How To Find The Best Handbag For Travel

Looking for the perfect handbag for travel? We’ve got you covered! The best handbag for travel needs to prioritise being practical and secure, however that doesn’t mean it needs to compromise on style…In order to find the perfect bag for your next travel adventure, it’s important to consider the following features:

Size & Weight

When you’re on-the-go travelling through airports, and sightseeing around cities, the last thing you need is a heavy bag weighing you down. That’s why the best handbag for travel needs to be compact and lightweight, whilst ensuring you have enough room to transport the essentials. The Zatchels Leather Folio Case is sleek and compact, featuring a practical carry handle and offering plenty of space to transport the travel essentials, including the likes of passport, money, phone and other electronic accessories. 

Zatchels Leather Folio Case with travel essentials and sunglasses


Unfortunately, when travelling, theft and pickpocketing can be an issue if you haven’t taken the necessary precautions. That’s why it’s so important that any handbag for travel is safe and secure. Features such as the detachable strap on the Zatchels Leather Folio Case enable you to keep your bag close to hand at all times, whilst the secure magnetic fastenings and zippers on our other handmade leather handbags make security a priority. Wearing bags that can be worn cross body is a great option for keeping your belongings close to your person and away from pickpockets. 

two models wearing Handmade Leather Barrel Bags walking and carrying coffee


You’ll often have a lot of different documents and electronic accessories to carry when travelling, and so the perfect handbag for travel needs to allow you to keep all belongings neat and organised. This is why you should look for handbags with compartments. Our Handmade Leather Micro Satchel features a spacious inner compartment that’s complemented by a compact front compartment, making it the perfect travel handbag for keeping belongings organised.

Handmade Leather Micro Satchel in iced coffee on a wooden stool

Comfort & Style

Just because the best handbag for travel needs to be practical and secure, that doesn’t mean that it can’t be stylish. In order to find the ultimate handbag for travel you want to combine comfort and style. You’re likely to be on your feet for long hours at a time, meaning you need to stay comfortable. Handbags that come with detachable straps are a perfect option. This enables you to wear the bag in a style that’s most comfortable whilst transforming it from a practical day bag to a stylish evening clutch bag.


Another key feature to look for in a handbag for travel is durability. The last thing you need when enjoying your travels is your handbag tearing or breaking, and so it’s important to find a bag that’s well-made using durable materials. Built to last, every Zatchels handbag is handmade in England using fine quality leather. This creates the best handbag for travel that not only looks great but can be relied upon to carry your belongings securely throughout your adventures.

For further guidance finding the perfect handbag for your travels, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.