Carring your gi, clothes, gloves, etc?

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  1. Jimmy Cerra

    Jimmy Cerra Amateur Fighter

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    I recently moved to Philly to train, and I'm having a blast! Biking to train every morning, then again in the evening. However, I have been having problems taking all my equipment with me. Since I fight, I've been doing Muay Thai at least once a day. Plus I do jiu-jitsu & MMA of course. However, bringing all my equipment is a huge hassle. I typically carry:
    • Shin pads
    • Sparring gloves
    • MMA grappling gloves
    • Wraps, mouthguard, cup
    • 2 pair of no-gi clothes
    • Gi
    • Notebook & pen
    • Towel & soap
    • Lunch
    • Laptop, paperwork, wallet, phone, etc...
    All this equipment really weighs me down. It is hard to fit into my bag sometimes too. What do you suggest I use to carry my equipment? What kind of book bag or training bag do you suggest?
     
  2. anaconda

    anaconda Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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    Ask them if you can leave some stuff at the gym, like the shin pads and gloves.
     
  3. Hellboy31

    Hellboy31 Brown Belt

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    that's a lot of equipment... I hear you though, I carry a gi and a change of clothes everyday in a backpack and it can be a pain in the ass.

    Since you're on a bike, a duffel bag is out. What you need is one of those oversized backpacks... Not the kind they use for backpacking trips but the kind that are a bit longer than the normal ones.. You should be able to wear one on your bike without it getting in the way of riding. Or like the other guy said, leave some of your shit at the gym.


    Check out the northface website... They've got some cool stuff
     
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    Cool thread. I have the NoGi duffel bag and I like it. It has a compartment on the side with mesh covering where I keep my used Gis in so they can air out a bit. The main compartment has a really ample amount of space and I think you could pretty easily fit all the stuff you mentioned in the main space alone. I don't know if you could carry it too easily on the bike though. I would switch over to a backpack myself if I could find a good mesh one with lots of room. I would maybe try an Army/Navy store; they always have tons of great bags for cheap.
     
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    Why do you need to take your laptop?
     
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    Sherdog posting.
     
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    Maybe he goes from work/school straight to train? I do that.
     
  11. sanchezero

    sanchezero Green Belt

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    look at bike courier backpacks. you have a little too much schwag for a shoulder bag, but the decent backpacks are comfy for riding, waterproof(ish) and big.

    timbuk2

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    maybe baileyworks?
     
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    i have a big (under armor) bag in the back of my car that holds my 5 gi's and a bunch of other stuff. i keep another GI bag that i just commute to class with that i hold my gi, belt, water, jump rope, etc.

    i know its a lot and sometimes means i have to unload that huge ass bag when i'm taking people in my car, but it makes life easier. i never have to ask myself if i remember to bring anything.
     

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