11 Male Gym Bag Essentials

11 Essentials for Every Guy's Gym Bag

Up the ante on your gym time and never leave the house without these items

What every man needs is a stylish and practical assortment of gym accessories. After all, you go to the gym to take care of yourself, so it makes sense to extend this sentiment to all areas of the routine. Having these must-have items in your gym sack will take your whole gym experience up a few notches.


No one likes a smelly man drenched with sweat on the equipment next to them or in the locker room. Do yourself and the rest of the gym a favour by always, always having an anti-perspirant deodorant on hand. Apply right before your workout and again after you shower.


It should be a no brainer, but there are far too many people who forget this essential item. We suggest taking two with you; one to wipe sweat off yourself and the equipment during your workout and a fresh one to dry-off with after your shower.

Shaker with protein

What gym bag is complete without a quality shaker readily filled with your favourite supplements? You can use it for your pre-workout and protein powder – just add water and you’re good to go!

Magnesium spray

This is one of the best kept secrets when it comes to soothing sore muscles. Apply afterwards to help the muscle fibres relax and release any stored tension. Trust us, you’ll thank us when you wake up the next day with pain-free calves after leg day.

Music /Headphones

Working out to a beat can boost motivation and stamina. Make sure you have your music device and a good, comfortable set of headphones ready to “pump up the jam”!

Water bottle

Your water bottle is your portable hydration station. Choose a BPA free variety and continuously sip from it throughout your workout to replenish lost fluids through sweat.

Weight training gloves

You don’t want those callouses and blisters on your hands and it’s not beneficial to your workout either. Keeping a pair of weight training gloves in your gym sack is the key to preventing this.

Band aids

For those times when you accidentally leave your weight training gloves in the wash, band aids will be your friend.

All-in-one wash

If you’re like most of us, you’d probably prefer not to be hauling around an array of grooming products (that can be left for the ladies!). Investing in a good product that doubles as a hair shampoo and body wash means you can kill two birds with one stone.


Three words… Gym. Shower. Floor. It’s a breeding ground for foot fungus, so take your rubbers thongs to protect yourself. Need we say anymore?

Odour absorbing laundry bag

These bags are pure genius. Simply throw your sweaty workout attire inside, pull shut tightly and forget all about the horrible smell…until you get it out to wash on the other side!