My favorite travel bag

I’m always on the lookout for a versatile bag.  I was looking for a bag that would double as a tote bag and a backpack.  I have found lots of bags that double as messenger bags and backpacks, but I couldn’t find one that was a tote and a backpack.  I like totes for when I’m at the airport.  They’re easy to access and they sit right on top of my carry-on.  However, I like having a backpack for if I’m walking up steep hills, or I’m going to be out and about for a long time during the day.

I purchased a backpack from this same company about two years ago, and while searching on their site I saw the bag.  It’s a brand called Fjallraven, and the bag name is Totepack no. 1.  It’s $120 on their website, but depending on the color you choose, you can find one for as little as $95 on Amazon.

You can see that there are three ways to carry the bag: as a tote, over the shoulder with longer straps or as a backpack.

I would consider this a pricey bag, since I’m more of a $20 bag type-of-gal.  (Unless it’s a Kate Spade outlet, but that’s another story.)  However, to me it was worth it.  It is functional, and not hideous.  I absolutely love this bag.

Sometimes you have to search for awhile before you find the bag that you’re looking for.  This was the bag I was looking for.  And it has treated me well.

On the same day in Wales, here’s me using it as a tote bag and as a backpack.  

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I had just gotten off the train and stuffed my rain jacket in there.
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We are at Conwy Castle, and it was easier to climb up all those stairs with this on my back.
How about you?  Do you have a special type of bag you’re looking for?


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