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bag 1: kipling backpack tote

The first bag for the giveaway is a silver/gray Kipling backpack tote. I have been into backpack totes lately, and i took a chance on this from ThredUp. First of all – if you like to thrift but not in the actual store, check ThredUp out. Second of all, i got into backpack totes due to my back issues and need to carry my stuff in a variety of ways, including on my back so that my stuff is evenly distributed on my personage vs. a crossbody or shoulder bag. I also need lightweight bags so my heavy bags are out of here.

This bag is small and cute. It has two flaws that i notice – one is that like many bags with charms, the monkey charm that comes with all Kipling bags is missing. It usually is when it hits the thrift store. The second thing is that there’s some marks on the outer pocket where it snaps, which is pretty easy to cover up with a patch or pin. There are two handles which makes it a tote, removable backpack straps which can connect to make it a shoulder bag or crossbody. It has those thick plastic zippers which i think look cool. There are small zipper pockets on each side and a big one in the front with a smaller flap pocket on front, and a big pocket on the back. One large zipper pocket inside and three slip pockets inside. There’s also a key leash to clip your keys so they don’t get lost on the bottom of the bag. These bags are not $4 $5 and $6 bucks. I paid around $20 for this, which brings me to the one drawback about ThredUp for bags – they are non-returnable. Clothing can be returned which is superdope.

If you want this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with this info: Kipling backpack tote, your name, and your address. Peace.

day 40

IMG_1871Let me introduce you to my new member of the family, my Hap Tim frame backpack tote. I bought this bag from Amazon – and believe me, I tried to get it another way but couldn’t. So after a lot of research – because I do use Amazon to research and read reviews – this bag had so many good reviews, and was only $29.99 – I decided to check it out. Before I bought it, I found an independent blog post raving about this bag. I’d already bought three backpacks and sent them back, and those cost three times as much. I figured, what could it hurt? And not that $30 is chump change, but I figured if i don’t like it, I’ll give it to one of my girls. Well, that ain’t happening.

I did a video review of this bag, but I’ll hit the highlights. Let’s do a list:

  1. frame bag opening – see below
  2. stands up on its own
  3. bright interior so it’s not a black hole
  4. a place for everything, just like my Swissgear –  four pockets on front, large slip pocket inside for a tablet and an even bigger padded pocket for a laptop WITH A VELCRO STRAP so it doesn’t fall out
  5. luggage strap to go over your luggage handle
  6. two handles with a snap closure so they’re not flopping around
  7. padded mesh backpack straps easily adjustible in front
  8. water bottle pockets on the side that have elastic to keep them flat when not in use – no diaper bag look! And they also make diaper bags, so this could have gone horribly wrong.
  9. I love it! Check out my video.

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