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2022’s Best Custom Bags – Backpacks, Totes & Duffels

Towards the end of the year, employers and client managers all look for ways to send holiday gifts that people actually want to keep and use. In our experience, custom printed bags, backpacks and totes are among the best picks in that category. What’s better for a holiday gift bag than a bag itself!

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite customizable bags across a number of uses. Whether you’re looking for a custom tote bag that will help your remote employees feel more connected to the company when they hit the farmers market, or a luxury duffel bag for your top clients, we’ve got you covered. 

Eco friendly custom tote bags

These eco friendly tote bags are our top picks for employee gifts that are as good for the planet as they are for carrying groceries back home!

The Recycled Cotton Tote is made from recycled garment clippings and recycled polyester waste products. It’s sturdy, large enough to be genuinely useful and looks fantastic with logos that have been heat transferred to its surface. 

Our Eco Cotton Canvas Tote is made with 100% organic cotton: the process to farm this cotton is significantly better for the soil and environment at large. The bag comes in three colors, and has a great price point for large-scale orders.

We also love the Bamboo Tote! This eco-friendly tote is made with certified bamboo fiber fabric, making it natural and sustainable.

Finally, this Vegan Leather Tote is a cool way to gift a more premium feeling bag, without the cost or environmental expense of using real leather. The whole thing is completely customizable, allowing for lots of creative freedom to express your brand’s identity.

Custom duffel and gym bags

These custom duffel bags make getting in a quick workout easy and convenient. Here are our most popular models. 

The custom Baboon To The Moon Duffle fits about 3-5 days worth of clothing and is TSA approved as carry-on luggage. The 40L go bag is perfect for road trips, beach adventures and extended weekend getaways. It’s weatherproof outer shell makes it easy to clean, so it’s great for all adventures.

The Nike Brasilia Large Duffle is an especially attractive gym duffel, featuring premium fabric and reinforced stitching. It also has multiple exterior pockets for quick-grab convenience.

We love The North Face Duffel because it offers a separated main compartment that makes it very easy to keep dirty clothes separate from clean ones. This custom gym bag also has handy side straps that make it easy to move and store. 

Finally, the Wheeled Duffle Bag stands out as being one of the more versatile duffle bags we have. This bag makes traveling that much easier.

Custom backpacks for commuters

Empower your team to take on the world by outfitting them with smartly-designed and beautifully-branded custom backpacks.

Commuters and adventurers alike will love the Timbuk2 Eco Parkside 2.0 for its versatility and style. Loaded with useful organization and well-suited for anyone, you can take this bag to a conference or a business meeting.

The Incase A.R.C Commuter Pack is another great custom backpack choice for commuters. The ultimate backpack to store everyday tech essentials through the daily commute. This bag has two main compartments- one for your laptop and tablet, then a larger main compartment with tie-down straps and organization.

The Canyon Backpack is an easy option for any commute. Itfeatures a 15” laptop compartment, tablet, and multiple zippered pocket. An added bonus is that it is made with recycled plastic bottles.

While not technically a backpack, the TOPO Commuter Briefcase is another great choice to gift commuters looking to carry their personal items in a smart, efficient and stylish way. Since it has removable straps along the back of it, it could still be used like a backpack anyways. 

Custom travel bags for setting out in style

Our top picks for bags that make travel a breeze. Make your mark on a gift that’s as useful as it is stylish. 

The Bellroy Sling can be worn as a sling bag, a fanny-pack, or slung over the shoulder like a purse. This decidedly cool product offers the kind of utility and style that inspires envy on the street. 

Another custom bag in the sling variety is the Ascolour Flight Contrast, a modernist carrying bag big enough for essentials but small enough to remain convenient. 

The TOPO Dopp Kit is a perfect custom bag that folks will find useful across the board. Of course it’s perfectly designed to carry toiletries, but it could also function as a bag for cables, stationary or any other thing that might be useful to have while traveling. 

Finally, the Belmont Pouch is a great multi-purpose custom bag you can use to make life easier on the road. People love this bag for its great color way and tough design.

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