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This expandable Lululemon tote is ‘the new Mary Poppins bag’ — and it has all the pockets you could want

If regular tote bags never have enough room for you, Lululemon’s City Adventurer could be your new go-to.

City Adventurer Tote Bag 27L, This roomy Lululemon tote bag will become your new daily go-to accessory (photos via Lululemon).
This roomy Lululemon tote bag will become your new daily go-to accessory (photos via Lululemon).

Has this ever happened to you? You’ve been out for the day and decide to pick up a few groceries on your way home — but you don't have a reusable tote on hand. Your shoulder bag is stuffed so full it won’t fit one more thing, so you end up lugging home an armful of bananas and almond milk rather than waste a grocery bag. That’s where Lululemon’s City Adventurer Tote comes in. This bag is super roomy on its own, plus it has an expandable compartment to give you even more space when you need it. It has other perks, too. Read on to discover why Lululemon shoppers have made the City Adventurer their go-to bag for everyday wear.

This already spacious casual tote expands to give you a full 27 litres of storage.

$138 at Lululemon

Designed for toting around the city all day (hence the name, City Adventurer), this bag’s biggest assets are its size and storage compartments. As pictured, the tote holds a volume of 19 litres, but the bottom can be unzipped and expanded to hold an additional eight litres (for a total of 27 litres!).

It also has multiple compartments for keeping things organized: a zippered front pocket for easy access to essentials, a zippered main compartment and multiple interior pockets, too.

There’s a luggage sleeve at the back, which

for easy transport.

Made with water-repellent fabric, the City Adventurer should be spot-cleaned only, not washed, tumble-dried, ironed or bleached. The body is 100 per cent nylon, while the mesh and lining are 100 per cent recycled polyester.

It measures 20.5 inches x 7.1 inches x 12.6 inches and has a handle drop of 10.2 inches.

Right now, the City Adventurer is available in two tones: spiced chai (a warm rose hue) and black.


Touted by one reviewer as “the new Mary Poppins bag,” this tote is a hit with shoppers because it’s “so spacious,” “even without the extra three-inch depth” that you get when it’s expanded to its full size.

An “absolute staple,” customers have been using the City Adventurer for just about everything. Thanks to its 27-litre volume, many people purchase the tote because it’s “perfect for weekend or day trips,” but then continue to use it as a gym or everyday tote. For one reviewer, “it

,” too. (The nylon material makes it easy to wipe clean!)

City Adventurer Tote Bag 27L (Photo via Lululemon)
City Adventurer Tote Bag 27L (Photo via Lululemon)

It also “fits lots without feeling heavy,” and the “straps are comfortable,” even for one reviewer who uses it to carry two laptops at a time.

Because the tote is soft-sided, it’s great for stashing clothes and groceries

or fitting it into airplane overhead compartments or under seats. However, some reviewers say it can be a bit “floppy,” depending on what you put in it.

Also worth noting: There’s no laptop sleeve or water bottle holder.


More than 145 five-star reviews rave that the Lululemon City Adventurer Tote is worth the price tag — especially because it can collapse or expand to suit your needs. It's also easy on the shoulders, even when full, and wipes clean. That said, if you like a bag with structured sides or require a laptop sleeve or water bottle holder, this tote won't be your perfect match.


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