This is me walking from car to gym: I dig into a jacket pocket and pull out my earbuds, and if I'm lucky, only a grocery receipt, pen and parking pass tangled in the wires fall out in the parking lot.
Walking the dog, I have so much stuff in my pockets and hands that I wish fanny packs would make a comeback.
So when the Go Caddy arrived in Exercists-land, I took this thin little lightweight tote with pockets and water bottle holder for a test run.
It's the creation of a Florida woman who found regular gym bags too big, but without one, she got her exercise bending down in her Y's parking lot to retrieve everything she dropped.
My take: It's roomy enough for my gym needs. With keys, tissues and cell phone inside, the rubber-backed microfiber squashes small enough to fit in the junk bin of the treadmill -- or, with water bottle, stand in it. A small towel will fit inside.
It's also good for a walking the dog. Multiple compartments let me organize plastic bags, letters, cell, etc. and sling it over my shoulder. That would probably translate to short easy hikes. I like the security of a Velcro-close pocket, though I could go for a zipper on the pouch. I don't need the key clip.
A nod to the water bottle sleeve -- removable so the inside of the bag doesn't stay damp and gross. It's about $20 at the Go Caddy site and other retailers including Amazon.com
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