5 Top Tips For Choosing The Best Day Bag For Sightseeing

Summer is pretty much here and the warmer weather is undoubtedly the best time of year for some good old-fashioned sightseeing. Whether you’re jetting off on a city break or planning to visit some interesting spots closer to home, a day bag is your essential travel companion. There are so many good options out there to suit all kinds of needs. To make it easier to work out which is best for you, we have compiled our top tips of things to consider when choosing a day bag for sightseeing.

Consider your valuables

Items like your purse, phone and camera are probably the first items on your packing list for a city break or sightseeing trip. The best day bag will keep your valuables neatly stowed away, giving you peace of mind to enjoy the sights without the constant fear of something getting pinched or dropping out. 

A Handmade Leather Festival Phone Bag is an excellent day bag for sightseeing if you are looking for a compact bag that will keep your valuables safe as you weave in and out of busy crowds. It has ample storage for all your essentials, concealed behind a timeless buckle feature and fastened with a secure magnetic closure. Simply pop the bag over your shoulder and you’re on your way.

Plan for the weather

The sun will hopefully be shining when you go sightseeing and having a bag pressing against your back could be irrtiating if it’s really hot outdoors. Depending how much you need to carry with you, something light like a Mobile Phone Pouch may be the best option instead. Rain is possible though, and although we hope your trip isn’t a washout, do have a good think about whether the bag you choose will protect your posessions in a shower. Should you opt for a leather bag, following proper care guidance as soon as you can will help to limit any damage that might be done by less desirable conditions. 

Think about your packing

When you are on the hunt for the best day bag for sightseeing, remember to think about what you will need to take with you. Getting to your destination and realising you can’t fit everything in will be incredibly frustrating, and having lots of excess bulky space is sure to increase discomfort. Consider the size of the items you’re taking as well. Not only will this have an impact on the overall size of the bag you choose, but you’ll also want the handy compartments of your bag to be the right size for optimum organisation.

Match your bag to your outfit

We’re big advocates of living in the moment, but it would be a shame to spend time sightseeing without getting some cool snaps. A great day bag will compliment all of your OOTD pics, so make sure you think about what you will want to wear when you choose yours. Zatchels bags are handmade to order. Whichever you go for, you can choose the perfect colour to match all of your best sightseeing outfits. You could add a classic satchel in chestnut or black for a timeless vibe, or stand out from the crowd with a pop of bright green or red leather. 

Put comfort first

The best sightseeing usually involves a lot of time on your feet, particularly if you’re abroad or away from home and covering lots of distance in one day to maximise your trip. Once you’ve packed your comfiest footwear, adding an easy-to-wear day bag should be next on your list. A backpack is a perfect choice if you think you’ll have a whole day's worth of supplies to carry with you. Choose one with adjustable straps, like the Zatchels City Backpack, to ensure that you can tailor the fit to you for maximum comfort from your bag all day long. 

Once you’ve had a think about these tips and chosen the best day bag for your needs, all that’s left to do is get ready to enjoy the sights this summer! The friendly team at Zatchels can give you more information about the best day bags and tell you more about personalisation options, just get in touch to find out more.