Defender Duffel XS
I bought this bag to carry workout clothes to the gym during lunch or after work.
One of the main reasons I chose this bag because of the 'shoe tunnel'. I HATE putting my shoes in the same compartment as my clothes. The 'tunnel' is really just a 'compartment'. It's not very deep. I wear a size 9.5 and my gym shoes DO fit - but a size 10 or larger shoe wouldn't.
However, the bag is really roomy. I was able to get a pair of shorts (and I'm a 2X) a t-shirt, 2 sports bras, socks, a large bath towel (the size you'd use after a shower) and a 30 oz sport bottle inside and it still wasn't "stuffed". The valuables pocket is a great feature for things like keys/cellphone/jewelry.
The shoe tunnel is on one end of the bag and there is also another compartment on the opposite end of the bag. It's the perfect size for toiletries.
All this and yet the bag fits very well into a standard size locker.
The material is vinyl. So it's not a rugged bag. The straps are not very thick either. But I only use it for the gym, carrying it from the house to the car, where it stays till I go to the gym, and then back into the house. I think that as long as it's not carried around ALL DAY, it should hold up fairly well.
All in all, this bag is a great buy. I highly recommend it.
January 21, 2011