In this guide we’ll take a look at the best yoga mat bags.
We’ve compared design, space, weight and cost
to give you our top recommendations.
What Is The Best Yoga Mat Bag?
More Detailed Yoga Mag Bag Reviews
Hands down the best yoga bag on our list, the yoga duffel by Kindfolk is a beautiful bag on a mission.
Kindfolk donates $1 for every yoga bag sold to the non-profit organization A21.
A21 works worldwide to end modern slavery and human trafficking. They fight tirelessly for the freedom of individuals who are unable to fight for themselves.
They’re an amazing organization, and your donation through Kindfolk goes right to helping current and future survivors everywhere, as well as the eradication of modern slavery. Good bag, great cause!
Donations aside, this yoga bag is fantastic for other reasons as well. It’s super roomy, and easily fits two standard mats! I don’t know why you might need to carry around two standard size mats…but the point is that you can.
My favorite thing about this bag is that it fits an extra thick mat. You don’t even have to manipulate it in! It zips up easily with extra room!
It can be hard to find a functional, trendy bag that fits extra thick mats. Since I prefer an extra thick mat because I’m a wimp about how hard the yoga studio floor is, this bag has been a true blessing.
The boho pattern on this cute duffel is what made me buy it, but I love it for so many additional reasons. There is plenty of room for your accessories, even if you carry around an extra thick mat!
Typically in this bag, I keep my yoga mat (which I think I mentioned is extra thick), a yoga towel, a yoga block, my phone, a water bottle and keys! All of that and there is still room to spare!
The Kindfolk Duffel comes with a matching 6×9 pouch to carry any little necessities you might need. I keep an extra headband and chapstick in mine, but you can really use it for anything.
Kindfolk has extended their kindness to the animals as well. The zipper pulls and patch on this bag are now constructed with man-made leather…making this bag officially vegan!
Sustainability, animal friendly and an amazing non-profit! How can you say no to that? You can’t, because you’re getting a fantastic product to begin with. The rest is just icing on the cake.
Throw your hands up for another vegan and eco-friendly bag! This incredibly cute yoga mat bag by SukhaMat is coming in at a close second on our list!
The compartments on this bag are lined and waterproof, which is really cool for any of us who are constantly forgetting to latch our water bottles fully. Like me. Soaked mats and accessories are now a thing of the past.
Available in 4 different patterns, this bag is made of cotton canvas and man-made leather buckles. No fading or shrinking after washing is guaranteed by Sukha Mat. This is great, since yoga bags consistently contain materials that may have gotten a little sweaty.
Or a lot sweaty. Hot Yoga lovers…I’m talking to you.
Another bag that fits two standard mats as well as accessories, this is a great choice for any dedicated or casual yogi.
For all the minimalists out there, this adorable little yoga bag is perfect for you! This bag will fit one standard size mat, which is really all you need for a basic yoga class other than a water bottle.
Manduka mats fit in this bag as well, but if you like a thick mat then you’re out of luck with this one. This bag by Peace Yoga is super straightforward. While it won’t fit any extra accessories, it does have a zip pocket that will hold your keys and phone.
This yoga bag comes in a variety of colors, and is equipped with a vent system to keep your mat smelling fresh. Machine washable canvas material is a great little perk to this bag. The shoulder strap is adjustable and if you decide it’s not for you (which you won’t) there is a 90 day money back guarantee.
This bag is a really great option to have in addition to something a little bit bigger such as the Kindfolk Yoga Bag. If you’re headed to a class that requires only your mat, such as gentle yoga or low intensity Vinyasa, this is the mat bag to take with you.
This tote is pretty, simple and will fit everything you need to take you to and from yoga. It’s 100% polyester and really easy to wipe clean. You can also throw it in the machine and let it air dry to make it look like new.
The JamPa tote is another great bag to have handy if you’re headed out after yoga. It’s super roomy, and can definitely fit the change of clothes you’ll need if you don’t feel like rocking your Lulu’s to an anniversary party.
This bag fits thick mats up to 26 inches long, but won’t fit anything longer than that. Most standard length yoga mat bags do not.
JamPa includes a drawstring reusable bag with your purchase, so you can store your sweaty clothes and towels away from the rest of your gear. This is especially handy if you have errands after class.
You no longer have to leave super sweaty yoga pants on top of your mat and blocks! Whoo hoo!
The straps on the JamPa bag are versatile. You can use it as a shoulder bag, carry it like a duffel or even pop them around your shoulders and rock it like a backpack.
Two outside zipper pockets and one inside provides even more space for anything you might find that you need.
The JamPa is definitely on the bigger side, but a really good, sturdy bag!
At 30 inches long, those of you with longer yoga mats will find this bag by Yoga Addict to be quite convenient. This bag fits mats up to 27 inches wide, with room for your extras.
The bag opens from the top, in a similar fashion to the JamPa bag, and that makes it really easy to place all of your gear where it needs to go. If your goal in a yoga mat bag is organization, then you’ll find yourself loving this gym bag.
There are two front pockets that will fit one yoga block each. I like to store a yoga block in one pocket, and then toss a towel, with my phone and keys in the other. The rest of my gear fits in the main compartment with the mat.
The outside of this bag has a pocket that is specifically meant for your water bottle as well. Giving assigned space to the water bottle decreases the chance of ruining gear in the event of a spill, and also makes it really easy to access!
There are zipper pockets inside that store anything you might not want to lose. I’m thinking cash, your gym membership and perhaps a debit or ID card.
This bag is made with high quality polyester and is machine washable. If you’ve got props and extra yoga accessories, you will get along great with this durable tote by Yoga Addict!
Yoga Mat Bag Buyer’s Guide
Compiling the list of best yoga mat bags is harder than it sounds. We wanted each bag to properly serve both beginners and longtime yoga addicts. The criteria for making the list was simple. Each bag had to be functional, durable and easy to organize. Here’s why:
There is no point in having a yoga mat bag that doesn’t serve its purpose. When you’re looking for a good bag, you’ll want to make sure it holds the gear that you like. If you need an extra thick mat, then by all means get a yoga mat bag suited to that. If you use blocks, make sure you have enough room to store blocks. If you’re just starting out and you are toting nothing but a standard mat and a water bottle, then don’t bother with anything big or roomy. It really depends on your practice.
You want to get yourself a good, durable yoga mat bag that will last. Invest in a bag that you won’t have to throw out after a year! Any bag on our list will fit that bill, it just depends on which one you’d like. Canvas or premium polyester bags with man made leather zipper pulls and accents are your best bet durability wise.
Easy to Organize
Pretty much any bag you purchase for a specific use, such as a work bag, you’ll want to make sure it suits what you need it for. Compartments and the location of the compartments come to mind for yoga mat bags, because they are all placed differently on every bag. Think about where you like to keep your things inside your bag before you buy. If your new bag organizes you the way you want it to, you’ll have a nice long relationship.
Every bag on the list is suitable for yoga enthusiasts all across the dedication spectrum. Whether you go to class every day, or once a week, there is a bag on the list for you.
If you’re just starting out, you might feel a bit overwhelmed about the amount of information offered here for something as simple as a mat bag. As long as you get whichever bag works for your yoga lifestyle, as long as it’s functional, durable and easy to pack and unpack, you’ll be fine.
Start out by going to a class or two. Take a look at what others around you are using and what they have with them. Once you have a better idea about how much you’ll be toting back and forth, then take the plunge and buy a bag. This way, you’ll be sure to get your hands on the best yoga mat bag for you.