The 30 Best Teacher Bags for School – Ranked and Reviewed

By Editorial Staff •  Updated: 09/20/23 •  Teaching Tools

You have a huge amount of options when it comes to purchasing a teacher bag. You can select from a classic teacher tote to a fully functional backpack to even a rolling cart. It comes down to your individual use case, specific requirements, and of course your style.

So what exactly should you look for when looking to purchase a teacher bag? From our time in the classroom, here is what we find most essential:

Multi-purpose

A quality teacher bag should be designed with the educational professional in mind with regards to the carrying capacity for things like a laptop, homework to grade, worksheet printouts, and essential classroom (both online and in the classroom) items while still having a solid organizational layout.

That means everything in your bags has a place. You can quickly separate personal items from work items with ease.

Spacious

A proper teacher bag is not simply a glorified woman’s handbag. A proper tote bag for a professional should be designed for both works and play. A big component of the work part is being spacious enough to carry important items as a teacher.

Technology like headphones, a mouse for your laptop, and snacks need to fit. You can’t do that with a small tote bag that is more designed for casual use.

Durable and Comfortable

A bags for a teacher is going to get a lot of use and the worse thing you can do is buy a cheap tote that wears out after a few month of use and is uncomfortable to wear for longer periods. The straps wear out, the leather starts to fray, the tote bag starts to just look old and worn out, and it digs into your shoulder as you’re carrying it.

This list will contain only durable bags for teachers. The kind of tote that will last for a few years before you want to purchase a new one.

Professional and stylish

Style and function are important. Style should enhance function so look for a tote bag that fits your style but is still functional. We also want something appropriate for business attire.

The best teacher bags

It’s a given. You’re going to want a high-quality, functional (but stylish) teacher tote bag. Here is a list of the 7 best teacher tote bags for any teacher looking to stay organized and look good.

1. LoDroid Teach Utility Bag – Style and function

Need a big bag to carry all your stuff to and from class? This stylish utility bag is for you then. It comes in multiple design styles to fit your personal style and has great built quality. You get multiple handles to carry this bag as well as a great selection of pockets to store pretty much everything you need from your laptop, headphones, accessories, books, tablets and your students school work.

LoDroid Utility Bag

We really like the size of this bag, how it’s not too heavy and the storage capacity. The only caveat we want to emphasis is that this is a utility bag so it is big. But if a well design big bag is what you need, this LoDroid bag is great as it distributes weight evenly, stands upright when packed and comes with a dedicated, protective and padded pocket for your laptop.

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2. Kroser Stylish Tote – Impressive and functional design

This bag tops our list as teachers because it’s the right combination of design, storage and functionality we want and need in a teacher tote bag. It comes with one big main compartment that fits your laptop, folders, umbrella and miscellaneous items. In this main compartment there is a dedicated padded compartment where you can place your laptop.

Kroser Tote

It also has another walled zipper pocket for your wallet, credit cards, business cards and valuables. Finally there are a few slip pockets for things your phone, Airpods, wireless mouse and pens. You also get front pocket for quick access to specific items.

Overall we love this bag. It’s well made, good material, not cheap looking, stylish and it comes with all the storage you need on a day to day basis as a teacher.

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3. Rabjen tote bag – A messenger style bag for teachers

This bag is a nice mid sized, messenger bag for teachers. We like it because it has more space than a typical tote bag, but it’s not as large as a utility bag. If all you need is a simple, but stylish bag for work essentials like your laptop, charger cables, phone, documents and tablets then this tote bag is a great choice.

Rabjen Tote

It’s made out of the same material you would get with a premium backpack, so the build quality is good, but not outstanding. The straps are fine, the zippers work without getting stuck, and the bag has a nice layout of pockets and storage.

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4. Relever Tote – Trendy Design with Excellent Storage

The Zysun tote bag has of a lot of the features we look for with a teacher’s tote bag. Excellent design for both work and casual use. Well-thought-out internal storage so you can keep teaching materials and personal stuff well organized and it comes with a lifetime guarantee. So this is one bag that is built to last.

Relever Tote

If you’re looking to purchase a stylish but functional tote bag, take a look at the Relever tote bag. It has long straps that fit over any size of person, can store multiple documents as well as your laptop and looks great.

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5. Lovevook Laptop Bag – Chic looking choice

This is a stylish, premium-designed laptop bag for teachers. You can easily fit a 15.6 laptop inside in its own dedicated, padded compartment. In addition, it has a lot of built-in storage space for wires, papers, your teacher planner, and more.

Lovevook Laptop Bag

With its professional design, this bag is simply a great choice for any working professional. It’s ideal for a university lecturer as it’s not ideal if you need a lot of storage for things like arts and crafts, homework, and so forth.

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6. Plambag Women’s Laptop Tote Bag – The Best Tote For Laptops

If you’re looking for a conservative, but stylish tote bag made for work but one that can also double for casual needs, checkout Plambag Women’s laptop tote bag. The neutral color combination matches all sorts of outfits and is appropriate for professional teachers.

Plambag Tote Bag

What we also liked about this laptop tote bag were all the various dividers inside the bag making it easy to stay organized by having a space for your laptop, notebooks, and personal items.

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7. Kroser Laptop Backpack – The University choice

While not exactly a tote bag or messenger bag, we want to include this hybrid option because you can use it either as a backpack or as a shoulder bag. Overall, it’s a well made backpack/tote bag combo that can fit a 15.6-inch laptop, papers, and a folder filled with assignments.

Kroser Laptop Backpack

It has a stylish look, enough compartments to carry accessories for a laptop, and can double as a backpack. Ideal for those long walks across campus.

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8. Simply Custom Tote Bag – Personalized Tote Bag

This is a personalized teacher tote bag with nifty mesh pockets. With your purchase, you can choose whatever name or phrase you want embroidered on the tote bag. Not only that, this tote bag is designed for us teachers.

Custom Tote Bag

Durable polyester, optional organizational pockets you can put in or take out, mesh pockets on the outside for various items for your class. This tote is first on the list because it checks off a lot of the most important features teachers need in a fun and functional tote bag.

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9. Pursetti Teacher Bag – A Premium Tote Bag

A nice combination of style, function, and practicality. This teacher tote bag by Pursetti is built to last. With a lot of storage space, mesh pockets, and internal organization – this tote is an excellent option for school, online classes, and any sort of extracurricular activities.

Pursetti Teacher Bag

What we like about this teacher tote bag is that it has a solid base built in to it, has a good zipper so nothing will fall out ,and simply has the right mix of style and function we look for in any tote bag for teachers.

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10. Teacher Tote by Brooke and Jess – Small, High Quality Utility Bag

Inspirational quotes, made of nylon and designed with the teacher in mind, that’s what you can expect from this unique utility tote bag.

Broke and Jess Teacher Tote

This is a quality tote designed to carry books, props, toys, and a tablet as an online teacher. It comes with a fun inspirational quote and is a good option if you’re looking for a simple utility bag as a teacher.

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11. Sunny Snow Laptop Tote Bag – Ideal For Large Laptops

A large yet lightweight tote bag, this thing is big and can carry a 17-inch laptop with ease. If you’re looking for a tote bag that looks good, is big, and has all the storage you could ever want, this laptop tote bag may be for you.

Sunny Snow Laptop Tote

What we liked about this particular tote bag is that it has good build quality and can store your technology with ease. Need a bag large enough to put in a laptop, tablet, mouse, books, phone, headphones, props, wallet, and more? All at the same time? This bag is perfect then.

If you’re looking for a tote bag that you can pack up all your teaching gear with ease, this laptop tote bag can get the job done.

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12. S-ZONE Leather Tote – The leather option for women

This is a beautiful, classic leather tote bag. This leather tote bag for teachers is designed more for style and less for function as a tote, but it’s still a good option for teachers due to it’s storage and impeccable design.

S-Zone Leather Tote

It’s on the list primarily because a lot of teachers prioritize style and appearance as a primary purchase decision. If that’s you, this teacher’s tote bag is for you.

This tote is a classic looking leather shoulder bag that is large enough to carry a 15-inch tablet. It’s built sturdily with a reinforced base so the bag stands up on its own when empty. It’s also flexible in the design and is a bit pliable so you can fold it and put it away without issue. This bag is ideal for trips and everyday use.

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13. Newhey Mens Messenger Bag – A large, functional option

A large, durable classic choice for a teacher’s bag. This bag is made out of crazy horse cowhide leather, it is water-resistant and rugged for long-term use.

Newhey Messenger Bag

The overall size of this bag is quite large. It comes with 5 different pockets, and plenty of space for a large laptop, water bottle, assignments, and more. Last, it’s also a bit heavy at 2.5 lbs when empty so expect this messenger bag to have a bit of heft to it when used.

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14. Alpine Swiss Rolling Briefcase – The heavy duty choice

If you’re a smaller person who finds themselves needing to carry a lot of items for your class then consider getting this outstanding rolling briefcase. It comes with divided sections inside that make staying organized simple and easy.

Alpine Rolling Briefcase

It can easily fit a large laptop, accessories, folders, homework, your teacher planner, and personal items with ease. On the front, it has a large pocket for documents as well as side pockets.

For most, this is more geared as a travel suitcase. Still, due to its ability to roll, we found this option to be a perfect, versatile choice for any teacher needing convenient options to carry many heavy classroom-related items.

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15. Bagsmart woman’s backpack – A laptop backpack for work and travel

The backpack is stylish, durable, and perfect for students because of its water-resistant polyester material, padded shoulder straps, and lightweight build. Its look is classy and stylish, making it ideal as a backpack for work, school, or travel.

Bagsmart Backpack

It is also lightweight and fashionable, so it is a good choice for everyday use for outdoor activities and field trips.

This bag comes with two inner storage pockets and two front zipped pockets, so you can keep your things sorted however you like. There’s also a pickpocket-proof pocket for items you don’t want to lose, like your passport or credit cards. And finally, there are side pockets where you can stash a water bottle or an umbrella.

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16. Lovevook laptop backpack – work centric design

This backpack is constructed from durable nylon fabric, with reinforced edges and a steel frame to keep the bag in good shape. The mesh shoulder straps are designed to allow air circulation around your shoulders, keeping them cool as you walk.

Lovevook Backpack

Perfect for everyday use as a teacher, this backpack is also stylish and spacious enough to fit everything you need for your class, travel, or outdoor activities.

This laptop backpack has multiple pockets to help keep your belongings organized. This women’s backpack also comes with enough organization options to ensure that all of your stuff stays in place. Additionally, the clear design of the backpack allows you to see everything that you have packed. Lastly you can charge your phone easily with an included pocket for a power bank.

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17. Briefcase for women – The professional business bag

If you’re looking for a chic and understated briefcase for professional use, look no further. This ladylike bag is made with polished gold hardware and a coffee nylon-lined interior, giving it a sophisticated charm. You can carry it by the top handle or on the shoulder with the comfortable fully detachable wide cross-body strap.

Woman’s Briefcase

This briefcase has a thick padded foam section with a Velcro strap closure to protect your 14″-15.6″ laptop or tablet from accidental impacts and scratches. It’s designed in purple Saffiano Eco-leather (a style of leather) with an embossed logo, which is a beautiful take on the modern classic style.

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18. Splice canvas – Lightweight tote bag for work

This splice canvas bag is a simple, lightweight tote bag perfect for carrying items for the classroom, books, your laptop, and more. The size and strap length are well designed. You can easily swing it over my shoulder without getting your elbow getting caught on the strap.

Splice Canvas

This bag also un-compresses fully when you put it down so you can easily find whatever you’re looking for without it folding over. Last, the upper portion of the bag is a cream/beige color.

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19. Etronik work backpack – Storage for lunch and your school gear

This work backpack is made of high-quality polyester fabric, and the double metal zipper is easy to open and close. The tote handle design also makes it easier to carry from classroom to classroom, it also has a breathable shoulder strap for comfort during warmer months.

Etronik Backpack

This laptop backpack comes with a detachable, insulated lunch bag made of easy-to-clean aluminum foil and high-quality polyester fabric. It can keep food warm or cool for up to 4 hours so you can enjoy a quality meal during lunch.

Last, this backpack is designed with USB plugs and anti-theft pockets on both sides, so you can easily charge your mobile phone anywhere, anytime. There is also a keychain in the front pocket, so you can quickly find your keys for relevant doors, sheds or utility rooms around school.

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20. Women’s professional work backpack – Lunch and school supplies in one

This backpack is designed for women and can be used as both a lunch bag and a laptop backpack. If you want to store food in the lunch bag, you can adjust the baffle of the lunch box to create space for it, eliminating the need to carry it separately.

Professional Work Backpack

Also, you can adjust the baffle to create more space for other items when you don’t need to carry a lunch box. The backpack also has a special compartment for storing your laptop.

Last, this backpack has a USB charging port on the side and also has a built-in charging cable, making it easy for you to charge your phone with your own power bank while on the go.

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21. Damero Teacher Bag – The utility design for work

This work bag is perfect for commuting to and from school, business trips, the office, or even traveling. This all-in-one utility tote is not only great for teachers but also businesswomen, writers, and more. The padding surrounding the bag will keep your belongings safe, and the handles are long enough to go over your shoulder.

Damero Bag

This set comes with one tote bag for a teacher and one insert bag. The felt fabric insert has multiple pockets to keep phones, chargers, teaching supplies, and more all in one place. dual handles make it easy to move from place to place as needed.

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22. Heavy duty canvas tote – an acceptable vegan budget choice

This canvas tote bag for work is stylish, large and comes with plenty of storage. The multitude of colors it comes with is great too for personal expression. For the price, it’s decent enough and a good choice if you’re using a tote for casual work use.

Heavy Duty Tote

The built quality is average. The straps are thin and hard so if you overload this tote, it’s going to dig into your shoulders and the material this is made out of feels like recycled cotton. But if you’re looking for a vegan option this is a good choice as no leather is used in its construction.

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23. Tanto work bag – a briefcase tote bag combination

This tote bag is large and has two main compartments inside for storage. One section has a strap attached to keep your laptop secure. The other compartment can hold almost everything else you need for work such as an umbrella, drink bottle, purse, teacher planner and keys. It’s perfect for lugging things between work, school, or different classrooms.

Tanto Work Bag

This work bag is made of a high-quality, water-resistant fabric that is soft, durable, and easy to clean. All parts are well stitched together so you don’t need to worry about open seams. It also comes with a heavy-duty zipper system for smooth opening and closing. The inside dividers are wrapped with thick padding to make sure your computer is well protected.

Last, laptop tote bag doesn’t just look good, it’s functional with multiple pockets to store everything you need, plus a key holder.

24. Falanko work backpack – Multi-purpose

This work backpack for women has a rectangular frame that protects the mount and makes it easy to access items stored at the bottom. It is made with a water-repellent and durable nylon material, as well as sturdy metal zippers.

Falanko Backpack

It is also designed to be stylish and fashionably roomy, making it a great choice for daily commutes, business trips, or carrying worksheets or homework that needs to be graded

This backpack has an adjustable and padded wide shoulder strap to relieve pressure on your back and shoulders. The luggage strap can be easily inserted and fixed to the handle of a trolley or suitcase, making it very convenient to carry.

It also has a USB charging port extended on the side of the backpack with a built-in charging cable inside, so you can easily charge your phone by connecting it to your power bank. Last, the front opening magnetic flap and back zipper pocket protect your belongings from being stolen.

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25. Laptop tote – A quality work bag for women

If you’re like many women, you need a laptop bag that is stylish and professional yet can also hold all of your essentials. That’s where this large messenger purse comes in. Made of high-quality canvas and coming in multiple styles, this bag is perfect for the working education professional.

Laptop Tote for Women

It has plenty of room for your laptop, plus a number of other compartments and pockets that can hold everything from your folders, worksheets to your sunglasses. Plus, the shoulder strap makes it easy to carry around when you’re on the go.

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26. Laptop purse bag for women – briefcase alternative

This laptop tote bag is an ideal day bag for busy women who want to look their best. This bag is spacious but not bulky, structured yet supple. It can be carried in several ways, and the body-friendly design makes it comfortable to wear over the shoulder or on the arm. This is a perfect work bag for everyday use.

Laptop Purse

It’s ideal for teachers as it is thoughtfully designed to be both lightweight and spacious, measuring in16.9″ x 5.7″ x 12.7″. It has a zip-top closure for security and an elegant curved design that will make you stand out from the rest. Whether you’re headed to the office or the weekend, this leather tote bag is a quality choice.

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27. Rolling Briefcase for Women – The convenient option

This rolling laptop bag was designed with a wide open main compartment and an additional laptop compartment to make it easy for you to store your laptop, clothes, books, paperwork, files, and all of your daily necessities for an overnight trip.

Pink Rolling Breifcase

The two front pockets provide great organization for your wallet, pens, cards, and other small items. There is also a zippered pocket at each side that can be used for storing a water bottle or umbrella. Every compartment will keep your items well organized whether you are taking a business trip or going to the office overnight.

Push the button on this telescoping handle to extend it 24 inches and turn your luggage into a pull trolley case. When you’re not using it, just retract it into its zippered pocket. Its smooth, silent wheels make maneuvering through narrow walkways and tight corners a breeze. You can also carry it downstairs or put it in the car easily with its top two sturdy handles.

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28. Matein 17 inch rolling backpack – For education professionals

The bottom panel of this water-resistant backpack is perfect for protecting against abrasion, while the corner guards and kick plate add an extra layer of protection. The corner-mounted wheels make it easy to carry, and the metal swivel hooks can be adjusted at any time. The lockable metal zippers provide added security for your valuables.

Matien 17 Inch Rolling Backpack

The breathable and adjustable straps of this bookbag can be tucked away into the zipper pocket so they don’t get in the way while the backpack is rolling. It can be used as a backpack when going up stairs or rolled when moving to a new area; 2 in 1 wheels backpack offers comfort and a casual style for day-to-day use, travel, or business trip for school.

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29. J World New York Sundance – Stylish rolling backpack

This is a small and stylish backpack made more for a student than a teacher. It made our list however because we love the size, style and functionality of this backpack. If you’re looking for something on the smaller size that can roll, we were happy with what J World has produced.

J World Backpack

One aspect that stood out when compared to other options is that the laptop slot is properly padded. This should be a given in any backpack or tote bag but many on the list failed in this criteria.

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30. Vankaen Rolling Laptop Case – Premium choice for women

This bag is created from water-repellent canvas fabric. Its dimensions are 16.5″x14.5″x8,” and it weighs a little over 6 LBS when empty. This bag should generally fit in most overhead compartments and meet most airlines’ size requirements for a rollaboard under the seat.

Vankaen Laptop Case

The rolling laptop briefcase has two large compartments that can store a standard 15.6” laptop as well as other belongings. The padded compartment protects the laptops from impact, while the front pocket is ideal for holding pens and tablets. There are also zippered pockets on either side of the case perfect for storing an umbrella or water bottle.

This bag features a push-button telescoping handle and 2 silent wheels for more comfortable travel. The telescoping handle retracts into a zippered compartment when not in use. It also has dual in-line skate wheels for swift mobility while on the move. Moreover, the well-knitted strap makes it easy to fix the bag on the trolley, making your journey and business traveling more convenient.

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The Best Teacher Bags – Conclusion

Although it is important to keep in mind the practicality and functionality of a teacher bag, it is also essential to find one that will make you feel confident and stylish. By considering the different features offered by these bags and taking into account your own personal style, you are sure to find the perfect one for you.

We hope you found this buying guide helpful. Happy teaching everyone.

Editorial Staff

I'm David Unwin and I head the editorial staff here at Teach and GO. I've taught as an ESL teacher in Thailand for 5+ years at all levels of education, from elementary to University. I was also one of the first 1000 VIPKID teachers. I and my team now share my extensive experience as a teacher here at Teach and GO. Learn more.