Press & Blogger Reviews

Review of the Mercury Hydration Backpack on FromStregnthToStregnth Blog. 

https://fromstrengthtostrength.me/2014/02/09/workplay-bags-mercury-hydration-backpack-review/ 

Review of the Fleetfoot II from twitter by Vikki Sivertsen - British AG champion (2015), World AG duathlon bronze (sprint) 2014. British AG duathlon championship (standard silver 2016)

Vikki sivertsen - Professional runner review of the Fleetfoot2What you can carry in the Fleetfoot running bag

 

Robyn Baldwin, Canadian Alpha Female fitness blogger,
reviews our Goddess III - gym and travel bag.

Carly Rowena - Fitness Blogger review of the Fleetfoot3 max in her weekly vlog

Carly Rowena review of Workplay Fleetfoot3 max running bag
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C8kcv-EKFM 

Fleetfoot3 review by Kate Carter in The Guardian

Review of the Workplay Bags Running bag by Kate Carter in the Guardian
 
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2016/jul/21/kit-stop-running-kit-reviews-and-your-questions-answered

GymwiseII review by Kelly H on our Facebook page.

 Review of the Workplay Bags Gymwise2 Backpack
 

GoddessII review by Angela Dower from our Twitter.

Workplay bags review of the Goddess bag

FleetFoot III review by Life Coach Mollie M.

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 Mercury Hydration Backpack review by Running Fitness magazine

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The 2014 Running Awards

We are proud to have won another Silver Award for one of our designs.
We have won the Silver Award for "Best Running Accesory" in the 2014 Running Awards. This Award was voted for by end users internationally, and confirms that the "Fleetfoot II" that we launched in 2011 remains a favourite 'must have' running accesory for women runners who want to carry their running essentials comfortably - for training runs to full Marathons.

 

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Goddess III review by Fitcetera blog

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 http://fitcetera.co.uk/fashion-2/the-spectacular-the-fantabulous-goddess-iii/


Win a Fleetfoot II contest replies!

Here are some of the replies that we received:  

"I would love to win a Fleetfoot II running bag because I've heard so much about this great product! I'm currently training for my first half marathon and this would be a perfect compliment to my runs. I tested one out at the Running Show last year, and am now dying to get my hands on my very own Fleetfoot II! Fingers crossed! Rebecca C."

"I would love to win a Fleetfoot II running bag because my leggings never have big enough pockets. My boyfriend usually carries a really horrendous neon running backpack (the straps don't go tight enough for my shoulders) and then he begrudgingly huffs and puffs every time I ask to put my jacket on/off (admittedly quite frequently), have a drink, have a snack, take a picture. With the Fleetfoot II I'd get my independence back. Emily C."
"I would love to win a Fleetfoot II running bag because I would love to be able to take my giant samsung s3 phone out with me on longer runs to get more snaps of the journey! Its too big to carry and is a bit weighty to put in my pocket. Ruth N."

"In the Winter I always run with my waterproof jacket and if we get any sunshine I have to tie it around my waist... and then it ends up around my ankles as it's so slippy! I would love one of these bags to keep my belongs safe, dry, and to wedge my jacket into! Marijke L."

“I would love to win a Fleetfoot II running bag because… I'm sick of carrying my fuel in my hands while running. On Sunday I ran a half marathon, as as I am practicing fuelling for a marathon, I needed to carry 3 gels. I tried them in my leggings pocket, but it started pulling them down, and it was too warm to wear a jacket! So I had to run the entire course with them in my hands...mmm....warm gels! I'd love a Fleetfoot II to help carry my gels for the marathon! Leah E."

"I would love to win a Workplay bags Fleetfoot II running bag because my so-called running tights have a tiny pocket which is not fit for purpose! I like to be prepared for all weather (this is the UK after all) and I'm always cold when I start out, so I'll have gloves on initially but then will want to take them off halfway. At the moment I have to stuff them in my trousers making me look like a lop-sided Michelin man! I'd also like to expand my running territory by driving to a park or woods but I can never stow my car keys. This little bag looks ideal! Anousjka S."


Workplay Fleetfoot II review by FitBits blog

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 http://www.thefitbits.com/2014/02/workplay-bags-fleetfootii-review.html


Goddess III review by Living the Sweat Life blog

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 http://livinthesweatlife.com/blog/whats-in-your-gym-bag/


Fleetfoot II review by runner Nicki D.

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We get a lot of customers returning to buy the same bag, here is what Nicki D. said about her Fleetfoot II Bag:
This bag has been great, but has been washed and worn to death, despite still going strong, I would quite like to buy a replacement. It has faithfully and comfortably been strapped around my waist, full of goodies, for the Paris marathon, the Great North Run, several half marathons, and hundreds of fitness runs in all weathers ( as you can see). It sometimes goes horse riding too.
Thanks so much for the discovery of this fab product.
 
Nicki D.

Goddess III review by customer Hannah S.

We recieved this review from a costumer about the Goddess III Ladies gym and travel bag:

"Firstly, can I just say that I don't usually do 'reviews' or email people etc but I just wanted to email you to say thank you for my Goddess III gym / travel bag! 

I absolutely love it. 

I've had it for a few weeks now and couldn't imagine my daily life without it any more. 

I'm a person who likes everything to have a place and everything to be in its place and along with trying to cram in a quick lunchtime workout during my work day, this bag has been amazing. 

At first glance you might think that the different compartments are overkill and / or gimmicky but I can honestly say that there isn't a compartment in the bag that I don't use! 

I LOVE the laundry bag because it makes emptying my bag on an evening so much easier and the wash bag is deceptively large I now actually manage to remember all my toiletries and moisturise after a workout simply because I now have a place for my lotion to live so I don't forget it! I've never been so organised with my gym clothes / work clothes / extra change of clothes. 

Add onto that the brilliant customer service I received when ordering I couldn't be happier!! Thank you very much, I've had a tough year of it health wise and this was a present to myself after finishing treatment and hoping to get back into feeling fitter and healthy again and it certainly makes my gym visits feel even more amazing and special!"

Hannah S.


Fleetfoot II review by Psycotherapist Mel Riley

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Just had a great review from Psycotherapist and Life Coach Mel Riley about her Fleetfoot II running bag.

"I started running in the winter and my thermal running gear just doesn’t have pockets, so I would stuff my phone in one glove and my Ipod mini in the other and manage to hold a water bottle. My door  key would
go round my neck on a string. When I got hot I couldn’t take my gloves or hat off as I simply had no free hands. It just was more of a juggling act than I wanted to have at 6.30am.
A Personal Trainer tweeted about the Fleetfoot II running bag on twitter and having watched the video, I just had to have one and it arrived two days later. 
Now I can run with my phone, keys, water, iPod, tissues and coins for if I need more water and when I get hot my gloves and hat go in the bungee bit at the back.
I wouldn’t be without my Running bag and in the summer when I am take the dogs out in a dress with no pockets, I add a few poop bags and I am good to go. Keys phone, tissues are all in there and it doubles up as a great dog walking bag, because with two dogs I need my hands free.
Some say its expensive but I think its worth the investment, the design is great and it so lightweight and comfortable, I would be lost without my little bag.
I love my running bag and I am waiting eagerly for the Godess III gym bag.


Mel Riley
Psycotherapist- Life Coach Wolverhampton.

www.meljriley.co.uk


Fleetfoot II review by customer Claire G.

We appreciate new customers unsolicited feedback very highly - this is how we learn how to make great products. This is what Claire G. Had to say about her Fleetfoot II running bag:

"I thought I'd drop you a line to give you my feedback regarding my new Fleetfoot bag.  It arrived on Friday as promised and I was excited to try it out.

I had a 7-mile run planned on Saturday morning in training for the BUPA Great Birmingham Run in October so I fitted it as instructed once I was dressed before proceeding to pop in my essentials.   At first glance, it didn't look like I'd be able to fit as much in it as the pictures suggested but I was amazed to find how easily things fitted in and were easily accessible when I needed them.  I didn't have a water bottle to fit it (one is a large bottle I have ready for a post run drink and another is a handheld, loop-type running bottle) so I bought a bottle of water from the shop which worked although I was worried it might leak.  I have since bought a small 330ml Systema bottle which fits a treat!  

I found during the warm up lap that it wobbled about a bit and that I had  fitted it too low on my hips but it was easy to tighten it up on the move.  Soon into the run I almost forgot it was there! It really is very comfortable and didn't hurt the small of my bag considering I had a bottle of water sat there for the whole route.   Although it cost much more than I really wanted to pay for a running bag, having tried it I certainly think it's well worth the money and will be using for all my long runs. 

I noticed on Saturday that one of our run leaders had the same bag and I asked her about it. She said she has had it for a while and was singing its praises too. I think a few other ladies in the group were heading home to Google them!"

Claire G. Sept 2nd 2013


Fleetfoot II featured by Running Fitness Magazine

Proud to see Running Fitness Magazine featuring the "Gymwise II" womens backpack as a "HOT PRODUCT".

 

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Goddess II review by Alison L.

Here is a new Un-Abridged long term review of the Goddess II bag by  one of our customers, Alison L. 

We thought this was a good through review which tells a full story of her views on our bag, which we are happy to share.

"I promised to give you feedback on the GODDESS II Gym Bag.  Having used it almost every day now since it arrived on or about 21 January, so fast approaching 3months – I now feel suitably qualified to provide you with an ‘experienced user’ review :o).  

Styling

The look and style of the Goddess II is one of understated functionality.  It doesn’t attract comment or expressions of interest in the changing room.  This said, I find its appearance pleasing and easy on the eye.

Durability

The structure and composition of the Goddess II is extremely hardwearing.  However, the materials used do have the slight negative of making the Goddess heavier than my previous gym bags.  This is not a problem if you are hitting the gym by car, but if you do need to carry your kit on public transport, the extra weight may cause some issues.

Size

I find the size and dimensions pretty much perfect.  The Goddess carries well over the shoulder and fits easily into the average-sized locker.  I’m renowned for taking far more stuff than I need most places, including the gym, but even allowing for this I am able to fit lots of kit into the Goddess with room to spare.

Design & Functionality

The design of the Goddess clearly has functionality at its heart, and for me it ticks all the boxes in this department.  There is a compartment for everything you can think of, but not in a ‘pockets-for-pockets-sake’ way.  Plus, it is easy to find what you are looking for, once you become used to packing and using the Goddess to suit your own style and needs.

Price

The GODDESS II is without contest the most expensive gym bag I have ever owned.  Is it worth it?  If you are a regular gym-goer and like to be ultra-organised, then absolutely YES.  If you gym-it on an ad hoc basis, and don’t need a level of organisation that boasts ‘a place for everything and everything in its’ place’, then NO.  It’s a definite thumbs-up and YES from me :o).  I like to rationalise every ‘expensive’ purchase I make by dividing its price-tag by the amount of uses or wearings I get out of it.  Thus, for an initial outlay of £75, so far the Goddess has cost me the princely sum of £1.50 per workout in the 3 months since I bought it.  At this rate, after a year of continued regular use the cost will be as low as 38p per visit, considerably less than the price of the double espresso I have before my workouts to spur me on!! 

With best wishes,

Ali

:o)"


Goddess II review by Diary of a Fashionista blog

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The 2012 Women's Running Magazine Awards

2012 running womens accesory silver winner
Tremendously Proud to have been given advance notice that Womens Running Magazine have - after testing masses of products from many different brands - awarded Workplay bags a Silver Award for Best Running Accessory of 2012.  This is an open letter "Thank you" to all the women who bought this bag, used it and made it into their "go too" bag for running, speed walking and even biking.

Fleetfoot II featured by Womens Running Magazine

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Fleetfoot II review by Pretty Fit blog

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Fleetfoot II featured by Body Fit Magazine

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Fleetfoot II review by Fairweatherrunner blog


Goddess II review by Life Coach Mollie M.


Fleetfoot II review by From Snickers to Maraton blog

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Fleetfoot II review by Red Wine Runner blog


Goddess II review by Sports Insight magazine UK

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FleetFoot II featured by Running Free magazine UK

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FleetFoot II featured by Warrior Women Running blog

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FleetFoot II review by Runners World magazine

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Gymwise II review by Diary of a Dashinista blog

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FleetFoot II review by Life Coach Mollie M.

http://www.ptmollie.com/2012/04/product-review-workplays-fleetfoot-ii.html


Mercury review by The Moment Magazine

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Goddess II review by Sportsister blog

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