The Best Travel Bags That'll Have You Running To Pack for Your Next Holiday
Planning a trip is always fun. Whether we're a vacation do-er (hi, itinerary built down to the minute) or be-er (hello, lounging by the pool with a strawberry daiquiri), a holiday always means we can hang up our responsibilities for a while and have a little moment to ourselves.
However, before we zip off like Audrey Hepburn on the back of Joe Bradley's Vespa in Roman Holiday, we must not forget an important step that Princess Ann clearly forgot: pack our bags! (Although, running through the streets of Rome with no plan doesn't sound too terrible, either.)
When it comes to packing, many of us will just dust off whatever's hiding in the depths of our closet. Others will take the opportunity to make a statement—and with the rise of many cool, direct-to-consumer companies in the last several years, this is easier than ever.
Looking for a suitcase or travel bag is serious business. We want something that lasts not only physically but also stands the test of style. Then there's the question of travel bags for smaller excursions. What's the best weekend travel bag? Which makeup bag will keep our little bottles organized instead of all jumbled up like Mama's sewing basket? Is there a golf travel bag that will get the clubs there in one piece?
We found the best, sturdy, practical (and stylish!) options for everything from the best travel backpack (made with recycled water bottles) to the best budget-friendly travel bag (spoiler: It's still excellent), and one that we're sure even Princess Ann wouldn't have forgotten if her luggage had been as lightweight and sophisticated as this. Here are the 15 best travel bags you can find on the internet. Now get packing!
- Best Overall Travel Bag: Arlo Skye Zipper Carry-On With Front Pocket
- Best Carry-On Travel Bag: Away Carry-On
- Best Budget-Friendly Travel Bag: Samsonite Omni 2 Hardside Expandable Luggage with Spinner Wheels
- Best Weekend Travel Bag: Vera Bradley Weekender Travel Bag
- Best Travel Backpack: Everlane ReNew 15-Inch Transit Backpack
- Best Travel Garment Bag: Away Garment Bag
- Best Travel Laptop Bag: Lo & Sons Seville Tote
- Best Travel Duffel Bag: Cuyana Triple Zipper Weekender
- Best Travel Makeup Bag: Away Cosmetics Bag
- Best Travel Toiletry Bag: Kate Spade Chelsea Whimsy Floral Travel Cosmetic
- Best Golf Travel Bag: Himal Soft-Sided Golf Travel Bag
- Best Sustainable Travel Bag: Paravel Aviator
- Best Kid's Travel Bag: GURHODVO Kid's Luggage
- Best Waterproof Travel Bag: Kånken Water Resistant Backpack
- Best Lightweight Travel Backpack: OZMAKE Ultra Lightweight Hiking Backpack