Rolling suitcases and carry-on duffel bags are ideal options for travel. But when it comes to convenient grab-and-go travel gear, carryall tote bags are your best bet. They generally feature just one large compartment to throw all your stuff into, and they can fit anywhere. Therefore, if you are looking to keep a few electronic devices, accessories, and valuables close by and within hand reach while you are on the go, consider investing in a large tote shoulder bag as the perfect vacation and everyday companion.
The best travel tote bags are available in a myriad of styles, shades, and silhouettes. The thing is, it is easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices. So, we have cherry-picked a selection of excellent options for many carrying needs, looks, and budgets.
1. Victoria Tote
$399 AT ARDEN COVE
A roomy compartment that can fit a laptop up to 13 inches and a back trolley sleeve that slides over your luggage are just a couple of the reasons the Arden Cove’s Victoria Tote Bag took the top spot on our list. What this black sturdy tote bag really excels in is the super functional (and beautiful) microfiber front pocket that helps organize your gadgets and accessories. The best part? It is even convertible! Just add two wide straps or a long shoulder strap, and you can double it as a backpack, crossbody, or messenger bag.
2. Maddox Laptop Tote Bag - 15"
$246 AT KNOMO
This laptop tote bag is all about function and form. If you are a career woman who travels for work frequently or the kind of traveler who can’t part from their laptops, try this computer handbag. The natural canvas material with high-quality full-grain leather mixed together gives the bag a clean, simple look. It features a padded compartment that fits laptops up to 15 inches, helping protect your electronics from scratches, dirt, and other damage. Also, the RFID protected pocket and trusty zip closure keep your belongings safe and sound.
Made from waterproof and scratch-resistant oxford, we love the women’s travel tote bag from Bosidu for its minimalist aesthetic and functionality. It has three spacious compartments to keep your travel gear organized. Four side pockets can hold everything from your umbrella to water bottles to your sunglasses case in a snap. It also comes in several neutral shades like black and light gray if you try to avoid standing out.
4. Waterproof Tote Bag
$119 AT ORCA
If your trip involves adventure activities like camping, boating, and trekking, you should make sure all your essentials are well-protected from any weather-related incidents. This large tote shoulder bag’s waterproof feature will ease your worries about leaks and spills. Its large main compartment is divided into two sections, which are perfect for toting dry and wet items since one side includes a waterproof zip pocket. It has two elastic mesh pockets on the outside that make for easy access without digging around inside the bag.