10 Great Travel-Ready Crossbody Bags

Woman standing next to fountain wearing a crossbody bag
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A reliable crossbody bag can be a lifesaver when traveling. Not only does it keep your hands free for sightseeing, noshing on street food, or taking memorable photos, but crossbody bags also offer some theft protection (since it can’t get ripped off your arm as easily as a standard shoulder bag).

Here’s a roundup of great crossbody bags in various sizes, materials, and price points. They’re also wildly adaptable: They’ll work just as well for a day at the theme parks as on a long weekend in an up-and-coming city or on a jaunt to Europe.

The Best Crossbody Bags for Traveling 

These crossbody bags earn high marks for style, functionality, and rave reviews. We also included a range of price points from affordable to investment, plus different sizes to suit everyone from minimalists to the prepared-for-everything set.

SG SUGU Lunar Lightweight Medium Dome Crossbody Bag with Tassel

SG SUGU Lunar Lightweight Medium Dome Crossbody Bag with Tassel
SG SUGU Lunar Lightweight Medium Dome Crossbody Bag with Tassel (Photo: Amazon)

Available in 40(!) color combos, the Lunar Lightweight Medium Dome crossbody bag made from vegan “leather” works with any outfit and style. It has two zippered pockets on the easy-to-clean exterior and a top zipper closure for accessing the fabric-lined interior, which offers another zippered pocket plus a slip pocket for phones or sunglasses. The shoulder strap can be adjusted from 12 to 24 inches depending on how you want to wear it.

The bag has gotten more than 12,000 five-star ratings on Amazon for its affordable price and good looks. Buyers say it “looks like a designer bag” and is “so lightweight yet it holds quite a bit!” Another reviewer “just loved the way everything I needed to carry fit into the different parts of this purse. The first time I carried it I received compliments.”

Baggallini Triple Zip Crossbody Bag

close-up of Baggallini Triple Zip Crossbody Bag
Baggallini Triple Zip Crossbody Bag (Photo: Amazon)

Baggallini crossbody bags are great for action-packed outings like theme park trips and outdoor adventures. They’re machine washable for easily cleaning spills or dirt and they’re water-resistant in case you get caught in the rain during your vacation. The small-but-mighty Triple Zip Crossbody Bag offers six interior credit-card slots, a phone pocket for fast access to that must-have item, and a slew of zippered pockets for stashing all your other essentials. The removable, 52-inch, adjustable strap provides adaptable wearability—it even allows the bag to transition into a waist pack thanks to the belt loops on the back.

Available in both solid colors and subtle prints, the bag has around 2,000 five-star ratings on Amazon. Reviewers call it “a perfect purse,” “a keeper,” and “fabulous for its small size.” One reviewer notes that “it holds more than it looks like it can,” while another says “I may never go back to a purse again.” And if that size isn’t quite right for you, Baggallini has crossbody bags in a range of shapes and styles to fit any need or situation.

L.L.Bean Utility Crossbody

L.L.Bean Utility Crossbody Bag
L.L.Bean Utility Crossbody Bag (Photo: L.L. Bean)

L.L.Bean bags are known for their quality construction and durability, and the Utility Crossbody is no exception. It’s made with a lightweight waxed fabric that’s water-resistant and available in three color options. The bag features an adjustable shoulder strap, an interior zippered pocket for valuables, layered front pockets for other essentials, and a back pocket for things like hand sanitizer or a phone that you want to have quickly at the ready. 

Reviewers love its size and functionality, calling it “perfect for everyday casual use,” “so comfortable and much bigger than it looks,” and an “absolutely perfect bag.” One reviewer notes that “the pockets make it easy to be organized,” while another says it’s “my new go-to purse.”

Travelon Anti-Theft Classic Messenger Bag

Travelon Anti-Theft Classic Messenger Bag holding a water bottle
Travelon Anti-Theft Classic Messenger Bag (Photo: Amazon)

The roomy Travelon Anti-Theft Classic Messenger Bag crossbody bag provides an impressive list of anti-theft features including a slash-resistant strap, locking zippered pulls to keep contents safe, and RFID-blocking pockets to help prevent electronic identity theft. There are plenty of pockets to keep your belongings organized (plus an interior key clip with LED light to make finding things easier), and an expandable side water bottle pocket to help you stay hydrated on the go. 

The bag comes in several go-with-anything colors and is made with water- and dirt-resistant fabric. It has more than 3,000 five-star ratings on Amazon, earning praise for its security features, size, and price point. Buyers call it “just the right size,” “streamlined with a polished look,” and a “great bag for European travel.” One reviewer says it’s “seriously the best purse/bag I have ever owned,” while another says “it’s sturdy, holds all of my stuff, has great security features, and looks cute!”

Athleta Kinetic Mini Crossbody

Athleta Kinetic Mini Crossbody Bag
Athleta Kinetic Mini Crossbody (Photo: Athleta)

Made of water-resistant and quick-drying recycled nylon, the sporty Kinetic Mini Crossbody bag features an adjustable strap, zippered front opening, and interior pockets for keeping your wallet, phone, makeup, and other must-haves handy and organized. It can also function as a waist bag if desired for whatever activity is planned for your day.

Reviewers call it a “a little gem,” “easy to wear,” and “the perfect bag for travel.” One reviewer says that “it holds all I need for getting out without the bulk,” while another calls it “one of the best purchases I’ve made in a while.”

Kipling Women’s Alvar Solid Crossbody Bag

Kipling Women’s Alvar Solid Crossbody Bag
Kipling Women’s Alvar Solid Crossbody Bag (Photo: Amazon)

The lightweight Alvar Solid crossbody bag from the much-loved Kipling brand has zippered pockets both inside and out plus interior slip pockets for stashing your phone and other necessities. An adjustable strap means it can turn from a crossbody bag into a shoulder bag, and it’s available in a variety of colors and prints in a crinkle nylon fabric that’s easy to spot clean.

Hundreds of five-star ratings praise its size, comfortable wear, and storage capabilities, saying it’s “cute and practical,” “just the right size for everyday use,” and the “perfect bag for on the go.” One reviewer calls it “the best crossbody bag ever created,” while another says “you won’t regret getting this purse.”

FashionPuzzle Triple Zip Small Crossbody Bag

FashionPuzzle Triple Zip Small Crossbody Bag
FashionPuzzle Triple Zip Small Crossbody Bag (Photo: Amazon)

Available in almost every color in the rainbow, the simple but stylish FashionPuzzle Triple Zip is a faux-leather crossbody bag with a zippered top closure plus two exterior zippered pockets. Inside find a striped interior lining plus one open and one zippered pocket. An adjustable shoulder strap allows you to wear the bag in different ways.

The super affordable and compact bag has thousands of five-star ratings on Amazon, with shoppers calling it a “perfect small purse,” “really cute,” “very versatile,” and “roomy for its size.” One reviewer says that “it holds more than it seems like it would and looks very pretty,” while another notes that it’s “very lightweight and comfortable to wear.”

Dagne Dover Micah Crossbody

Dagne Dover Micah Crossbody Bag
Dagne Dover Micah Crossbody (Photo: Dagne Dover)

It’s a bit more of an investment than some of the other options on this list, but Dagne Dover calls its neoprene Micah Crossbody “the lightest water-resistant crossbody bag ever.” So it’s a good choice when you’re on the go all day in any kind of weather. And if you struggle with organization, this bag can help, with its front exterior zippered pocket with elastic loops and card slot, rear exterior phone pocket with magnetic closure, interior pockets, and handy key leash. It’s also got an adjustable strap, and the interior recycled polyester lining is made from recycled plastic bottles.

Loads of five-star reviews praise its quality, durability, and functionality. Reviewers call it “my go-to bag,” “deceptively roomy,” and “perfect for travel.” One reviewer says it “has just the right amount of space for everything you need to carry,” while another notes that it has “become my absolute favorite bag.”

Lands’ End Quilted Crossbody Bag

Lands’ End Quilted Crossbody Bag closeup
Lands’ End Quilted Crossbody Bag (Photo: Lands’ End)

Available in two dependable neutral colors, the Lands’ End Quilted Crossbody Bag is a lightweight and mid-sized option that offers all the standard features that you want in a crossbody bag. There’s an adjustable shoulder strap, trusty zip top for securing your stuff, a handy exterior pocket, two interior pockets, and a key ring for keeping track of those easy-to-lose necessities. It’s made of easy-to-clean cotton twill with that classic quilted look.

Dozens of five-star reviews praise its just-right size, attractive appearance, and carrying capabilities, noting that it’s “the perfect size for all your essentials,” “so comfortable to carry,” and “roomy enough for what I need, but not too large to carry.” One reviewer says that “the size and placement of pockets are perfect,” while another notes that the bag “looks terrific, is very sturdy, and has enough pockets for my needs.”

Eddie Bauer Connect Tech Bag

Eddie Bauer Connect Tech Bag crossbody bag close-up
Eddie Bauer Connect Tech Bag (Photo: Eddie Bauer)

Choose this gender-neutral option if you need to stash a bit more than just a phone and keys. The Eddie Bauer Connect Tech crossbody bag has a lightly padded pocket sized for holding a tablet, plus a slew of other zippered and slip pockets on the exterior and inside of the bag for corralling all your other gear. The fold-over front flap keeps everything secure with a magnetic snap closure, and an adjustable shoulder strap helps you find the right fit.

Lots of five-star reviews give this bag credit for its quality construction and storage options, calling it a “great bag,” “stylish and functional,” “made very well and sturdy,” and a “nice roomy crossbody bag with plenty of pockets.” One reviewer says it’s “perfect for carrying my tablet,” while another notes that it’s “easy to wear and just the right size.”

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Beth Luberecki
Beth Luberecki is a Florida-based freelance writer who writes about travel, business, and lifestyle topics for a variety of publications and websites. She enjoys exploring destinations close to home and farther afield with her husband and teenage daughter. Visit her website at bethluberecki.com or find her on Instagram at @bethluberecki.

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