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10 Must-Have Bags For You To Travel In Comfort And Style

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Cheng Sim  •  May 05, 2017

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You can’t travel from one city to another without a bag and that’s a fact. Whether you’re flying off for a business trip or taking the train for a weekend getaway, you need a reliable bag to carry a piece of home with you. Credit: Giphy Some bags are catered to different types of vacation and travellers. If you’re looking for a bag that feels right around your shoulders, you might find the one among these adventure-worthy bags.

Backpacks

1. Osprey Farpoint 70
Credit: Osprey Europe When Osprey said that the Farpoint 70 will have you covered from the Buenos Aires streets to Andes foothills, they weren’t kidding. Designed for trekking, it’s the backpack you need to keep your hiking gears safe and secured while you traverse the grassy and rocky terrains.
Credit: Osprey Packs Features Material: 210D Nylon Mini Hex Diamond Ripstop Main features: Large panel zip, stowaway back panel, front compression straps, and padded handles Perfect for: Hiking and trekking Price: USD168.90 - USD200 on Amazon Website
2. The North Face Borealis
Credit: The North Face Does weekend escapades thrill you more than a full week adventure? The North Face’s Borealis backpack might just be the one you’re looking for. The new and improved version comes with a 28-liter volume and multiple compartments, so you can stow your clothes, essentials, and even your laptop. 
Credit: The North Face Features Material: 210D Cordura nylon mini-ripstop Main features: 28-liter volume backpack, easy-to-access pockets,  padded laptop/tablet sleeve, and FlexVent suspension system Perfect for: Weekend trips and light adventures Price: USD47.99 - USD151.04 on Amazon Website

Crossbody

3. Fossil Piper Toaster Crossbody
Credit: Fossil If you prefer to keep things light and breezy as you explore a foreign city, tone it down with a cross-body such as this Fossil Piper Toaster bag. Comes with dual zippered compartments to keep your travel essentials and passport organised, it is also gorgeously enveloped with soft pebbled leather.
Credit: Fossil Asia Features Material: Leather Main features: Dual zippered compartments, easy-to-access pocket, and adjustable shoulder strap Perfect for: City tours and day trips Price: USD110.40 on Amazon Website
4. AmeriBag Healthy Back Bag
Credit: AmeriBag The reason why AmeriBag calls this the Healthy Back Bag is because of its ergonomic design that mimics the shape of your spine. It reduces the pull and tugs on your back, neck, and shoulders, so you can enjoy your day trip comfortably. Another thing we love about the Healthy Back Bag is the water resistant feature that keeps your belongings dry at all times. 
Credit: AmeriBag Features Material: Distressed nylon Main features: Machine washable and water resistant material, ergonomic design, zippered compartments, and cleverly designed pockets Perfect for: City tours and day trips Price: USD50.80 on Amazon Website

Duffle Bag

5. The North Face Base Camp Duffle
Credit: The North Face Do you have a weekend getaway or a camping trip scheduled in your calendar? Go ahead and pack your belongings into The North Face’s Camp Duffle. Designed with a laminate exterior for durability, this one comes with a massive 71-liter volume compartment. It is also built with a separate space that is ideal for shoes and laundry.
Credit: The North Face Features Material: 1000D phthalate-free TPE fabric laminate Main features: 71-liter volume backpack, zippered compartments, rugged construction with water resistant Base Camp material, and detachable and adjustable shoulder straps. Perfect for: Short weekend getaways and camping Price: USD80.35 - USD195.01 on Amazon Website
6. Herschel Gorge Duffle
Credit: @herschelsupply on Instagram Designed with light travelling in mind, the Herschel Gorge Duffle bag comes in the perfect size to store your important belongings. While you fill up the roomy compartment with clothes and toiletries, this duffle bag also comes with a signature shoe compartment to keep them separately.
Credit:  Herschel Supply  Features Material: Custom nylon fabric Main features: Durable and water-resistant custom nylon fabric, reinforced webbing carry handles, signature shoe compartment, and removable shoulder strap. Perfect for: Light travel or short trips Price: USD115.68 on Amazon Website

Anti-Theft

7. Pacsafe Venturesafe Anti-Theft Bags
Credit: @pacsafeofficial on Instagram If safety is just as important as functionality, Pacsafe’s Venturesafe series is a range that aces both requirements. While assigning plenty of storage for your essentials, the Venturesafe bags come with cool safety features such as a locking system that deter pickpockets and an eXomesh slash guards that is slash-proof.
Credit: @pacsafeofficial on Instagram Depending on the type of travelling, the Venturesafe range comes in carry-on travel packs, backpacks, shoulder bags, and tote bags. Price: USD69.95 - USD245.95 on Amazon Website
8. Travelon LTD Bags
Credit: Travelonbags USA You can definitely travel with ease when you’re out and about with a Travelon LTD bag. Every piece in the LTD series is equipped with various safety features such as slash-resistant body panels, locking compartments, slash-resistant straps, and RFID blocking slots and pockets.
Credit: Travelonbags USA With designs that cater to both genders, you can find a favourite from their selections of tailored bags, boho bags, concealed carry bags, and much more. Price: USD50 - USD116 on Amazon Website

Totes

9. Herschel Bamfield Tote
Credit: Herschel Supply While the Herschel Bamfield Tote bag is essentially made for leisurely excursions, it can also double as a shopping bag catering to your street market visits. If you’re a fan of Herschel, you would know this bag will serve its purpose as a staple for style and function.
Credit: @herschelsupply on Instagram Features Material: Herringbone twill fabric Main features: Spacious main compartment, internal and external storage, reinforced webbing carry handles, and internal hanging storage pocket. Perfect for: Leisure excursions and shopping Price: USD74.99 on Amazon Website
10. Cuyana Classic Leather Tote
Credit: Cuyana If you have a bigger budget to splurge on a beautiful tote bag, Cuyana’s classic leather tote bag is the one we love. Shaped with a very laid-back and lightweight silhouette, it is designed with gorgeous Italian leather complete with a spacious compartment for work and weekend trips.
Credit: @beccarisa on Instagram Features Material: Italian leather Main features: Pebbled Italian leather complete with zippered compartment and twin shoulder handles. Perfect for: Work trips or weekend getaways Price: USD175 on Cuyana Website Nothing truly encapsulates a traveller’s personality more than the bags they carry. Whether you fancy backpacks or cross-body bags while you’re on the move, we hope this list will help to pick the right one for your next adventure.