If you regularly begin a trip with your suitcase packed to maximum capacity, listen up. You will, without a doubt, come home with more than you started with. Souvenirs, new clothes, you know you can't resist. So before you leave home, slip a foldable travel bag into your luggage to help lug home all the new things you know you're gonna end up buying.

The Best Packable Travel Totes Bags, Backpacks, and Foldable Luggage

Below are some of my go-to packable folding bags for travel. Have a favorite? Let us know in the comments.

FUNFEL Travel Foldable Duffel Bag for Women & Men

This new bag from Funfel is made out of high-quality water-proof nylon material. The bag is lightweight and easy to pack. If you’re like me and don’t like to wash your clothes until you get home, the bag can be packed, folded, then unpacked to keep your dirty clothes separate from your new or clean clothes.

Amazon User Review: “I love this bag. Purchased it for international travel to bring my dirty clothes home and to make room in my suitcase for my treasures.”

Price: Starting at $13 on Amazon

pink and blue folding bags by Funfel

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Gonex 40L Packable Travel Duffle Bag

The Gonex bag is made from water-resistant honeycomb nylon fabric. The bag can be easily folded. What makes this bag special is its dedicated space for packing shoes. The bag also comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Amazon User Review: “We got several of these bags for a recent trip where we flew and then lived out of a van - we needed lightweight luggage that wold pack down easily. These did just that.”

Price: Starting at $21 on Amazon

Black and Green Gonex Foldable Bags

Wandf Foldable Travel Duffel Bag

I love to travel on budget airlines like Spirit and Frontier. The only issue? These airlines can be a lot more strict with baggage allowance. The Wandf bag is a great bag because it is small enough to be considered a “personal item” instead of a full-sized carry-on bag. Plus you can easily fold it away if you decide you don’t need it.

Amazon User Review: Looks good. I wasn't aware that it folded up into a small pouch so that's a plus for storage. I added a hammer in my photos for scale.

Price: Starting at $17 on Amazon

Wandf Foldable Bags in Black and Yellow

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LaoJee Travel Foldable Packable Lightweight High Capacity Luggage Duffle

On a budget? This is the bag for you. The bag is packable like many of the other bags on the list, but pretty cheap coming in at under $10. The only caveat is the bag is a bit smaller, but you can also clip the bag easily to your suitcase.

Amazon User Review: “I was looking for something just like this that would sit perfectly on my rolling carry on and not fall off constantly while rolling it down the hallways. This fit the bill on so many levels.”

Price: Starting at $10 on Amazon

Lao Jee Foldable Travel Bags

UTIZAR Lightweight Folding Backpack

Go for a folding backpack if you need something a little bit more versatile and easier to carry. This backpack from Utizar folds into a small pouch for easy storage. Best of all, it's both water and tear resistant, making it ideal for hiking or rainy day walks.

Amazon User Review: “Love this backpack. Used it as a diaper and snack bag while traveling. It was perfect. Big enough for the essentials and small enough to not be a hassle. Carried it on the plane as my husband's personal item.”

Price: Starting at $14 on Amazon

Hot Pink Backpack by UTIZAR

Travelon Folding Packable Tote Sling Tote

A foldable tote is great for stashing a few little items while you’re exploring a new  city or to bring along for shopping at the market. This tote from Travelon is lightweight and comfortable. A zipper closure and water-resistant fabric keep your items safe and dry.

Amazon User Review: Very roomy, so light weight too folds up very small to add to luggage.”

Price: Starting at $18 on Amazon

Patterned Tote Bag for Travel

Etercycle Ultra Lightweight Foldable Backpack

Can’t decide on a foldable backpack or duffle? Get both with this bag from Etercycle. With 20L capacity, you'll have plenty of space for your stuff whether traveling or just a quick gym sesh. Available in an array of colors.

Amazon User Review: This is very light weight foldable compact backpack. Very convenient for trekking, domestic flights. Must buy, if you are looking for a light weight bag and can keep it as a spare bag inside your travel bag.

Price: Starting at $9 on Amazon

Etercycle Backpack in Blue and Pink


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