GVR Report cover Gym Bag Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Gym Bag Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Duffle, Drawstring), By Distribution Channel (Online, Offline), By Region, Competitive Landscape, And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025

  • Report ID: GVR-3-68038-185-6
  • Number of Pages: 80
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global gym bag market size valued at USD 1.0 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.9% from 2019 to 2025. Increasing focus on health and fitness among the global population is the key factor driving demand. Moreover, rising usage of fitness products and accessories, such as specialty shoes, headphones, water bottle, towels, and post workout snacks, has driven the demand for special bags that are built to carry these items with ease. This has benefited the market over the years.

U.S. gym bag market size

The market is also driven by increasing purchasing power of consumers in developing countries in recent years, which has propelled product demand. Growth of the middle-income population group in these countries has resulted in higher disposable income in recent years. This has enabled them to opt for on-trend, fashionable, and premium products in the health and fitness sector. Surge in new product launches and the impact of ecommerce are other key factors driving the global market. Leading manufacturers are looking to cater to varying consumer requirements when it comes to a gym bag. These are then being made available across a host of online and offline distribution channels.

Increasing number of people turning to healthier lifestyles has also inspired several multinational companies to encourage their employees to take up health and fitness club memberships, a trend that is likely to give the market a boost. Gym bags that are compatible with various smart and connected devices is a lucrative opportunity for players in the market. The market is also anticipated to be driven by growth in the wellness and tourism industry, especially in developing countries such as China and India. These countries have been witnessing a surge in fitness clubs and centers to attract tourists and this will have a positive influence on product demand over the forecast period.

Local manufacturers have been aiming to compete with leading players by focusing on innovative and attractive products. For instance, the launch of anti-theft bags with smart in-built charging ports, RFID tracking and blocking options, locking pockets, and anti-slashing fabric is a new trend in the industry and takes into account various consumer requirements. Increasing advertising and promotional activities have also educated consumers on the various features and benefits of such a gym bag.

Product Insights

The duffle bag segment accounted for a leading share of 72.7% in the global market in 2018. Being larger, these bags have more space to carry multiple items. Duffels with several pockets and zippers and separate compartments are more appealing to consumers as they are more convenient and useful. Growing brand awareness and increase in sales of fitness and health products among millennials is also influencing segment growth. The drawstring bags segment is expected to exhibit the highest CAGR of 9.5% from 2019 to 2025. Drawstring bags are easier to carry and are more durable, resulting in rising demand for the same. Their easy opening and closing also makes them a hit among users.

Distribution Channel Insights

The offline channel dominated the gym bag market in 2018, accounting for a share of 86.6% that year. Growth in offline sales is driven by consumers preferring to purchase gym bag that can be checked in person, in terms of quality, size and dimensions, and space provided. Moreover, a wide range of products are available in supermarkets, hypermarkets, and specialty stores, with various brand options from different suppliers. Strong presence of such offline distribution channels will continue to benefit this segment.

Global gym bag markett share

The online segment is estimated to register the fastest CAGR of 9.3% over the forecast period. The segment is driven by a thriving e-commerce sector, with the presence of websites such as Amazon, eBay, Alibaba, Flipkart, and BestBuy. These sites offer a host of gym bag and accessories at attractive prices. Easy payment and delivery options make online shopping increasingly convenient for consumers, thereby boosting segment growth.

Regional Insights

In terms of value, North America held the largest share in 2018, accounting for 38.3% of the market. The market is driven by a rise in consumer awareness regarding fitness and increasing demand for gym and associated accessories. Moreover, rise in spending on fitness clubs in the U.S. is anticipated to drive regional growth over the forecast period. Revenue generated through health and fitness clubs in North America is anticipated to rise at a CAGR of over 5.0% during the forecast period, and accounted for about 40.0% of the global market in 2018.

Central and South America is expected to register the highest CAGR of 10.7% over the forecast period, on account of surge in health consciousness among the population, especially in Brazil and Argentina. Evolving lifestyle habits and patterns of people in the region has also spurred demand for gym essentials in the market. Increase in the number of health clubs in the region is also expected to drive the market over the forecast period. Increasing disposable income in India, South Korea, China, and Japan is expected to render these markets in Asia Pacific highly lucrative. Rising spending by consumers on lifestyle products is another factor likely to boost the Asia Pacific market.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market is characterized by several strategic activities, such as acquisitions, mergers, product innovations, and capacity expansions initiated by leading manufacturers in the industry. Growing preference for fashionable, trendy, and premium products has driven players to up their game and offer unique products. Demand for gym accessories and essentials in Brazil, Germany, Mexico, and Italy, thanks to the growth of the health and wellness industry, has a number of players focusing on these lucrative markets. Some of the prominent players in the gym bag market include:

  • JensenLee

  • Everlast Worldwide, Inc.

  • Chateau Manufacturing

  • Harissons

  • Nike, Inc.

  • ToteBagFactory

  • Herschel Supply Co. USA

  • Adidas AG

Gym Bag Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 1.19 billion

Revenue forecast in 2025

USD 1.75 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 7.96% from 2019 to 2025

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2015 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2025

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2019 to 2025

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product, distribution channel, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Germany; U.K.; France; China; Japan; Brazil; South Africa

Key companies profiled

JensenLee; Everlast Worldwide, Inc.; Chateau Manufacturing; Harissons; Nike, Inc.; ToteBagFactory; Herschel Supply Co. USA; Adidas AG

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2015 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global gym bag market report on the basis of product, distribution channel, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2015 - 2025)

    • Duffle

    • Drawstring

    • Others

  • Distribution Channel Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2015 - 2025)

    • Online

    • Offline

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2015 - 2025)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • The U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

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