Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Fitness Finds - Gaston Luga Backpack for Gym + {Promo}

I've had my current Reebok gym bag for ages and I reckon it's time for a change. A chic change for something that doesn't just look like it's fit for the gym, but versatile enough to bring out and gai gai with too haha. Something that combines style with functionality...

And ta-dah! Here is my new gym bag, the Gaston Luga Clässic in Pink & Black #excitedmuch

Gaston Luga is a Swedish brand {I really like their metal name plate haha} and the bags aren't sold locally... you have to order in directly from Sweden {see below for my 15% OFF promo code!} but they have free DHL Express courier delivery to Singapore and you get 20% OFF as tax rebate {on top of my readers' discount} since we are not part of the EU.

It's made of strong & thick cotton canvas for durability and has a flap cover with 2 front leather straps held by strong magnets for easy access to the main compartment, which is doubly secured with a drawstring opening.

At 15L big, it's a pretty deep space that can hold all my shower accessories, extra clothes, gym shoes and gear like gloves, towel, skipping rope etc. If you have a laptop, you can use the big back pocket with a special laptop cushion to protect it on the go. It can fit a 13-15" device.

There’s definitely plenty of room for all your necessities, with some to spare.

There's also 2 smaller pockets inside for smaller belongings like keys, protein bars, headbands and loose change to keep everything well organised.

In the front there's also an outer zipper pocket under a smaller flap with leather buckle straps for closure where I put my mobile, EZ-Link card and iPod & earphones for easy access, and on the back there's also another hidden pocket for keeping items e.g. tickets, safe yet accessible.

The adjustable shoulder straps are also made of the same canvas material and I think if they were slightly wider and padded they would be more comfortable, especially when carrying a heavier load, but they still feel all right and probably look more stylish this way.

I'd have also liked if the canvas material had a water-resistant coating or if the inside of the bag was insulated to keep my stuff dry when it rains... would be very useful especially in our tropical climate where sometimes it can suddenly pour like crazy :P Nonetheless, the bag holds up pretty well even in light rain and since it's fabric material, it doesn't get damaged as easily as leather bags.

The canvas material is also easy-to-maintain and washing it requires minimal effort since you can just hand-wash with cold water and lay flat to dry.

The Clässic backpack reminds me of those vintage, rugged rucksacks which I like. It's minimalistic and as a classic design, goes well with almost any outfit, any time of the day. A very nice piece to add to my bag collection hehe.

I can be wearing just my gymwear, or a simple denim dress, or even a fancier outfit and it still doesn't look out of place. It’s reliable and practical, but at the same time stylish and chic.

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Gaston Luga Clässic backpacks also come in other basic, easy-to-match colours like Black & Black, Navy & Brown as well as Olive & Brown. Guys might prefer these colours more, compared to the Pink & Black, I reckon haha..

Oh, when I last checked yesterday, the website still lists Yellow Peacock and Red & Black but they are phasing out those colours and are unavailable... so sad because I really love the red bag!!

Anyway, if you're looking for a new gym bag, or a bag for school, hiking, or even work, do check this out on Gaston Luga's website. It costs S$299 but if you'll pay only S$203.32 after discounts from my promo code below, and tax rebate i.e. you save S$95.68!! Really excellent savings.. and if you use it as an everyday bag, pretty good value-for-money too.

Gaston Luga also sells other backpacks, tote bags, laptop bags, wallets and leather luggage tags. Have a look at their site for more product information and details.

Promo: Quote "haruka15" for 15% OFF for any Gaston Luga product from their website. Valid until Sunday, 31 Dec 2017. In addition, you get 20% instant tax rebate if you purchase outside EU!

Disclosure: This is a review for Gaston Luga Sweden. All opinions are my own.


Mrs. L said...

Such a great discount! Cute bag, and the shade of pink is so nice. Love your gym shorts!

Madeline Heng said...

The pink is super cute! From a fellow pink lover =D

Stacy said...

Looks good and it's just your style.

An Apel a Day said...

I love all the finds. What a fun backpack! I have to add that your socks are so cute!

Michelle at The Chill Mom said...

I thought I saw it being sold at Tokyo Hands, Suntec last week but I could be wrong. Nice and spacious bag. Suits you - sweet and tough at the same time! :)

--andy-- said...

Wow almost 30% discount, the gorgeous pink, and a bag which can fit into every function (indoor and outdoor). A good steal :)

cheers, Andy

Phoebe said...

Love the colour and it looks stylish. Definitely ease off the conventional look of a gym bag. Suits you very well too. :)


Shub said...

Beautiful bag. Multi-functional I must say. Color looks awesome too!

Shub from RainbowDiaries

Young Smarties said...

The minute the post loaded, i fell in love with the pink bag!! Plus with such a great discount, it is irresistible!
Not to forget, you look great with the bag ;)

Pooja Kawatra said...

I have in blue and brown colour love it totally with space and looks stylish too.

mylilbookworm said...

Both the husband and I love this bag too! We have the Classy one. Love it to it! Tough yet trendy and stylish!

Unknown said...

Stylish, functional and robust. Looks like a bag that can truly stand-out from the rest. Furthermore, it's Swedish. Don't think anyone can go wrong with this brand! Thanks for sharing!

Theresa Mahoney said...

It's such a cute bag! I do love that it can be dressed up or down and works either way. Sounds like the most perfect accessory!

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