A good tote bag is one of the most versatile tools in a traveler’s packing arsenal. Travel totes can hold all your stuff, fit pretty much anywhere, and come in all shapes and sizes to suit your style. Plus, if you need to push the envelope on how big your personal item can be, there’s no better bag to rock than a travel tote bag. Here are some of my favorite tote bags for travel that will totally come in handy on your next trip.

Betabrand Big Travel Tote




For a travel tote bag that can do the heavy lifting for you, look no further than Betabrand’s Big Travel Tote. This three-in-one bag can convert from tote to crossbody to backpack and has eight pockets, including a padded laptop sleeve and shoe compartments. Despite how big it looks, you should have no problem fitting this bag under the seat in front of you, so all you maximalists out there can still count on your carry-on for the rest of your stuff.

Sutton Shoulder Tote




Puffy bags like the Sutton Shoulder Tote are not just for show; they blend function and fashion by offering your items a little extra protection. This travel tote is the best choice for the traveler who isn’t checking a bag and needs to fit stuff a few more pieces of clothing in their personal item. 

Lo & Sons Overnight Bag


Lo & Sons


If you’re packing as much as possible into your personal item, the Overnight Bag from Lo & Sons will have your back on everything from weekend trips to weeklong vacations. Lightweight and super functional, it has a place for your laptop, shoes, and more with plenty of color options to choose from.

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