I love this cross-body bag. It’s cloth, comfortable, versatile & inexpensive (Target). It has three sections; perfect to store the necessities while hiking in the LA Hills ($3 is for parking lot at Fryman Canyon. Free street parking is available, but you may have to drive around a bit).
After emptying hiking gear (lol), I keep my bag in the car. You never know when you might want to switch over from a bulky handbag to a cute, hands-free option (e.g. grocery shopping, vintage shopping, exploring the area, etc).