Your sports bag is perfect for a water bottle and some accessories, but yoga mats are long, bulky and need their own bag – so here are our top picks!
Whatever your bag is and whatever you need, we've found a yoga bag for you. Do you like tote bags? Backpacks? Maybe you want something more stylish or maybe more functional. Our list of the best yoga bag summaries covers everything, so keep reading to find the best bag for you.
Best Yoga Tote Bag: YogiiiTote ($ 24)
Tote bags are great for throwing your occasional things all in one spot. With the YogiiTote you can keep your keys, telephone, water, towel, and yoga mat in the same pocket with space. Since it was designed for a yoga mat, it is longer than most tote bags, so the mat does not fall out. In addition, its shape is straight on one side and slightly curved on the other side to ensure the safety of your items.
With this bag, you can comfortably carry your mat without being seated on your shoulder or uncomfortable under your arm. And while the main opening of the YogiiiTote can accommodate your mat and other items, there's even a smaller pocket and zippered pocket to help you separate and organize your belongings. Choose between 7 different colors with this easy-looking bag. Note that mats ½ inch or more thick may be too large for the YogiiTote.
If you want a shopping bag but you do not want your mat protruding from the top of the bag, then check out this LUCKAYA Yoga Mat which instead holds the strapped mat horizontal.
Best Yoga Backpack: Aurorae ($ 35)
Wearing a yoga mat can be an inconvenience, especially if you prefer hands-free mobility. This Aurorae Yoga Mat Backpack gives you that freedom by placing your yoga mat vertically in the side holder (where usually a bottle holder goes) and constricting it. And because your mat is kept on the outside of the bag have so much room on the inside to put other items.
This backpack is 19 "x 12" x 7 ", with a main compartment, 2 smaller pockets, and a drink holder, along with a cell phone holder on the strap. Lay your clothes, yoga towel, yoga block, or whatever you fit in this backpack, over your shoulder and you can be on your way! Finally, this bag comes in 8 different colors and patterns and can carry a yoga mat up to 5 pounds.
If you are looking for a backpack Looking for a boho look and holding your yoga mat horizontally outside of the bag, then consider the Kindfolk Yoga Mat Backpack .
Best Stylish Yoga Bag: ELENTURE ($ 16)
Part of yoga is to find and express yourself. So why not a yoga bag that reproduces you? The ELENTURE Yoga Mat Bag is a 26 "x 6.8" long bag with 25 different patterns to choose from – from simple colors to patterns like stripes, dots, leaves, galaxies and more. The colors and patterns as well as the canvas fabric make this bag durable, simple and chic at the same time.
Although there are so many fashion options for the exterior of the ELENTURE yoga mat bag, keep in mind that this bag does not hold as much as other bags on this list. If you just hold your mat and a few other important things (like keys and a phone in both side pockets), then this bag is great! And as long as your mat is less than 1 cm thick, you have no problem putting your mat in your pocket and putting it on the side for the next yoga session!
Best Yoga Mat Straps: Fit Spirit ($ 7)
Want to keep your yoga mat simple without any frills (or zippers and pockets)? Consider a Fit Spirit Yoga Mat Carrying Strap. Just slide your mat into the two adjustable straps and you're ready to go. The weight of the mat pulls the loops tight so that your mat stays in place, much like a slipknot.
This simple design is available in 6 different colored ribbons. It also does not take up much space, so it is super easy to carry around and store when not in use. If you're worried that your big, fat mat will fit, do not be afraid, because the Fit Spirit can hold mats of all sizes – a great feature in terms of its multifunctionality. You can even use it as a yoga harness in your sessions to stretch or help you with your poses!
If you want something similar with slightly more support for your mat, read Gaiam On-The-Go Carrier which can hold your mat in a similar fashion.