My Favorite FITmas Gift of 2014 pick for day 3 is ANY of the APERA BAGS. I got my Apera bag back in January (see my review here) and I use this bag every day.
Apera Bags are the ultimate gift for anyone who carries everything and anything. These bags are roomy and they can keep all of your stuff organized. With compartments and pockets galore, you will never be searching your bag to find what you need. And what really sets these bags apart from the ordinary “gym bag” is the “non-funk-factor”. You know that sweaty smell that radiates every time you open your gym bag, you know what I’m talking about . THE FUNK of a gym bag – ish. Well, you don’t have to worry about being the stinky kid in the gym when you carry Apera Bags. Each bag is designed to be healthier – with built-in antimicrobial product protection to inhibit the growth of bacterial odors, vented compartments, separation of your wet, sweaty gear from your dry stuff, and venting air to keep your bag dry and suppress odor. TA-DA!
Any of the Apera Bags would be a great gift for anyone: gym rat, student, traveler, new mom (yep a client of mine uses it as a diaper bag) or just for someone who like to carry everything plus the kitchen sink, cause that will fit in the bag too!
Unfortunately the Performance Duffel is on back order, BUT all of the other fabulous bags are 20% off right now and Apera is also offering FREE SHIPPING!!!
A few weeks ago I was contacted by Apera Bags to review one of their bags. I was given a choice of what bag I wanted to test out. Well, if you know me, I carry BIG bags and I don’t leave home without EVERYTHING that I think I could possibly need during the day even though I know I will never use 50% of it. But I always have that little voice in the back of my head saying “It’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it”. (PS the “voice”, which sounds a lot like my mom, also makes sure that I’m wearing clean underwear when I leave the house in case I have an accident).So I checked out Apera’s super sleek looking website and I decided on the big daddy of them all – the Performance Duffel in Fuchsia (of course).
When I got the bag, I was pleasantly surprised how big and roomy the bag was.By looking at the website I knew it would have lots of compartments, but in real life – WOW!!! There are compartments FOR compartments!!!! It even has 2 vented side compartments to store my sweaty workout shoes and clothes so the gear in the interior compartment stay dry and odor free. AND THE BEST PART, the Performance Duffel keeps me organized. With so many pockets, I can keep all of my stuff nice and neat. No more searching and rummaging through my bag only to find the thing I was looking for at the VERY bottom corner. This bag has a spot for everything – even the kitchen sink. Seriously! I wanted to share with you how I pack my Performance Duffel just so you can see how much room it has.
What can I get in my bag? Well, an ipod, ipod speakers, jump rope, resistance band, workout clothes including a big sweatshirt, a towel, 2 pairs of shoes (a girl can never have too many shoes to choose from), water bottle, protein powder shaker, bootcamp binder, a hand dandy notebook, my wallet, tablet, gymboss and my shower/makeup caddy.
Not only is this bag functional, but it’s stylish. Since having this bag I have had numerous people ask me about it. Even a mom who said it would make the perfect diaper bag! If you are looking for a great bag that will last a long time and make your daily activities a little more organized, you have to buy an Apera Bag. Go to their website and signup for their newsletter and you will have the chance to win one for yourself!!!!Every month Apera will be giving away a different bag– how great is that. Now – go sign up for the newsletter for YOUR chance to win! I’ve got my fingers crossed that the winner will be you!