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When it comes to travel bags, there are a lot to choose from. Classic suitcase? Roller bag? Backpack? Duffel? Bindle stick? There are quite a few options, and it can be a bit overwhelming. We’ve listed our very best travel bags and why we love them oh so much. Keep reading to get the scoop.
BEST TRAVEL CARRY-ON
The Away Bigger Carry-On is easily our favorite travel carry-on. It’s durable, easy to clean and can fit a ton of stuff. The inside is thoughtfully designed with a section for clothes and another for shoes and toiletries, a nylon laundry bag and a compression pad to allow for even more stuff. Bonus: it also includes an easily ejectable battery that can charge any USB device and it keeps your goods secure with a TSA-approved combo lock. They also have a lot of color options. Need less space? Opt for their classic carry-on. Need more space? They offer medium and large sizes. Get a $20 credit when you use this link to make your first order on Away.
BEST TRAVEL BACKPACK & DUFFLE
The Tom Bihn Aeronaut 45 is a good-looking solid choice that you can use multiple ways. Carry it as a duffle or shoulder bag, or use the zip-away shoulder straps to carry it on your back so you’re able to hop off the plane and immediately go explore your travel destination. It fits a lot of stuff and there are many compartments to keep all that stuff organized. With Tom Bihn bags, you have a lot of options to customize them based on your style and needs. We highly recommend adding on the clever packing cubes because they are sized perfectly to make for super-efficient packing. There are a ton of color options too. Watch this video to ooh and ahh over the number of items you can pack into the Aeronaut 45 and it’s smaller sibling the Aeronaut 30.
BEST TRAVEL CHECKED LUGGAGE
Popular blogger Oh Joy! and CALPAK joined up to create fun and colorful rolling suitcases that will bring a smile to everyone who sees them gliding down the conveyor belt. Sizes include carry-on, medium and large. The latter is surprisingly lightweight even though the interior compartments are huge and can hold a lot of stuff. It is incredibly easy to zip around the airport thanks to the eight 360-degree spinner wheels. The interior is as beautiful as the exterior. A rainbow stripe print welcomes you when you unzip the expandable suitcase, along with two separate packing compartments, a mesh accessory pocket and a removable clear pouch. Not really into confetti? You’re in luck! There are other options including floral and sunset.
BEST TRAVEL PURSE
There’s a reason you continue to see Longchamp’s Le Pliage Large Nylon Shoulder Tote all over the place. This classic bag is spacious, sturdy and zips perfectly close to keep all your goodies safely inside. It’s great for traveling because it folds down into a small size when you don’t need it and easily expands when you do. It doubles as a great beach bag too since it’s fully lined and easy to clean. There are a lot of fun colors to choose from including this Sunshine Yellow.
Melody Lowe is the Director of Content & Strategy for Blender Networks, Inc. When she’s not managing blogs for FitMinutes, The-E-Tailer, Cartageous, InStyleRooms, NurturedPaws & Shoelistic, she’s rearranging her bookcase at home in Culver City, CA, getting her fix of breakfast tacos and Topo Chicos in her hometown of Austin, TX with her fiancé and rescue dog or managing her own blog, Mustache Melrose.