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 $110 on their website, but depending on the color you choose, you can find one for as little as $90 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.
I had just gotten off the train and stuffed my rain jacket in there.
We are at Conwy Castle, and it was easier to climb up all those stairs with this on by back.
How about you? Do you have a special type of bag you’re looking for?