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The BEST CrossFit Backpacks For Athletes

Updated: Nov 30, 2022

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


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



Built For Athletes Hero 2.0 Large Gym Backpack



The Built For Athletes Hero 2.0 Large Gym Backpack is one of the best CrossFit bags we've seen on the market today. With a large 45 litre capacity, endless pockets and compartments and an incredibly durable exterior, this is our top pick. Sturdy zips, extra pockets for bottles and storing smaller items as well as a velcro front for all your favourite CrossFit patches, this really is the ultimate CrossFit backpack.

​Pros

​Cons

✅ 45L capacity with 2 bottle holders

🚩 Priced at $125 / £90

✅ Durable Material and Zips

✅ Opens Up 180 Degrees for Access



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



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



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



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



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



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