The feeling of freedom that comes with travelling light is unrivalled. We’re all for space-saving luggage solutions that help us save on baggage fees, and that goes doubly when we’ve arrived at our destination. Especially when exploring a city, where you’re never far from a bar, cafe or shop to stop into, valuables such as your mobile, cards and hotel key should be all you really need to bring along for the day. And in those instances, that’s when travelling with just a phone bag is ideal.
These bijou pouches keep your mobile within easy reach, so you can whip it out quickly for photos without needing to dig it out from the depths of your handbag. They’re usually large enough to keep your cards and keys as well. Naturally, they’re lightweight and unobtrusive, so you won’t feel achey towards the end of a long day, like you may with a heavy backpack or shoulder bag.
On the other hand, a bag this size won’t fit your water bottle, raincoat or anything other than the bare essentials. For hiking days or if it’s likely to rain, it’s best to stick with a rucksack or tote bag. Below, our top picks of the best mobile phone bags for days spent blissfully unencumbered.