Purses & Handbags

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Your bag choice is an expression of who you are

A sports purse (or sports bag) is an essential wardrobe accessory that helps you carry your sports items and everyday things around with you. A highly useful item, it makes sense that you’ll take it with you just about everywhere you go. So why not choose something that accurately reflects your style, interests, and values?
It’s this attention to detail and thoughtful consideration that leads shoppers to the innovative brands sold at Altitude Sports. Carefully curated with the conscious customer in mind, we carry a mix of your favourite brands including Herschel Supply Co., Matt & Nat, Eastpak, Cotopaxi, Pacsafe, Fjällräven, and more.

How to choose the right purse or handbag

Choosing the right handbag (or purse—whatever you prefer to call it!) for your daily activities is a bit different than choosing an accessory for a special occasion. The right bag for you will depend on the activities you partake in on a daily basis, and in turn the materials that you carry around. Backpacks, sports bags, purses, tote bags, handbags, and gym bags can all serve as an everyday sports bag (or purse).
One of the most important things to consider while shopping for a bag is mobility. If you’re carrying heavy equipment around, you might benefit from an adjustable shoulder... strap that distributes weight well and offers improved ergonomics.
Sometimes, your choice of bag will depend on how often you plan to travel with it. If you’re looking for a bag to use as a carry-on, you’ll want something compact enough to conform to airline standards.
Materials are another important consideration. If you plan to be using the bag outdoors often, you’ll want to seek waterproof and water-resistant materials like nylon or polyester. However, if you’re mostly using the bag indoors you can explore other materials like leather (including synthetic leather).
Of course, to be truly versatile, you’ll need to invest in a bag that fits with your everyday style. Some people prefer neutral shades like green, blue, grey, beige, brown, or black. However, if you want to have a bag that stands out, you should opt for pink, yellow, purple, or red.

Altitude Sports: your online source for lifestyle and active apparel

As Canada’s destination for high-quality outdoor products, Altitude Sports provides a wide selection of sporty bags for men, women, boys, and girls.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a sports bag?

Other names for a sports bag include a sports purse, duffel bag, or even kit bag.

What is the best sports bag?

It’s too difficult to say that one sports bag is the “best”. They’re all so different! Instead, it’s good to think about what the best sports bag is for you. You’ll want to consider the activities that you partake in and your individual style.

Can a backpack be a gym bag?

Of course! You can use a backpack for a gym bag, and you can use a duffel bag for travelling. It all depends on your personal preferences—there are no rules.

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