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These are Totes the Best Tote Bags

Everyone needs a great tote bag. We’ve rounded up the best we’ve toted around so far, and once you’re done reading, we want to hear about your favorite in the comments.

Simple, affordable, great-looking, and generally great.

You probably already own an Everyone Zip Tote. Along with their Weekender, the Everlane Zip Tote has been one of the best values in bags for years. Also available with an exterior pocket, and in lots of colorways. It’s even water-resistant.


Your new camping bag, weekend bag, and extra bag.

Another great deal, the Summit Tote is water repellant, convertible between backpack and tote modes, has ample organizational features and a padded laptop compartment and a water bottle sleeve, features great handles and straps, looks great, and packs down mostly flat. Easily our new favorite tote.



Style and quality leather.

Even after dragging the Madewell Transport Tote through hurricanes, polar vortexes, and the hottest summer ever recorded, it still looks new. The leather hasn’t faded and the handles are as solid as they were the day I got it, even after throwing way too much shit into it. I’ve gotten more compliments when carrying it than any other piece of clothing or accessory that I own. - Jillian


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For photographers.

The Everyday Tote is a great-looking, lightweight, weatherproof tote bag. It’s feature-packed, with extras like magnetic closure, laptop storage, external expansion, luggage passthrough, tons of pockets, a key anchor, leather accents, and more. Most importantly, it’s modular. The protective panels that keep your camera safe can be molded to support an endless number of needs or be removed entirely.


Peak Design also makes the best camera bag, camera backpack, and camera strap and cuff.


Amazingly packable.

Where it comes to packability, no one comes close to Matador, and their Transit Tote is no exception. This 3.1 oz bag packs down to palm-size, and is waterproof and leakproof, all while maintaining durability. This is the bag to leave in all your other bags until you need it.


Also check out Matador’s hydration backpack, work surface, blanket, adventure backpack, and camera cover.


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