If you've ever rocked up to work following an early-morning workout and your gym gear has either soaked through your bag, or is following you around with a not-so-yummy smell, then you need a wet bag. A light, foldable, zip-lock bag to hold your sweaty workout clothes, it won't take up any extra room and doesn't weigh much — it'll simply keep things dry and smelling fresh! We love this Morrocon Nights version from Itzy Ritzy Store.
You strap on your favourite trainers and slip into some motivating new workout gear, and then hit the pavement. After a little while, the wind on your lips starts to bug you, and you start licking. And licking. Soon enough, your lips are chapped and sore but you're already kilometres from home. Enter Eos Smooth Sphere Lip Balm (approx $6.35). This 95 percent organic, 100 percent natural lip balm comes in small, ergonomic packaging so you can slip it into your pocket and easily apply mid-run. Good riddance chapped lips!
By now you might have your bright trainers all set to pound the pavement in style, but there's a few other gym bag essentials to consider, like, say, the humble drink bottle. While it might not seem like the most exciting item on your to-buy list, it's certainly the one you can't go without. Or, if you have trouble remembering to drink enough water at work, why not give yourself and bright reminder to get guzzling? Here's our top 10.
All this Olympics action has not only reinvigorated our need to get to the gym (but it's so cold outside!), it also got us thinking about our must-have beauty products for our gym bags. Working out before or after work can prove tricky when it comes to what to pack — let's be honest, no one wants to lug around more than they need to — but you also don't want to be left post-workout shower without your favourite styling product! So in honour of all things sporty, click through to see our top six gym bag beauty must-haves.
Images courtesy of Anthony Maule and Harper's Bazaar.