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Once you’ve chosen the perfect Yoga mat, you might like to purchase a Yoga Mat Bag to hold your yoga mat and any other equipment you might need to carry. Things you may need to consider when choosing your yoga bag...
- Size- firstly, you’ll need to make sure that the bag you’re choosing will accommodate your yoga mat when it is rolled up and ready to go. Do you need it to carry just your mat, or do you carry other things too? If you need a bag that will carry yoga bricks, blocks, straps, a blanket etc, you may need to opt for a ‘hold-all’ style bag, this choice will offer you the best space to carry all of your equipment plus a change of clothes and toiletries for example. It is important that you are able to slide your mat easily into your bag, the last thing you need after a relaxing yoga class, is to be struggling to fit your yoga mat into your bag! If you have an extra-long yoga mat, you’ll need a mat bag to fit it. If you just want to carry your yoga mat, a more compact bag might be a good choice.
- How do you get to your yoga class? - How will you be getting to your class? If you’re travelling to your class in your car, then it will matter less, how large or heavy your bag is or indeed how weather proof it is. If you’re walking, travelling on a train or even bicycle or motorbike, there may be other considerations. For example, we offer the Sun Salutation Street Yoga mat bag which is compact in design, robust fabric and components, has a wide, comfortable, adjustable shoulder strap, perfect for wearing across your body, designed for Swedish weather, making this bag a popular choice with people who walk or travel on the tube, a bicycle or motorbike to their class.
- Straps & Handles - Consider the weight of what you’ll be carrying in the bag and then decide if the bag has the best combination of straps and handles. Handles can be long enough to wear the yoga bag as a ‘back pack’, adjustable shoulder straps enable you to carry your bag over your shoulder. Some bags have both shoulder straps and handles and this is always a good option, giving you versatility. Having worked hard in your yoga Class to unravel any tension in your neck and shoulders, the last thing you’d want is to cause yourself strain or injury carrying your yoga bag.
- Pockets, zips and clasps - Most yoga mat bags have internal and/or external pockets, usually zipped for security. When you’re getting ready for your class, the chances are, you’ll be leaving some valuables, car keys, a wallet or jewellery in your bag and so if you’re leaving items of value in your mat bag, a zipped internal pocket is a good feature for this purpose. Some bags also have hooks or clasps to hook your car or door keys onto. We’re often so relaxed after a class, that it’s easy to forget your belongings so anything that helps keep them safe is useful.
- The Look - This is so personal. Some people like subtle and understated designs and others prefer a bold, eye catching design, they may like to match their yoga mat and yoga bag. There’s no particular advice on this as it is such a personal thing but you’d usually choose a bag that appeals to your own sense of style and expresses something of ‘who you are’. Choosing something eye catching and individual however can be helpful after a busy class or workshop, making locating your bag in a sea of other bags much easier.
- Advice- If you’re not sure if the bag you’d like to buy will meet all of your requirements, please contact us and we’ll do our best to help you decide based on our extensive knowledge of our products. Just let us know what you need to carry, the size of your mat and any other requirements and we’ll make sure you make the perfect choice of Yoga mat bag for your needs.