With COVID outbreaks and restrictions, globetrotters have had to put many travel plans on hold. Our fingers are crossed that 2022 will bring the opportunity to start exploring again. And whether you’re an avid traveler or just getting started, chances are you’ve got a few places you’d like to check out in 2022.
For your next epic adventure, you’ll need a bag that can do it all. We’re talking anti-theft backpacks, travel purses, and all the organizational features you need for a weekend getaway or an extended vacation.
Which corners of the globe do you want to explore this year? From NYC to Spain, you’ll need a travel bag that will get you there in style. Try any of our best travel bags for women and start 2022 off with a bang.
Best Travel Backpacks
Backpacks are classic travel bags. There’s no denying you have a few favorite backpacks for work, school, and outdoor activities.
But for the ultimate travel backpack, you need anti-theft features, capacity, and a little flair. Here are our faves:
1. The Soleil
This bag is a best-seller for a reason!
Unlike most travel backpacks, the Soleil can transform into a crossbody and a tote. That means you’ll have plenty of ways to carry it when you’re boarding a plane, train, or catching an Uber into town for tapas or dim sum.
With 14-liter capacity, you can store your laptop, iPad, or tablet, along with all your travel essentials in the main zipper compartment. For small items like your wallet, keys, and phone, you’ll be protected from scammers by RFID technology.
When you’re out for brunch or waiting for your flight to board, use the main zipper locking clip and the chair loop wire lock to keep your things secure even while you scroll Instagram.
2. Esprit AT
For a modern take on the sling-style backpack, opt for the Esprit AT to get you through your trip without breaking a sweat.
With its ergonomic and hands-free design, you can hit the local trails or hop on a subway into the bustling city. The quick-release buckle lets you get to your items fast while you enjoy all the amazing anti-theft features from our AT collection.
To make it extra functional, we added a pocket directly on the sling strap — feel free to store your Chapstick, cards, and keys here for easy-access.
This one’s water-resistant, so no need to stress if you forget your umbrella when you’re out in town on a rainy day.
Best Cross Body Bags for Travel
Sometimes you only need 1 strap, and that’s where a cross body comes in handy. For casual trips, hiking trails, and urban sightseeing, get a travel bag for just what you need and nothing else.
1. Geo AT
The Geo is your new favorite travel companion.
It’s the perfect size for travel, outdoor adventures, or grabbing a quick cup of coffee across the street from your Airbnb. This travel bag for women is big enough to hold all your daily essentials, but comfortable enough to carry as a tote or slung over your shoulder.
The main zipper compartment has 2 interior pockets so your phone, laptop, and everything else will stay protected even if you’re rushing through airport security. For any thieves lurking about while you’re in a busy city — they won’t stand a chance against the anti-slash bottom.
2. Vale AT
If you plan on touring a busy city, this eco-leather anti-theft bag has your name written all over it. The Vale is comfortable and versatile, so you can rest at ease knowing all your things are safe in this bag.
The Vale makes the best carry-on bag for a woman because its compact fold-over design will fit under your seat, but still has space for your tablet, notebooks, and snacks for the plane ride.
A big bonus for solo travelers: this women’s travel bag has 5 anti-theft features:
- Chair lock
- Interior zipper pocket and 2 slip pockets
- Anti-slash bottom
- Zipper loop lock system
- RFID protection
And did we mention it’s available in 3 chic colorways? Go ahead, grab one for every season!
The Best Anti-Theft Purses
There’s nothing wrong with traveling light, especially when you’re sightseeing or only staying for a few days. That’s why we love anti-theft travel purses that allow you to get where you’re going with what you need.
Here are our main picks for the best women’s anti-theft purses for travel.
Travel can get complicated — which is why your travel bag should be simple. Pica does all that and more with a sleek design that’s perfect for a night out in a new city.
Stash your phone, keys, wallet, and lipstick in the deep main zipper compartment or the smaller interior zipper pocket. You can attach your keys to the key fob on the inside for added security while the RFID protected lining keeps your items safe.
Wear it as a shoulder bag or as a crossbody — whichever feels best for you!
Did we mention this crossbody travel bag is made of 100% recycled material? Now that’s sustainable fashion at its finest.
Some women’s travel purses scream “tourist” in the worst way. With the Milli, you’ll stand out for all the right reasons.
Don’t let it fool you: this small purse packs a punch. With 2 additional compartments, you can store and organize everything for some sightseeing or a night out. The lightweight 100% recycled Repreve material is so light, you might forget you’re holding anything at all.
And for the accident-prone traveler, this baby’s water-resistant and easy to clean. You’ll have a hard time going back to your old travel purse after trying the Milli.
Best Women’s Dopp Kits
If you’re anything like us when you travel, there’s always a few items you need right when you get off the plane — toothbrush, toothpaste, concealer, deodorant...you know the drill.
It’s best to keep the essentials all in one place in a small bag you can grab on-the-go and toss back in your main bag when you’re done.
1. Harmony Pouch
Don’t let all your travel toiletries fall to the bottom of your bag when you need them! Inspired by our Blue Verve Project, the Harmony Pouch is the perfect travel bag to keep everything organized for your trip. Designed to open easily and lay flat, the pop of color makes all your things visible — like make-up brushes, phone chargers, and thumb drives.
It fits perfectly in most of our travel backpacks, crossbodies, and totes too, so you’ll always be able to find the most important things when you need them. Plus, you can feel great about using this bag on your travels — the proceeds go towards keeping plastics out of the ocean.
Start 2022 with a Resolution to Travel Better
At Sherpani, we believe in working smarter, not harder. For us, that means having the right bag for travel, work, and adventurous outings with new friends.
If you’re jumpstarting your new year with travel, make sure you have a bag that does everything you need it to no matter where you land.