We are right in the middle of summer and that means summer holidays are in full swing! Today, I am off to sunny Spain for a week with a few of the girls - it’s great to get away from the cloudy weather we’ve had in the UK recently.

The last few weeks have been spent panic buying new clothes that I don't need and trying to organise my outfits for each day and night of the week. But, when it came to actually packing, I realised that not everything was going to fit into my suitcase. Luggage allowances are getting smaller and the cost of sneaking in the extra kilo is getting higher.

Like most ladies, I like having lots of options to choose from because I can never decide what to wear - despite my efforts to plan outfits. The heaviest items to pack are both toiletries and shoes - with the 100ml limit in hand luggage, toiletries have to stay in the suitcase but its a good idea to pack shoes in your hand luggage. So, whats the best way to organise them?

Thats when I thought of the Goddess bag, it’s lightweight, carries everything and it fits most airline carry-on regulations! It has a shoe compartment, which is really useful when carrying your trainers to go from work to the gym. But, in terms of travelling, its a great place to store an few extra pairs of sandals - freeing up enough space in your suitcase for another outfit - or two!

I will also carried a few magazines, my iPad and some naughty snacks for the plane - I’m in holiday mode so I’m having a cheat-week! I could also fit all the duty free shopping that I splashed out on at the airport too!

If you're looking for a new travel bag, the Goddess bag could be right for you!

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We often get asked what the difference is between the lovely Goddess II & III. Here’s a summary of the differences - so you can make the right choice for you!

First I'll start with the similarities, both bags:

  • Have a 35 litres/9.25 US gallons capacity. Just the right size to fit gym lockers and most airlines carry one allowances.
  • Feature a shoe compartment 
  • Have 5 tuck away pockets inside for your 'smalls'
  • Come with taffeta laundry and shoe bag
  • Have a large document pocket in the top of the bag - that easily fits an iPad or small laptop!
  • Include the signature Workplay gym locker coin pocket
  • Feature the water bottle pouch
  • Include the 'gym buddy': the ultimate toiletries bag that can hang in gym showers or use as your small bag while using the gym.
  • Include a large wet pocket, to keep damp and dry clothes separate. 

The main difference are the colours. Also, the Goddess III is made from a sheen-finish fabric and is lighter-weight. We've also added some handy key features such as:

  • Rubber coated base to keep the bag clean and damp proof on wet floors.
  • D-ring inside the bag to carry your keys or a locker padlock
  • Dedicated jewellery pocket with a zip  
  • Key clip in the outside pocket for easy access to your keys or membership pass
  • A water bottle tensioner to stop your bottle falling out of the bag
  • Reinforced piping to stop wear and tear on the corners 

Hopefully this has helped you choose which Goddess is for you!

 

We've also made a YouTube video if you want to SEE the differences.

Follow to link to see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-Ugmx9YIgE

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It's holiday season! This time last week, I was jetting off to Prague for a short city break. Due to the short nature of the trip, I decided to travel with hand luggage only.

I packed all my items, perfectly arranged – clothes folded neatly, toiletries below 100ml and a magazine at the top of my bag! I trotted through the airport, dragging my hand luggage-sized suitcase safely to the departure lounge and onto the plane. Having run 5k on the weekend, I was looking forwards to treating myself to a couple of naughty chocs on the plane!

Rushing onto the plane, the lady looked at my bag and explained that the cabin locker space was full and I couldn’t take my bag on board. The flight attendant was ushering everyone else who had bags with wheels to leave their bags. I frantically started pulling out everything I thought I would need during the flight and rushed to the back of the queue. ‘He’s got a bigger bag than me?' -  Looking through tired eyes I noticed lots of people with bigger bags that didn’t have wheels!

Maybe the trick is to not use a bag with wheels! ‘I should have brought my Goddess bag!’ I thought to myself whilst my ears blocked as the plane took off.

During the flight, I noticed that I had only gone and grabbed the bag with my laundry instead of my treat bag – the embarrassment! I guess that bags without wheels are better to carry when flying with hold luggage only. I’ve learned my lesson!

I’ll take my Goddess bag next time. It fits EasyJet carry-on regulations and holds everything - the perfect travel companion! 

https://www.workplay-bags.com/products/the-goddess-iii-ladies-sports-bag-travel-bag-purple-twilight 

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Carrying lots of bags to work can be a struggle everyday. If you travel to the gym from work, it's likely that you'll be struggling with various bags or even stuffing everything into your handbag! 

Do you carry your smelly gym shoes in the same bag as your clean gym clothing? Have you ever been in an important meeting rummaging through your bag to find your iPad -  only to be greeted by your smelly sports bra(aaaah!)? Have you ever soaked your clean clothing with your damp swim kit whilst packing up after a swim session? 

If only there was a way to separate all your items neatly into one bag...

That's where the Goddess bag comes in - our customers say it is the best gym bag! Not only does it come with a bag for shoes, toiletries and laundry; there are also handy compartments to keep everything separated – the way it should be. So no more nasty surprises when rummaging through your bag in work!

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Finding the perfect bag to take you from desk - gym - travel can be a challenge! On most days you'll be travelling with loads of stuff, from gym shoes to towels. But at this time of year, you might be travelling with a lot more stuff as you jet off on your holiday. Why waste money buying a separate bag for the gym, work and travel?  

Thats why we created the Goddess: that we believe is the perfect gym-travel bag! Why struggle with multiple bags when the Goddess bag can take everything? Not only does it come with a bag for shoes, toiletries and laundry; it also fits most airline carry on regulations. Except RyanAir; some airlines have smaller allowances! Our bag fits in a 56cmx45cmx25cm/22x18x10inches.

We hope you agree that this bag really does do it all! 

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