Performance Duffel

4.93 out of 5 based on 20 customer ratings
(20 customer reviews)


Conquer Anything
An inspired workhorse that carries all of your gear. And then some.

You won’t be leaving anything behind while conquering your next fitness adventure.

Comes with FREE Fit Pocket washable insert.

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Product Description

Our best selling bag got even better. The Performance Duffel is designed to carry everything so you can conquer anything. Immense interior capacity, two exterior shoe pockets, laptop and tablet storage, and, of course, antimicrobial product protection to resist the formation of bacterial odor.

Key Features
  • Sanitized-Infused antimicrobial product protection resists the formation of bacterial odor, inside and out.
  • Two flexible exterior water bottle pockets.
  • Padded shoulder strap and two top carry handles.
  • Exterior pocket for a laptop and tablet storage.
  • Immense capacity features 43 litres of storage volume.
  • Water-resistant base protects the interior from moisture.
  • Laser-cut venting for your bag to breathe, ventilate, and stay healthy.
  • Large exterior pocket on each end holds a pair of men’s size 12 shoes.
  • Comes with a Fit Pocket washable insert in Titanium.

Additional information

Weight 1.9 lbs
Dimensions 11.5 × 22.2 × 11.4 in

2,624 cu in / 43 L

Antimicrobial Product Protection

Inside and Outsite

Lining Content

Wipeable Polyester


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20 reviews for Performance Duffel

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I swim mornings and use this bag to haul my swim equipment to/from practices as well as a change of clothes and shoes for work as well as hairdryer, etc. Love all the packets to organize things. I use the fit pocket that comes with the bag to hold my wet swim suit and purchased two additional fit bags for other gear. Great bag.

  2. 5 out of 5


    *to be added to the end of the review I just submitted*
    This bag, and the amount of quality that went into it, is honestly in a league of it’s own.

  3. 5 out of 5


    The true value of this bag is how much it can hold, without being overly cumbersome and bulky. For reference, I can fit more in the performance duffel than my large rectangular generic gym bag. All the while saving space with a much smaller footprint.
    I truly appreciate the thought that went into making this bag so efficient and sleek.
    My girlfriend stopped bringing her gym bag because all her stuff fits into mine.
    It fits:
    -2 full size blender bottles
    -a pair of clunky olympic lifting shoes
    -a 10mm powerlifting belt w level
    – tupperware container of chalk
    -pair of lockjaw collars
    -2 pairs of wrist wraps
    -assorted bands, hip circle, slingshot
    -full change of clothes including hoodies/sweaters
    -tablet and log book
    -2 pairs of earbuds
    -mini tripod, mouthguard,
    -wallet, phone, keys, etc

    My bag is the discontinued version/before the updated model with the handle strap at the top. I’m sure this current model is has even better features I haven’t even seen yet!

  4. 5 out of 5


    I absolutely love this bag! It holds everything I need to hit the gym, or for a weekend getaway. I am a spin instructor and can fit my size 10 women’s spin shoes in the one of the shoe compartments. I use the other one to put my sweaty clothes in after my work out. They’re great because they keep the stinky, wet stuff out of the main compartment. I also love the pockets for my tablet and my phone. They fit perfectly on the side and are very protected. The water bottle pockets are awesome, too! I use one for my big water bottle, and the other for snacks and stuff. I like to carry my performance duffel cross body, so the adjustable straps make it easy to carry this bag any way you like. The interior is spacious, even with my using both shoe compartments. This is the best gym bag I have ever owned. I’ll never go back to another brand!

  5. 5 out of 5


    My husband and I love using our performance duffel as a weekender bag for 2-7 day trips! It fits a remarkable amount of stuff and items stay organized and clean. I love the peace of mind of having a clean bag- especially on the bottom where it can get grimy in NYC. The shape/size works well for both of us who are different sizes and it fits in perfect on overhead compartments on trains and planes. We have even used this in the past as a picnic/beach bag as it is so convenient- much more than a gym bag!

  6. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This is the mother of all gym bags. It’s very large & holds all my gear. My size 11 shoes fit easily in the side pockets. I usually bring a full set of casual clothes to the gym & everything fits. The Free FitPocket is ideal for keeping my shower stuff away from my dry clothes. I’ve even taken this on the plane & it fits well in the overhead!

  7. 5 out of 5


    After owning a locker pack, I decided to give the Performance duffel a try and Apera did not disappoint. They definitely make the best bags I’ve ever owned.

  8. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Seriously the best gym bag ever. Love the interior zip bag for sweaty items, keeps them away from clothes yet not soaking wet like a plastic bag. The compartments are great for alll my gym stuff and the vented areas made sure the bag doesn’t get smelly. And it’s really good looking. Well worth the price.

  9. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This is my favorite bag. It holds everything and anything I put in it and is light-weight, easy to manage and a pleasure to use.

  10. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    i love the bag and it is used daily and for travel as well…..the only issue that I have found to be less than perfect has been the outside stretch pockets…they seem to wear out fast and have started to tear…..

  11. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Purchased for my daughter as a present and she loves this bag, carries her change of clothes and the off to work after her early morning workout.

  12. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I just received my bag and I couldn’t be happier. I was searching for a duffle with separate shoe compartments and the capacity to handle everything I take to the gym. This bag is it. Besides capacity, the bag has plenty of interior and exterior pockets to place additional accessories. The separate dirty/wet bag keeps my sweaty gym clothes away from everything else I have in the bag.

    I like the quality and design of the bag. Tough material and quality stitching. The shoulder strap is well padded.

    Beyond the quality and design of the bag, I must discuss the customer service at Apera. This company and customer service staff are first class. I can tell you I will continue to purchase product from this company because of the customer service. I also find their support of the Special Olympics to be an excellent cause.

    Keep doing what you do Apera.

  13. 5 out of 5


    I have one of your older bags. It still is in great condition. I just found your new bag. Hooked again.

  14. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    When it comes to customer service, real-human-friendly interaction, and customer response – this company sets the gold standard. No outsourcing. No automation. FINALLY someone “gets” that a great retail experience begins online, not in a store. The quality of the bags is great. It wasn’t for me, to be honest. Nothing was substandard by any means. It just wasn’t my style. Buy with confidence! These folks stand behind you in every way

  15. 5 out of 5


    This is a great bag for people who need to keep a lot of clothing and equipment well organized and separated.

    I got this bag several months ago because I needed a bag large enough to handle the various clothing and equipment I use for long cycling days in the mountains of Colorado. If you’re a cyclist, then you know that changeable weather, especially in the spring and fall, means packing a lot of stuff in your car. I’ve never found a bike bag that would allow me to keep things organized and easily findable. Most are just large duffel bags that force you take everything out as you search for that one thing you’re looking for.

    This bag provides intelligent organization. I can keep cold weather gear (arm warmers, leg warmers, long-fingered gloves — vest) — in one compartment, which has dividers so it’s easy to find things without pulling everything out. Shoes easily fit in the pockets at either end of the bag. The helmet easily goes in the main compartment (or easily straps to the outside), and a zippered inner pocket allows me to keep nutrition and other essentials in their own place.

    The two water bottle pockets on the exterior means that I don’t forget my bottles as I load the car.

    Great bag for those who carry a lot but need it to be well organized.

  16. 5 out of 5


    After purchasing my Apera Performance Duffel I immediately realized this bag was one of the best on the market. The quality of the bag is superb and the shoulder strap is comfortable to carry even if my bag is on the heavier side. I was able to pack my bag with a workout outfit, my outfit for work, both running shoes and high heels along with all my toiletries and hair dryer. I loved the bag on the inside that I could put my sweaty clothes in from the gym and also the other pockets were useful for my brush and hair products. This bag is the perfect size providing space for everything I need when I go to the gym or even a weekend trip. If you do not own an Apera bag you have to get one as soon as possible! I cannot wait to purchase more bags from Apera in the future. It will now be an essential in my daily routine!

  17. 5 out of 5


    I have the first version of the Performance Duffel, which I have used almost every day for 4 years. Before – I ran around in ‘bag lady style’ – different bag for all my different things. Fortunately, Apera happened and all my gear fit into one super comfortable and completely functional bag. Laptop, shoes, make up bag, change of clothes, swim gear, food – all of it fits. The first thing I noticed when I got my new duffel, is that it’s lighter. All the other features are carried over and great with a few great updates! I get comments and compliments everywhere I go with it. Best part I have yet to mention – it never picked up the scent of a ‘gym bag’. It withstood hundreds of days where my sweaty shoes and gear were tossed around in there, prevailing – sweat scent free! I can’t say enough good things about it. Worth every penny!

  18. 5 out of 5


    I travel a lot for business and most trips are 2-3 days. The performance bag is exactly what I’ve been looking for. I can pack all the clothes and shoes I need for those days and still have room for my computer. It fits great in a over head compartment and I know it is clean because of the antimicrobial protection. Great bag Apera!!

  19. 4 out of 5


    This is, hands down, the best bag I have ever owned. The bag itself is really light weight, so the only weight I am carrying around is just what I put in it. I am able to put a pair of spin shoes in one of the shoe compartments. I use the other compartment to stash all my sweaty clothes after the work out. Inside, I have plenty of room for my work out towel, a change of clothes, a fit pocket full of toiletries, and another fit pocket full of hair and make up repair goods! The interior pockets keep everything organized, so I know exactly which pocket has my electrolyte tablets, and which one has my weight lifting gloves. The exterior pockets house my iPad, cell phone and all my little ‘extras’. I use one of the water bottle pockets for my (big) bottle of water, and the other for my shaker or protein powder. It’s super efficient! I’m telling you, if you need a spacious bag for work out or travel, and you need it to be organized – this is the bag for you! Plus, it doesn’t stink! Like, ever. My gym clothes may reek, but the bag stays clean and healthy – and NOT stinky! It’s crazy! Such a smart design. I highly recommend!!!

  20. 5 out of 5


    I own the first version of this bag and love this second iteration even more. The fact they added a new laptop and tablet storage area is incredible. Now I can take this bag to work and keep my computer with my workout gear. Before I was having to keep it in a separate bag and that was a hassle. Plus the two top handles (not found on the previous version) make it easy to pick up in a hurry. Thanks, Apera, for continuing to improve an already perfect product!

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