It’s a lot easier to get up and go if you pack your gym bag for an outdoor workout ahead of time – but you need to know what to bring and how to pack it. It all starts with a great workout backpack. Here’s what to look for when buying a bag to carry all your outdoor workout gear:
Some of the things you carry in your workout bag are non-negotiable in any environment, including shoes, essential toiletries and a water bottle. But when you’re gearing up for an outdoor workout, there are no storage lockers or weight racks. You carry everything you need for a full workout and cooldown with you:
Knowing what to carry in a gym bag also hinges on the type of workout you’re doing. If you’re headed to goat yoga at the petting farm, you’ll need your mat, but if you’re doing circuit training in the park, you’ll need hand sanitizer and wipes – you get the drill.
Your workout bag is more useful when you pack it right. Stashing different gear in different pockets – an easy feat with bags like the RUSH12™ Backpack 24L or RUSH24™ Backpack 37L – is a necessity. Specialized compartments keep everything neat and easy to find so you won’t have to stand there rummaging through your bag to dig out your jump rope.
Use these tips to pack your workout bag efficiently:
Storage Hack: If your bag doesn’t have enough multiple interior pockets, keep your gear organized in those clear plastic bags instead.
Properly packing your gym bag for an outdoor workout is a matter of personal preference, but these essentials will get you through most basic routines with everything you need.