The 10 Best Travel Bags

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This wiki has been updated 20 times since it was first published in March of 2018. A travel bag needs features that are ready for whatever your sojourns may throw at it, like tough materials that can stand being overstuffed with souvenirs and tossed around by TSA, thoughtful compartments to help you stay organized, and comfortable carrying options so you don't feel weighed down after a long day. We selected models to meet those requirements in a variety of styles and sizes. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Ibagbar Rucksack

2. Samsonite Tote Sling

3. Plambag Canvas Duffle

Editor's Notes

May 13, 2020:

We made our selection of items with serious travelers in mind, meaning we only chose bags that will stand the test of time and many adventures, and which are smartly designed with the organizational needs of on-the-go consumers in mind.

When it comes to durable materials, the Plambag Canvas Duffle and the Ibagbar Rucksack both caught our attention, due to their high-density canvas construction. We also appreciated the Perry Ellis 22" for its protective feet that keep the base safe from wear and tear, and it didn't hurt that this option can hold two basketballs, making it a great gym bag, too. The Jadyn B 22-Inch Women's Weekender Duffel lost its place because its materials aren't very durable.

The ability to hold a good deal of belongings was a priority, so we like the generous storage capacity of the Bluboon Overnight 831 and the Eddie Bauer Bygone 45L. On that note, we removed the Baggallini Weekender Tote as it can't accommodate much stuff.

As for models that help travelers keep their items tidy, the Hook & Albert Twill Gen. 2 stood out because of its garment holder, while we eliminated the EverVanz Oversized Duffel because it lacked organizational compartments for major items.

Since carrying an empty bag can be a nuisance, we appreciated that the Osprey Packs UL Stuff Duffel and the Samsonite Tote Sling both pack down into about the size of a fist when empty.

Special Honors

The Hammacher Schlemmer Widemouth Leather Weekend Carryon Bag The Widemouth Leather Weekend Carryon Bag has, as its name promises, a large opening that remains expanded on its own for easy packing and viewing of your belongings. In addition to two large outer and one large inner zippered pocket, it also has pen and card slots so those important items don't get lost at the bottom of the bag. It also features a comfortable, removable shoulder strap and self-repairing zippers, and boasts a lifetime guarantee.

Dagne Dover Landon Carryall XL The Dagne Dover Landon Carryall was made with the busy traveler in mind. It has two removable bags - a zippered mesh pouch that's ideal for small items and a shoe bag - as well as a zippered laptop compartment to keep your device safe. The neoprene luggage handle sleeve will slide over your spinner, making it easy to consolidate your belongings, and the exterior slip pocket lets you quickly grab essentials like an ID or phone.

4. Perry Ellis 22"

5. Osprey Packs UL Stuff Duffel

6. Malirona Weekender

7. Hook & Albert Twill Gen. 2

8. Bluboon Overnight 831

9. Eddie Bauer Bygone 45L

10. Baosha HB-24

Brett Dvoretz
Last updated by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.

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