When using a single bag for both the gym and the office, compartmentalization is crucial—sweaty gear stays with sweaty gear, away from pristine slacks and dress shirts.
That’s why the Duffel Pack 2 by Aer is our favorite bag in this category. It’s a hybrid of a duffel bag and a backpack that marries the most useful features of both to make transporting your gear stylish and easy.
For the gym: It features a ventilated yet inconspicuous shoe compartment for your sneakers or shower shoes, plus an expandable water bottle pocket that securely zippers in your sports drink of choice. Its main compartment is spacious enough to hold your outfit of the day without cramming anything else on top of it.
For the office: In addition to its distinct business aesthetic, the bag is perfect for the worker committed enough to lug a laptop back and forth from work to home. It features a padded laptop pocket (able to fit up to 15.6” computer) among several other compartments (both large and small) for easy access and separation for a variety of everyday items. No more searching for your keys once you finally return home. ($170, aersf.com)