Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Lululemon Gym Bag Reviews: Lululemon Everywhere Bag in Quicksand

by Cristina

I haven’t done Lululemon Gym Bag Reviews in ages!! It’s been a long time since I’ve purchased a new Lululemon gym bag for work. This small gym sack intrigued me because of the beautiful rose colour.

As I’ve lamented many times, lululemon used to make the most beautiful and functional gym bags. lululemon gym bags came  in every design and print possible. I’ve link a few below that I love. Gym bags from the past two years are good too, they aren’t as luxurious as the older styles. lululemon gym bag backpack are still the best there is. 

The Everywhere Bag

My video is supposed to show you the zipper smoothness. Hopefully, it works. After the video I have several more detail photos. 

Lululemon Everywhere Bag Quicksand

First off, the colour of this workout bag is stunning. I want to get the Festival Bag in this colour as well. I have a few Must-Haves on my gym bags list. You can justify a few bags if you also use them as travel bags. You could have a specific airport carry-on bag and a gym-specific bag, which wouldn’t be too crazy. I like my items things to be multipurpose, though. I need to have a padded laptop pocket, not to mention the crossbody strap option. Important is a zippered closure. 

Zipper detail

The vast opening at the top zips closed. The zipper at the top is great because it allows some security while travelling. Still, I hate how the zipper design on top sticks out and isn’t integrated into the design. This leaves big gap openings on either side of the bag. An integrated zipper is a much more elegant style.

Pocket details

There is a large zippered pocket on the inside, but there is also a smaller zipper pocket on the laptop sleeve. Water bottle mesh pockets and removable shoe pouch are extra features.
The outside of the bag has a single narrow zip pocket in the front. This is an adorable sized bag for both travel and the gym. The bag accommodates so much stuff!

What fits in this gym bag

Olympic weightlifting shoes
Jump rope
Wrist wraps
Lifting straps
Water bottle
Change of clothes

small gym bag dimensions

The dimensions are: 40cm x 16cm x 30cm (16″ x 8.5″ x 12″) and the volume is 23L. The laptop pocket fits up to a 15″ computer. I wish they used lbs for the bag’s weight (as in, guaranteed to lbs) instead of providing volume measurement.

Some critiques

I don’t love this bag, which coincides with the zipper issue, is the trapezoid shape from the sides. This shape makes the top opening pretty narrow, creating a fair bit of tension on the zipper. My zipper opens fine with only slight stickiness where the zipper wants to curve and buckle. A wider and more structured opening would help the zipper run smoother.
I also wish the crossbody strap was either longer or adjustable. It’s pretty short for a bag this size. While the bag is empty, it’s straightforward to wear this crossbody. Still, as you begin to fill it and take up space , the strap becomes a awkward length.
I like this bag, and I’m considering keeping it. It’s been a long time since a Lululemon gym bag caught my eye. It’s not without a few faults, but they are not deal breakers for me, ink it’s a nice multipurpose bag. If you are looking for bags for gym and work, or specifically a weekend bag by lululemon, this is a great option for you. 


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top 5 women’s gym bag options for you

1. An innovative new lululemon duffel

Barrel Duffle Bag 24L with Mylo™

A beautiful duffel bag that features a woven shoulder strap made from mylo – a faux leather made out of mushrooms! I love the unusual shape of this bag, coupled with the woven faux leather straps. 

  • This product features Mylo™: an innovative material made from renewable mycelium, a.k.a. the underground root system of mushrooms. It looks and feels like leather, and is designed for lower environmental impact

2. Practical bag for gym and work

Quilted Embrace Tote Bag 20L

My number one for gym/work bag combo is the Quilted Embrace Tote. It makes the best bag fo work thanks to how light weight it is, and the elegant quilting. Not only is it cute, but it’s also super functional! Including an interior padded pocket for a large 16” laptop makes it perfection!

3.The best lululemon back pack

Everyday Backpack 2.0 23L

What makes this backpack the best? Firstly, the fact that it’s water repellant is pretty ingenious. With a trolly compatible sleeve, and a 16” laptop sleeve this bag is teaming with functionality. For those reasons, this back pack also features as a great option for travel.

4. lululemon travel bags are really the best

Wunderlust Backpack 25L

There was a tie between the Everyday Backpack and the Wunderlust Backpack for this spot. We also see the 16” laptop pocket, and water repellent fabric in this bag, but it is comparatively bigger than the Everyday. Another key point is that the wunderlust bag features a lot more external zippered pockets. 

5. lululemon gym bag with shoe compartment

City Adventurer Large Duffle Bag 29L

Stylish and functional, and perfect for the gym! Shoe and ‘sweaty things’ bags always came as a bonus with almost every lululemon gym bag. I’m not sure they still offer that feature but some of their bags now have specific compartments for your shoes or dirty gym clothes. 

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buggie May 9, 2018 - 1:21 pm

what the HECK is up with that zipper design?! so bad!

Anne May 9, 2018 - 1:32 pm

Too bad about the zipper. It is such a pretty bag and the color is amazing.

Ling May 9, 2018 - 4:18 pm

The zipper kept me from getting this bag. It looks like it had been sewn by an amateur.

Nady May 9, 2018 - 4:35 pm

I really wish they’d do the fun prints inside the bags again. It’s one of those missing details for me!

Anon May 9, 2018 - 5:25 pm

I love the colour but I am not impressed with this bag for the reasons you mention Cristina. I also prefer my water bottle in an outside pouch which this doesn’t have. I am also surprised that the cross body strap is so short and not adjustable. There are certain things LLL should not cheap out on and this is one as well as a good functioning zipper.

Jenny May 9, 2018 - 7:53 pm

I agree with how Lulu used to have much much better quality bags in the past. I have the grey camo Bonvoyage duffel bag and I believe I paid regular Price $118 usd. I miss the old style of lulu in everything.

Anonymous May 15, 2018 - 1:22 pm

I have this bag in my trunk and I’m on the fence about it, I bought it to my carry on for a vacation next week but then I found an awesome Coach tote that would work just as well. I really like that this bag has a strap.

Cristie May 19, 2018 - 8:15 am

Hi Cristina! Thanks for writing a review of this bag! Do you think it would make a good diaper bag for my 6 month old? Since you’re a mom as well I figured you would have a great opinion!

Cristina May 19, 2018 - 9:05 am

I do actually, especially if the plan is to clip it or loop it over a stroller handlebar. I used a bag this shape as my stroller diaper bag because it hung perfectly on the back of my stroller. It’s roomy enough for lots of diapers, change of clothes, bottle supplies etc. It may not be ideal as a carry over your shoulder bag because of the strap length, but if the strap length isn’t too short on you it would be fine.

Cristie May 19, 2018 - 4:25 pm

That is so helpful, thank you! I think I’ll get it. I’m not really into the traditional diaper bags so I’m always looking at different lulu bags instead!

Afrah June 6, 2018 - 2:21 am


I just purchased this bag for the gym… and am now feeling a little skeptical. How do you think it compares to the Live Free Tote ( 20L). Both carry the quicksand colour that I have fallen in love with! Just trying to decide what would serve as a better functioning bag for the gym.

Parvy August 29, 2018 - 3:44 pm

I love the live free tote, I have both bags in quicksand (its my favorite color of the year). The live free tote is just slightly smaller in size and super practical from work to gym.


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