I'm in the market for a new bag. The bag I've got is an old Brenthaven laptop backpack. It's about 10 years old. It has served me well by being able to tote my laptop, a book, or notebook, and my workout clothes and lunch. That was enough when I was only trying to do one 'sport' at a time. Either I would run, lift weights, or swim, for example. I wouldn't ever try to do all of them at once. Last December I went to the rec to swim and run and just those two activities were too much for my backpack. I had to use a huge duffel bag, which made it look like I was packing for a week vacation. On top of that it hardly fit in a locker, and everything was jumbled together, so I was spending a lot of time tracking down the items I needed when I was in the locker room. Recently I've been thinking about how I'm going to pack for my brick workouts, when I do more than one sport at a time. Clearly, the duffel bag approach wasn't very efficient. And thinking a little further ahead, how am I going to do transitions during the triathlons I want to do?
|My current bag|
|Only two main compartments|
The bag I'm excited about right now is the Elite bag from Rocket Science Sports.
|Rocket Science Elite Bag|
|Rocket Science Elite Bag opened up|
The Nero bag from Blue Seventy seems to be pretty nice too, but I really like the way the Rocket Science bag opens up and lays out flat.
I haven't seen any of these in person, so it's time to get my hands on some bags to try them out!