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pretzelb
08-29-2007, 11:42 AM
I might be n the market for a new gym bag and was looking for ideas. Anyone here use a Tom Bhin bag for carrying workout clothes? I think the Ruck Sac or Smart Alec might work but I'm not sure they would be the best choice. My gear would include:

running shoes
flip flops for shower
small bag for shampoo and soap
small bag for swim goggles and ear plugs
shorts, socks, shirt
swimsuit

I think the complicated part would be trying to keep a wet bathing suit or wet shower shoes separated from the rest of my stuff. Seems like that would require a decent sized separate pocket like the Aeronaut but the Aeronaut would be overkill.

Darcy
08-30-2007, 12:58 PM
A gym bag is on Tom's list of products to design.

For now, what I use is a Utility Tote (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/500/TB0601). There's an exterior mesh pocket for wet stuff, the handles are a good length for either carrying the bag on your shoulder or by hand (or for hanging the bag on a hook or door knob) and you can clip to the inside of the tote Clear Organizer Pouches (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/ACC/TB0319) that hold your shampoo and soap. Or you could also use the up-and-coming Clear Quarter Packing Cube. If you want to get really organized, you can store your shoes inside of an End Packing Cube (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/500/TB091).

Another great thing about the Utility Tote is that it's super easy to hand-wash and it dries pretty quickly. Sometimes, if I get a bit of dirt inside of the bag, I'll just turn it inside out and give it a quick rinse because the inside is coated and water-resistant.

It packs up small, and when it's not being used as a gym bag, it can be used for a variety of other situations, including grocery shopping. (BYOB!)

Can you tell how much I like the Utility Tote? :)

pretzelb
08-30-2007, 06:29 PM
I like the idea of the tote, but it's seems like it's more marketed for women than men. I might feel confident in my masculinity enough to use it for groceries but not enough for the gym.

I'd love to design a gym bag but I'm not even sure what makes the perfect one. I do have some ideas. Maybe I'll post some suggestions in the other board.

Thanks Darcy.