Lug Travel Wallet and Cosmetic Case [Giveaway, Ended 11/7]

Lug logo

I’m excited to tell you about this great bag and travel accessories company called Lug.  I found them online, and absolutely loved their site and the fantastic range of travel products which they offer.  They offer a number of “smart solutions” that work nicely for both travel and other areas of a busy life, and have been featured in O Magazine for their Cartwheel Fitness/Workout Bag.

Lug Travel Wallet and Cosmetic Case

Lug Two-Way Cosmetic Case and Tango Travel Wallet

Initial overall impression of Lug’s product line?  Colorful and fun!

I reviewed two great travel accessories from them, which were of interest to me.  I’ll be honest, when I opened the box with these two items my first thought was, “I thought the wallet would be smaller, and the cosmetic case would be bigger?”  I was surprised, and a little puzzled.

I’ve now had the chance to actually use them on a recent trip (to the fun Coca-Cola blogging conference).  So allow me to tell you a little about what I thought of each.

Lug Tango Travel Wallet

Lug Tango Travel Wallet ocean_blue

Lug Tango Travel Wallet

If you’re the indecisive sort, I’ll warn you right now that both Lug items that I reviewed have a lovely, satin quilted exterior… and come in 12 colors.  You read that right:  twelve!  Admittedly, a little stressful to be forced to make such a tough choice.

But once you muscle past that, order and receive your favorite color – you can start to load up your Tango Travel Wallet for your trip, and begin to appreciate its design.

Lug Tango Travel Wallet Plum Purple

My plum purple Tango matched my swanky hotel room in Atlanta. A lucky break.

In the past, I’ve always lugged (no pun intended) along my regular, everyday use wallet on trips.  You know – that ugly, gigantor, overstuffed Mommy Wallet filled with years worth of accumulated return receipts, photos, unused credit cards, and frequent buyer punch cards.  (Going without these items, a calculated risk I’m willing to take.)

It makes a lot of sense, and is much safer, to only bring deliberately selected items along in a wallet when you travel.  So I turned over a new leaf with my new, slimmer travel wallet.

Lug Tango Travel Wallet Inside

Lug Tango Travel Wallet inside, in Plum Purple

One of my favorite features is the outside pocket, perfectly designed to store your airline boarding passes.  I loved having this dedicated spot to keep them, knowing that when boarding, I wouldn’t have to nervously search for which convenient nook or cranny I had stashed them away in.  I’m good at hiding important things like that from myself.

When I travel, I typically have a 8 ½ X 11” paper printouts of my flight and hotel confirmations along.  This shed some light for me on the size of the Tango Travel Wallet.  These printouts, when tri-folded, fit perfectly inside one of the inner pocket sleeves of the wallet.  Again, I loved the peace of mind this brought me – having all important items I’d need during the journey in one, retrievable place.

Since I had traveled light, that meant I had brought along a carry on bag and one personal tote bag full of miscellaneous things.  As you traveling ladies have likely experienced, this leaves you without a purse.  So when we had a nice evening out, I discovered another advantage to the Tango Travel Wallet.

Lug Travel Wallet Use as Clutch Purse

Add a few items, zip it closed – use it as a clutch purse.

This travel wallet has a nice elastic wrist strap attached.  And because it zips completely closed, I was able to have my needed wallet items along – plus add my phone, room key, and lip gloss right inside the wallet.  Walla!  It converts to a clutch!  It worked beautifully for this purpose.

I also liked its larger-than-expected size for use inside a briefcase or tote bag.  Very easy to spot and retrieve.  Yep, the design folks at Lug knew what they were doing.

The Tango Travel Wallet is available on Lug’s site, and sells for $29.

Lug Two-Step Cosmetic Case

Lug two step cosmetic case

Lug Two-Step Cosmetic Case

I also reviewed the Lug Two-Step Cosmetic Case.  With two distinct tiers – one for makeup, one for toiletries – this design is unique to anything I’ve seen before.

Again, keep in mind the new thinking of travel light!  This is not a large case, but it proved to be sufficient for my short trip.  Particularly because I had pulled all my travel sized liquid items, and had them in a separate ziploc baggie, for going through security at the airport.

The top tier isn’t very thick, but it has holders for your makeup brushes on one side, and a zippered section for your makeup on the other.  If you take along a lot of makeup, it’s not going to all fit.  Say it with me, “Travel light!  Travel light!  Travel light!”  You can do it.

Lug Two Way Cosmetic Case top

Lug Two Way Cosmetic Case – top layer opened

Then the main tier is larger, and can hold your other toiletry items.  It has a removable, clear vinyl, flap style zipper compartment, too – in case you have items you want to keep from mixing or possibly spilling inside the case.

Lug Two Way Cosmetic Case, bottom layer

Lug Two Way Cosmetic Case, bottom layer

You can see there’s an additional mesh pocket available inside this tier divider (shown with Q-tips inside).

And one of my favorite design features?  While this cosmetic case is made from the pretty satin quilted fabric – the bottom of this case is covered in clear vinyl… for those wet or dirty counters they sometimes get set on!  Genius.

Because it’s a tad small, I don’t know if I will use it for longer, road-trip type vacations.  But for air travel, you really do need a smaller cosmetic case, or else it’s not going to fit inside your carry on very well.    I’d say especially for that purpose, it’s the perfect size.

Overall:  excellent construction and clever, very functional design. It’s a fantastic travel cosmetic bag.

The Lug Two-Step Cosmetic Case sells on Lug’s website for $30, and comes in your choice of 12 colors.

Lug – Travel Gear Giveaway

Lug has agreed to give one of my readers this Nap Sac Travel Blanket + Pillow Set!

Lug Nap Sac pillow and blanket set

Lug Nap Sac pillow and blanket set

Open to US Residents.  Enter using the form below

I received the Lug travel wallet and cosmetic case at no cost, for the purposes of this review.  All opinions are my own.

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This giveaway is part of my Travel Week Extravaganza. There will be great travel related articles and other travel gear reviews and giveaways all week… so be sure to check out the fun!


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Hi, I'm Tami! Writer, Influencer, and mom of two who loves travel, the outdoors, staying active, photography, reading books, and eating desserts. We are pretty much always planning our next trip to Disney World.


  1. I like the undercover bears, agent boots

  2. Maryann D. says:

    I would most like to try the Lima U-Shape Pillow

  3. Joye Barr says:

    I would love to try so many different things

  4. I’d love to try Undercover Bears – Agent Pufferton!

  5. I like the handspring wallets. Very practical and cute!

  6. The taxi full tote in fog gray is beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Danielle P says:

    I like the Puddle Jumper Overnight/Gym Bag.

  8. This would be very handy to have.

  9. I’m sold on the travel wallet and cosmetics case from your review! But it looks like the travel wallet is out of stock for now so I’d get the cosmetics case in navy.

  10. Samantha D. says:

    I really need a new wallet. The Double Backflip Wallet in grass green looks like just what i need.

  11. I love the travel wallet and day packs.

  12. Probably the cosmetic case — though I would end up using it for sewing or calligraphy supplies.

  13. Jennifer Johnson says:

    Looks like a great line of products!

  14. Oh I LOVE the cosmetic case, and the ocean blue is my favorite color!

  15. I like the travel wallet!

  16. Racquel S says:

    I like the plum purple two-step cosmetic bag!

  17. I like the Undercover Bears – Agent Potts

  18. Rhea Stogsdill Chladek says:

    I like the Travel Charms – Heart Shape Tag in pink!

    🙂 Rhea Stogsdill Chladek

  19. Mel Bjorgen says:

    I would love to try the travel wallet because I travel a lot!

  20. Melody Rose says:

    My daughter does a lot of traveling in order to help others. She could use some good travel items such as a blanket and a pillow.

  21. the cosmetics case!

  22. Mike Davis says:

    My wife says Lug Two-Step Cosmetic Case I like Undercover Bears – Agent Pufferton!

  23. Austin Baroudi says:

    I like the Undercover Bears – Agent Yoyogi!

  24. A pillow and blanket would be great to have on a plane.

  25. I’d love to try the Flash Digital Case.

  26. I could use the Frommer’s Tugboat Mini Duffel.

  27. Elisabeth says:

    I like the Clipper Flatiron Case, that’s genius!

  28. Jenny Goodman says:

    The cosmetic case is just what I’ve been looking for!

  29. Jessica Peeling says:

    I think the Undercover Bears – Agent Potts is so cute!

  30. coni guerin says:

    these are beautiful!

  31. Jessica B says:

    would love to try the travel wallet

  32. Bags! Bags! Can never have too many!!

  33. I like the Aerial Cross Body Bag

  34. The mini puddler jumper day bag would come in so handy! Love it!

  35. Lilith Katz says:

    I would like to try the Freight Box Lunch Cube

  36. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I could use the travel wallet!

  37. I like the Taxi Full Tote!

  38. Shante Brown says:

    The U shaped pillow would be cool to try.

  39. I really want the Tango Travel Wallet! I love that you said it has a place for your boarding passes, and it also holds so much! That’s exactly what I need! I love all the colors too! You’re right, it would be hard to decide!

  40. I’d love to have a travel wallet.

  41. BJ Harman says:

    I would love to have the Aerial Cross Body Bag.

  42. The wallet!

  43. bradley howard says:

    i like the travel wallets… nice options for a frequent traveler like myself

  44. Gina Brickell says:

    I like the cable car satchel

  45. I would like to try the Porter Roller Bag!

  46. domestic diva says:

    I really like the travel wallet. Looks like a great way to keep things organized.

  47. I would like to have the travel blanket and pillow

  48. Cable Car Satchel in plum purple!
    Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

  49. michelle mcafee says:

    That messenger bag is awesome. I’d want that.

  50. I would love to try the wallet… looks awesome!

  51. I love the skipper shoulder bag!

  52. katie martin says:

    Tuk Tuk Carry All Bag in chocolate is so cute.

  53. Jenel Meier says:

    I would most like to try the travel case. I travel and camp a lot and it’s perfect! Hope I win the pillow set 🙂

  54. Ohmygoodness to I love that overnight fitness bag! What a great way to carry a yoga mat…

  55. Rachelle Anderson says:

    I would like to try the Lima U-Shape Pillow

  56. Liberty Boblett says:

    I would love to own the Shuttle Bus Weekender Bag in Plum Purple!

  57. I love the Taxi Full Tote

  58. Christine says:

    I love their products! I would like to try the Windjammer everyday tote.

  59. I love that cosmetics case!

  60. The eco shopper foldable tote

  61. I love their Puddle Jumper overnight gym bag!

  62. Miranda Bohannan Gonzalez says:

    I would love to try that travel wallet!

  63. Saver Sara says:

    I’d love the Flatbed Slim Laptop Bed

  64. Cartwheel fitness overnight bag

  65. Tabatha Carlson says:

    The UCB Bug. My kids would love it!

  66. The Echo laptop backpack

  67. Darlene Owen says:

    I would like to try Rocket Roller

  68. Marty Harris says:

    I like the Rocket Roller

  69. Leah Shumack says:

    The cosmetic case

  70. I like the Cargo 3-pc Packing Squares.

  71. I like the Shuttle Bus Wheelie Bag

  72. Slider 15 laptop pouch.

  73. Wings Day Bag in rose pink

  74. Lindsey West says:

    Tango Travel Wallet in Rose Pink

  75. Frommer’s Canopy Carry-all Bag

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net


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