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The BEST CrossFit Backpacks For Athletes

Updated: May 22, 2023

CrossFit athletes often carry a lot of gear for the myriad of workouts they do. We've picked out the best CrossFit Backpacks on the market today!


Whether you're carrying your grips, lifting shoes, belts or your meal prep food, then you need a backpack or gym back that can fit all you need in - and also look cool too!


There are a few different types of CrossFit Gym Bags out there at the moment some more expensive than others and some a lot better quality too.


We've picked out our top picks looking at quality, price and how much they can carry too!


Types of CrossFit Backpacks


Best Military Style CrossFit Backpacks


Best CrossFit Backpacks For Athletes

NOBULL Waxed Canvas DuffleBack Backpack



NOBULL is known for quality, durability and a stylish twist on otherwise common products. There is no better bag that handles the rough and tumble lifestyle of a functional fitness athlete and with the variety of styles and designs for the Waxed DuffleBack from NOBULL it's a perfect choice for athletes.

​Pros

​Cons

✅ 33L capacity with Zip Pockets

🚩 Priced at $199/£185

✅ The Most Durable Bag Reviewed


✅ Available in many styles



Best CrossFit Backpacks For Athletes

Reyllen X2 Backpack



The Reyllen X2 backpack is a sleek and versatile bag designed to accommodate all your essential items and provide exceptional comfort and organization for everyday use. With its durable materials and spacious compartments, the Reyllen X2 backpack combines style and functionality, making it the perfect companion for travel, work, or outdoor adventures.

​Pros

​Cons

✅ 35L capacity

🚩 No velcro for patches

✅ Water Resistant & Durable


✅ Many pockets and compartments



Best CrossFit Backpacks For Athletes

Nike Utility Elite Gym Backpack



The Nike Utility Elite Backpack is one of the premium bags from Nike in the training category of their offering.


This bag offers loads of storage and carrying options with plenty of extra compartments and it looks great too.



​Pros

​Cons

✅ 35L capacity with 1 bottle holder

🚩 Priced at $95 / £74

✅ Durable Material and Zips


✅ Opens Up 180 Degrees for Access



Best CrossFit Backpacks For Athletes

King Kong Core Gym Backpack



The King Kong Core backpack is designed for lifters and functional fitness athletes. This backpack is specifically built for athletes who have multiple bottles, pairs of shoes, belt and accessories.

​Pros

​Cons

✅ Specialised Belt Holder

🚩 Priced at $52 / £121

✅ Lot's of Compartments


✅ Comes in 2 sizes



Best CrossFit Backpacks For Athletes

5.11 Tactical Rush CrossFit Backpack




5.11 has been a big part of the NoBull CrossFit Games recently for their ruck runs with the weights in the bags. Their Tactical Rush rucksack is the perfect accessory for athletes carrying a large amount of gear, with the quality and storage of a tactical backpack.


The Tactical Rush from 5.11 has all the space and compartments you need and can be extended or folded down for your convenience.

​Pros

​Cons

✅ Very Durable

🚩 More Expensive Than Other Options

✅ Side and Internal compartments


✅ Spacious and Functional



Best CrossFit Backpacks For Athletes

Reebok Training Day CrossFit Backpack



We all know that Reebok is one of the biggest brands in CrossFit, sponsoring the CrossFit Games for many years before NoBull so you know this Backpack is durable and uses high quality materials with a load of extra compartments and pockets.

​Pros

​Cons

✅ High Quality & reputable brand

🚩 Only 28L capacity

✅ Side and Internal compartments


✅ External hook-and-loop patch for badges



Best CrossFit Backpacks For Athletes

Nike Sportswear RPM CrossFit Backpack



Another one from Nike but the Sportswear RPM Backpack is slightly smaller than the competition coming in at only 26 litre capacity. However the external straps on the front and bottom can carry your CrossFit belt or even a foam roller.


Whilst not opening the full 180 degrees, this back does look great and can carry lots too.

​Pros

​Cons

✅ High Quality & reputable brand

🚩 Only 26L capacity

✅ Side and Internal compartments


✅ External carry straps



Best CrossFit Backpacks For Athletes

BQT&QY 45L Tactical CrossFit Backpack



The QT&QY 45L Tactical Backpack is a great, cost effective alternative to the Built For Athletes bag with virtually the same functionality but without the price tag. Although, the quality of the hardware like the zips and straps as well as the durability of the fabric may be slightly less. However, the reviews say this bag is amazing, with over 3,000 views and an average of 5 Stars it's well worth a look.

​Pros

​Cons

✅ 45L capacity with multiple pockets

🚩 Durability is questionable

✅ Cheap at $40


✅ Opens Up 180 Degrees for Access


Best Roll Top CrossFit Backpacks


Best CrossFit Backpacks For Athletes

Nike Sport CrossFit Backpack



The Nike Roll Top Sport Backpack is not only functional but looks great too!

With a huge compartment for all your gear with a bottle pocket, front compartment and side & top carry handle, this Nike backpack is perfect for the gym.



​Pros

​Cons

​✅ Best Looking CrossFit bag

🚩 Priced at $159

✅ Durable Material and Zips

🚩 30L Capacity

✅ Side Bottle Holder


Best Designer CrossFit Backpacks


Best CrossFit Backpacks For Athletes

Reebok UBF Nano CrossFit Backpack



The UBF Nano Backpack is made with durable recycled materials to help athletes keep organized, efficient and durable. Multiple pockets make sure everything has its spot as well as a "wet" compartment for sweaty or dirty sneakers as well as water bottle side pockets for your post workout shake!

​Pros

​Cons

​✅ Looks great!

🚩 Priced at $120

✅ Durable Material and Zips

🚩 30L Capacity

✅ Large Pockets


Best Duffle CrossFit Backpacks


Best CrossFit Backpacks For Athletes

Bear Komplex Duffle CrossFit Bag




Bear Komplex is a well-known CrossFit brand and their Duffle bag is one of the elite bags with plenty of storage and velcro options for your patches as well as different options for carrying the case (shoulder strap or carry holds).


With a variety of different compartments this duffle bag can really hold everything you need for the gym; no matter what you lift!

​Pros

​Cons

​✅ Largest Capacity Crossfit Bag

🚩 Only Comes In Camo for US

✅ Durable Material and Large Zips


✅ Storage Compartments



Best CrossFit Backpacks For Athletes

Reebok Training Duffle CrossFit Bag


Best CrossFit Backpacks For Athletes


Reebok dominates the market and for a good reason. This Duffle bag is durable, spacious and has extra handles to help carry all your CrossFit gear. With durable zips, separate pockets and a stylish design this CrossFit Duffle Bag is our favourite.

​Pros

​Cons

​✅ Large Capacity Crossfit Bag

🚩 Expensive For UK

✅ Durable Material and Large Zips


✅ Easy Access Storage Compartments


✅ Stylish Design