Though the iPad mini is perfectly sized for travel, you wouldn't just want to toss it into your suitcase. Stow it safely in a travel bag so you can keep it protected and have easy access to it on the go. Here are some of the best travel bags for the iPad mini 5.
This water-resistant sling bag can be worn on your back or front. It has an external charging cable so you can charge your iPad mini on the go. In addition to the iPad pocket, there are plenty of other pockets for the rest of your gear. Choose from six different colors.
This sharp-looking sling bag has multiple pockets and plenty of room for all your essentials, including the iPad mini. This is the bag you want if you want more than just a functional bag; you want to make a fashion statement as well. Choose from waxed canvas with chocolate leather or black ballistic with black leather.
Back to basics
This zippered neoprene bag with a handle is a slim and trim solution. It does have a zippered pocket on the front for carrying your charging cable or other small accessories. Black is the only color in comes in, though it does come in other sizes for larger devices as well.
This compact messenger bag is perfectly sized for the iPad mini. It has interior divider pockets as well as an outer zippered pocket for the rest of your gear. Black is the only color choice.
This zippered organizer is just right for the person who carries around lots of small items in addition to the iPad mini. It's got two layers and dozens of pockets. The wristlet strap can be removed if you prefer to use this as a bag within a bag. It comes in red, black, and gray/orange.
The simple sleeve
This sleeve has a furry interior to keep your iPad mini snug. A zippered outer pocket can accommodate a charger or other small item. A sleeve such as this can be packed easily within a larger bag to give your iPad mini some protection. It comes in two colors, blue and gray.
The upscale sleeve
This perfectly-sized canvas sleeve has a fuzzy interior with a special slot for the Apple Pencil. An outer pocket keeps your charger and other small accessories safe, and you can choose from black, blue, coffee, or red.
Which one should you choose?
Which travel bag you choose depends on your needs. You'll have to decide how many pockets you need, what sort of strap works for you, and how big of a bag you want to carry. For the overall features and price point, you can't go wrong with the Peicees Small Sling Bag (opens in new tab).
If you're looking for an iPad mini sleeve with lots of organizing pockets, Admirable Idea Double Layer Case (opens in new tab) is a great pick. Carry your iPad along with the charging cable, your smartphone, headphones, and lots more in its many dedicated pockets.
Karen is a contributor to iMore.com as a writer, social media manager, and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for AppAdvice and WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is a wife and mom (and dog mom) who is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to travel the world and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.
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