Lightweight Travel Tote Bags – The Best For 2019

Lightweight Travel Tote Bags – The Best For 2019

Whether you call them tote bags or overnight bag or duffle bag or weekender travel bag, tote bags are great, lightweight travel tote bags are even greater. They have so many options for use, such as going away for the night or weekend, shopping bag, beach bag, gym bag, laptop bag and so on.

I’ve rummaged through my favourite online store and found the best options for you. Some of them are so versatile, you will only need one bag for many areas of your life.

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1 – CAMTOP Women Ladies Weekender Travel Bag Canvas Overnight Carry-on Duffel Tote Luggage (Black)

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  • Weekender Bag or Beach bag or Shopping bag – extremely versatile
  • Durable and soft canvas
  • Lining is 100% cotton
  • Zippers are heavy-duty dual brass of high quality, won’t rust easily
  • Size: 16.2″ x 14.5″ x 8″ – perfect for most carry-on flights
  • Lightweight yet roomy
  • Shoulder strap is adjustable
  • Can be used on top of a roller suitcase, just by sliding the bag on the handle of the suitcase.
  • Can be used as personal item you can take with you on the flight apart from your carry on bag – fits under seat in front of you if not overfilled
  • So many options to use this bag: For the weekend and a short getaway, as a beach bag, to use as a duffle or gym bag, or just as your everyday handbag
  • Can fit laptop up to 17″
  • Highly recommended by other travelers
  • Very affordable pricing for a great product you will use for a long time!

So handy and versatile! Love this bag! My absolute favourite!

2 – Toupons Canvas Travel Tote Luggage Men’s Weekender Duffle Bag, Black

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This is the absolute number one bestseller in its category!

  • So versatile – can be used as overnight bag or short journeys such as weekend trips, sports or gym duffle bag or even as business bag and for your laptop
  • Made of durable canvas, 16oz thick material – tough, but not hard
  • Size: 20.8″ x 11.8″ x 9.8″ – 53cm x 30cm x 25cm
  • Shoulder strap is adjustable and removable
  • Bag offers 6 zipped pockets in total – two side pockets, two front pockets which can be zipped up, one back pocket with zip as well as one inner pocket with zip – plus two open pockets and the main compartment
  • Zippers are strong and made to last
  • Easy to use
  • Comfortable to carry
  • Perfect size for carry on
  • Strong supported bottom of bag

Favourite choice of men’s tote/duffel bag!

3 – Travelon Anti-Theft Ltd Tote Bag, Black

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Anti Theft Bag – what does that mean?

  • Compartments can be locked
  • Construction is slash-resistant
  • Shoulder straps also slash-resistant

Perfect when you are worried about going to a place that is very busy and a mecca for pocket thieves

It also features:

  • Main compartment very roomy
  • Very functional bag
  • Interior organizer – offers 5 slots for cards and passports which are RFID blocking so no one can steal your details
  • Interior also has one open to wall pocket, one zippered wall pocket, a fleece lined laptop pocket (up to 15.6 inches) as well as a pen loop and a tethered key clip which also has a LED light
  • Outside mesh expansion pocket for water bottle
  • Outside bag panel to slide this bag over the handle of your suitcase for easy traveling
  • Hardware has an antique brass finish
  • Perfect carry on size

Perfect for business or leisure traveler


4 – Anna by Anuschka Women’s Genuine Leather Small Convertible Shoulder Tote Bag | Hand Painted Original Artwork

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Why did I choose these for this review? They are just soooo pretty! Apart from comfortable, durable, versatile…

This one comes with a price tag that’s a bit higher than the previous bags, BUT it is handmade and hand painted and have I mentioned pretty? Definitely one of a kind hand bag and a great conversation starter.

  • Genuine leather bag – selected from the most premium cowhides
  • Handmade and hand painted
  • Imported
  • Lining is textile
  • Closes with zip
  • Size: 26.5″ shoulder drop, 7″ wide x 9.5″ high x 5″ long – 17.8cm x 24.2cm x 12.7cm
  • Weight: 1.1 lbs or 486 grams – super lightweight
  • Functional
  • Shoulder strap is adjustable
  • Two handles
  • Perfect for carry on as personal item which fits under seat

Compliment magnet!

5 – Briggs & Riley Kinzie Street Cabin Bag, Grey

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Perfect for business travel or as an overnight bag

  • High performance material
  • Fabric: Proprietary Tartex – a unique, embosses and coated fabric – durable and moisture resistant
  • Genuine leather: top grain, durable leather touch points and accents
  • Handle: top grain leather, durable, genuine – magnetic closure – comfortable grip – easy to carry
  • Hardware and zipper knurled – industrial feel – modern aesthetic
  • For extra security zippers for main compartment can be locked with a cable lock
  • Functional, smart organization
  • Fits under airplane seat
  • Perfect for laptop up to 15.6″ – generously padded pocket
  • RFID pocket for cards, passports and wallets – your details are protected from digital theft
  • Fast and convenient travel with the slip through back strap – strap your bag onto your suitcase handle
  • Easy access “SpeedThru” pocket – holds everything you need quick access to

Functional and stylish! Perfect choice for the business traveler.


6 – Vera Bradley Iconic Grand Weekender Travel Bag, Signature Cotton

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Comes in 14 (!) different beautiful colours and styles!

  • Printed textile
  • Imported
  • Size: 14.5″ x 21″ x 9.5″ spacious weekender travel bag, yet lightweight and just the right size for carry on
  • Stylish
  • Can easily be attached to your luggage handle using the trolley sleeve
  • Two handles
  • Adjustable shoulder strap – 6.5″ strap drop
  • Exterior pockets – One slip pocket, two pockets with zips and one charger pocket – enough room for boarding passes, wallets, reading material and everything you need to have quick access to
  • Inside pockets – enough room for anything carry on – 5 mesh pockets for easy organisation
  • Made of lightweight polyester microfiber

As one of the confirmed customers said: It’s Vera Bradley, all of her bags are fab!

7 – Lily & Drew Carry On Weekender Overnight Travel Shoulder Bag for 15.6 Inch Laptop Computers for Women (Autumn Rose V2)

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Comes in 8 different colours/styles!

  • Functional, attractive, very affordable
  • Perfect carry on size – 16 x 12 x 6 inches (seller claimed 18 x 14 x 8, but customer confirmed smaller size) – fits under seat as personal item on major airlines
  • Weight 3lbs
  • Easy to attach to luggage handle with integrated trolley sleeve – zips closed
  • When not using trolley sleeve it works as additional external pocket
  • perfect for overnight or weekend travel
  • Removable shoulder strap is padded for extra comfort
  • Perfect size for up to 15.6″ laptop – zip up compartment with padded sleeve protects it
  • Exterior is water resistant – durable polyester
  • Easy organising with lots of pockets
  • Inside – main compartment offers 5 mesh pockets plus a large zip up pocket
  • Outside – two large side pockets which can be used for water bottles
  • Outside – Front zip up pocket with two smaller slip pockets as well as strop for a key chain
  • Outside – Hidden behind logo – mini pocket for quick access of phone, passport etc
  • 12 month warranty
  • Handwash only
  • Designed in Texas

More than 200 people bought this bag and thought it was of great value! Functional, attractive and well-made!

8 – ECOSUSI Unisex Large Travel Weekender Bag Duffle Bag Gym Totes in Trolley Handle, Black

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  • 3 colours to choose from
  • Fits under seat – perfect as personal item
  • Size: 18 x 11 x 8 inches
  • Weight: 1.4lbs
  • Water resistant nylon fabric
  • Adjustable padded shoulder strap – can be used as satchel or carried cross body style
  • Secure double top handles
  • Trolley sleeve to easily attach to suitcase handle – doubles as outside pocket
  • Easy access pocket with zip for tickets and passport etc
  • Roomy bag – Main compartment, padded Velcro pocket for tablet, one zip up pocket and 2 slip pockets
  • Bottom of bag has four metal studs to keep the bag off the ground
  • Great for overnight, weekend away, gym, shopping, business or daily use

More than 300 travelers have bought this bag and most of them are very happy with it!

9 – Ulgoo Travel Tote Bag Carry On Shoulder Bag Overnight Duffel in Trolley Handle (Beige)

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  • 5 colours, very affordable
  • Perfect as personal item – fits under seat in airplane or as carry on
  • Size: 16 x 12 x 8 inch (40 x 30 x 20cm)
  • Lightweight high quality canvas and PU leather
  • Versatile – can be used as travel bag, for work, gym, shopping beach bag etc
  • Reinforced stitching and strong zipper heads, pullers and rivets
  • Shoulder strap is adjustable and removable
  • Trolley sleeve to easily attach to suitcase handle
  • Fits 14″ laptop
  • Manufacturer gives 100% satisfaction guarantee

Very affordable!


10 – Malirona Canvas Overnight Bag Women Weekender Bag Carry On Travel Duffel Bag Floral Design (Flower)

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  • 5 different designs – most affordable – also come in different sizes and styles to match
  • Size is perfect for carry on or as personal item on the plane
  • Size : 18 x 9 x 11 inches ( 45 x 22.5 x 27.5 cm
  • Shoulder strap is detachable – 47″ length – 8.5″ inch drop
  • Double handle – padded
  • Material: Colourfast canvas, cotton lining, bronze hardware
  • Beautiful floral patterns to choose from
  • Trolley sleeve – easy to attach to suitcase handle
  • Interior – main compartment plus 2 slide pockets and one zip up pocket
  • Exterior 1 front pocket which zips up, 2 side pockets, 2 back pockets

More than 200 customer purchases – most of which are very happy with this super affordable bag

I hope you loved this review as much as I did. So many great functional and affordable choices and so many beautiful designs, it makes it hard to pick only one! Let me know your thoughts and comments.

Happy travels!

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10 Replies to “Lightweight Travel Tote Bags – The Best For 2019”

  1. I always wanted to buy a small bag for easy travel as I only have a large one for putting a lot of things. 

    The Toupons Canvas Travel Duffle Bag looks very nice. It has the perfect size and a lot of different pockets which is ideal for me. I will keep this in mind for when I decide to buy one. In fact I will bookmark your page. Thank you.

  2. When travelling people especially women encounter difficulties in finding such bags that’s why it is great you reviewed them here. 

    Vera Bradley Iconic Grand Weekender Travel Bag, Signature Cotton seems to be a great bag for me and as I am planning to go to a trip, I’m going to order it.

  3. Women need something like this for our makeup & toiletries, especially when you are staying somewhere overnight. 

    Personally, I hate carrying bulky bags for a one day or weekend trip. Lightweight tote bags like this are useful & so in right now. And so pretty!

    Also really like the information that you have shared on comfort, size & easy to use. Makes it much easier to choose.

  4. These bags are marvelously nice. I actually will go for the Toupons Canvas Travel Tote Luggage Men’s Weekender Duffle Bag. This spec  has most of the features I need in a bag, its durability, adjustable shoulder strap, the strong supported bottom of the bag.

    I like the 6 zipped pockets – two side pockets, two front pockets that can be zipped up, one back pocket with zip as well as one inner pocket with zip – plus two open pockets and the main compartment.

    This is a perfect bag for anyone that likes quality and it is  a ‘must have’. Am gonna place order for this right away.

  5. Thank you for these product reviews. As a person who travels quite often, investing in a light weight travel bag would do wonders to my traveling experience and it would be money well spent. I will definitely look further into these products and see if I can find a great fit for me. 

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