Last week I went on a trip with my partner in crime, Jaime, to the Alt Summit Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was a fabulous time with lots of running around and meeting new and familiar faces. Things couldn’t have gone better, except for the fact that I was lugging around a bag that weighed a gazillion pounds. With a conference like this it’s not exactly easy to pack light; there are meetings to attend, parties at night, and relaxation in between. Something tells me my current travel bag is not going to last too much longer.
Here’s the predicament: I’m actually kind of picky when it comes to what I want next. I’ve had this current bag for years and want to go for something that has wheels, yet can still easily fit into an overhead compartment. Whenever I can I prefer to carry-on than to check anything. My current bag is also soft, which I like. It makes it easier for squeezing in tight spaces and less likely that the flight attendant will tell me it won’t fit overhead.
I’ve scanned the stores for potential candidates and have currently fallen in love with the one suitcase that has different compartments to keep everything organized, and has a soft top so it can still squeeze down into tight spaces. The thing that gets me though, is that it only comes in black and camouflage. I’d love to try and get something a little more fun than just black. I feel like if I’m going to use this bag for years to come I should pick something I absolutely love, right?
I’d love to know if you have a favorite travel bag that has withstood the test of time. If so, leave a comment letting me know!
Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.