32 Teacher Bags That Will Hold up to Toting Laptops, Essays, Snacks, and More

As if you need an excuse for another cool bag!

Whether you are lugging a laptop, piles of essays, or hardcover textbooks, every teacher needs a good bag. Finding one bag that can carry it all can be tricky, but we’ve done the work for you. Here are some of of the best teacher bags to make your commute to school that much better.

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1. Pursetti Zip-Top Tote Bag


You’ll have all the outside pockets you need with this bag. The description says it’s perfect for working women, nurses, teachers, and soccer moms. We agree on all accounts. It’s also available in several different patterns.

2. Olympia Rolling Overnighter

Save your back with this bag! There are plenty of pockets, and you won’t have to worry about lugging it around. It’s 17 inches and comes in more than 10 different colors and designs. 

3. Yaluxe Leather Vintage Style Tote

This bag has style and function. It’s almost like a giant tote purse … plus so much more. It comes in five different colors, and it comes with an extra strap in case you want to carry it in a different way. 

4. HaloVa Waterproof Diaper Bag 

We recently featured this bag in our WeAreTeachers Deals group on Facebook. A teacher who loves this bag wrote, “I’m a traveling music teacher, and I love this bag! I can fit my soda or sparking water in the front compartment, and it stays cool! It also fits my laptop and my other books and appears. Super cute and is water-resistant!” 

5. Arrows Weekender Bag


The description says it’s also a diaper tote, but we think it’ll work just fine as a teacher bag or as a purse. The design is simple, and the bag comes in teal, blue, pink, and other colors. 

6. N Gil All Purpose Organizer

They are simple and sturdy, and you will love all the different options for patterns. This really is a great catch-all bag that will carry a lot. 

7. Scout Uptown Girl Tote Bag 

We love the name of this bag, the colors it comes in, and the design. It’s not the largest, but we like it like that. That way, you can only take home what will fit in the bag. 

8. Douguyan Unisex Messenger Bag 

Arrive at school in style with this messenger bag! Made out of high-density eco-cotton canvas, this bag can hold a few binders and a 14-inch laptop. The easy-open snap pockets keep your keys and cell phone from being lost in the main compartment. Not into gray? There is also a brown or a two-tone black and brown version

9. KEHO Ultimate Teacher Bag XXL

You know those really big totes that are sturdy and hold lots of stuff? This is one of those! We love the teacher pride and the rope handles. Just think of how much you’ll be able to carry to and from your classroom. 

10. Lekesky Stylist School Laptop Bag

Teachers need backpacks, too. This backpack has a great look, and it’s water-repellent, too. (No need to worry about spilling your coffee.) 

11. Teacher Tote Bag With External USB Charger

This bag has built-in charging. Need we say more?! It comes in four different colors, and you’ll get a smaller bonus bag, too. 

12. Words to Grow By Tote

It’s perfect for English teachers or pretty much anyone who loves reading and writing. We love all the fun colors. 

13. Vera Bradley Iconic Tote

If you’re looking for a tote to carry it all, this is it. It’s described as the tote with “enough pockets to keep your protein bars separate from your keys,” and we understand why. On the exterior alone, it features a slip pocket, a zip pocket, and a hidden top pocket. On the inside, you’ve got six more slip pockets! Available in multiple colors.

14. Vera Bradley Iconic Tote in a Pattern


If you love Vera Bradley for the many different patterns, then look for the Iconic Tote in one that matches your style. It’s also a good way to score a deal on Amazon. (A lot of times certain patterns are discounted, and you can scoop up a Vera Bradley bag for a lot less than full price.)

15. UGRACE Business Laptop Backpack

This elegant rucksack is the fashionable option you’ve been looking for! The main compartment can hold a 15.6-inch laptop plus a tablet. Made of tear-resistant Oxford fabric, this laptop backpack comes in five colors, including black, grey, and purple. Here’s the best part: You can stash your coffee tumbler in one of the two drink pockets!

16. Pittsford Outfitters Everyday Adventure Bag

This bag has rave reviews on Amazon, and it’s easy to see why. The coral color is wonderful, and it’s definitely strong enough to carry all your teacher stuff. 

17. Sarah Wells Lizzy Breast Bump Bag

For all the new moms out there, this is the bag for you. It has a spot for your laptop, your breast bump, and more. There are a few Sarah Wells options on Amazon. They might come at a higher price, but they’re well worth it! 

18. R.E.I. Timbuk2 Messenger Bag


Do you commute long distances to school? This is the ultimate messenger bag, thanks to its size, comfort, and durability. Originally meant for bike messengers, this bag will keep your stuff dry as a bone, thanks to waterproof lining. You can comfortably fit your laptop, books, snacks, and more, but your shoulder won’t ache thanks to the padded strap. It’s available in both solid colors and multiple colors.



19. BALORAY Lunch Bag

This is an insulated lunch bag and so much more. It can hold a lot of lunch plus some extras. Bring your lunch for a week with this bag, or use it for your other teacher items. 

20. Lightweight Laptop Tote Bag

This is an affordable tote that can double as an oversized purse. It’ll fit a laptop, lots of papers, and all your odds and ends. Plus it’ll be perfect for taking along for that teacher happy hour that you know you need. 

21. Eddie Baur Connect Tech Bag

For those who prefer a less-is-more approach to bags, this sturdy little bag has enough pockets and compartments to keep your belongings organized. Made of rip-stop fabric, your tablet can be safely stowed inside the padded compartment. Comes in eight color choices.

22. Neoprene Multipurpose Beach Bag Tote

This bag will flex and move as much as you need. It’s actually sold as a beach bag, but it’s an amazing catch-all bag for teachers as well. It has an inner zipper pocket and a movable board on the bottom to help you keep things in place! 

23. Floral Water-Resistant Travel Bag

This is another tote-like bag where you can just throw everything inside quickly. We love the affordable price, side pockets for water bottles, and how many great patterns there are (there are more than just florals). 

24. Dasein Large Laptop Briefcase

This snappy bag comes in 17 color options, including solid colors, stripes, and trendy florals. The structured design has an open-top cell-phone pocket and plenty of room to fit your tablet, keys, files, and more. Although there isn’t a separate padded compartment, it can also accommodate a 13-inch laptop; just slide your laptop in a neoprene sleeve before stashing it in this stylish briefcase. Bonus: A wallet is included!

25. Damask Rolling Computer Laptop Bag

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Easy on your back and fashionable to boot! This rolling briefcase is heavy duty and fully padded with lots of room for everything you need to carry back and forth. Need to switch between rolling and carrying? No biggie! This bag also comes with a removable shoulder strap. 

26. Alpine Swiss Rolling Lawyer’s Case

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The classic leather rolling bag. Sturdy, roomy, and professional, this bag is king when it comes to laptop transportation. Stash your laptop (up to 17 inches) in the special padded compartment, and you’ll still have plenty of room for binders, snacks, and books. This bag can also lock, so you can keep everything inside safe. 

27. NEWHEY Vintage Waterproof Messenger Bag

You can’t have too many options for messenger bags. This is a great quality bag at an affordable price. It has wide straps and built-in dividers. 

28. Beach Bag XXL

If you’re just not ready to let go of summer, try this huge beach bag. It has magnet clasps, and the rope handles are definitely sturdy. 

29. Fashion Heavy Duty Canvas Tote

If you love canvas totes, then you’ll want to check out this one. It’s everything you love about a traditional one. Plus, it has cute designs, and it’s super heavy duty. 

30. Pacific Coast Rolling Chevron Shopper Tote

It has all the benefits of a great bag, but you’ll never have to lift it! It comes in five great patterns, including a zebra print, daisies, and this chevron pattern. 

31. Foldable Reusable Fabric Bags 

Don’t like having the bulkiness of a bag? Go with these foldable fabric bags instead. You can get a great deal on this set of five. Plus, they hold a lot of stuff! Keep them in your car or classroom so that you’re never without a bag when you need it. 

32. Mount-It! Mesh Rolling Utility Card Folding and Collapsible

Finally, for teachers with serious school-supply-transportation issues, this practical, sturdy cart is just what you’ve been looking for. When not in use, the crate folds completely flat! They also double as great storage bins for your trunk!

What are your favorite teacher bags? Come share in our WeAreTeachers HELPLINEgroup on Facebook. 

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