Whether you live in a small space and need all the storage room you can get, or you need an extra bag to pack for your return trip home, these 14 foldable travel bags fit the bill. From hybrid backpack-duffels to collapsible spinners, there’s an easy storage option for every travel style and size.
The Best Foldable Travel Bags: Duffels
HEXIN Packable & Collapsible Lightweight Foldable Large Travel Duffel
This large and durable duffel by HEXIN is great to pack with your normal luggage in case you end up buying additional items that can’t fit in your packed bag. It’s lightweight, has a shoe storage compartment and an 85-liter capacity. It’s one of the top-rated foldable travel bags on Amazon. Its RipStop nylon fabric protects against water and tear.
Dimensions: 27.6″x11.8″x15.8″, folds to 11.5″x10″x3″.
Price & Where to Buy: $27 on Amazon.
The North Face Flyweight Duffel
This highly compressible 32-liter duffel is one of the smallest foldable travel bags on the list. The super-functional backpack-duffel hybrid is part of The North Face’s Flyweight Collection, featuring 30 percent lighter fabric. The bag has removable shoulder straps and top-grab handles, as well as an external zippered pocket and stretch-sleeve pocket. If you’re a light packer, this foldable travel bag is the perfect option.
Dimensions: 11″x17″x7″, folds into internal zippered pocket.
Price & Where to Buy: $53 on Amazon.
Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler Duffel
This 60-liter foldable travel bag packs into its front-end zippered compartment for easy storage. These foldable travel bags also come in sizes small through extra large. Each size has removable backpack straps, padded top handles, and side-grab handles. The U-shaped lid makes for an easy access main compartment and the bottom is foam-padded for rugged environments (or baggage handlers).
Dimensions: Taken from the medium size: 26.5″x10.25″x13.5″, folds to 13.5″x10.5″x5″.
Price & Where to Buy: Starting at $89 on Amazon.
Cotopaxi Chumpi Travel Duffel Bag
The Cotopaxi Chumpi is one of the most versatile foldable travel bags out there. While it doesn’t have any special storage features, it lies completely flat and takes up minimal space under a bed, making for easy storage. I love this backpack-duffel hybrid because the backpack straps snap under a flap, so they don’t get in the way if you want to use the shoulder strap. The 50-liter capacity works great as a carry-on, but there is also a 35-liter size available.
Dimensions: Taken from the 50-liter: 24″x12″x12″, folds flat.
Price & Where to Buy: Starting at $100 on Amazon.
Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Bag
This backpack-duffel hybrid is one of the best foldable travel bags out there as it completely folds into itself (admittedly, the first time is a little tough, but with practice it gets easier). The polyester RipStop material, complete with weatherproof TPU laminate and a sturdy water-repellent finish, makes this bag extremely durable in the outdoors.
Dimensions: Taken from the 60-liter size: 25″x13″x10″, folds into itself.
Price & Where to Buy: Starting at $133 on Amazon.
The Best Foldable Travel Bags: Rollers
Barracuda Carry-on Luggage
Barracuda’s smart collapsible luggage made headlines with its Kickstarter campaign, and now is available for purchase online and with a variety of retailers. Barracuda claims the bag can be collapsed in 10 seconds, making it one of the best foldable travel bags in terms of easy and quick storage. Other features include a built-in tray (to be used as a laptop tray), ergonomic swivel handle, location tracking, and USB charger.
Dimensions: 22″x”14″x9″, folds to 22″x15″x4.5″.
Price & Where to Buy: $349 on their website.
Biaggi Leggero Foldable Spinners
The Biaggi Leggero collection features three sizes of folding spinners (22, 26, and 29-inches). Each size folds flat into a tote bag with handles. This lightweight foldable luggage is great for those who like to travel with a hardside bag. The easy-glide spinner wheels are perfect for frequent flyers.
Dimensions: Taken from the carry-on size: 22″x14″x8″, folds flat into a case.
Price & Where to Buy: Starting at $160 on Amazon.
Neit Cabin & Checked Bag
Neit is the latest brand on the scene in terms of foldable travel bags, and this hardcase (available in cabin and checked sizes) does not disappoint. The bags collapse to just three-inches, have location tracking, are waterproof, and have theft- and drop-prevention technology.
Dimensions: Taken from the cabin size: 21″x13.5″x7.5″, folds to 25″x13.5″x3″.
Price & Where to Buy: Starting at $245 on Neit’s website.
Biaggi ZipSak Line
The Biaggi ZipSak line offers a variety of folding travel bags (travel essentials bag, micro-fold tote, backsak, and fashion tote), but my favorite is the spinner (available in 22, 27, or 31-inch). The bags fold into a Z-Fold and store like a packing cube. The line features “MicroFold” technology that shrinks the bag. All the products are affordable. The upright bags have four multi-directional spinner wheels and are super lightweight.
Dimensions: Taken from the carry-on spinner: 22″x24″x10″, folds into a Z-Fold pack.
Price & Where to Buy: Starting at $14.99 on Amazon.
Eagle Creek No Matter What Rolling Duffel
This rolling duffel from Eagle Creek somehow miraculously folds into its own stuff pouch—yes, even the wheels. Available in sizes L and XL, this is one of the largest foldable travel bags on the market. This foldable luggage also has sturdy, oversized wheels, reinforced webbing, and compression straps.
Dimensions: Taken from the L size: 30″x15″x14′, folds into itself.
Price & Where to Buy: Starting at $112 on Amazon.
Biaggi Contempo Line
The Biaggi Contempo line features spinners (available in 18, 22, and 25-inch sizes) and a foldable wheeled tote. It offers some of the best quality when it comes to foldable travel bags. While these bags are on the heavier side and more expensive, they’re super compact and can fit a lot of stuff. Read our full review of the line here.
Dimensions: Foldable Wheeled Tote: 18″x14″x9″, folds flat into a carry-all bag. Taken from the 28-inch Upright: 28″x19″x14″, folds flat into a carry-all bag.
Price & Where to Buy: Starting at $100 on Amazon.
Lipault 0% Pilable Collection: Upright & Wheeled Duffel
The Lipault 0% Pilable Collection features two styles of foldable travel bags: the upright spinner (available in 18, 22, 25, and 28-inch sizes) and a wheeled duffel at 30-inches. They’re some of the largest and best quality collapsible bags out there (you can read our full review here) and come with a three-year guarantee. Both styles are soft-sided and lightweight, so you can really fit a lot in them without excess bag fees.
Dimensions: Taken from the 22-inch spinner: 22.6″x14.6″x8.6″, collapses flat.
Price & Where to Buy: Starting at $145 on Amazon.
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Editor’s note: Prices for these foldable travel bags were accurate at time of publication.
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