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Few things bomb your calm like juggling a yoga mat, blocks, towel, water bottle, and other paraphernalia into the yoga studio. There’s a certain calm that comes from having your yoga gear organized, with everything easy to transport and to find. Enter yoga bags, designed to accommodate yoga accessories, including mats, which typically don’t fit in ordinary gym bags. We’ve sussed out the most durable, comfortable, and convenient bags on Amazon to make getting to class a breeze.
The YogiiiTotePRO is a roomier version of the original YogiiiTote, fitting two mats instead of one. (Caveat: With thicker mats, you might still get only one to fit.) And while many yoga bags are limited to mats 24 inches wide or less, the YogiiiTotePRO stows mats up to 28 inches wide. You’ll even have space left over for a towel, change of clothes, and water bottle. A large outside pocket stores wallet, phone, and keys, and the durable, lightweight canvas tote is easy to wash (make sure to hang dry!). Another plus: There are no buckles or zippers, so you can just toss in your things and go. On the flipside, things can (and will) fall out if you overfill or capsize the bag. BUY NOW
Best One-Shoulder Bag
Ewedoos Yoga Mat Bag
This stylish bag from Ewedoos hangs off one shoulder and stays comfortably tucked away by your side with the mat held vertically—no more worrying about whacking someone every time you turn around, as with a horizontal-hanging tote. The open top allows any width mat to fit, though extra-wide ones protrude a fair bit. This bag shines best with standard-thickness mats, as very cushy mats can be difficult to slide in. One of the best features—besides the snazzy patterns—is the extra pockets. An outer pocket is large enough for a towel and water bottle, and an interior zipper pocket securely stores personal items. BUY NOW
Kindfolk Yoga Mat Duffle Bag
A bag that stows yoga gear securely and comfortably? Check. Benefits people and planet? Check and check. For every bag sold, Kindfolk donates $1 toward combating slavery and sex trafficking, and the materials are vegan, including the synthetic-leather handles. The Kindfolk duffle bag doesn’t shirk on performance either: The large interior can hold a standard-thickness mat up to 26 inches wide along with blocks or a change of clothing. A little extra space would be handy for holding thicker mats or a larger combination of gear. We also love the selection of eye-catching patterns, the outer zipper pocket, and the strong, reinforced straps. Ding: The strap lengths aren’t adjustable, so you’re out of luck if you want to hang the bag lower off your shoulder. BUY NOW
Best Top-Loading Bag
Gaiam Top-Loading Yoga Mat Bag
The Gaiam Top-Loading Yoga Mat Bag has a classic design and adjustable strap that lets you sling your gear over one shoulder or across your body. A top drawstring cinches the bag closed, but be forewarned that with thick mats, the drawstring doesn’t always close all the way, depending on how tightly you roll the mat. And mats wider than 24 inches will protrude from the top. An exterior zipper pouch holds your keys and phone, and the heavy-duty canvas is machine washable (but needs to be dried flat). Refreshingly, the chakra patterns are embroidered on, for a bright look that won’t fade as quickly as ironed prints. BUY NOW
With no fewer than 31 colors and patterns to choose from, the ELENTURE Full-Zip is the veritable Baskin Robbins of yoga bags, with a flavor for everyone. The full zipper extends along the bag’s body and around the base, making it much easier to fit your mat. This is also one of the rare bags to offer a side pocket in a convenient location for an earphone connection. Another larger, front pocket offers easy access. However, take note: This bag will fit only standard mats up to 26 inches long and 6 inches in diameter when rolled. BUY NOW
Easiest to Clean
Peace Yoga Large Yoga Mat Tote
The Peace Yoga tote is not only stylish but is designed to keep its shape no matter how you store your mat inside. Additionally, it has a synthetic inner lining so you can easily wipe off spills, grime, or towel sweat. Although the product description says that the bag has two zippered pockets (an outer and inner), in reality, there is only an interior one. Velcro fasteners keep the main compartment closed. This bag is made for standard mats up to 24 inches wide and half an inch thick, and will also fit a block. BUY NOW