When you’re traveling, what bag you bring with you for everyday use is just as important as what shoes you wear. I’ve found that crossbody bags are the best for vacations: they don’t get in the way, and they hold a lot.

Here are 7 crossbody bags worth packing along on your next trip.

The 7 Best Crossbody Bags for Travel

Black Crossbody Messenger Bag

Be Safe Crossbody Messenger Bag

You’ll have organization, anti-theft, and fashion all rolled into one with this crossbody bag from Be Safe. It has 7 pockets to store whatever you need while you travel, plus has cut proof straps, a slice resistance bottom, and an RFID blocking pocket for your credit cards, to ensure no thief can scan your personal info. Available in 5 colors.

Amazon User Review: “The large BeSafe RFID Cross Body Bag is the perfect travel bag due to its slim appearance, generously sized main compartment which holds basic purse contents plus a camera, accessible exterior zipper pockets, detachable strap for securing the purse to a table leg or chair, large RFID pocket, and large open pocket on the back for easy access to travel literature and maps. Perfect!”

Price: Starting at $54.95 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4

Kipling Women's Silen Crossbody Bag

I honestly love every single Kipling bag I have ever owned, and the Silen is no exception. Size can be deceiving, despite it being on the small side, you can fit everything you need for a day of sightseeing. Made of nylon for easy cleaning, this bag has 3 pockets to keep everything you need organized. Plus, it comes in over 7 cute patterns and solid colors.

Amazon User Review: “Just like on the photo even better. Quality is good. It has many pokers which is what I like in Kipling bags and very light when empty. Fits so many things (2 pairs of glasses in cases, wallet, 2 iPhones, chargers, and a lot of other little things women always find in their bag) very happy with my purchase."

Price: Starting at $72.55 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.7

black leather purse with 3 pockets

Alyssa Triple Zip Crossbody Bag

Are bright colored bags your thing? If so, you may want to consider this bag from Alyssa. With 3 outer zippers and 2 interior pockets, it has ample room for your necessities. The Alyssa comes in 22 colors so there's one for every occasion.

Amazon User Review: “I bought this for vacation because I wanted a crossbody purse because we would be walking a lot as well as going on theme park rides. I normally carry a hobo purse but I can't say enough good about this purse. The pockets are large and helped me stay organized, I never had to search for things which is a big change. The main compartment is large enough for multiple pairs of sunglasses, a large wallet and a few phones. The tallest side pocket was big enough to hold plane tickets without folding them. I loved how functional it was and it's cute! I was surprised by how much I could fit in the purse and even more surprised that I like it as much as my more expensive purses. Even after vacation I'm still using it!”

Price: Starting at $22 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.5

small quilted Vera Bradley purse in a geometric pattern

Vera Bradley Mini Hipster

Looking for security but want a little more style? This RFID mini hipster from Vera Bradley is just what you are looking for! Vera Bradley is known for their bold patterns, and this bag does not disappoint. With built in wallet-like compartments, you can leave your wallet at home and use this to store all of your small must-have items. Available in 14 color combos.

Amazon User Review: “This purse is beautiful!! Bright colors, perfect small size cross body, size & rfid make it great for travel.”

Price: Starting at $32 on Amazon, prices will vary by pattern

Average Star Rating: 4.5

black cotton shoulder bag with yellow white daisy print

CCcollections Sling Cross Body Bag

If you’re looking for something bigger than the usual crossbody, look no further. This sling crossbody bag will fit everything you need and more! With a small pocket inside for quick access to important items like your cell phone or credit card, this bag is still big enough to hold a laptop. The easy to wash cotton makes it a great choice for travel. Plus, at only $9.99, it’s super affordable! Available in 10 patterns.

Amazon User Review: “Love this! Roomy and it has a zipper as well as a button top it is the perfect size for what I needed it for vacation.”

Price: $17.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4

crossbody shoulder bag in blue

Waterfly Packable Crossbody Backpack

Sometimes, practicality wins over fashion sense. While this crossbody backpack by Waterfly may not be the most stylish of my picks, it wins points for functionality. It’s rainproof, big enough to hold an ipad, and has an outside pocket for your cell phone as well as a spot for your water bottle. Plus, it folds up into a tiny little pouch for easy carrying when you aren’t using it! Available in 6 colors.

Amazon User Review: “I just used this to travel in Europe for about 10 days. What a great, durable bag, that kept my stuff dry when it rained (which was quite often). I was able to secure a lock at the top of the zipper to the loop, which gave me the sense of security with it. I would definitely buy it again. It fits a lot and folds up into itself when not needed.”

Price: $17.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4

Tan leather purse for travel

FRYE Melissa Mini Saddle Crossbody Bag

If you'd prefer your bag be stylish above all else, then this leather saddle crossbody bag by Frye should do the trick. If you’re like me, and are constantly fumbling to zip up your bag, or leaving it wide open for everything to fall out, you’ll be especially pleased with the easy magnetic closure flap. Available in 3 colors.

Amazon User Review: “It's a smaller bag but I love it. It's thick leather, very well made and I love the strap. I wear it as a crossbody and it looks great.”

Price: Starting at $274 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.5

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