A few weeks ago, Apera was kind enough to send me a Performance Duffel to review. I was very excited to do this review. I love the Apera product line and being the crazy workout girl I am, I’m always looking for new products to support me.
The first thing I love about the Performance Duffel is the color of course. Mine is fuchsia and everyone knows pink is my color. 🙂 I’m always sporting some a shade of pink even at the gym so it coordinates with all my outfits. At first, I was concerned the color might bleed into my gear especially in the extreme Arizona heat. I’m happy to report my clothes have been well protected and none of my white socks have hues of pink.
The other thing I love about this product…it keeps me HEALTHY. Apera products feature an antimicrobial product protection inside and out. Gyms are full of nasty germs and bacteria. This material helps reduce germs & the survival time of bacteria. It’s also odor resistant and spill proof. I spilled a green juice on mine this week and thought for sure it would stain. To my surprise, the juice wiped easily clean from the fabric. Stains were avoided. Whew!
The Performance Duffel is perfect for me and my workouts because it’s HUGE. I can store everything I need in this bag. Gym bags I’ve owned in the past have never been large enough to fit my swim, cycle & weight training gear as well as my towels and water bottles. During the work week, I bring my work clothes, heals, makeup, blow dryer & straightener with me so I can head straight to the office after my workout. Before my Performance Duffel, I had to lug multiple bags with me. Actually it was getting a little crazy and people were calling me the bag lady.
When I got my Apera Performance Duffel, I was worried at first it would be a monster to carry once I loaded it up with my gear. But to my surprise, it’s extremely light weight. I swear it has some load bearing phenomena. The strap is thick and cushy. It’s a shorter construction than most straps, which is why I believe the load bearing is better than other gym bags.s.
I also love the never-ending number of pockets this bag has to offer. I keep discovering them too. There’s enough pockets to store my makeup, jewelry, shoes & personal items separately and protect them from breaking or spilling.
On the outside, there’s not one but TWO side pockets on each side to store my flip-flops and another pair of shoes. This usually is where my work or gym shoes are stored.
My water bottle even has its own fancy compartment. A mesh pocket on the outside for easy access. I’ve also stored my protein shakes here.
Inside the bag is a separate removable bag for your sweaty stuff. I can store my stinky workout clothes and wet swim gear without damaging the inside of the bag or wrecking my other personal items.
I’ve received many compliments on this bag. People at my gym keep asking where I got it and how can they get one. Seriously, everyone that sees my Apera Performance Duffel, loves it. I love it too! And I’m a tough critic.
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