The Best Travel Tote Bags for 2023


Totes bags are incredibly adaptable as travel bags or for day-to-day use due to their simple form. The selection can be done as a carry-on bag for a weekend excursion or load them with exercise equipment or schoolbooks and workplace materials. Nylon totes have the extra benefit of being weather and tear-resistant, you can style bags in many ways and there are a variety of styles to choose from to suit any budget.

Totes are trendy tote bags. wallet, passport, phone, headphones, iPad, book, sweater, water bottle, food, and even a travel pillow may all be stuffed into one large compartment. They're also fashionable without sacrificing functionality, durability, or comfort. 

The Cuyana Leather Zipper Tote is one of our favorites. It's simple, spacious, and light. If monochrome leather isn't the thing, have a look at the other options on our list. It is assured to find something like, from canvas beach bags to sporty nylon alternatives.

The best travel tote bags are listed here.

Cuyana Classic Structured Tote

Cuyana's streamlined shape and selection of stunning Italian leathers, from pearl grey to a corner office-worthy croc-embossed black, each completed with blush microsuede inside, are hard to match if one wants just a good leather tote bag. It is also possible to change the shape by knotting the internal ties on either side and pulling the bag's shape in towards the center. Despite the lack of a laptop pocket, the travel tote is spacious enough to accommodate the largest Mac laptop horizontally, as well as a case. Cuyana also makes inserts to put everything in one place if needs a bit more organization. 

Zooeass Waterproof Large Tote

This all-in-one travel tote has it all: a big main compartment, carefully arranged pockets (one for a phone, one for a wallet, two for documents, and even a zippered one at the bottom of the bag to keep an umbrella), and basic construction (the better to fit irregularly shaped goods) which kind of a personalized tote bag. Able to accommodate everything needed for long flights and probably have room to overpack. Furthermore, it can be wrapped up and stored in a suitcase thanks to its thin but sturdy nylon. 

Baggallini Legacy Avenue Tote

Nylon is ideal for travel because already is carrying so much that there is no need to add the weight of a hefty material dragging it down. The short straps can be worn in the hand, on the shoulder, or as a crossbody, shoulder bag, or travel duffels with the longer strap. We particularly appreciate the attention to detail, which includes five interior slip pockets, a flat bottom that keeps the bag straight when placed down, and a trolley sleeve for carrying it on the wheeled baggage. Plus, unlike many totes, the top features a zipper, making it difficult to steal the goods. 

Longchamp Le Pliage Neo Tote

For decades, Longchamp has been a go-to luxury brand, and this version of their signature Le Pliage stands out for its minimalist, modern structure, and rich red and navy-blue colors. The travel tote bag is almost exactly 12 x 12 x 7 inches and will accommodate everything required for a day out in town (even the laptop and tablet). Need to be careful not to leave it out in the rain for too long—the outside fabric is fragile in bad weather.

Related: The Top 5 Carry-On Air Travel Duffel Bags

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