Top 10 Best Bags for the Outdoors

There's ample evidence to suggest that getting outdoors is good for your mental health. Most of us spend more and more time staring at screens the majority of our day, and it can be easy to stay caught in that routine, especially if you work behind a desk all day and then find yourself scrolling social media or watching Netflix to relax afterwards.

While we are all for a good movie day, we suggest trying to take even small breaks to get outside, breath in fresh air and be present. (Hot girl walks anyone??). Since the pandemic, more and more people are embracing the outdoors and realizing it doesn't have to be intimidating to get moving outside.

However, getting outside more might mean you're looking for new gear that lets you easily be active around without restricting your movement. But outdoor gear can tend to be one-sided, seemingly geared towards those climbing up a mountain versus taking a lunch walk.

At Latico Leathers, our top-quality leather goods are all about equipping you for every moment, so we understand if you're looking for an outdoor bag that's a little more understated and chic. Enter versatile leather bags that you can take on your outdoor excursions and to the bar for a drink post walk.

Below, check out some of our favorite leather bags that you'll be loving to elevate your outdoor adventures.

Outdoor Bags: The Austin Sling Bag

The Austin Sling bag makes for the perfect outdoor companion. Worn thrown over your shoulder, it's a hands-free bag that's big enough to be useful and small enough that it won't weigh you down. Throw your essentials into this leather bag like your phone, keys and wallet and you can feel secure knowing everything is stored away on your back. With two interior pockets, one zippered and one open, you'll have plenty of room for any treasures you find along the way.

Outdoor Bags: The Sheldon Backpack

If you want functionality mixed with style, look no further than the Sheldon backpack. It's been around forever and is still a best seller. Thanks to the buttery soft leather, this piece is incredibly versatile- wear it on adventurous weekend excursions and to the office come Monday. It features a convenient top handle, nylon water bottle sleeve, and plenty of interior and exterior pockets.

Outdoor Bags: The Explorer Backpack

While a laptop bag might not be the first thing you think of for outdoor trips, the Explorer Laptop bag has so many handy pockets, you'll be thanking yourself later for all the snacks you're able to fit. Not to mention the roomy organization it includes. This backpack comes with six exterior zippered pockets and interior zip pockets and slits. Tuck away all your adventure gear for easy access when you need it with this high-quality leather bag.

Outdoor Bags: The Heritage Fanny Pack

A classic that just won't go away, the fanny pack has stayed around for a reason. The Heritage Fanny Pack is a practical, yet (yes!) stylish way to carry your sunglasses, keys, phone or anything you want to take with you outdoors but don't want to be stuck carrying. You can also wear this bag around your waist if that's more comfortable for you. Plus, the back features a velcro and zip pocket for quick access on-the-go.

Outdoor Bags: The Fresno Fanny Pack

Another classic favorite, Latico is fully stocked in fanny packs that will take you from day hike to drinks around town in a flash. Meet the Fresno fanny pack, a compact carry-all that comes in four fun colors from shimmery Anthracite to metallic Lizard Black and even Crackle Rainbow. Who said practicality had to be boring? Spice up your outdoor activities with this lightweight, body-contouring bag that comes with a beautiful metal clip closure that will fit around your waist or across your body.

Outdoor Bags: The Barcelona Backpack

Another hands-free leather outdoor bag option? The Barcelona backpack. Full of high-quality amenities, the Barcelona combines aesthetics with performance and includes slide-through buckle features so you can feel secure while traveling or on a strenuous hike. There's also a top zipper for an added layer of security. The Barcelona is a good-looking bag, but we've also made sure to keep it comfortable by adding adjustable, padded shoulder straps.

Outdoor Bags: The Pippa Crossbody

Getting moving outdoors is all about comfort and convenience. The Pippa crossbody is a versatile leather bag that you can take for quick walks outdoors and still lets you go hands-free. Have your hands full with gear and navigating? Pippa is the crossbody bag you can wear as a purse and feel comfortable keeping everything in place for short, outdoor adventures.

Outdoor Bags: The Lidia Crossbody

Another small crossbody that can function as a carry-along outdoors is the Lidia Crossbody. A classic, small leather bag, the Lidia has 4 compartments so you can keep purse essential and outdoor essentials separate, all while not having to change bags. With its detachable crossbody strap, this bag doubles as a clutch if you want a small organizer to pack in a larger outdoor bag or pack for longer trips.

Outdoor Bags: The Conley Crossbody

Convertible and sleek, the Conley crossbody can transform into a backpack, letting you transition from outdoor excursions and hikes to everyday errands in a flash. It boasts a modern and practical aesthetic and converts with its crossbody strap so you can keep moving no matter where you are. Bag depth can also adjust to be expanded wider or smaller with a 3-sided gusset zipper. Plus, there a magnetic slip pocket on the backside for easy and secure cell phone access.

Outdoor Bags: The Hester Backpack

The Hester backpack is a Latico classic done differently. With modern lines and coming in six bright colors, you'll love Hester as an accessory for all your outfits, but you'll also be impressed at how much functionality we packed into this bag. Hester includes adjustable backpack straps, a front flap pocket and even features an organizer so you can combine the best of a high-quality purse with a utilitarian outdoor bag.

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