Travelling is one of the best things ever but, packing for said trip can be the worst thing ever because let’s face it, you are bound to forget something or have far too much ‘necessities’ to cram into one little bag. The only thing that makes packing a little less painful is having fabulous luggage to cram everything into because nothing says; “I’m a seasoned traveller,” like a great piece of luggage. So, in the spirit of making your next trip a little less stressful we decided to go in search of 3 fabulous travel bags that you can’t leave home without!

1. Thandana, The Traveller Bag 

Utique

This generously sized travel bag is made from laminated fabric for extra protection and durability and is the perfect travel companion. There’s no no need to pack light when you’ve got this baby on your side as the bag offers three separate compartments. The bag comes in a variety of colours with all genuine leather trims. Available from Utique.co.za at R2999 – click here to buy this item now.

2. Country Road, Striped Logo Tote Bag

Country Road

Nothing beats this classic 100% cotton travel bag – it’s got plenty of space for all your goodies and is super easy to carry on the plane with you. Chances are you already have one but if you don’t then we insist you invest in one soon! The great news is that this fan favourite has been updated for the new season with a metallic-detailed contrast block stripe. Available from Country Road stores nationwide as well as from Woolworths stores and the Woolworths online store at R499. Click here to buy this item now.

3. Herschel Supply Co, Little America Backpack 

Superbalist

Nothing beats a good backpack when you’re travelling and we love this one by Herschel Supply Co which is inspired by the classic look of a mountaineering bag. The padded, fleece-lined interior has enough space for a 15 inch laptop and features an internal media pocket for your music device. The main compartment is fastened securely with a top cinch closure and the air mesh at the back allows for ventilation. The contoured shoulder straps also make it super comfortable to wear. Available from Superbalist.com at R1499. Click here to buy this item now.