Travel with ease thanks to these 7 jet-setter-friendly tote bags

On the go style.

When it comes to travelling, anything that can be done to make the experience run a little bit smoother is something we are willing to try.

It might seem obvious but a good quality, travel tote bag will make your time at the airport, running between hotels, and day-to-day organisation far less stressful.

Investing in an ample-sized tote, with plenty of internal organisation and the space to fit those everyday items you’ll reach for – like books, travel documents and tech – will ensure you don’t have to rifle through meticulously packed suitcases and can travel with ease.

There are some aspects to consider when it comes to finding the perfect travel tote. Is it durable? Can it be attached to your suitcase? Does it fit all of the essentials? And most importantly, does it align with airplane carry-on restrictions?

The best travel tote bags to buy In Australia for 2024

Because here at Now To Love we are all about finding the best options to shop, we have done a deep dive and scoured out our favourite tote bags perfect for travellers to prepare you for your upcoming adventures.


Neoprene Shopper

$99.95 at Country Road

Made using at least 30 per cent recycled materials with a smooth neoprene outer, this classic shopper has been described as “spacious and sleek” by a five-star reviewer.

Key features:

  • Zip top opening
  • Cotton webbing straps

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beige and black waterproof travel tote bag


RAINS Waterproof Tote Bag

$136 at ASOS

Made with a waterproof woven fabric, this classic RAINS tote bag combines function and style. Whether you’re looking for a durable-yet-chic bag for an everyday commute, or you need something to see you through long-haul travel, this travel tote is the perfect addition to your bag collection.

Key features:

  • Zip top opening
  • Twin handles
  • Adjustable, detatchable strap
  • Available in three colours

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Louenhide Manhattan Tote Bag

$119.95 at The Iconic

This functional bag has all of the bits and pieces for a good work bag but is also a perfect travel tote. It can fit a laptop for work trips and has attachable straps for comfort and versatility.

Key features:

  • Colourful contrast nylon lining
  • Adjustable and detachable strap
  • Fits up to a 16-inch laptop.


Nakedvice The Alfie

$189.95 at The Iconic

The Aflie Tote is a unisex bag that is made from black nylon and vegan leather making it extra durable for on-the-go travel. With enough room to fit laptops, documents and internal pockets for organisation, this is a safe bet for a travel bag.

Key features:

  • Two large top handles
  • Removable branded strap


Evity Maya Leather Buckle Tote Bag

$199 at STRAND

This stylish tan leather bag has ample room and plenty of internal organisational pockets to ensure no important items get lost in the craziness of travelling.

Key features:

  • External zip pocket
  • Internal zip and organiser pockets
  • Two flat shoulder straps


Guess Kamryn Black Double Strap Tote Bag

$199 at Myer

This stylish tote bag can be used for almost any occasion but is also a great chic travel option.

Key features:

  • Pale gold-toned hardware
  • Faux saffiano leather finish

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Carry All Tote

$195 at July

For the expert traveller – this handy tote bag is lightweight, comfortable to wear and has a capacity for up to 20L! Not to mention the hidden secure pockets, internal pockets and a strap to attach to your luggage.

Key features:

  • A pass-through band for easy attachment to your luggage
  • Durable nylon handle with a soft leather grip
  • Water-resistant

What are the carry-on restrictions in Australia and overseas?

Here in Australia, the restrictions for carry-on differ between each airline.

The general weight limit for domestic flights is around 7kg, however, Qantas allows for 14kg with no single item over 10kg.

For international flights, the weight limits greatly differ between each airline and the length of the flights. However, it is safest to try to stick to under 7kg and to read the specifics of your flight before you fly if wanting to pack beyond that.

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