These Are the Must-Have Travel Bags of the Summer

Get your OOO ready and cash in your PTO—summer vacation is finally here! With it comes the time to finally upgrade your travel gear with a new bag, suitcase, sling, or pouch designed to make your trip hassle-free and more stylish than ever before. These are the must-have travel bags of the season; grab yours before they’re gone!

Bolsa Nova

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Sling bags can be some of the most stylish, spacious, and secure ways to tote your belongings as you travel. Visiting a busy market or hopping on the bus? Just sling the bag slightly more toward your front to keep all your stuff safe. From Bolsa Nova, the Bella Sling and Capri Sling, which come in a variety of trending colors, are some of the most beautiful premium leather sling bags you can get your hands on.

Beautiful Backpacks

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Bolsa Nova, an NYC-founded and Italian-made brand, also carries the travel-friendly Viva Backpack, with plenty of handy pockets to keep all your stuff safe and organized, sized to easily carry on the move while traveling this season. These premium leather bags are currently carried at Free People and make for a long-lasting, classic addition to your wardrobe.

Florence-Made Leather

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Bolsa Nova also offers the smaller Logan Sling in a variety of colors. It is crafted from the same Florence-made premium leather as the rest of the brand’s gorgeous designs.


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For a functional, packable solution for traveling with all your toiletries this summer, reach for NOMATIC’s hanging toiletry bag. These water-resistant toiletry bags offer an optional hanging strap and dedicated pockets for all your travel organization needs.

Toiletry Bags

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The durable, water-resistant materials and zippers used in the design of every NOMATIC toiletry bag ensure that they are the most functional toiletry bags on the market.

Even More From NOMATIC

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NOMATIC is a one-stop shop for many of the must-have travel bags this summer. The brand’s 14L Travel Pack is perfect for shorter 1-2 day trips and features durable, water-resistant materials in its design. Even better, the bag starts at 14L and expands 50% to 21L with a full perimeter zipper when you need to pack more.

Travel Friendly

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NOMATIC also offers the even more popular 20L Travel Pack, which offers a side handle and a luggage handle pass-through that integrates with roller bags to help travelers easily navigate all their luggage with just one hand. Magnetic water bottle pockets, RFID-safe storage, and a 16” laptop sleeve are just a few of the features that have long made this bag a must-have for savvy travelers.

Navigator Sling

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Another NOMATIC favorite is the Navigator Sling. This 6L hands-free bag offers a compact design and features like an RFID-safe pocket, dedicated tablet storage, and water-resistant fabric, making it both durable and functional whether you’re headed to the office or the great outdoors.

COR Surf

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Skip the checked baggage fees this year with a set of compression packing cubes that help you pack with ease. Designed by COR Surf, this packing compression cube set has the option to unzip and open up to 3.5 inches thick, or you can compress them just 2 inches to save space. They’re also a great way to stay organized as you travel.


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Keep all your clothes fresh and clean when you travel with STNKY Bags. Designed to help travelers stay organized, these bags expertly lock in germs and smells while on the road. As soon as you get home, throw the bag and all its contents directly into the washer and dryer – bag and all! – for a hassle-free laundry solution.

Milmo Bag

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There’s no more versatile bag for the summer than the Milmo! Milmo offers 23L stylish, colorful, and practical bags with removable and waterproof main compartments to separate belongings and make for quick transitions from the office to the beach, the grocery store, or anywhere else the summer may take you.

Vibrant and Versatile

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For added durability, rope handles covered in vegan leather are attached along the bottom of the bag. Milmo bags come in four vibrant colors that everyone will love.

Offero Collection

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Travel safety never looked so good. You’ll buy one of the luxury wallets from Offero for its style but will keep it for its hidden safety features like RFID protection. Available in premium black and cream leather, they easily convert into wristlets for even more functionality.

Premium Protection

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Offero has also created gorgeous crossbody bags with even more style – and more theft-deterrent features. A slash-proof lining with RFID protection keeps all your belongings and personal information safe, while a patented combination lock connecting the straps to the bag makes it easy to attach to a chair, table, or shopping cart to prevent it from being stolen.

Safety Meets Style

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Designer style meets unmatched travel safety with Offero, making this aspirational brand’s luxurious products a must for travelers this summer and beyond.

carley rojas avila

Carley Rojas Avila is a bilingual New York-based travel writer, editor, content marketer, and the founder of the digital travel publications Explorers Away and Home to Havana. Carley is an expert on all things Latin America, the Caribbean, and Cuba, having lived and worked in four different countries in the region. Her writing has appeared on the Associated Press wires and in Travel + Leisure, Yahoo, MSN, Euronews, The Weather Channel, and more. When she's not writing about her travels, find her front row at a Bad Bunny concert, befriending street cats, and taste-testing every pizza in Havana.