Peek Inside the Ultimate Portland Gym Bag

These Portland-made essentials, from deodorant to dry shampoo, keep your workout looking—and smelling—fresh.

By Allison Jones September 21, 2015 Published in the October 2015 issue of Portland Monthly

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Image: Michael Novak

North St. Bags Alberta Daypack

Your exercise ensemble shows off your style—shouldn’t your carryall do the same? This bright, minimalist backpack will fit your shoes, a change of clothes, and all your post-workout gear. $99, northstbags.com

Mobot Foam Roll Water Bottle

Part hydration vessel, part post-workout muscle massage, this all-in-one mobility bottle is a favorite of the Portland Thorns. $65, mobotnation.com

Pacifica Beauty Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes

Get rid of makeup before you lift—and banish sweat when you’re through—with hydrating coconut water, exfoliating papaya, and calming aloe vera. $6, pacificabeauty.com

Portland Headband Co Track Star Headband

With a clever velvet lining to prevent slippage, these bands are hand-sewn by a local firefighter in a plethora of colors, widths, and prints. $14, portlandheadbandco.com

Bar Wonder Herbal Deodorant

Made by aromatherapy expert Vicki Seabrook, this stick deploys coconut oil, baking soda, cornstarch, probiotics, and essential oils to combat odors without the chemicals. $26, vickiseabrook.com

Weller Tribe Hand Sanitizer

A spritz from this handy spray bottle harnesses antibacterial essential oils like lime, wild orange, lavender, and eucalyptus, making your weights regimen a little less germy. $9.99, wellertribe.com

Rawdacious Rbars

These whole-food energy bars—packed with raw nuts, dried cherries and apricots, flaxseeds, and cacao nibs—will refuel you with just six grams of sugar. $20 for 10 bars, rawdaciousdesserts.com

Urban Oreganics Dry Shampoo

This post-workout powder will revive your coiffure with natural ingredients like organic arrowroot and oil-absorbing kaolin clay. $12, etsy.com/shop/urbanoreganics

The Portland Workout Playlist

Stream a collection of 15 local songs that will take you from warm-ups to sprints: pdxmonthly.com/tunes

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