It was only a a few months ago when I was at the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games, and was lucky enough to get my hands on one of the few Reebok CrossFit Gym Bag’s going around. With Reebok being the major sponsor of the event, athletes and media were provided a variety of products, one of which was the very sought after Reebok CrossFit Gym Bag.
Over the last few years, CrossFitters have been searching for a gym bag that fits all their equipment. From weightlifting shoes, running shoes, ropes, tape, foam rollers, water bottle, grips, gloves, towels, food and everything else under the sun we carry to the box, we need something that could suit our needs. So it is no wonder when people saw that Reebok released a CrossFit specific gym bag they were excited.
However, since it release it’s almost like the bag has vanished off the scene. You can’t buy it online, you can’t find many pictures of it, and there are no reviews to be found.
Despite the fact it is current not available for purchase, we here at The Rx Review have still received several request to review the bag. Initially we thought why review a bag you can’t get? Although after receiving repeated request for us to review it, we thought what the heck, so produce this short review.
I will say since getting my hands on the Reebok CrossFit Gym Bag, I’ve used it every week, whether it be for training, or just as a travel bag for a weekend away and have been thoroughly impressed.
That being said, here are my overall thoughts of the Reebok CrossFit Gym Bag:
Slick Design - Reebok have certainly done a good job of making this bag look slick. With a nice, black colour, the bag has a simple, but classy. Up close, you can tell straight away that Reebok haven’t used any cheap materials. The bag is strong and sturdy, with double stitching, double zips on most of the pockets, and a strong shoulder strap.
Spacious – This bag definitely doesn’t lack any space. All up the design has 7 separate pockets as well as a huge open compartment. I’ve never managed to get this bag jam packed, even when I’ve gone away for a week long holiday. It easily carries everything I need for training, including a towel, extra pair of shoes, jump rope, foam roller, extra pair of shorts, t-shirts, singlets, a water bottle, Rocktape, hand care products, and supplements.
Comfortable – My previous gym bag used to really weigh down on my shoulder when it was close to full. However, when using the Reebok CrossFit Gym Bag, I barely feel the weight. The bag comes with a nice, padded, shoulder strap which reduces the amount of pressure being pushed down on your shoulder and neck. The bag also has a couple of hand straps you can comfortably hold onto for short and fast transportation.
Waterproof ‘Duffle’ Pocket - One of the best features of the Reebok CrossFit Gym Bag is the ‘duffle’ pocket on one of its ends. The pocket is a waterproof area where you can keep shoes, towels or other wet and sweaty clothes you have. Basically it’s a great place to keep all your dirty and smelly stuff to keep the odor and moisture away from the rest of the bag.
Too Big? – While we all like our gym bags to be big enough to carry all our CrossFit gear, this one might actually be too big. I know some people like to take half their wardrobe with them when they go to their box, however, I like to keep things simple. I rarely use up all the space inside the Reebok CrossFit Gym Bag when I train, and I feel the bag would be better if it was slightly smaller.
Not For Sale - Probably the biggest letdown. Reebok has done a great job of designing a really great product, but they have failed to make it available to the public. Right now (October 2012), you can’t buy it from their online store, and I’m yet to see it in any Reebok stores or other fitness shops. I could be wrong but from memory I do think it may have been for sale for a very short time on the shopreebokcrossfit site but it is currently not there. We are not sure if it will be available in the future, but for now, the only way to get one is to hit up someone who was at the Games this year, or find someone who works at Reebok and beg and plead them to hook you up.
All up, I really like the Reebok CrossFit Gym Bag.
I’ve never really been one to take a bag to training with me. I usually just leave all my gear in my car and grab it when I need to. However, since I got my hands on the Reebok CrossFit Gym Bag I’ve been using it almost every time I go for a workout.
Not only does it come with a really cool and stylish design, but it is also a very strong and sturdy bag that has a lot of storage space. In fact, too much storage space!
I like the bag so much I also use it as my travel bag. And unlike my previous bag, I actually don’t get embarrassed while picking it up off carousel at airports.
Despite the great design though, the bad thing is that it is still not for sale to the public, which is a shame because it is a great bag. Let’s hope Reebok change their minds on this one, because it is definitely a gym bag I would recommend for all CrossFitters out there.