How Much Can You Actually Fit in Your Popov Leather Tote Bag?

Here at Popov Leather, we often get questions about how much people can expect to fit in their leather tote bags. While the dimensions of the bags are posted right on our site, we know that it can be hard to picture what that translates into in your real life. So we went ahead and packed some mock bags for different occasions so that we can let you know how much you can actually—comfortably—fit inside your Popov Leather tote bag. As a result, here’s what you can expect to fit in your quality leather tote bag if you choose to use it...

…as a Work Bag

If you work from home, a sturdy work bag is a must. Though the flexibility of working from home is enticing for almost everyone, one of the biggest challenges people who work from home face is a lack of contact with the rest of the world. It can be important to be able to get out and about when you work from home, even if that just means spending an hour at a local café. Having a work bag that will fit everything you need for those occasions can mean the difference between staying sane and giving in to cabin fever. With that in mind, the first thing we checked out was how well our totes could be used as work bags. Here’s what we fit when we packed ours:

  • 1 17” Laptop
  • 2 5-Subject Notebooks
  • 1 iPad Pro with Case
  • 1 Laptop Charger
  • 1 iPad Charger
  • 5 Pens
  • 1 Portable Computer Mouse
  • 1 Pin Drive

Though we perhaps could have fit more into the tote bags if we needed to, this seemed like a reasonable amount to pack for any trip into town as a work-at-home professional.

…as a Diaper Bag

New parents can have a hard time keeping track of everything they need for their babies. While there are tons of diapers bags on the market, few of them pay attention to the style needs of the parents holding them. If you’re looking for an off-the-beaten-trail style diaper bag, our tote bags may be just what you need to pack baby up for an overnight stay at grandma’s or a playdate with the kid down the road. Thinking of using your leather tote bag as a diaper bag? Here’s what you can expect to fit inside it:

  • 1 Teething Toy
  • 1 Board Book
  • 1 Baby Blanket
  • 1 Sleep Sack
  • 1 Burp Cloth
  • 2 Newborn Outfits
  • 1 Pack of 50 Size 1 Diapers
  • 3 Bottles
  • 1 Container of Similac Formula
  • 3 Pacifiers
  • 1 Box of 200 Diaper Sacks
  • 1 Package of Pampers wipes
  • 1 Travel-Sized Hand Sanitizer
  • 1 Travel-Sized Diaper Cream
  • 1 Travel-Sized Body Lotion
  • 1 Travel-Sized Baby Shampoo
  • 1 Handful Alcohol Swabs

We were actually pleasantly surprised by how complete a diaper bag we could make using our leather tote bags. Though we packed for a newborn, it could definitely be tailored to meet any kid’s developmental needs.

…as a Vehicle Emergency Bag

We’ve written before about the concept of keeping a vehicle emergency bag in the back of your car. Here in Canada, it’s especially important to consider how you’ll stay safe if your car breaks down on a wintery day. Keeping a kit of emergency supplies on hand can help you keep warm and comfortable while you wait for help. Here’s what we fit in our Popov Tote vehicle emergency bag:

  • 1 351-Piece First Aid Kit
  • 1 Large Blanket
  • 2 Boxes of Granola Bars
  • 1 Canister of Peanuts
  • 1 Spare Cell Phone Charger
  • 1 AAA Card
  • 1 Gas Card
  • 1 Travel-Sized Hand Sanitizer

While you could definitely tailor your vehicle emergency bag to meet the needs of your immediate area, we felt good that if our car broke down in this area, we could stay warm, keep fed, tend any injuries, and call for assistance if we needed to.

…as a Toy Bag

Looking to tidy up the playroom in a jiffy? One of the best things about tote bags is the fact that they can be used as a catch-all if you need to pack things away on short notice. If the in-laws are coming over or your wife is getting back from a business trip and you need to pack away the mess your kids left in the playroom, here’s what you can hope to fit in your leather tote bag:

  • 6 Board Books
  • 1 LeapFrog Stuffed Dog
  • 1 Box of Shape Blocks
  • 1 Vtech Touch & Swipe Baby Phone
  • 1 Teething Toy
  • 4 Packs of 36 Flash Cards
  • 2 Medium Balls

While it may not be enough to clean up your entire playroom, it can definitely give you a venue for storing a chunk of the items your kids have strewn about the floor. You can also pack it to bring with you as a bag of entertainment for older kids if you’re bringing them to a restaurant or on a long car ride.