16 summer travel bags for everything from road trips to island getaways
You’ve worked hard year-round, survived a brutal winter, and now it’s time to enjoy some awesome summer travel. You already know the best places to travel, and read up on all the smart packing hacks, but there’s still the dilemma of finding a travel bag that’s both fashionable and functional.
While summer clothes take up less space and short vacays require less pieces, it’s still tricky finding a bag that’s spacious without being bulky. Luckily, retailers have no shortage of options to meet every summer travel need, whether you’re going away for the weekend or a couple of weeks. The 16 picks below range from bold summer hues, to timeless styles, to options that even have secret compartments for all of your precious goods.
1Ban.Do Available for Weekend Duffle Bag
The bag says it all. Cheers to the frickin’ weekend and catching flights.
2Calpak Stevyn Palm Leaf Duffel
This is the ideal bag to bring along for any tropical vacay. The bottom compartment can store your sandals or toiletries.
3Kohl’s Printed Duffel Bag
Show off your love off all things rainbows, glitter, and unicorns with this carry-on. Lug it around by the handles or via the cross-body strap.
4Bueno of California Ostrich Weekender Bag
The color and material just screams luxe, but it’s only 50 bucks.
5Draper James Totes Y’All Vanderbilt Tote
For the gifted people who pack super light, this adorable bag is totes for you. The interior has equally stylish red and white stripes.
6Target A New Day Canvas Weekender Bag
On the other hand, if you live by a more is more motto when it comes to packing, add this roomy tote to your shopping cart.
7Sole Society Laci 2 Weekender
While bright colors are great for summer, you can never go wrong with sleek black and contrasting straps.
8Rothco Extended Weekender Canvas Bag
For those trips when you know you’ll be outdoors roughing it, try a sturdy canvas like this one. The genuine leather accents are icing on the cake.
9Modcloth Back to Pack Weekender
Look at that vibrant teal! This is the type of bag you have to show off, so just go ahead and book your next getaway.
10Lilly Pulitzer Getaway Packable Tote Bag
We love a good fashion moment but we also live for function. This tote actually zips up and folds into itself, making it perfect to pack along in your suitcase when you might need an additional tote (i.e. after you’ve done a ton of shopping).
11Madden Girl Floral Nylon Bag
You know that person who’s always holding up the line because they can’t find their wallet or passport in their bag? This tote has five exterior pockets so everything you need is within reach.
12Mark & Graham Commuter 2-in-1 Garment Bag
On the outside, it’s just a duffel bag. But it actually folds down flat to reveal a garment bag. Genius! Take this on your next trip when you want to keep any work shirts or beachside wedding attire a bit less wrinkled.
13OMG! Accessories Frenchie Glitter Duffel
How can you not say awww at this bag? Be prepared for strangers to ask, “Where did you get that?”
14Ban.Do Work It Out Gym Bag
While it’s technically a gym bag, it’s also great for a weekend trip.
15Boarding Pass Lifestyle Carryall
It may look like another cute barrel-shape bag, but it has two unique features. The exterior is waterproof while there’s a secret serene image hiding inside.
16Old Navy Canvas Weekender Tote
Sometimes you just need a simple black weekender bag that will never go out of style. Between the durable canvas and faux leather trim, you’ll get miles out of this bag.