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I need this travel tote in my life

Old Jun 9, 22, 12:13 pm
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Originally Posted by rsqrott View Post
Not meaning to resurrect this thread from the nearly dead but does anyone have the new version of the OG/OMG with the laptop sleeve having it's own zipper? I'm curious how the new version compares to the old and if the separate zipper (so you don't have to unpack the bag at TSA) makes things easier at all?
Also does the new, stiffer top still allow the bag to be crushed down to fit under the seat in front of you?
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Totes...I think I may own more totes than shoes (which means we are talking Imelda Marcos level...)

I, too, have the older OMGs..one red, one gray. I use the red, then I put all the heavy stuff in the gray and my husband carries it Unless I am alone, then red it is.
What I love about them is the padding but they are still light. I rarely put them in the overhead bin as they usually fit nicely under the seat. Anything to avoid overhead bin battles!
Would love to hear someone answer your question on the new versions--although I am not sure my tote closet can handle another one

Pro tip I mentioned a few pages back. To make sure I do not accidentally put something into the outside zipper pocket that is really the handle sleeve, I keep a bright luggage tag on the "good" side. Then I can drop things in it quickly knowing it will not fall out the bottom

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Old Jun 15, 22, 10:43 am
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I bought the OMG after reading this thread but have one big issue with it: I can't figure out how to lock it. The large zipper pull tabs with the L&S logo are solid, there's no way to thread a lock through them.

When I travel, I don't leave unlocked bags in my room. When I'm in the SkyClub, I'm usually alone and don't bring my carry-ons with me when I step away to the ladies room and I realize theft there is unlikely but I still don't leave my bags unlocked. If I store a bag in an overhead bin, I want it to be locked. So as much as I like the bag, I'm not really using it much because to me, a bag that can't be locked only has so much use as a travel bag.
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Old Jun 15, 22, 11:43 am
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Originally Posted by gretchendz View Post
Totes...I think I may own more totes than shoes (which means we are talking Imelda Marcos level...)

I, too, have the older OMGs..one red, one gray. I use the red, then I put all the heavy stuff in the gray and my husband carries it Unless I am alone, then red it is.
What I love about them is the padding but they are still light. I rarely put them in the overhead bin as they usually fit nicely under the seat. Anything to avoid overhead bin battles!
Would love to hear someone answer your question on the new versions--although I am not sure my tote closet can handle another one

Pro tip I mentioned a few pages back. To make sure I do not accidentally put something into the outside zipper pocket that is really the handle sleeve, I keep a bright luggage tag on the "good" side. Then I can drop things in it quickly knowing it will not fall out the bottom
My family calls me “bag lady” because I have so many bags. I even put myself on a bag ban, but then I found this in Kilkenny, Ireland, and I think you all will agree that I just had to have it.




So now I am making myself choose one precious that will need to go. I’m to the point now where if I bring something new in, something else has to go.
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Old Jun 16, 22, 9:42 am
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I'm actually thinking if I am *forced* to get rid of bags (say, my husband tells me my luggage takes up too much space in the storage room - I have a problem) then I might get rid of my Lo & Sons bag, I just rarely use it. It's too bulky for me - I do not like the padding I guess. It's too big for me as a daily work bag (and I haven't been in to my office since March 2020 anyway, no clue yet if I'll have to resume any commute or not; it's a possibility.....Though after 2 years of doing a great job remotely and ENJOYING it, I will be pissed to be forced back)

I think my Lo & Sons bag is a bag for a life I don't lead and am unlikely to lead in the near future.....
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Old Jun 16, 22, 6:57 pm
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I'll probably regret asking this, but...

Can anybody suggest a casual bag that will hold my laptop + 24 hours of clothes & basics?

My regular laptop bag is great for the laptop + work supplies, but I have a couple overnight work trips coming up, and I'd like to have just a single bag instead of separate clothes and computer bags. I'm really not the designer item type, so looking for something simple under $100.
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Old Jun 16, 22, 7:57 pm
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Originally Posted by CDTraveler View Post
I'll probably regret asking this, but...

Can anybody suggest a casual bag that will hold my laptop + 24 hours of clothes & basics?

My regular laptop bag is great for the laptop + work supplies, but I have a couple overnight work trips coming up, and I'd like to have just a single bag instead of separate clothes and computer bags. I'm really not the designer item type, so looking for something simple under $100.
ok. Throwing this out there. I have a biaggi under the seat rolling luggage and they have other products too. Check here: https://biaggi.com/collections/all
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Old Jun 16, 22, 9:46 pm
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Originally Posted by CDTraveler View Post
I'll probably regret asking this, but...

Can anybody suggest a casual bag that will hold my laptop + 24 hours of clothes & basics?

My regular laptop bag is great for the laptop + work supplies, but I have a couple overnight work trips coming up, and I'd like to have just a single bag instead of separate clothes and computer bags. I'm really not the designer item type, so looking for something simple under $100.
Its not under $100, but I love this bag and have 3. Things I like about it - pockets are well designed, laptop sleeve, outside sleeve for slipping it onto your roller, two hidden pockets, multiple inside slots sized for charging cords, sanitizer, snacks, etc. There's a Key keeper. Inner lining is vinyl and easy to clean, it's light, sleek looking, center compartment fits overnight things and travel pillow.
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Old Jun 16, 22, 10:10 pm
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Originally Posted by QT31415 View Post
Its not under $100, but I love this bag and have 3. Things I like about it - pockets are well designed, laptop sleeve, outside sleeve for slipping it onto your roller, two hidden pockets, multiple inside slots sized for charging cords, sanitizer, snacks, etc. There's a Key keeper. Inner lining is vinyl and easy to clean, it's light, sleek looking, center compartment fits overnight things and travel pillow.
That's a great looking bag, and just the size I want, but double my price point .

whitewave, thanks for the suggestion, but I need something I can sling over my shoulder, smaller than a rolling bag.
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Old Jun 17, 22, 7:22 am
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Originally Posted by CDTraveler View Post
I'll probably regret asking this, but...

Can anybody suggest a casual bag that will hold my laptop + 24 hours of clothes & basics?

My regular laptop bag is great for the laptop + work supplies, but I have a couple overnight work trips coming up, and I'd like to have just a single bag instead of separate clothes and computer bags. I'm really not the designer item type, so looking for something simple under $100.
How casual?
I have used a Lo and Sons Catalina Deluxe tote for this purpose. Laptop sleeve for the laptop and the body of the bag for essentials. I have found the bottom zipped section to be great for clothes and toiletries, while keeping the top part for laptop and daily essentials. Heft over the shoulder like a regular tote. But this bag is canvas, very casual, basically a glorified tote bag. And the canvas itself can make the bag feel heavy even when empty.
Personally I'd look for anything that has a separate zipped bottom section.
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Old Jun 17, 22, 3:54 pm
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Originally Posted by rsqrott View Post
How casual?
Umm, not canvas. I wouldn't want to walk into a meeting with a canvas bag. I have LeSportSac floral print bag that is a good size and lightweight, but "too girly" for a professional look. Leather looks classy, but is too heavy, would prefer something lighter weight hanging off my shoulder.
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Old Jun 17, 22, 4:20 pm
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Originally Posted by QT31415 View Post
Its not under $100, but I love this bag and have 3. Things I like about it - pockets are well designed, laptop sleeve, outside sleeve for slipping it onto your roller, two hidden pockets, multiple inside slots sized for charging cords, sanitizer, snacks, etc. There's a Key keeper. Inner lining is vinyl and easy to clean, it's light, sleek looking, center compartment fits overnight things and travel pillow.

That is a great looking bag.
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Old Jun 19, 22, 2:40 am
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I have a Uniqlo 3 Way Bag which fills the larger laptop + 1-3 night shoulder style carry bag at a budget price and also has a backpack mode. It is pretty lightweight though the front zip pocket could use an internal gusset. I use packing cubes and organizer to separate clothing from cables. Alas, it isn't being sold this season https://packhacker.com/travel-gear/uniqlo/3-way-bag/

Timbuk2 makes a similar convertible bag
https://www.timbuk2.com/products/355...fcase-backpack Black $149
https://www.timbuk2.com/products/355...39461868797994 Light Grey $89 Final Sale
So does Topo Designs which is going to be colorful.

I like my Uniqlo bag's main opening better, as it doesn't unzip fully so I can rummage through it while using it as shoulder bag. It's slimmer than a tote and shaped more like the boarding bags pre 2000's like
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without the U shaped opening. Perhaps you have a messenger bag, similar shaped "boston bag", or perfectly sized tote which could be enhanced with a laptop sleeve & cable pouch?

It looks like LeSportSac is having a sale. Must. Resist.
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Old Jun 22, 22, 10:28 am
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Originally Posted by CDTraveler View Post
That's a great looking bag, and just the size I want, but double my price point .
How about this one?
Beis weekender
I don't have the bag and have never seen it in person but it's on the list of things that intrigue me. They also have a mini weekender priced at $88. Body is cotton/poly so not as casual as plain canvas.
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