Coaban bags and pouches for traveler’s notebooks, organisers, planners, and supplies

I am always on the lookout for pouches, bags and boxes to hold my traveler’s notebooks. I tend not to use a pouch for my ring organisers as they are on duty all the time and I need them to be more easily available. For my journal and accompanying pencils, bits of papers etc, I usually use a toiletry bag or small handbag to keep everything together.

These Coaban pouches are perfect for personal size and smaller traveler’s notebooks and Filofax-type organisers.

These multi-pocket zipped/non-zipped/reversible bags and pouches, have a multitude of uses.

I found these in Gamla Stan in Stockholm, at one of my favourite shops, Office Makers but you can also find them here, and also on Amazon. Office Makers is always worth a visit, even just for the huge range of Paperways products.


These are mine

  • one smaller zipped pouch in dark blue denim, which will fit all my passports, boarding passes and all kinds of little things you need when you travel. Or you could use it to carry stationery supplies and smaller notebooks. It has multiple small pockets in it.
  • one larger zipped one which has a central zip, two large side pockets on either side of it, a full length zipped pocket at the back and multiple pockets on the front. The central section is nicely padded and waterproof. There is a lobster clasp on one side and  elastic ‘handles’ which are designed to get it easily in and out of a handbag. This one fits personal sized and smaller notebooks, Filofax-type organisers and traveler’s notebooks.

Both these pouch styles come in a huge range of colours and colour combinations.





Others that were in Office Makers


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Zipped Large Bag in Bag








Reversible large pouch

This one has an open top which you can reverse if you wish to change colour or have the pockets on the inside.




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Smaller Triple Pocket Zipped Pouches




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And here is another style I thought would be rather useful to keep planning supplies in


And both of these are by Coaban


Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

5 thoughts

  1. How can I buy some of these COABAN pouches?? Have been looking for them online to buy in size small or medium.
    I live in Arizona and want them as gifts. The Coaban purse inserts in small or medium.
    Their website does not sell them.
    Thank you,

  2. These are awesome! I have numerous pouches from make up bags to clear pouches I’ve found at the Container Store, Kipling zip pouches, Vera Bradley, designer brands, etc. Even pouches made for baby items but have a multitude of other uses such as Ju Ju Be. You could say I’m a pouch-a-holic! I just can’t have loose items in my bags and if the bag itself doesn’t have lots of organizational pockets then you will find several pouches in there. Thank you for sharing these lovelies and as always, i enjoy your many ‘finds’!

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