On this page you can take a nostalgic trip back to your younger days and rediscover the sports bag you used for school or college in the 70s and 80s, or even further back!

There are now hundreds of sports and gym bags available that are reminiscent of the bags everyone was using several decades ago. Some are authentic replicas, while others have a funky modern twist, and we've hand-picked all the best ones just for you!  

Adidas Bags

Back in my childhood, the most popular sports bag that was used for carrying just about everything we needed for a long day at school was an adidas messenger style bag. The most popular colour was, not surprisingly, red and white which reflected the amount of support for the big teams such as Man Utd, Liverpool and Arsenal. I am an Aston Villa supporter, so it has always been much more difficult to find bags in claret and blue!

It's amusing to see that retro style sports bags are now considered "cool" by today's school kids, and as old as it makes me feel, it's still very satisfying to know that I had several of the original bags during my school days back in the 70s and 80s. 

adidas Trefoil Backpack - Black, 30 x 44 x 17 cm, 17 ladidas Originals National Waist Pack Bag, Radiant Red/White, One SizeAdidas Trefoil Gym Drawtring BagWomen's Adidas Trefoil Casual Daypack BagAdidas Classic Backpack, Night MarineAdidas Trefoil Unisex Shoulder Bag, RedAdidas Trefoil White Unisex Shoulder BagBlue Adidas Originals Lunch Bag. Also available in grey and redAdidas Trefoil Duffle Sports Bag Holdall, Black


Dunlop Vintage Gym Holdalls

Dunlop Sport are a British company that have been making tennis and golfing equipment since 1910. These trendy Dunlop sports bags have a wonderful vintage style. They're made from a leather-look PU (which helps to keep the cost down) but they still look very authentic.

If you want to be ultra-fashionable, then turn up to your training session with a Dunlop gym bag and it will certainly be a conversation starter!

Dunlop Retro Gym Holdall Sports Weekend Barrel Shoulder Bag BlackBack to School Dunlop Navy Blue Retro Distressed leather look Holdall Shoulder Gym bag with Ecru trimDunlop Unisex-Adult Weekender Top-Handle Bags 20177 Black (Black/Beige), 46x25x25 cm (B x H x T)


Dunlop Messenger and Flight Bags

With a trendy leather look exterior, these retro-style bags will ensure that you really stand out from the crowd. We've picked out some favourties here, but you can see oodles more designs by selecting the links below.

Dunlop 2 Stripe Retro Despatch BagDunlop Faux Leather Messenger Bag, BlueDunlop Canvas Messenger Bag, Yellow and BlackDunlop Faux Leather Unisex Sports Messenger BagDunlop Original Sports Stripe Messenger Bag - Blu/WhiteDuns7050a Dunlop Perforated Red & White Trim Messenger Bag With Adjustable Shoulder StrapUnisex Stylish Messenger Bags Flash Flight Bag H29xW38xD12.5 cm (N, Black/Gold)Dunlop Perforated Logo Black One SizeDunlop GREEN FLASH Double Zip Shoulder Bag White & Green


Gola Sports Bags

The Gola bag was an iconic success back in the 70s, and the Redford is the style to go for for true retro coolness. T
here are oodles of fun colours and designs to choose from. Many of the designs look just like the originals from back in the day, with others having a modern twist, such as the Kolmio below.


Gola Redford Retro Inspired Sports Bag - Red/WhiteGola Classic Redford Messenger Nag, Red and WhiteOriginal Gola Redford Classic Retro 70s Messenger Shoulder Bag black/goldGola Hicks Chevron Gym/Beach Bag, Red, whiteand blueWomen's Gola Cross Body Bag, Rainbow Stripe DenimGola Redford Messenger Bag, Red, White and BlueGola Redford Retro Messenger Bag, Bottle GreenLadies Pink and White Retro Gola Messenger BagGola Classics Unisex-Adult Redford Cub 901 Messenger Bag CUB901 Reflex Blue/White


More Retro Bags that caught our eye...

Dr Who - Tardis Retro Sports BagLonsdale Cabin Flight Bag Lightweight Suitcase Accessories Blue/White One SizeBlack Commodore 64 Logo Gym Bag, DrawstringNintendon NES Controller Daypack Sports BagLonsdale Cruiser Leather Boxing Martial Arts Equipment Holdall BagBlack black Size:MAtari Japanese Logo Messenger BagSlazenger Unisex Retro Sports Bag White/BrownDisney Kids The Muppets Animal Retro BagRetro Style Shoulder Bag, big choice of coloursWalls Starship 4 Lolly Messenger BagZX Spectrum Heroes Gym BagSpace Invader Red Rucksack Backpack Bag