A tote bag is an incredibly versatile piece of luggage. It can be your every-day bag for when you are out and about exploring a new culture, your entire luggage collection for a weekend away, or an airline personal item for longer trips.
In our experience, a tote bag can be used as a stand-alone piece of luggage or as an as-needed second piece of luggage that can be collapsed and stored away when not in use. Below are our eight favorite tote bags in each category. Figure out which one works best for you and pack it up!
The Best Stand-Alone Tote Bag For Your Trip
These tote bags are fantastic pieces of luggage, either as a supplemental piece to your rolling bag or as your only piece of luggage for a shorter trip.
It comes with two sturdy handles and an adjustable over-the-shoulder strap. You can choose from five vibrant colors. The sturdy canvas material means it can hold up to anything your traveling throws at it!
It measures 15” x 11” x 6.3” and has two hand straps and an adjustable should strap. It comes in seven bright colors – so that you can pick something unique and ensure that your bag will not get lost among a see of black shoulder bags at the airport.
Choose this bag if you really want to have all of your belongings at your fingertips.
The entire bag measures 18.5” x 13” x 6” and comes in three stylish color combinations. If you want a secure main compartment, but easy-to-access exterior pockets, this is the bag for you.
The Best Supplemental Tote Bag For Your Travels
At some point it will happen to all of us, you pack perfectly for your trip, but then pick up some fantastic souvenirs along the way and cannot fit them into your luggage for your trip home. When that happens, make sure you have one of these collapsible tote bags stowed away somewhere so that you have extra luggage space ready and on-hand.
When unfolded, it measures 16” x 4” x 24”. When you come home with more than you left with, this bag is the perfect thing to have with you.
It comes in five natural colors and has two handles and an adjustable shoulder strap. It is very lightweight, weighing only 7.8 oz, and is a great thing to have with you as a supplemental personal item.
This tote bag consists of only one main compartment and comes in four compartments. It is made of durable polyester, which is water resistant and very sturdy.
It is made of breathable, durable, and waterproof nylon. It comes in eight bright and primary colors and has two sturdy shoulder straps. This is a great bag to have with you when you are shopping, traveling, or spending a day at the beach.
So gather up all of the belongings you never know where to put, and throw them into a tote bag!