The 13 Best Carry-On Tote Bags
In the United States alone, there were 1.47 billion trips for leisure purposes in 2019, according to the U.S. Travel Association. As an integral part of this travel trend, the global luggage market is projected to reach a staggering $67.4 billion by 2025, as stated by Grand View Research.
A key contributor to this growth is the carry-on tote bag. With 46% of travelers reporting that they exclusively use carry-on bags (according to a survey by travel site Skyscanner), the importance of a reliable, functional, and stylish tote bag cannot be overstated.
Today, we will dive into the world of carry-on tote bags and introduce you to the 13 best options on the market, designed to cater to every kind of traveler, from the weekend jet-setter to the savvy business professional.
1. Madewell - The Transport Weekender
This carry-on tote bag from Madewell is made from premium leather that only gets better with age. The roomy interior compartment can comfortably fit a laptop, a change of clothes, books, and other travel essentials. It features both short and long straps for versatility, and it's sleek enough to double as a work bag when you're not on the road.
2. Travelpro - Maxlite® 5 Women's Tote
For those in need of a compact yet roomy tote, Travelpro's Maxlite® 5 Women's Tote is an excellent choice. It is made of high-density, water-repellant fabric that is both durable and lightweight. The bag features a quick-access front flap with a built-in organizer for smaller items and a padded laptop pocket.
3. Patagonia - Black Hole® Gear Tote
This rugged and highly weather-resistant gear tote protects your essentials from rough handling and miles of travel. Made of durable, 100% recycled polyester with a TPU-film laminate and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish, this tote will endure any travel adventure you embark on.
4. Peak Design - Travel Tote Bag
The Peak Design Travel Tote Bag stands out due to its clever design and incredible versatility. Made from a 100% recycled 400D weatherproof shell, this bag is perfect for photographers or travelers who carry tech gadgets.
5. L.L.Bean - Boat and Tote, Open-Top
L.L.Bean's Boat and Tote is a classic that stands the test of time. Made from heavy-duty cotton canvas, this tote can hold a substantial amount of weight, and it's perfect for those who appreciate a timeless, rugged aesthetic.
6. Rains - Weekend Bag
This minimalist, waterproof bag from Rains is perfect for weekend getaways. It features a spacious main compartment, sturdy webbing handles, and a detachable shoulder strap.
7. Béis - The Weekend Travel Tote
Created by actress Shay Mitchell, this Béis tote is as stylish as it is functional. It features a laptop sleeve, a trolley sleeve, a removable shoulder strap, and a bottom compartment for shoes or dirty clothes.
8. Filson - Twill Medium Duffle Bag
The Filson Twill Medium Duffle Bag is perfect for those who want a reliable, long-lasting carry-on. Made from water-repellent twill and bridle leather, it's as rugged as it is beautiful.
9. Knomo - Mayfair Luxe Maddox Tote
A chic, practical solution for modern professionals, this tote bag offers a padded laptop section, RFID protection, and a full-grain leather touch that adds a luxury feel.
10. Baggallini - Avenue Tote
Made from lightweight, water-resistant nylon, this tote bag is perfect for organizing your belongings with its multifunctional compartments, including a padded laptop pocket.
11. Caraa - Studio Bag
A tote, a crossbody, a backpack – Caraa's Studio Bag is a shape-shifter that adapts to your needs. It's made of waterproof nylon and has enough compartments for all your essentials, even a separate one for shoes.
12. Samsonite - Mobile Solution Classic Carryall
If you want a blend of elegance and functionality, consider this Samsonite carryall. It features a water-resistant coating, a laptop sleeve, and a smart sleeve to attach it to your luggage.
13. YETI - Camino Carryall 35
This durable, all-purpose bag is designed to withstand harsh environments, making it perfect for outdoor adventures. With its easy-to-clean, puncture-resistant material, it is as practical as it is rugged.
Author: Seuruyalvi - Chief Designer
My name is Seuruyalvi, as the chief designer at ZORNNA, I am responsible for overseeing the creative direction of the brand, from conceptualization to final product design.