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Last Updated on August 9, 2020

The Scout Bags that are perfect for a day out,  or an over-nighter.

Aren't we all just after good quality bags that also come at a great price? SCOUT bags are well loved for their trendy and stylish designs... and there's lots of them, a bag for every occasion, as they say.

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SCOUT have such a big range in fact, that you could spend days sifting through each product, and comparing  just to find the one you really want.

In this review, I'm looking at what I consider to be the best of the Scout Beach Tote bags and Scout Cooler bags. These are smart looking totes and bags that get the job done with a minimum of fuss. Hopefully this helps takes some of the hard work out of it for you.

Scout Please Chest Insulated Fold Flat Cooler

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Why are SCOUT bags so good?

SCOUT have designed a huge range of styles and complimented these with a vast array of patterns. 

  • One of the great things about all SCOUT bags is that they all fold down flat. This makes them the perfect travel companion, and easy to stow in the truck of the car, on hand whenever you need one. 
  • These are all made from quality water resistant material and will definitely last more than one season!  Scout bags are easy to clean, and easy to carry. 
  • There's a bag for every occasion. If you're an organized person (or would like to become more organized), then these are the bags for you.

Which SCOUT bag is best for you?

If you're new to the SCOUT range and aren't sure what's available, then it's probably easier to work out what features you want,  and start to narrow down the choices from there.

Some initial questions to ask yourself should include:  

  • What Size?  How much stuff do you need to carry? Bags range for cosmetic sizes, through to extra large totes.
  • Pockets - Do you want a lot of organization, or a little? You'll be looking for something with one or more pockets?
  • Zippers to close - Do you want an open top or one that has a zipper to close?
  • Insulation - Is it an insulated cooler / lunch bag that you're after?
Scout Tote Bags

SCOUT Tote Bags

The classic tote is a great hold-all no matter what the season, but especially handy when traveling to the beach, camping, or going to a sports game.

Scout have 8 different Tote bags ranging in size and price. These are priced between around $24 up to around $55.

There are several types of fabrics used for their totes and bags. All-Weather Woven fabric is a very practical choice for beach totes. It's both sand and water-resistant, and feels similar to a tarp. It is durable and colorfast. This material does get softer with wear, but remains tough and resilient. 

Other types of fabrics used by Scout are Coated Cotton, Coated Poly Twill, Quilted Poly Twill, and Faux Textured Leather. 

Scout - All-weather woven fabric

All-Weather Woven Fabric

All-weather woven fabric is a robust and functional fabric. This feels similar to tarp material and is lightweight, durable and water resistant. This can easily be hosed down to clean if necessary, or you can wipe it down with or without soap.

Coated cotton twill fabric

Coated Cotton Twill Fabric

Coated cotton fabric is softer to touch than all-weather woven fabric. The material is 100% cotton twill and finished with a light coating. This gives it durability and provides water-resistance. It wipes clean with a damp wash cloth or towel, and with or without soap.

Looking for a Big Tote?

Deano Extra Large Tote Bag - Great for Families or Extra Big Jobs

The Deano XL tote bag is an extra large tote that's great for carrying just about everything.

The Original Deano XL tote has a strong faux leather base, stays open all by itself and won't fall in on itself.

There is a key ring positioned inside one of its corners. This is handy for attaching your keys to a spot that's easy to find later.  

This SCOUT bag is great for those extra big jobs.

Scout XL Deano Tote Bag Size
Original Scout Deano XL Tote Size & Features

Bag Dimensions

19" x 15" x 10"

(48 x 38 x 25.4 cm)

Strap Length

81/4 inches  

(21 cm)

Material

All-Weather Woven Fabric

Zip Close Top

Inside Zip Pocket

Outside Open Pocket

Inside Key Ring

The BJ Tote Bag

The BJ Tote is only slightly smaller than the Scout Deano XL tote.

Unlike the Deano XL, the BJ bag has four exterior pockets and the top can be zippered close or left open.

The strap is only marginally longer than the Scout Original Deano XL strap - so it's much more comfortable to carry over your arm rather than over the shoulder. 

The Scout BJ Tote Size & Features

Bag Dimensions

181/2" x 14" x 81/2

(47 x 35.5 x 21.5 cm)

Strap Length

81/2 inches  

(21.5 cm)

Material

All-Weather Woven Fabric

Zip Close Top

Inside Zip Pocket

Outside Open Pocket

Inside Key Ring

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La Bumba Tote Bag

The Scout La Bumba tote has a slim profile, and an interior zippered pocket to store a small wallet, keys, or a smartphone.

The strap is shorter than the Scout Original Deano XL strap making it much more comfortable to carry over your arm, or in your hand, rather than wear over the shoulder. 

Scout Beach Bum Tote View from the Top
Scout Beach Bum Tote

Scout La Bumba  - View from the top

La Bumba Tote Size & Features
Scout Bag - The Beach Bum

Bag Dimensions

23" x 14" x 7"

(58 x 35.5 x 17.8 cm)

Strap Length

8 inches  

(20 cm)

Material

All-Weather Woven Fabric

Zip Close Top

Inside Zip Pocket

Outside Open Pocket

Inside Key Ring

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Totes, still good but Smaller

Scout Bag - The Pocket Rocket
Scout Bag - The Plus One

The SCOUT Weekender Tote Bag

Scout Weekender

The Scout Weekender Tote falls somewhere between the Deano XL and the Deano Mini but it's made with a coated woven cotton twill making it feel softer. 

The Weekender will fit under an airline seat or can be folded flat to travel in a suitcase without taking up too much space.

The straps are shorter than the Mini Tote so this is more of a over-the-arm tote, rather than over the shoulder. 

The Scout Weekender has on interior zippered pocket and zips closed at the top. 

Scout Weekender Tote Size & Features
Scout Bags The Weekender-Beatch-Tote-Bag-Size

Bag Dimensions

25" x 15" x 13"

(63.5 x 38 x 33 cm)

Strap Length

7 inches  

(17.7 cm)

Material

All-Weather Woven Fabric

Zip Close Top

Inside Zip Pocket

Outside Open Pocket

Inside Key Ring

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Insulated Coolers that Fold Flat

Scout Cooler Bags are insulated and come in a good range of sizes that all fold flat. Below are some coolers in the Scout bag range that are perfect for taking on beach holidays and picnics.

All of Scout products are BPA-free, and these coolers are insulated. They have zipper close tops, and claim not to leak water as the ice melts. If you really want to be sure of no leakages, then gel and ice packs are a great, reusable alternative to ice.

The Pleasure Chest


The Pleasure Chest is an ideal size for family picnics or trips to the beach. This Scout Cooler is just the right size to stack multiple food containers, or it can easily fit two six packs or four wine bottles standing upright. 

The Pleasure Chest has a reinforced handle, and a hard base. It comes with a zippered outside pocket on one side, and an open pocket on the opposite site. These are great for carrying the little extras such as napkins, bottle openers or utensils. 

The Pleasure Chest Cooler Size & Features

Bag Dimensions

121/2" x 9" x 9"

(31.7 x 23 x 23 cm)

Strap Length

121/2 inches  

(31.7 cm)

Material

Insulated Poly Twill Fabric

Zip Close Top

Inside Zip Pocket

Outside Open Pocket

Inside Key Ring

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The Stiff One


This large soft cooler bag has a hard base for extra durability and fits an entire 24-pack plus ice. It's hard, reinforced bottom makes this cooler extra sturdy. There are two exterior pockets for a bottle opener and utensils.

The Stiff One Cooler Size & Features

Bag Dimensions

121/2" x 91/4" x 141/4"

(31.7 x 23.5 x 36 cm)

Strap Length

10 inches  

(25.5 cm)

Material

Insulated Poly Twill Fabric

Zip Close Top

Inside Zip Pocket

Outside Open Pocket

Inside Key Ring

Click the button to see the current price and range of designs for this cooler.

So there you have it. These are my top picks for the Scout brand bags that I think are ideal for the weekend, overnight, or trip to the beach.

There's also a great range of smaller bags for makeup and toiletries at Scout Bags. Click here to have a look at their full range on Amazon.

Last Updated on August 9, 2020


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