From a duffle bag on wheels to a backpack with adjustable straps, a travelbag can help you take what you need with you. Whether you’re packing for a weekend trip or weekday classes, we’ve got a selection of sizes and styles, so you can find the travel bag to share your adventures with.
Looking forward to, and planning for a trip can be nearly as rewarding as the trip itself. And one of the most crucial steps in that process is packing. When you begin to fill you bags, you start experiencing your journey in your mind. Going ballroom dancing? Better make room for your freshly dry-cleaned evening gown. Any nature hikes on the itinerary? Must not forget to pack those hiking boots!
With travel bags from IKEA, you’re sure to have enough room for all the clothes, gear and gadgets you need. And you’ll be able to carry it comfortably too. Check out our range of duffle bags, backpacks, luggage and more to find the travel bag that’s right for you.
Travel bags with clever functions
Our range of travel bags aim to make your life easier. Many of them can be folded flat when not in use, making them easy to hide away. Put them in a closet, hide them in your cellar or why not stuff them underneath your bed to await your next journey.
An obvious perk of a clever travel bag is that they have several pockets and compartments for practical packing. This makes it easy to pack in an organized way, since you can have a dedicated space for each thing. That way, you’ll never have dig through your whole bag looking for an umbrella in pouring rain. Or struggle to find your power bank when your phone battery is running low. If you’d like to get even more organised, have a look at our crafty bag organisers.
Choosing the right travel bag
Which kind of bag do you need?
First of all, you need to choose if you want a duffle bag, a backpack or a bag on wheels (also known as a roller bag).
With a duffle bag you’ll get plenty of space to pack. And you can often bring your bag anywhere. You will need to carry your stuff around. But walking up staircases or over uneven surfaces won’t pose any additional challenge. You can carry it over your shoulder or in your hands by the handles, making it quite versatile.
Backpacks are great for shorter trips with light packing, or for carrying things on uneven ground. One of the biggest advantages of a backpack is that you get even weight distribution on both of your shoulders. This makes it easier to carry heavier things for longer, no matter the terrain.
A roller bag makes packing a lot of heavy stuff a bit easier to do. This, since you don’t actually have to carry any of it. You can just drag it around behind you. This is great for airports, train stations or on even streets. But it’s less practical for a hike over cobblestones, on snowy roads or up staircases.
If you can’t decide which model is right for you, why not go for a combination? Check our range to find duffle bags on wheels or a cabin bag with straps for your back.
Which size do you need?
Do you want to be able to take the bag as carry on for flights? In that case it must be the right dimensions for cabin luggage – which luckily some of our bags are.
When considering hand luggage, remember to also pay attention to practical details that can help you get through airport security hassle free. For example, a bag with compartments lets you pack sensitive items where they’re easy to find. And if you can quickly locate and remove your computer and your toiletries from it, you’ll save a lot of time at the security check.
Finally, consider how much you are going to want to pack. A longer trip to a different climate than you’re used to will probably mean you’ll need a bigger bag. Maybe even several bags. A short trip, on the other hand, might be managed with a smaller bag. Maybe even just cabin luggage or a backpack.
You must consider the outer fabric of your bag, since ultimately – that’s what protects your gear. Some of our bags have water-repellent outer fabrics for those days when the weather won’t be as great as your wander lust. And some of our bags have fabric made of recycled polyester. A good choice to help take us one step closer to a more sustainable future.