everything, too.
Reviewer rave:“I am in love with this bag. I bought it a couple months ago. I work in an office and bring workout clothes for my lunch break. I can easily fit my gear, lunch and my purse in this bag. It looks really nice too. I had thought that bringing a duffle bag to the office might look weird but it actually looks professional. The quality is amazing, there are so many pockets inside and out. I can’s say enough good things about it!” –Lulufenatic, lululemon.com
Founder and CEO of Lyons Den Power Yoga, Bethany Lyons, loves this yoga bag for its versatility and convertibility. The bag easily transforms from a tote to a cross-body bag to a backpack, depending on how you prefer to carry it. You can also use the straps to attach your mat, making it simple to lug your stuff around–in the most comfortable way for you.
Reviewer rave:“I love this bag. Not only does it look great, but you can tell it is made of quality material. It is a great bag for commuting. I often ride my bicycle to the train station in the morning, and using the ANDI bag as a backpack is really convenient . But, when I get off the train in the city I like to use it as a tote. It is so simple to switch back and forth. I also love the outside hidden pocket. It’s great to keep your wallet or keys in there against your side where everything is safe and sound. This bag is also so roomy! I never run out of space for all my stuff!” –Stacie S., theandibrand.com
This bag has SO. MANY. POCKETS. (Okay, six to be exact.) Alicia Wilson, senior manager at Core Power Yoga loves that it can carry everything she needs for the day. “It fits my laptop, yoga mat, makeup,” she says. Plus, there’s an additional, built-in pouch that holds Wilson’s sweaty clothes. It works as a tote, or you can swap the straps and carry it as a backpack.
Reviewer rave: “Obsessed with this bag. Perfect for my work laptop, toiletries and gym clothes. Love that it has backpack straps and they can be tucked away if not wanted.” –Stephanie, amazon.com
This budget-friendly find holds your yoga mat with a convenient side strap, and since it’s made of 100 percent nylon fabric, this bag is easy to clean (and keep clean). Weible loves it for its many little pockets, plus one large pocket big enough for your “apres class amenities.” It also features a super comfy, reinforced strap, so you don’t need to worry about shoulder pain messing with your Zen.
Reviewer rave:“I use it for my hot yoga, I carry everything I need, my yoga mat, yoga towel, water bottled, keys, cell phone and some clean clothes for after the class. I love it!” –Judy, gaiam.com