Travelling can be complicated at the best of times even without the hassle of packing for the journey ahead. Whether you are a serial overpacker or the travel companion that always manages to forget their toothbrush, you need to read ahead. Here’s our shortlist of the best travel bag brands to simplify your next trip whilst keeping transit stylish.
Crumpler has been around a while so you can guarantee that the bags are tried and tested. Known for simple designs and innovative design features, the Melbourne born brand offers a range of backpacks and duffels for travel or everyday use. Although they are slightly pricier than your average bag, their compartment systems are ideal for organizing passports, tickets and foreign currency.
You can now find Crumpler stores across the country.
#2 Core Basics
Where to buy: Online only
If you are a fan of functional fashion then Core Basics is worth having a peruse. Check out their Instagram and lust after the handmade 100% leather backpacks, that tick the boxes for both style and practicality. Perfect to sling over your shoulder, now you can avoid lugging a heavy pack around the airport.
Where: Online only
Chuchka bags aren’t just great for travel, they double as an everyday staple as well. They sell those neoprene handbags and backpacks that are unbelievably light to carry. Good for those who love heaps of room to chuck everything in (except for the kitchen sink, you can pack a tonne of snacks for long journeys. Chuchka win bonus points for offering monogramming on most of their products.
Where to buy: Online or in their Sydney store on Pitt St.
Hershel’s backpacks, duffels and carry on luggage are a staple with vintage designs and modern materials. Their duffel bag even has a handy shoe compartment for those quick weekend getaways when your footwear selection is imperative. Herschel bags are built for journeys both near and far and also do free shipping to Australia.
Where to buy: If you are in Aus, it’s online only, gals
This one’s for those with international taste. Away is making the bags and suitcases every influencer is taking on their travels. You might’ve seen their pastel coloured suitcases and sleek duffels on your Instagram feed. Let’s just say it is well worth the shipping fee just for that portable iphone charger in each of their products.
Feature image credit: Core Basics