9 Favorite Crossbody, Sling & Tote Travel Bags

Keep your items close, safe and secure with this on the go must have!


The Traveling Shopaholic

8/9/20234 min read

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The Ultimate Travel Companion: Top 10 Day Bags for Your Adventures!

For those of you that don't want to carry around a massive backpack all day on your adventures... It's time to embrace the liberating charm of crossbody bags, slings and totes! These day bags are the ultimate travel companions that effortlessly blend style, function, and convenience. Whether you're exploring bustling cities, hiking through picturesque landscapes, or jetting off to exotic destinations, here is a list of the top 10 day bags that cater to every budget and style preference.

1. The Adventurer's Ally - Patagonia Atom Sling Backpack:
This durable polyester bag is an adventurer's dream, featuring a single-strap design that allows for easy access to your belongings. With a padded tablet sleeve and multiple exterior pockets, organizing your essentials has never been easier. The Atom Sling is perfect for day trips, city exploring, and outdoor escapades.

2. Chic and Functional - Fjällräven Totepack No. 1:
As stylish as it is practical, the Totepack No. 1 by Fjällräven is crafted from hardwearing G-1000 HeavyDuty Eco fabric. It effortlessly transitions between a tote and a backpack, providing versatility for any adventure. The roomy main compartment and zippered front pocket ensure ample space for your travel necessities.

3. Compact Wonder - Travelon Heritage Anti-Theft Crossbody Bag:
Security meets style with the Travelon Anti-Theft Heritage Crossbody. Designed with safety in mind, this bag boasts anti-slash straps and RFID-blocking card slots along with locking zippers. Despite its compact size, it has multiple pockets and compartments to keep your essentials organized and easily accessible including a side water bottle sleeve that can be zipped shut when not in use! I love this bag and have used it all over. I appreciate that it's anti-theft without looking too touristy :)

4. Sleek, Tech Savvy Sling - Nomatic Navigator Sling:
For those tech gurus that want a sleek, stylish way to carry their items, the 6L Navigator Sling by Nomatic is an awesome choice. Made from durable, water resistant material and is designed with tech storage in mind. Includes a hidden water bottle sleeve, RFID safe pocket, tablet storage and tamper resistant zippers. My husband has this and uses it as his personal item!

5. Outdoor Enthusiast's Delight - Osprey Daylite Shoulder Sling:
Ideal for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, the Osprey Daylite Shoulder Sling combines comfort and functionality. Its mesh-covered foam back panel ensures breathability, while the spacious main compartment accommodates a light jacket, snacks, and other necessities.

6. Urban Explorer's Pick - Pacsafe Citysafe CX Anti-Theft Convertible Crossbody:
Embrace city adventures with peace of mind with the Pacsafe Citysafe CX Crossbody. Crafted from high-density polyester, it boasts anti-theft features, including RFID-blocking material and eXomesh slashguards. The versatile design allows it to transform from a fold over crossbody purse to a larger bucket style bag.

7. Sustainable Wanderlust - Sherpani Esprit (Budget):
Sherpani's Esprit bag is made from 100% recycled materials, making it a sustainable choice for eco-conscious travelers. The modern design is complemented by a deep main compartment and organizational pockets, ensuring a clutter-free journey. It also comes in so many cute color combos!

8. Sophistication on the Go - Longchamp Le Pliage Shoulder Tote(High-end):
The Longchamp Le Pliage Tote exudes sophistication with its elegant and smart foldable construction. The foldable design allows for easy storage when not in use. This is a great piece to use as your personal item.

9. Timeless Classic - Hobo Cambel Crossbody:
The Hobo Cambel Crossbody is a timeless classic that exudes luxury. The polished leather with the brushed antique brass hardware adds a touch of elegance. The well designed pockets offer storage for all of your important items, while the zippers keep them safe and secure. The spacious interior and adjustable strap make it a versatile choice for all of your endeavors.

So, fellow adventurers, take your pick! Whether you opt for high-end elegance or budget-friendly functionality, these top 10 crossbody bags are sure to become your faithful travel companions. Embrace the ease of hands-free travel without sacrificing style as you embark on your next exciting adventure! ✈️👜

Patagonia Atom Sling

Travelon Heritage Anti-Theft Crossbody

Nomatic Navigator Sling

Osprey Daylite Shoulder Sling

Pacsafe Citysafe Bag

Sherpani Esprit

Longchamp Le Pliage Tote

Hobo Cambel Crossbody

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