Details Behind The Most Organized Gym Bag Ever

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The most organized gym bag ever is now on presale, you can get it here. 

We created the best gym bags to solve all of the pain points of regular gym bags. 

Organized Gym Bag vs. Your Messy Gym Bag

 

No more messy middle, no more digging, no more lost gear.

No more shoes all over your clean clothes, no more jump rope wrapped around your gear, and no more sweaty gear next to anything else.

We ran a presale last year, and this is what athletes said about it:  

What athletes are saying

  • Love the compartments you provide with this bag. No more digging around is exciting for me. - Nicole 
  • The shoe compartment doesn't make an odd shape in the duffel which makes it better for stacking gear. - Cody
  • Finally, my stuff doesn’t move around, and I’m not scrambling to look for things during class. - Joy, CrossFit Coach

You may have seen our ads around and had instant jealousy in comparison to your current bag. We get it. That’s why we made them. 

Because current gym bags suck. They’re all the same. They’re not intentional. Your gear gets lost in the messy middle and you end up digging around in your bag for the stuff you need, if it’s even there at all. 

Here’s a run down of how we made the best gym bag ever.  

 

Organized Gym Bag With DividersOrganized Gym Bag Filled With Gear

Compartments / dividers 

The biggest, easiest thing to tackle. Gym bags are black holes that eat more gear than a washing machine. Our divider system gives you quick access to all your gym essentials and workout gear.

This all started when I couldn’t find my headphones and pulled all my gear out of my bag, flipped it upside down, then removed the bottom liner to discover they slipped under there. Stupid, but a catalyst to build a better bag.

This begged the question: “why aren’t there dividers in gym bags?” We found out why these aren’t manufactured, but that’s a story for another time. 

So we added dividers to create separate sections with plenty of room. And let me tell you. It’s everything you want it to be. 

There are a couple larger compartments, and then a few smaller compartments. Dream about your gear in here. 

We patented the design, because, we’re just some little guys, and this is the only IP we have. An experienced could come along, send this to their factory, and rip it off. Also, we’ll sell on Amazon eventually (because you have to, it’s 2021, we’re not going to argue about this) and Amazon is known for ripping designs off. It will probably still happen. Whatever, I digress.  

Shoe Garage™️

If the magical school bus had a garage this would be it. It’s everything you want and fixes every issue with terrible shoe storage in a traditional gym bag. 

We created a separate shoe compartment box around your shoes so you can slide them in and out with ease. (Up to mens size 14 on the large duffle)

 

Shoe Garage™️Shoe Garage™️

 

We added a vent on the door so when you do easily slide your pair of shoes in there post workout, they won’t completely ruin your bag with that post workout stench. 

Then we created what we call The Apartment™️ (no, it’s not trademarked, this is a joke) so you can store small things on top of the shoe garage. Genius? Yes. Genius. I know. We’re geniuses. It’s uncanny that three dudes from outside the manufacturing industry fixed all of these simple things. 

Eat your heart out 1970s-Waffle-Shoe-Creating-Phil-Knight. 

Structure

We hated how our gym bags flop. 

Floppy Gym Bag Dropping

 

The floppyness makes it difficult to see your gear and find your gear. When you flip the lid open and look around, half the battle is thwapping at the sides of your bag or the lid to get out of the way so you can even start looking for the gear that you hope is inside your bag. 

So we fixed the floppy gym bag. We put structure in the walls of the bag. No more flop. 

 

Structured Bag Dropping

 

God, feels good doesn’t it?  

Airflow

Your gym bag is generally filled with a bunch of smelly stuff. The average duffle bag is a piece of garbage for so many reasons. One of those reasons, is that it smells like garbage. 

We added ventilation on both sides of the bag so air can flow through it. 

I already mentioned above that we added airflow to the shoe garage so your smelly shoes won’t ruin your bag. 

We also included a side mesh pocket for particularly sweaty things, or a second/third pair of shoes.

Here’s what that looks like. It works. 

Materials and hardware

Ready to nerd out? We went full tilt on this bag. 

  • All metal hardware
  • YKK zippers
  • 1080 D Ballistic Nylon Exterior
  • Ripstop interior 
  • Magnetic handles
  • Padded and moveable shoulder strap 
  • Neoprene expandable water bottle pocket 
  • Mesh side pocket for wet / sweaty / dirty things 
  • Adjustable shoulder strap / removable shoulder strap

We chose these things because they are some of the highest quality and functionality to use for a duffel bag. In the pursuit of the most organized gym bag we wanted to elevate the bag to a functional piece of gear. 

I’ve been testing my current model for over a year and it looks brand new.

No one likes a crappy zipper. We’ve been back and forth with our factory selecting just the right one. It’s metal, it zips great. It won’t break. We added pull tabs, they’re expensive. You’re welcome. 

The shoulder strap is awesome. We made the shoulder pad movable, and the whole thing is resizable to sling around your back or hang from your shoulder. Also, the shoulder strap hook weighs around a quarter pound. It’s hefty, and strong, and expensive. Literally the most expensive part per capita. 

I bring up price often because there are some major name gym duffel bags that are manufactured for literally, I kid you not, $4 per bag then resold to you for $60+. Our shoulder strap hooks cost $1.60 each on their own. 

Our magnetic carry handles work significantly better than velcro. We’ve had people on social film them specifically because of how much they love the ease of use. 

There are two molle style webbing hooks on both the front and the back of the bag that you can clip carabiners, hats, or strap your gymnastic grips to. 

The mesh bag on one end is strong. I typically store my knee sleeves in there so they can air out in between workouts, and occasionally use it for my metcons. It adapts and stretches well to multiple use cases.

Things you can store

Everything. I cut my teeth in bodybuilding style training, then moved on to CrossFit and continue to practice while integrating running, hikes, bicycling of all kinds, and general fitness focused activities. The Haven Duffel works for them all. 

My current gear stack: 

  • Jump Rope 
  • Three pairs of gymnastic hand protection 
  • 2-4 rolls of tape 
  • Nubbies 
  • Wrist wraps 
  • Sweat Bands 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Pair of long socks 
  • Knee Sleeves
  • Deli container of chalk 
  • ~8 Wod n Dones
  • Long sleeve workout shirt 
  • Metcons 
  • Leather weight belt 
  • Olympic Lifters 
  • Spare shirt 
  • Usually a fit aid or something similar 
  • Other bits and bobs and odds and ins 
  • Change of clothes
  • Sweaty gym clothes (away from your other gear)

I know others using it for everything from boxing gear, triathlon gear, collegiate soccer gear, martial arts gear, powerlifting gear, football gear, rugby gear, body building competition gear, and a handful that love it for travel as well. 

Who is this for?

It’s for anyone who wants an organized gym bag.

It’s for anyone who identifies as an athlete. 

It’s for anyone who has gear of any kind that they want to see, organize, and access quicker and easier. 

The initial idea was developed with CrossFit gear in mind, but the response we’ve received from all of the above athletes made us realize that this is a bigger issue than one sport or type of athlete. 

If you want to know how the presale works, hit our FAQ page 

If you want to follow us on Instagram, we’re the most active there and would love to follow you back and watch your fitness progress. 

  

Get all the way down here and wondering what the core benefits are? 

Know where everything is at a glance.
See exactly what you packed. Our divider system puts gear in its place and at your fingertips for fast & easy access.

Never mix clean & dirty gear again.
All of the organization you need to separate big things from little things, wet stuff from dry stuff, sweaty gear from clean gear. There's even a special spot for your shoes.

Stay ready & move fast.

From crossfit, to powerlifting, volleyball, boxing, triathlon. Whatever your gear, it’s quicker and easier to grab from our duffel.

We are Climate Neutral Certified.
We've partnered with Climate Neutral to measure, remove, and reduce our emissions to reduce our impact on the climate and are officially certified by them as a climate neutral company.

The Large Duffel Details 

The carry-everything version most organized gym bag ever.

If you use a lot of gear on your quest for peak performance, this is your Haven Duffle. Powerlifters, bodybuilders, boxers, and triathletes – we designed “The Large” for you.

Premium features:

  • Patent-pending internal organization system
  • Structured interior that stands up on its own
  • Vented main compartment
  • 1050D ballistic nylon exterior
  • Ripstop interior
  • YKK® zippers
  • Magnetic handle straps
  • Padded shoulder strap
  • Separated and ventilated shoe compartment (fits up to men's size 14 shoes)
  • Quick-access front pocket
  • Internal organization for accessories
  • Expandable water bottle pocket
  • Mesh side pocket for wet, sweaty, dirty things
  • Exterior pocket
  • Small pocket for personal items

Dimensions: 

  • Length: 23"
  • Height: 12"
  • Width: 11"

Volume: 

  • 60L

Weight: 

  • 4lbs

The Small Duffel Details

The compact version of the most organized gym bag ever.

If you travel light, this is your Haven Duffel. Stay ready, quick, and nimble – carry only what you need for your best gym life.

Premium features:

  • Patent-pending internal organization system
  • Structured interior that stands up on its own
  • Vented main compartment
  • 1050D ballistic nylon exterior
  • Ripstop interior
  • YKK® zippers
  • Magnetic handle straps
  • Padded shoulder strap
  • Separated and ventilated shoe compartment (fits up to men's size 14 shoes)
  • Quick-access front pocket
  • Internal organization for accessories
  • Expandable water bottle pocket
  • Mesh side pocket for wet, sweaty, dirty things
  • Exterior pocket
  • Small pocket for personal items

Dimensions: 

  • Length: 20"
  • Height: 10"
  • Width: 9"

Volume: 

  • 30L

Weight: 

  • 3.9lbs

Here’s what a few other people have said about the bags so far: 

  • There’s a spot for everything I need when I go for a workout - It fits pretty much everything you would need for your gym session. 
  • I spend at least 10 minutes trying to find things and get organized before my workout 
  • This is an amazing product! I'm always losing my stuff in my bag and can't find it 
  • It takes me 15 minutes to get my stuff out for a workout! This is a wonderful idea
  • When you open it up you know exactly where everything is 
  • I like that it stands up by itself 
  • I love that you can put your shoes in here, out of the way
  • With my current bag I just kinda throws their stuff in there and you’re scrambling to look for things when you need to get back to class (crossfit class)

Ready to ditch the dump you use to carry your gear? 

Get organized here