Lug Cartwheel Fitness/Overnight Bag [Giveaway, Ended 3/7]

Lug logoAnyone who appreciates well designed, quality travel gear (and a cheery rainbow of colors!) will appreciate Lug, one of my favorite travel accessory and bag brands. Not only do they make fantastically organized, well thought out and extremely useful products for your travel adventures… they clearly use them themselves.  Because they’re always spot on.  Take the Cartwheel Fitness/Overnight Bag, for instance.

I recently went on a quest to replace my bulky, disorganized gym bag.  I’m so done with the ugly mammoth duffel.  So I started Googling “women’s gym bag” to see what alternatives were out there.  When my search turned up Lug’s Cartwheel Fitness/Overnight Bag, I knew I’d hit pay dirt.

What?  What??  Lug makes a gym bag?  Booo-yaaah!

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I’ve reviewed some Lug travel items before and was highly impressed.  (In fact, I still use and enjoy both of those pieces.)    Here’s how my experience using the Lug Cartwheel Bag at the gym has gone, over the past few weeks.  I think you’re going to love it as much as I do.

Lug Cartwheel Fitness / Overnight Bag

Lug cartwheel bag_ocean_blue_550Although I call it my gym bag, the Lug Cartwheel actually falls under the “fitness and overnight” bag category.  This makes perfect sense, as it would readily lend itself to uses beyond just traveling to and from your gym workouts.

Made from a beautiful sateen fabric, it comes in nine, count ’em *nine*, vibrant colors.  I know.  With those kind of options, it’s ridiculously hard to pick which color to get.   But that’s a nice problem to have.  😉

While I wanted to downsize from my current gym duffel bag, and carry a more compact option, this desire had to be balanced with the reality that I actually lug (ha!) quite a lot with me to the gym.   In addition to my running shoes and a workout outfit, I also have a knee brace, water bottle, swim suit, towel, and sometimes post-workout shirt, and more.

Add to those core larger items an assortment of smaller things like my iPod, lock, power bars, Blistex, head bands, etc.

So you’ve got a bunch of big stuff you want to be able to find easily, without endless digging.  But you also have lots of smaller stuff that you don’t want to get lost in the shuffle.  The Lug Cartwheel Fitness / Overnight bag’s elegant answer to this challenge is what truly captured my heart.   You can’t help but stay organized with this great design.

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Here’s an idea of the types of pocket and storage options this bag offers you:

  • An external large pocket style sleeve, to slip in a rolled up jacket or yoga mat
  • An end pocket lined with soft fuzzy fabric, featuring makeup brush-sized holder sleeves, a smaller zip closed pocket, and a ring holder strap to thread your rings onto and then snap closed.  Brilliant!
  • A bottom mesh ventilated compartment, to store your stinky shoes or post-workout clothes separately from your bag contents.  (Love & use this!  Just be aware that if you place items in it… it extends into, and consumes room in, the interior portion of the bag.)
  • Exterior, soft-lined zippered pocket for things that need scratch-proof protection, like your phone.
  • Internal zipper pocket for small items you don’t want to lose.
  • Two large interior pockets with elasticized top, to keep smaller items organized and separated from the main compartment.
  • A strap to slip over the pull handle of a rolling suitcase, so it can rest securely on top.
  • Collapsible, external water bottle holder pocket on one end (although it’s too tight of a fit for my bottle, for using it to be convenient – I just keep my bottle inside the bag.  A 12 oz bottled water would probably slip in and out easier.)
  • Key fob to clip your keys to.

It’s like a breath of fresh air.  All of the things I need to bring along fit.  The bag is full, but it all fits.  And best of all – everything is in a safe and tidy place, is easy to find, and easy to retrieve.

I honestly didn’t know I could be this organized at the gym… I love it.  You be hard pressed to find a better designed gym bag, with more pockets.  Yet it’s not too divided.  The main compartment remains a nice size, allowing you sufficient room for your clothes.

And I was thrilled to see how slick it fits into a standard size locker.   Rather than tipping it up on one end, and cramming it in, like I had to do with my duffel… it slides in nicely, and is the exact depth of the locker.

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As if all of that weren’t enough, the Lug Cartwheel has a clear-coated bottom.  So you don’t have to worry about setting it on a damp counter, and it easily wipes clean.  (Lug toiletry bags are also designed this way – I love this feature.)

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“Lug – Live life in color”…top left shows the water bottle holder, collapsed and folded.

The double straps are long enough to carry over your shoulder, yet you can still grab and carry the Lug Cartwheel bag in your hand, if you so choose.  Special material with some grip to it is wrapped around the top portion of the straps, to add some padding and assure that the satin straps don’t slip off of your shoulder.

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I’ve given this some thought.  There’s nothing Lug didn’t think of!

I love my Lug Cartwheel Fitness/Overnight Bag, and highly recommend it to anyone who’s ready to improve their gym or small travel bag experience.  Of very nice quality, I expect it will last me for years to come.

Lug Cartwheel Fitness/Overnight Bag – The Giveaway

I am very excited to announce that Lug has offered to send one of my readers a Lug Cartwheel Fitness/Overnight Bag, winner’s choice of color!  This bag has a retail value of $106.00.

Open to US, ages 18+.  Enter using form below.  Entries will be validated.

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I received a Cartwheel bag from Lug at no cost, for the purposes of performing this review.  All opinions are my own.


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Hi, I'm Tami! Writer, Influencer, and mom of two who loves travel, the outdoors, staying active, photography, reading books, and eating desserts. We are pretty much always planning our next trip to Disney World.


  1. I like that one!!!! Maybe lame but seems like the perfect diaper bag for now and gym bag for later!! Fingers crossed !!!

  2. Hmmmm or the CArtwheel looks pretty amazing!!!

  3. Marisa May says:

    I LOVE the fitness bag, but also like the double-dutch crossbody messenger bag.

  4. gorgeous bag

  5. i like the one you showed 🙂

  6. I like the hula hoop diaper bag in chocolate brown.

  7. amy pugmire says:

    I like the MINI CROSS-BODY BAG

  8. I’d love the Flutter
    Mini Cross-Body bag! Cute!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  9. choo choo lunch tote

  10. The “CARGO 5PC PACKING KIT” would be great to have for carry-on travel!

  11. Melissa Smith says:

    I love that Full Tote in Seabreeze! Actually, I’ll just take the entire Nautical collection. 😉

  12. kim fenner says:


  13. Debra Guillen says:

    I like the 4 wheel roller cruiser

  14. I like the paddle boat duffel!

  15. I like the CAROUSEL MINI CROSS-BODY BAG. They come in such great colors.

  16. I like the quick step wallet! All the products look great though..

  17. Marti Tabora says:

    My favorite is definitely the Porter Roller Bag, I would love to have it for travelling. Thank you.

  18. I like the double dutch crossbody bag.

  19. I love this bag!!!

  20. Elizabeth says:

    The Caddy Vertical Toiletry Bag looks really handy for hotel bathroom counters!

  21. The Lug Cartwheel would be great! I use a reusable shopping bag for my gym gear or my overnight stays, so I definitely can see myself putting this bag to great use!

  22. Judy Mitchell says:

    i like the full tote

  23. Debbie Jackson says:

    The quick step wallet would be fabulous for me.

  24. Megan K says:

    I love the Flip Flop Toiletry Case. It looks awesome!

  25. meaghan mcd says:
  26. my daily commute has a lot of walking and tight spaces in it i love the PARACHUTE

  27. Elizabeth says:

    I like the Carousel bag!

  28. Holly Mitkowski says:

    I LOVE the Sea breeze tote

  29. I like the Parachute mini backpack.

  30. The Weekender and Overnight bags both look great!

  31. I really like the shortstop excursion bag. Thanks!

  32. Katy H. says:

    I really love the fitness and overnight bag, it would be perfect for our upcoming trip! I love the gray and purple colors.

  33. Cheryl B. says:

    Quick Step Wallet caught my eye.

  34. I like the cable car satchel. It looks extremely practical!

  35. Misty Lunceford says:

    I love the CAROUSEL in the pink color!

  36. Ashley Fryer says:

    I really like the Airbus.

  37. Sarah Cool says:

    My favorite product is the Flutter Mini Cross Body bag

  38. I love the Airbus Weekender Bag.

  39. Linda Madden says:

    My favorite item is the Carousel Mini Cross Over Bag in Ocean Blue

  40. Well, I’m a sucker for water bottles…so any of their waterbottles and something to carry them in. All the bags are cool!

  41. Ann Fantom says:

    I like Lug’s Shuffle Wallet

  42. Kathy Luman says:

    I like the Carousel Mini Cross-Body Bag in pink.

  43. wen budro says:

    My fave product is the Outfielder Backpack….very nice.

  44. KHBride says:

    I like the QUICK-STEP WALLET

  45. I like the vertical toiletry bag.

  46. I really like this fitness bag, as well as the Sprout.

  47. I love the fitness bag! I need one!

  48. Missy Marie says:

    Love Sprout! Super cute and functional.

  49. Kristie D. says:

    I like the Dodger Mini Backpack. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you!

  50. Marilyn Nawara says:

    I really like everything on their site, but if I had to choose 1 item it would be the Cruiser
    4-Wheel Roller Bag

  51. I like the quick step wallet!

  52. mickeyfan says:

    I like the Outfielder in Fog.

  53. Dana Matthews says:

    The Outfielder backpack is my favorite item.

  54. Rebecca says:

    I like the purple 4wheeled bag.

  55. robyn paris says:

    i like the MINI CROSS-BODY BAG

  56. Wendi S says:

    I really like their Puddle Jumper’s. There are so many colors to choose from and so many items! Awesome!

  57. meredith says:

    I like the tuk tuk diaper bag

  58. Tracy Pryor says:

    I like the Cargo 5 piece packing kit.

  59. Dorothy Teel says:

    I love this in Fog Gray – Caddy – Vertical Toiletry Bag perfect for weekend trips and the like

  60. Jennifer Reed says:

    My favorite Lug product is the Moped Day Pack in the cranberry red.

  61. Laura F. says:

    I love the Outfielder backpack. I would get a lot of use out of that!

  62. seabreeze tote!

  63. RICHARD HICKS says:

    I like their outfielder backpack

  64. I love the Cruiser Wheelie bag!

  65. danielle Marie says:

    the paddle boat duffle in grass green is amazing.

  66. Sheila B says:

    I really like the Airbus. Perfect for weekend trips to visit my daughter.

  67. Jennifer Vix says:

    My favourite is the CARGO 5PC PACKING KIT.

  68. concordian925 says:

    I love the mini cross body bag.

  69. I love the Cruiser 4 Wheel roller bag! In ocean blue 🙂

  70. Candie L says:

    I like the quick step wallet. Thank you

  71. Jessamine D. says:

    I also like the Lug Purple Owl Hokey Pokey Backpack for my daughters. 🙂 I’m sure they will love it specially my 5 year old daughter who’s in Kindergarten.

  72. My favorite is the Paddle Boat style.

  73. So many cute and stylish bags! I like the Airbus Weekender Bag–the Marigold Yellow is a fun, cheerful color, too.

  74. Breanne says:

    I like the Paddle Boat bag

  75. Tina d Reynolds says:

    I really like the BENTO BOX 3 PC

  76. Teresa Thompson says:

    I like the Puddle Jumper Overnight/Gym Bag.

  77. Vikki Billings says:

    I like the Compass Orchard Print Shoulder Pouch in Midnight Black!

  78. I like the Shortstop Excursion Pack

  79. I like the double-dutch crossbody messenger bag.

  80. Thanks Tammy.

    Love to have the orange one 🙂

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