One of the things that I’ve learned over the years is the art of packing. While this takes time, the first step in becoming a pro at packing (and quickly at that) is having the right kind of travel bag. I have countless suitcases, travel totes and backpacks – all of which serve a purpose. Here are my picks for the best travel bags on the market to fit any of your travel needs. (Note: Be sure to turn off your ad blocker to see content below.)
I typically carry a travel tote on the airplane. Totes are easy to travel with on airplanes because it makes getting through airport security simple to take any necessary items out. I’m often seen pictured with my Street Level bag because I take it with me on literally every trip. I love that it’s reversible so I can use it for different outfits. I’m also a huge fan of canvas totes because they are easy to clean. If you prefer a more oversized tote, check out this one in tan or this two-toned tan and gray one.
Everyone needs a duffel. There is no argument with that. I use a duffel for weekend getaways and also bring an easy-to-pack duffel with me on vacation for any extra items I pick up while traveling that don’t fit in my suitcase. For a more luxurious look, try this sleek black duffel or this faux leather duffel from Sole Society.
While duffels and totes are great for the travel process, once you arrive at a destination, I’m a huge fan of backpacks and crossbody bags. When hitting the trails or heading out for a long day shooting with all my camera equipment, I prefer to carry a backpack like this one from Herschel as pictured above. For a crossbody bag, I like this minimalistic, black nylon one or this classic ‘Voyageur’ bag from Tumi.