Finding the Best CrossFit Backpack - Top Picks 2017
- Under Armour Storm Undeniable II Backpack (Buy on Amazon)
- Apera Locker Pack (Buy on Amazon)
- OGIO Endurance 9.0 Duffel Backpack (Buy on Amazon)
- 5.11 Rush 24 Backpack (Buy on Amazon)
- Under Armour Storm Undeniable Backpack Duffle (Buy on Amazon)
- Orca Transition Bag (Buy on Amazon)
So you are looking for a crossfit backpack? Many people use large duffels as their go-to crossfit gym bag but we love the versatility and style of a backpack for the gym. Here we review our favorite gym bags that would make great backpacks for crossfit. These backpacks have enough room for your extra clothes, workout shoes and other essentials like shaker bottles. Continue reading for more in-depth reviews of each backpack and where to buy.
What is the best crossfit backpack?
We chose these backpacks because of their functional features and great quality. Although not always marketed as crossfit backpacks, they have enough features for all of your gear from shaker bottles and jump ropes to shoes and clothes.
Under Armour Storm Undeniable II Backpack Review
The Under Armour Storm Undeniable II is a tough backpack that is made to be versatile enough for the gym, school or for casual wear. This backpack is ideal for anyone looking for a midsized crossfit bag to hold their essentials.
The side zip pockets are large enough to hold your shaker bottle when open or to secure smaller gear when zipped up. The front zip pocket is water repellent and perfect for smaller notebooks, phones or electronics. It’s 15” padded laptop compartment and extra large main compartment makes this a perfect crossfit backpack for work to gym days.
- Dimensions: 19 x 11 x 7 inches
- Material: Water resistant Polyester
- Volume: 34.4 L
- Laptop compartment: Yes, fits laptop up to 15”
- 2 side zip pockets for water bottle or valuables
- Water repellent external front pocket
- Padded back panel and shoulder straps
Apera locker pack Review
The Apera Locker Pack is a stylish and versatile gym backpack that is packed with features. The backpack is made of sanitized-infused antimicrobial material that is odor resistant. On the front side you’ll find a dedicated shoe pocket. While the back includes a wet/dry pocket for dirty clothes that is accessible through the side. The wet/dry pocket is lined with a machine washable lining so you can keep the backpack clean and fresh no matter how hard your workout routine becomes.
One of our favorite features is the clamshell zipper design that allows you to open the main compartment flat much like a suitcase. The main compartment itself is generous enough for extra clothes, towels and gym gear. The Apera Locker Pack is a must-have for those who need a compact yet versatile backpack for crossfit.
- Dimensions: 22.2 x 11.4 x 7.9 inches
- Weight: 1.9 lbs
- Capacity: 33L
- Sized to fit in most gym lockers
- Tablet and Laptop pockets (up to 15 inches)
- Front shoe pocket
- Rear wet/dry compartment
- Antimicrobial lining and fabric throughout to protect from odor.
5.11 Rush24 Backpack Review
At a 33 liter capacity, the Rush24 and is a larger and more spacious versions of the 5.11 Rush 12 backpack. We love this backpack because of it’s high quality 1050D nylon construction and water repellent coating. This backpack is as tough as they come and defiantly worth considering when picking a crossfit backpack that will be used and abused daily.
One con about the Rush24 backpack is it’s lack of water bottle compartments. But because of it’s wrap around MOLLE platform, you can attach any MOLLE aftermarket pouch and expand the backpacks capabilities to your liking. This versatility is why we decided to add the 5.11 Rush24 to our list of best crossfit backpacks.
- Main compartment dimensions: 20 x 12.5 x 8 inches
- Material: Water resistant 1050D Nylon
- Volume: 33L
- Laptop compartment: No
- Wrap around Molle/Slick Stick webbing
- Internal hydration pocket
- Adjustable sternum strap
Orca Transition bag
The Orca Transition Pack was originally designed for Triathlon athletes who need quick compartmentalized access to their clothes and gear. At 50 liters, the Transition Pack is large enough to carry clothes, multiple pairs of shoes and workout gear. Because it’s designed for Triathlon athletes on the go, the back is made with thick padded shoulder straps and breathable mesh back that keeps your back cool and prevents moisture buildup.
You’ll be happy for find multiple wet/dry compartments and an outer pocket that can be used to store shoes or dirty laundry. The Orca Transition Pack is perfect for who need a larger backpack with easy access to their essentials.
- Dimensions: 21 x 17 x 12 inches
- Weight: 2.2 lbs
- Capacity: 50L
- Wet and Dry compartments
- Pouch for personal items
- Ventilated mesh back that keeps your back cool and dry
VERSATILE Backpack duffel bags
These crossfit bags are the best of both worlds. They include the roominess and features of a gym duffel bag but also convert into backpacks for easy handsfree carry. Here are our two favorite bags that would make great backpacks for crossfit.
Under ArmoUr Storm Undeniable Duffle Review
The Storm Undeniable is a medium sized gym duffel bag that converts into a backpack in seconds thanks to it’s dual carry single and double shoulder carry system. The bag itself is made of water resistant polyester material and has plenty of room with a carry capacity of 39 Liters.
We love this bag as a crossfit backpack because of all of the useful compartments for your gym gear. In addition to the spacious main duffel compartment, special compartments include a pocket for your shoes, an exterior pocket for your water bottle or shaker bottle, and smaller compartmental pockets throughout the back for smaller items like jump ropes and snacks. An adjustable sternum strap allows for a proper fit in backpack mode.
- Dimensions: 10 x 22 x 11
- Material: Water resistant polyester
- Volume: 39L
- Laptop compartment: Yes
- Convertible duffel - backpack
- 1 expandable end pocket for shoes or clothes
OGIO 9.0 Athletic Bag Review
OGIO’s 9.0 Athletic bag is a high quality gym bag that can be worn both as a backpack or carried like a traditional duffel. We love this bag because of it’s great quality and utility. It’s features are great for any fitness lover and this is why we love it as a crossfit backpack.
The backpack features two insulated water bottle pockets that keep your drinks cold, this is perfect for your shaker bottles or even snacks. There is a special ventilated compartment for your gym laundry and an additional wet/dry pocket for extra organization. Add these features to the already generous main duffel compartment and multiple smaller organizational pockets your snacks, wrist straps and notebooks and you have a perfect crossfit backpack.
- Dimensions: 13 x 27 x 12.5
- Material: 420D Cross Dobby, 210D Hexa Cross and reflective 3M tech fabric.
- Weight: 3.4 lbs
- Laptop compartment: No
- 2 insulated water bottle pockets
- Ventilated laundry zip pocket.