Everyone who plays a bit of sport could do with a decent gym bag – even if like me you rarely venture inside a gym. Karkoa sports bags are a fantastic option for people training straight from work or school to keep your clean and dirty clothes separate.
Karkoa is a French brand of sports bags that have recently started selling in the UK and are definitely worth checking out. They only available online to avoid the middleman, ensuring you get the best price.
These are quality gym bags with innovative designs to help you seamlessly go between training and daily life. With a few different styles available, Karkoa sports bags have designated pockets for dirty shoes, drink bottles (insulated of course), a waterproof bags to shove your sweaty kit in afterwards and much much more. I have the Large Teepee and continually discover new pockets in mine to keep me organised between training and work.
Before I got my hands on one of these bags I used to carry my kit around with me in reusable shopping bags. True story. It’s probably the real reason why I lost my socks somewhere between the campsite and transition last year while doing Rubicon half ironman resulting in some atrocious blisters. These bags have definitely made it easier for me to find everything that I need to train, keep clean clothes separate from dirty clothes and make sure I don’t lose anything in the process!
As I often train twice a day, I went for the biggest bag available (the large teepee) so I could carry as much kit as possible at once. There’s two spots for shoes on either side of the bag, but you can also keep food separate in one which is what I tend to do. I’ve been particularly impressed with the red waterproof bag used to keep dirty kit separate from your clean clothes. It actually fits an entire full length wetsuit AND a towel, perfect for my open water swim sessions.
Double thumbs up from me!
Disclaimer: Karkoa provided me with one of their sports bags to try and review. As always this post represents my own opinions and has not been swayed in any way.