If you're training hard your gear's gonna get sweaty, but what do you do with that sweaty gear on the ride home?
Toss it in your backpack? Mmm... B.O.-laced nalgene... not to mention grossed out friends. (4-legged and otherwise)
Seal it up in a plastic bag? Your friends are protected, but your gear will stay wetter longer, and you'll pay the price when you get home.
Now there's a third option. Throw that sweaty gear in your Greatest Ultimate Bag's Iso ventilated compartment - seal it up when you're in close quarters, and unleash the beast while you're walking around.
Finally you can air out your gear, without grossing out your neighbors.