With Summer around the corner, we know many of you will be getting ready for holidays, breaks, weekends away or maybe business travel. With this in mind, we have put together a little guide to help you to choose the right bag for you on your travels.
Our current travel bundle lets you choose from a Jennie, Mini Jen, Zoe or Sydney and pick a set of packing cubes and either an Alex folding travel bag or Oxford folding backpack FREE! Just use code Travel2 here
If you are flying, our entire travel bag range are compliant with the major airline hand baggage guidelines, airlines such as Ryanair, Easyjet, Jet 2, BA and Tui. (We will list the size guidelines at the end of this blog post so you can rest assured that you are buying with peace of mind).
We understand the needs of women, all our bags are designed by brand founder Charlotte, who actually started Mia Tui from her own search for a travel bag that kept her organised traveling with children. Since then our range has grown and we now have 4 travel bags plus a range of accessories too.
Mia Tui is all about blending organisation with style; our range of travel handbags and accessories mean you can this Summer. With our signature bright blue interior water proof lining, we’ve put an end to scrabbling around in your bag at the airport for passports, boarding passes etc..
All our bags are made in ultra-soft faux-leather which is supple to touch but very hard waring.
As well as this, The Jennie, Mini Jen and Zoe have a pocket on the back that can slip seamlessly over a standard suitcase handle 18cm wide, allowing the bag to sit comfortably on your suitcase making your travel journey easier.
So, let’s start with our largest travel style the Jennie, whether you are a mum traveling with babies and children, you are in charge of your partners travel necessities, you need plenty of space for all your bits and pieces or you like to take a change of clothes when traveling, Jennie is your bag!
Inside the bag you have pockets which come with their own accessory bags, there are clips for your keys, insulated bottle holders, and phone & pen pockets. Our pockets are big enough for iPad, Kindles and Tablets.
Jennie is a large travel bag, if you are under 5ft 5" you may want to consider either the Mini Jen or Zoe which are both still a good sized travel bag.
All our travel range of handbags, Jennie, Mini Jen and Zoe come with the following included:
- 1 Clear internal bag with hand strap
- 1 Matching clutch bag with hand & X-body strap
- 2 Insulated water bottle holders (Jennie) 1 in other styles (bottles not included)
- Elasticated key clip
- Phone pocket
- Pen holder
- Hands-free shoulder strap
- Metal studs on the base of bag for protection
As I mentioned at the start of this post, all our travel bags are compliant with major airline size requirements. Jennie measures W40cm, D15cm, H25cm (width is taken from the base of the bag) Our bag measurements are taken when the bag is empty and lying flat, once packed you will see the bag looks smaller.
We suggest that if you are under 5 ft 5” Jennie may be a little large and you may be more suited to one of our smaller
The Jennie weighs 917g with the detachable Strap, clutch & PVC weighing 267g
Not only is Jennie functional, as with all Mia Tui bags this goes without saying, it is a stylish on-trend style to suit your travel needs.
Next in the range is Mini Jen, Jen has the same features as Jennie with the exception of having 1 insulated bottle holder and being slightly smaller than her big sister. Mini Jen weighs 850g plus Strap, Clutch & PVC 267g
Mini Jen measures W35cm, D14cm, H25cm
Lastly in our travel handbag range, but by no means least is the Zoe, although still designed as a travel bag with the pocket at the back to slip over suitcase handles and with all the items included (except detachable shoulder strap) as in the Jennie and Mini Jen, Zoe is a simpler design. With no hardware and no gusset meaning her width is narrower than her bigger sisters. Zoe works really well if you are traveling as a couple or an individual rather than as a family. She is a sleek and elegant tote style that also works very well as an everyday bag.
Zoe measures W45cm the widest point at the top: W32cm at the base of the bag, D13cm, H30cm and weighs 600g plus Clutch & PVC 150g
Away from travel handbags, we have the Sydney backpack which is the largest of our range of backpacks. Sydney works as a unisex bag, it’s lightweight with padded shoulder straps, an insulated front pocket (perfect for pack lunches) as well as the main compartment which has the following inside:
- Padded laptop section - fits a 13.5" laptop
- Insulated bottle holder
- Elasticated key clip
- Phone and pen holder
- Clear accessory bag
- Turquoise interior unless stated
There are two side pockets, and the back and straps are fully padded making it a really comfortable bag to use.
Once again, Sydney is compliant to major airline cabin baggage guidelines being H40cm W32cm D12cm. When empty, Sydney weighs 620g.
We all have our own favourite bags to travel within the Mia Tui team, Charlotte favours her Jennie (in Matt Silver) as she travels with her children and husband. I, on the other hand, love Mini Jen and now Zoe is here I will be traveling with my Zoe in the next few weeks. I only travel with my husband and he takes a Sydney so I only have to think of myself (a treat as I am sure you can imagine!)
The younger members of the team here tend to favour a Maya, although not specifically designed for travel, Maya is a great alternative if you are not too worried about having a bag that can sit on your case or carry as much. Another favourite for them is Olivia as they tend to travel lighter and not take everything and think of every eventuality as we do!
We really hope this post is helpful when choosing the right Mia Tui travel bag to suit your own needs.
Below is a list of a few of the major airlines' cabin baggage guidelines so that you can make an informed purchase and not worry.
AIRLINE SIZE GUIDELINES
RYAN AIR 40x20x25cm – to fit under the seat
EASYJET 56x45x25cm – to fit under the seat
JET 2 56x45x25cm – 10kg weight restriction
BA 40x30x15cm – to fit under the seat
TUI 55x40x20cm – 10kg weight restriction