10 Travel Bags Perfect for a College Trip

The Landon Carryall, Dagne Dover

The Landon Carryall, Dagne Dover

Practical luggage to upgrade and organize your travels

If you're in the market for a travel bag, you're in luck!

We're scouting out the best bags - from totes to weekenders to rollers -  for organized go-getters who like to stay stylish on the road.

Find the luggage we love (at the moment) below... 

These super cute weekenders, leather fanny-packs, and cheap rolling bags were made to spice up a student road trip. 

1. The Large Tote, Neely & Chloe

How cute is this preppy tote, which makes us want monogram everything! It's big enough to fit all the essentials, from your laptop to your sneakers, and on a slower day, you can latch the toggle to create a smaller, more structured trapezoidal tote.

The Large Tote
Neely & Chloe
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Psst.. Check out our feature on Neely & Chloe here. 


2. C12 Bag, Bartaile

"We couldn't find a laptop bag we loved - so we made one," says Bartaile, the maker of the C12 Bag.

This small, compact backpack is ideal for the important stuff: your laptop, note books, cell phone, and a few snacks to keep you going. We've a few friends who live and die by this bag. 

C12 Bag
$185 USD
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3. The Landon Cary-all, Dagne Dover

The Landon Carryall is the ultimate duffle for a full day ahead. It's small, light, and mobile, but large enough to hold a day's worth of clothes. With pockets made for your tablet, charging cords and water bottle - you've got all your bases covered.

The Landon Cary-all
Dagne Dover
$125 - 185 USD
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4. Mini-Circle Belt Bag, Cuyana

Let's face it, fanny packs are making a come back. Cuyana's mini-circle belt bag is an ideal hands-free solution for toting your cell phone, wallet, and RX Bar around campus.

Mini-Circle Belt Bag
Organize It
$140 USD
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5. Belt Bag, The HFS Collective

The traditional fanny-pack, with a serious style upgrade. The HFS Collective's Belt Bag succeeds in being chic and practical all at once, recalling an old-school fanny pack without actually looking like one (in a good way).

 Belt Bag
The HFS Collective
$155 USD
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6. Catalina Tote, Lo and Sons

For the love of an organized packing job! We're obsessed with The Catalina Tote's separate bottom section, which allows you to stow away shoes, sweaty clothing, or even a to-go lunch in a separate compartment where you won't risk sullying the rest of your belongings.

Catalina Tote
Lo and Sons
$118 USD
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7. Airmesh Dakota Backpack, Dagne Dover

This bag has a dedicated spot for every necessity—gym sneakers, wallet, phone, lip balm, keys—and an interior sleeve locks in your laptop as you commute from a morning workout to a lunch meeting. What's more? Quick-dry material! Yes please.

Airmesh Dakota Backpack
Dagne Dover
$175 USD
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8. Elisabetta Convertible Backpack, Mark and Graham

A super chic take on the backpack. This convertible bag is crafted from Italian leather, with versatile straps that can be positioned as a backpack, handbag or a shoulder tote. Make it whatever you want - and make it your own with a monogram. 

Elisabetta Convertible Backpack
Mark and Graham
$425 USD
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9. The Day Tote, Everlane

An all-day bag that's equally adorable as it is affordable! The Day Tote is structured, polished, and made of premium Italian leather. You can fit a full day's worth of travel gear in here, and at just $165, you won't have to stress about banging it up a bit.

The Day Tote
$165 USD
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10. Rolling Bag, Away Travel

Hands-down the best rolling luggage available, for it's sleek look, practical features, and affordable price point. Every AWAY rolling bag is complete with an un-breakable shell, ejectable battery that charges your phone, and a hidden laundry bag. At a price nearly 1/2 that of any comparable roller on the market... how could you say no?

Rolling Bag
Away Travel
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Is there a travel bag you love? Fill us in on your road trip luggage favorites in the comments section below!