Summer Essentials: Crossbody Bags

Posted by Route One on 1st August 2018

This summer has been an absolute banger so far, and with festival season, holidays and perhaps a few boozy days in the park on the cards, it’s time to nail your wardrobe essentials for the rest of the season.

High up on the list for us has got to be one of these beauties – crossbody bag, bum bag, waist pack…call it what you will, there’s really nothing better than getting on a 90’s flex and keeping your essentials near and safe for the summer. Here are three of our favourite pieces to check out from our online collection:

The North Face Bozer II

Outdoor specialists The North Face really know a thing or two about technical equipment, even on this small scale. The Bozer II is built to last, made with 100% toughened 600D polyester outer and heavy duty strap and clasp to ensure that your valuables don’t go anywhere you don’t want them to. With multiple zip pockets across the bag, inner waterproof lining and robust clasp and a pretty hefty 2.8L capacity, this is the bag to see you through the year in any scenario. We’re also fans of the ultra-bright, un-losable orange/black colourway…

Eastpak The One Cross Body Bag

Another go-to brand for bags and luggage, Eastpak have an amazing range of crossbody bags for this season too. ‘The One’ is everything you need, as the name might suggest – comfortable to wear, and just the right size to take all the basics with you. Available in two colourways, The One also features secure inner and outer zippered pockets to keep the important stuff extra safe. On top of all that, the bag comes with a whopping THIRTY year guarantee against faults – which is great for your peace of mind, but also means you’ll have something to bequeath to your kids (or grandkids) when the time comes.

Patagonia Lightweight Travel Mini Cross Body Bag

We’ve got a soft spot for Patagonia – everyone and his dog is in possession of their iconic P-6 t-shirt this summer, and their work to become as eco-friendly as possible is admirable in our books. The Lightweight Mini is a packable style, which is great for trips where you’re tight on space. It may be small, but it’s crafted from Ripstop nylon and weather-resistant coating, meaning that it’s just as long-lasting as anything else on the market. With added features such as padded reverse and an inner keyclip, it’s a great all-rounder if you’re looking for something tough and compact.

Shop the rest of the crossbody bags we have on offer here.