There are two pieces of essential equipment everyone needs to practice yoga, a yoga mat and a yoga bag to carry your stuff in. A good yoga bag will keep all of your items safe and secure when traveling and will be large enough to carry other accessories too. Yoga bags come in many different sizes, colors and styles. Some yoga bags are made of nylon, some are made of cotton, and others are made of environmentally friendly organic materials. You want one thatâ€™s sturdy enough to comfortably hold your mat and related accessories without risk of breakage. The nylon zippered variety of yoga bags has always been quite popular because they are very sturdy and easily transported. The cotton drawstring yoga bags are popular too. Cotton bags will usually have a strap to hold everything in place and the drawstring is quick and easy to operate. Plus, cotton bags are easy to care for and can be laundered right in your washing machine. Another popular style are journey bags or cargo bags, designed to carry extra large or extra heavy loads for those who also keep shampoo, soap, deodorant and other things in their bags. There are many different types of popular yoga bags that have pockets designed specifically for water bottles, and some are even insulated to keep drinks cold. Some of the other types of yoga bags can include over sized ones, deluxe ones, or fancy bags designed for overnight trips. There are even yoga bags made of leather and silk too. Whatever your yoga needs might be, there is a yoga bag available that will suit you perfectly. The YogaAddict Yoga Mat Bag "Supreme" With Pocket is an awesome bag - seriously! While it is intended for yoga, I find that it`s actually a multi-functional bag. The bag measures 28" Length x 8" Diameter and not only has a large compartment where the yoga mat would go, but also two zippered outside pockets as well as an open pouch that would be ideal for a water bottle or drink of your choice. The construction of the bag is quite durable and well made. It`s durable fabric is able to withstand any environment as well as daily commute to and from your practice. Other than Yoga I would honestly use this as a gym bag or day trip bag for myself. It`s compact compared to standard bags (as it`s meant for yoga), but still has a lot of room. I absolutely love this bag and it`s multi-functional use. High quality plus fairly priced is always a winner for me!