The ideal business travel bag: The Bowler is chic and functional and upgrades your travel experience

As a frequent traveler, finding the ideal bag that combines functionality, style, and durability can be quite a challenge. However, my pursuit of the perfect travel companion led me to discover the Bowler bag from KAAI, a Belgian brand founded by women for women. 

Ine & Helga, co-founders of KAAI 

Ine and Helga, co-founders of KAAI, have had successful C-level careers in fashion and luxury. For their jobs, they traveled all around the world in desperate need of a bag that fitted their active lifestyles. Sounds like they are the duo who might have the functional but elegant bag I'm looking for...

The quest for a functional, chic bag

I've been on the hunt for the perfect business and travel bag for quite some time. Usually, I would find bags that are either a typical travel bag or a typical business bag. But finding one that combines both had been a challenge until I came across the beautiful work-travel bags from KAAI. 

"I have tried many bags for business travel. None has been a match for the incredibly well-thought-out Bowler. Finally, a place for everything in a bag that is beautiful, qualitative, chic and polished." - Louise M. 


Staying organized all day long

Throughout my search for the ideal travel bag, I paid close attention to the following:

  • The bag must fit my laptop.

  • It should have easily accessible pockets for my work essentials and travel documents. Especially when you tend to be a bit chaotic.

  • It must meet carry-on size restrictions to easily carry with me from one flight to the next. 

My eye immediately fell on the Bowler bag, because it's roomy and you can wear it crossbody with the adjustable shoulder strap. Especially when you're in a rush, or when your bag is stuffed and heavy with all your travel bits and pieces. 

A scratch and travel-proof leather bag

A KAAI bag is not your ‘normal’ leather handbag. It’s made for active women who’re constantly ‘on the move’. Its special leather coating makes your bag keeps its shape and color for a long time since it protects against scratches, rain, and UV.

Designed with an eye for detail

The Forest Green color immediately caught my eye because it is different from the traditional black and brown colors typically seen in travel bags. However, they offer a range of other timeless colors too.

As someone who thrives on staying organized amidst the chaos, this bag is a game-changer. Its intelligently designed inner compartments help me to stay organized all day long. 

From a dedicated laptop sleeve to easily accessible pockets for documents and work necessities, everything has its place which makes it easy to find stuff back in it. 

The bag's minimalist design effortlessly combines style with professionalism, making it a win-win for those moments when you don't want to overthink your fashion choices.


The ease of traveling hands-free

Most importantly, I was specifically seeking a bag with a shoulder strap. Having your hands free comes in handy when you commute or when you gotta catch a plane. 

Whether I need to navigate through a bustling airport or quickly access my phone to show my boarding pass, wearing the bag around my body is convenient and simply makes me feel safe. 


Sometimes I even carry the bag on top of my suitcase. The bag doesn't come with a sleeve or strap to secure it onto your rolling luggage, but it still works by fixing the top handles over the handlebar of your trolley. I have to say, it gets the job done.


The Bowler bag has undoubtedly revolutionized my travel experience both for work and leisure. 

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