Bagology 101: Tote Bags, Duffle Bags, and Travel Bags – Which One Matches Your Bag-titude?

Bagology 101: Tote Bags, Duffle Bags, and Travel Bags – Which One Matches Your Bag-titude?

The terms "tote bag," "duffle bag," and "travel bag" refer to different types of bags.  Tote bags are typically made of a variety of material ranging from canvas to nylon to leather including animal leather or PU/Vegan Leather.  Here's a breakdown of their characteristics:       

Tote Bag: A tote bag can be found in two versions one looks like a shopping bag.  The second version is designed to look like an oversized purse.

 Tote bags are often open-top but can also have zipper tops.  These bags sport parallel handles that are often long enough to be worn comfortably over the shoulder.  These bags have a spacious interior without many compartments or dividers. Tote bags are versatile and commonly used for everyday activities like shopping, work, or carrying personal items. They provide ample space for carrying essentials, such as a laptop, books, groceries, or personal belongings. 

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Duffle Bag: A duffle bag is a cylindrical or rectangular-shaped bag with a top zipper closure and two top handles. Duffle bags are designed for travel or sports activities and are known for their spacious interiors. They usually have a single large compartment that can accommodate clothing, shoes, toiletries, and other travel necessities. Some duffle bags may have additional pockets or compartments for organizing smaller items. The handles of a duffle bag are typically sturdy and suitable for hand carrying, but some models also feature a detachable shoulder strap for easier transportation. 

Trolley Sleeve Bag: A trolley sleeve is a convenient feature found on the back of a backpack or tote bag, as well as on the side of a traditional duffle bag. A Trolley Sleeve serves as a double open pocket or pass-through, allowing the bag to smoothly slide over the handle of your wheeled luggage, briefcase, or supply bag. The Trolley Sleeve slips over the retractable handle or your rolling carry-on, checked luggage, or briefcase/supply bag ensuring a secure fit.

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Travel Bag: The term "travel bag" is broad and can encompass various styles,

including duffle bags, suitcases, or larger backpacks specifically designed for travel purposes. A travel bag typically refers to a bag that is specifically intended for travel and offers features like multiple compartments, pockets, and sturdy construction to withstand the rigors of travel. They often come in different sizes, allowing you to choose one that suits your needs, from overnight getaways to longer trips. These bags may have various carrying options, such as handles, shoulder straps, or wheels, depending on their design.

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It's important to note that these terms can sometimes overlap, and different manufacturers or brands may use them interchangeably or assign their own specific meanings to the names. When shopping for a bag, it's advisable to consider the specific features, dimensions, and design elements of the bag rather than relying solely on the name or label.

 - Bri 

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2 comments

Thank you so much Roxanne. Now that we’ve been bitten by the design bug, we have to pace ourselves or we’ll be overloaded with designs. Lol

Bri of 3 Gen Handbags N More

Very nice looking bags with a variety of styles and sizes

Roxanne Bennett

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