Upgrade Your Gym Bag with One of These 8 Backpacks

It's a beautiful thing when fashion and function align. Case in point: the backpack. Suddenly it seems the once passé carryall—eschewed for its pure utilitarianism—is being strapped on the backs of the most discerning gym-goers. And the best part? It makes you look good and feel good. But clearly one size doesn't fit all. Here, our picks to suit every gym style.

Photo credit: Tommy Ton / Trunk Archive

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Photo credit: Tommy Ton / Trunk Archive

It's a beautiful thing when fashion and function align. Case in point: the backpack. Suddenly it seems the once passé carryall—eschewed for its pure utilitarianism—is being strapped on the backs of the most discerning gym-goers. And the best part? It makes you look and feel good. "A symmetrical load is always better for your spine," says Luke Bongiorno, physical therapist and managing director of NY SportsMed & Physical Therapy, who's a big fan of trading in your single-strapped version for a double. "Distributing the load evenly promotes a healthy spine, muscle balance, and efficiency."

But one size does not fit all. Here, our picks to suit every gym style.

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Sleek and chic: Mulberry Henry Leather-Trimmed Backpack (Mr Porter; $780)

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Minimalist: G-Star Matt Backpack (Revolve Clothing; $100)

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Hipster: The Herschel Supply Co Brand Pop Quiz (Herschel Supply Co; $69)

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Laidback: Wallace & Barns Rucksack (J. Crew; $298)

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Surfer: Cotton Rucksack-Duck (Saturdays; $230)

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Rugged: Obey Noreaster Duffle Backpack (Revolve Clothing; $57)

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Quirky: Kånken 15-Inch Laptop (Fjällräven; $110)

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Techy: Camp Nylon Rucksack (Jack Spade; $160)

*About the author:

Q by Equinox is the daily blog of the luxury fitness brand. Check back here weekly for new posts that tap into Q's stable of world-class trainers and experts to keep up with all things health and well-being.*

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