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abie
06-24-2006, 02:49 PM
I'm looking for a messenger type bag (One that you wear across the body) with mesh water bottle pockets big enough to carry a larger bottle of water, or a bottled 20oz soft drink. I'd prefer it to have a pocket on each side.

I need something not too expensive. I Looked at Academy and Target this weekend but didnt find anything. I havent gone to walmart yet.

Has anyone seen a bag like this?

taekwondo mom
06-24-2006, 04:18 PM
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/3572/a1393825ah.th.jpg (http://img204.imageshack.us/my.php?image=a1393825ah.jpg)


They have one On Qvc
Item Number A139382


baggallini Ripstop Nylon Messenger Bagg with Cell Phone Pocket

QVC Price $33.50
Shipping and Handling $4.47
Save! Buy two or more and save on S & H. Click here for details.


Look--no hands! From baggallini, this messenger bag allows you to be hands-free while on the move. Use the adjustable strap to position the bag across your chest. A hidden pocket is the ideal place to stash your credit card or cash. Made of lightweight, water-resistant ripstop nylon, this bag is equipped with a zippered front compartment that includes a cell phone pocket, a zippered mesh pocket, a key fob, credit card slots, slash pockets, and a water bottle pocket. :)

Black, Khaki, Lime, Orange, Pink, Purple, Periwinkle, Red, Turquoise, Teal, or Yellow.

Approximate measurements: Bag 13"H x 10"W x 4"D. Strap 35" to 47". Strap 48"L.

Body 100% ripstop nylon. Lining 100% nylon. Mesh 100% polyester.

Made in China.

DisneyDK
06-24-2006, 05:27 PM
I just ordered the red one on-line from Ebags. THe total cost including shipping was $36.74.

Va-bear
06-24-2006, 10:26 PM
HI!

My husband and I both carry ones from Eddie Bauer (we have EB outlets fairly near us.... sometimes there are sales on the website and often codes available.) I like them a bit more than the Baggaline for me (though they are QUITE nice...) for a couple of reasons. First, there are a few sizes - so mine is a bit smaller, the DH's a bit bigger (I have a bad back - that's fair, right? :) ) Plus, they do both have the place for two water bottles. Second, they can be worn across the body OR around the waist - as they have a belt you can tuck away when wearing across the body. Nice to have the option - since for some rides the extra security of a waist pac is nice. But for convienence and easy access across is the way to go.
Well, happy hunting!!!

nightowlky
06-25-2006, 12:06 AM
I ordered the Eagle Creek Milano (http://www.shoebuy.com/sb/s.jsp?Style=131730&Search=milano) from shoebuy.com using some discount codes I found in the Budget forum up here.

It holds larger water bottles than does the Baggallini.

Additional pics at ebags (http://www.ebags.com/eagle_creek/milano/product_detail/index.cfm?modelid=51751).

Va-bear
06-25-2006, 08:04 AM
Boy Nighowlky - that is NICE!!!!! If my bad bad (which I seem to refer to a lot - or is it defer to?!) would let me wear bigger packs that would be the one.

I definately have cool-BAG envy!!!

yellowfish78
06-25-2006, 02:41 PM
I have this bag from Travelon: http://www.irvs.com/image.php?itemno=TC6268&src=froogle
I've also found it on other sites in color (beige with blue lining and blue with beige lining).
The water bottle holder is on one side, phone pocket on the other, with three compartments on the inside (one for camera, one for small wallet, bigger one for everything else). The back of the bag (the part against your body) actually zips open to have small pockets for CC's, DL, room keys...The strap is adjustable to wear across your body or just like a large purse.
It's perfect for me, after I tested it out with all the "park supplies" inside...

abie
06-25-2006, 03:30 PM
Can you fit a 20oz bottle of soda, or comparable sized water bottle in the Milano? I have Brita fill and go bottles at are about that size too.

Thanks,
Abie

abie
06-25-2006, 03:34 PM
Va-beer,

Do you know which of the Eddie Bauer bags you have? I am looking for one thats smaller than the typical messenger bag size that holds a laptop.

Is it the Large Guide bag on their website?

Thanks,
ABie

Cupmom
06-25-2006, 05:51 PM
Just ordered the Baggalini Messenger bag at Shoebuy.com..$31 no tax free shipping. I hope I made a good choice

pezheadmeg
06-25-2006, 05:58 PM
:banana: Baggalini :banana: Baggalini :banana: Baggalini :banana: Baggalini :banana: Baggalini :banana:

Hey I'm a convert here! It's the perfect day bag. :banana:

DaisyLynn
06-25-2006, 07:35 PM
Va-beer,

Do you know which of the Eddie Bauer bags you have? I am looking for one thats smaller than the typical messenger bag size that holds a laptop.

Is it the Large Guide bag on their website?

Thanks,
ABie

I know this question wasn't for me, but I'll help as best I can! :)

I actually work for Eddie Bauer and I have two bags that I plan on taking with me that I got at the outlet. (FYI -- most gear items in outlet can only be purchased in the outlet...not online, unfortunately!) I have both the Shoulder Bag and the Sling Bag. Shoulder bag is able to be worn over one shoulder or across your chest. It has a nice thin strap so it doesn't get too much in the way or get too hot. It has all kinds of compartments for stuff...front flap pocket with organizer, inside zippered pockets, one big back pocket. Also has place for one water bottle on the side. My Sling Bag has a spot for a water bottle on each side, as well as all the pockets you could ever imagine for tickets, room key, credit cards, cash, snacks, camera, etc etc. Also has a front pocket on the strap across your chest, for a cell phone...but that would bug me. I'd probably keep my cash and card there.

I wasn't sure which one I'd want or use more, so I bought both so I could use them this summer on our daytrips and figure it out before we head to Disney in November. When my DBF gets home I'll try to snag his camera from the truck and take pictures of the bags if anyone would like. They both retail for 19.99 and outlet usually has sales going on all the time, so the price could be lower on any given week.

Hope you find the perfect bag!!! popcorn:: (I know, the smiley isn't completely appropriate for the post, but he's so darn cute with his popcorn. I think the DIS needs a smiley holding the "perfect bag"!!!)

Va-bear
06-25-2006, 07:58 PM
Hi Abie,

Well, I searched all over the EB site and saw nothing like what we had. I even looked at the 'outlet' part thinking maybe it would be there as an "older" item. (I just got mine - but it was at the outlet store...so who knows how long ago it was made? I'm sorry. But, that guide bag looks really nice - tempting to me, as we just got a lap top (Welcome to the 21st century Va-bear....lordy, we're behind!) So, anyway, sorry I wasn't more help - EB stuff does hold up well though (DH has had his through 2 disney trips and he uses it kind of as his MAN BAG around town with the kids! (hehe - dont tell him I called it that!)

Va-bear
06-25-2006, 08:03 PM
I guess I am a total Eddie Bauer bag fan because I just realized my "travel purse" (I just call it that, it's a very small bag for tucking in my big tote or carry it as my purse when dining out on vaction, etc.. It holds things like keys, passport, whatever. I always fly with it...) is EB too!

ps - I don't work there - I just get paid a small fee to advertise for them (just kidding!)

abie
06-25-2006, 08:57 PM
Thank you, This is very helpful.

So the all-important question.. Is the water bottle holder large enough to hold a 20oz soda bottle or a britta fill and go (I think theu are 20-24 oz)?

Those little 8oz water bottles just wont do for me.

If so, I think I'll make trip to the outlet mall. They have a disney outlet there too so its a good excuse to buy some goodies.

Abie

abie
06-25-2006, 08:59 PM
I guess I am a total Eddie Bauer bag fan because I just realized my "travel purse" (I just call it that, it's a very small bag for tucking in my big tote or carry it as my purse when dining out on vaction, etc.. It holds things like keys, passport, whatever. I always fly with it...) is EB too!

ps - I don't work there - I just get paid a small fee to advertise for them (just kidding!)


Ok you guys have convinced me to take a trip to the outlet mall. Its about 15-20 minutes away. Good excuse to go to the disney outlet too. =)

abie
06-25-2006, 09:26 PM
I think the baggallini might not quite be it. I am hoping to find something that carries to the front/side instead of the back. Their water bottle holder looks pretty small too. Can you fit a 20oz bottle in there?

Abie

Va-bear
06-25-2006, 10:47 PM
Good luck at the outlets Abie! I hope you find something good! I need to run down to Williamsburg myself soon! (Outlet shoppinig an hour from here - w/an EB, ofcourse!)Take care.

ps - don't forget to take your 20 oz bottle with you to the stores! At the very least you will be well hydrated - maybe bagless, but well hydrated!

yellowfish78
06-26-2006, 10:03 AM
I think the baggallini might not quite be it. I am hoping to find something that carries to the front/side instead of the back. Their water bottle holder looks pretty small too. Can you fit a 20oz bottle in there?

Abie
The bag I have (the Travelon from the 3rd or 4th post) holds a 20 oz water bottle. The water bottle actually zips and unzips to hold smaller bottles as well.

My friend has the Bagalinni and it is big enough to hold the 20oz bottle. As well as about 4 more inside, the bag is that big. She also doesn't wear it on her back...she wears it so it sits near the front of her hip.

abie
06-26-2006, 10:13 AM
Thank you, Looks like I have a few options then =) I think I will check out Eddie Bauer this week and then order either the Baggalini or the Milano if I don't find a good one there.

Abie

nightowlky
06-27-2006, 07:11 PM
Can you fit a 20oz bottle of soda, or comparable sized water bottle in the Milano? I have Brita fill and go bottles at are about that size too.

Thanks,
Abie
I had mine shipped to my dad's and I'm going to pick it up on the way home from work tomorrow. I'll have a lot more detail (and PICS!) tomorrrow night

nightowlky
06-28-2006, 10:04 PM
http://www.conjur.com/images/Misc/Milano1.jpg (http://www.conjur.com/images/Misc/Milano1.jpg)

That's the Happiest Celebration on Earth DVD next to the bag and a miniDV camcorder down inside of the bag so you can get idea as to the size of this bag. It's smaller than I was expecting but it easily holds 12-oz cans or 16oz water bottles and appears that it would also comfortably hold 20oz plastic bottles (I don't have one handy but I'll test it at work tomorrow ;) )


http://www.conjur.com/images/Misc/Milano2.jpg (http://www.conjur.com/images/Misc/Milano2.jpg)


You can tell it's about the same height as a 16oz bottle of water.

The strap appears to be easily adjustable and the bag itself is very lightweight. I thought the box was empty when I picked it up!

nightowlky
06-29-2006, 07:05 AM
Well, it holds more than it looks like it would. I just brought it in to work with me today and it held the two water bottles and two Healthy Choice frozen meals (easily) and a soft drink can and there was still room for more.

Va-bear
06-29-2006, 03:42 PM
Nice Bag!!!!!

abie
06-30-2006, 06:19 PM
That's a really nice bag!

I'm going to the Eddie Bauer outlet tomorrow. If I don't find something perfect I will be ordering the Milano.

Abie

abie
07-01-2006, 05:12 PM
Hello Everyone,

My bag hunt saga has ended. I bought a bag that I really like. I also found a bag that I love dearly that will be mine for my next trip!

I went to the Eddie Bauer outlet today. They had a HUGE assortment of bags. I recommend anyone looking for a good bag to check there. They had lots of great bags in all sizes. Unfortunatly they did not have one that was perfect for my disney trip. I will go back and get some bags to use as purses and such. Really great stuff =)

The bags that were the size I wanted didnt have the water bottle holder. The bigger bag with the water bottle holder was a little too big, plus they had that big messenger bag flap which I don't prefer because you have to lift the flap to get to everything.

I went to another outlet store that carried Jansport. I found a bag that can be worn as a backpack sling, or a messenger bag. It's good sized, has a water bottle pocket, and NO Flap =)

It's the Jansport Astral Courier Bag It was marked at $60 but half off so it was 30 bucks (you can get it online for around 30 too) Do a search for Jansport Astral on froogle =) Most pictures you will see show it stuffed with things. I plan to keep mine lightly packed. Its very light when empty and fits great.

After the outlet mall we went to this little antique store/soda shop/nick nack store. They had a large collection of Vera Bradley bags. This is where I fell in love with the Vera Bradley Carry-All bag. This is perfect. The straps are adjustable and can be worn over the shoulder or across the body (Im a 2x and it fit great) Its the perfect not to big, not too small size. There are 2 outside pockets that can hold water bottles or other stuff. best of all the bag is cotton so its not going to get hot. I love this bag soooooooo much. It comes in so many beautiful patterns. I couldn't justify spending $84 on it right now though and had just bought the Jansport. I would use this bag as an everyday bag but it would be perfect for disney too. If you dont mind the price tag this gets my vote as the #1 theme park touring bag for women.

Thanks everyone for all of your help. I hope this thread will help others in their bag search too.

Abie

DaisyLynn
07-01-2006, 09:45 PM
Glad to see that you had some luck on your hunt!!

Also, thanks for letting us know about the Vera Bradley carryall. I was just wondering the other day if there would be one good for Disney. I like a more "girly" bag from time to time! There is the most beautiful pattern that I am in love with right now. :love:

vsimeone
07-02-2006, 09:54 AM
I didn't read all the posts so maybe this one was mentioned but I just bought it for $15.95:

http://www.everestbag.com/product/full/AQ100.gif

We had orientation at my DD's college and they had it in the bookstore there. It just screamed to me that it would be perfect for our trip next month. I tried it out at the Champ Car race last weekend and so far, I love it!

Best of luck!

littleladykaty
07-03-2006, 11:24 AM
I have the exact bag you described...Overland Equipment Donner Bag. Has two mesh pockets on either side big enough for a 20oz soda bottle...very sleek, not at all clunky...tons of room and and organzier pockets etc. If I weren't such a Coach bag snob ;) I'd use it for my every day handbag! For now it's going to be my honeymoon WDW bag. It's really great. I got it at ebags.com...they were cheapest there. I checked all over the web! Even when you have water bottles in the pockets, the bag is designed in such a way that you can't even see them...allows you to keep the "I'm so cool and sleek" thing going on! ;) It doesn't look all that big, but it's very deceiving. Mine holds my passporter, a pair of flip flops, two ponchos, little shammie towels and other odds and ends, and that is just in the main compartment. It also has an organizer front flap so you don't need a wallet. And it has a special sunglasses pouch! Very cool!

good luck!!!

munchkinsmom
07-03-2006, 05:17 PM
I have the exact bag you described...Overland Equipment Donner Bag.

I have this bag too and LOVE it! Cute, comfy to wear, holds a lot more than it looks like it can, and is well organized, like littleladykaty said. The side water bottle pockets (which are mesh material on the bottom) holds my Nalgene 24oz water bottle w/o any problem:

http://www.ebags.com/overland_equipment/donner/product_detail/index.cfm?modelid=19375

If there's an REI close by, you can check them out IRL before buying.

Va-bear
07-03-2006, 06:26 PM
CongratsAbie on finding a 'good' bag - hope you can get you're 'GREAT' bag soon too!!! I checked out that Jansport online - I like it a lot....might be on my next-to-get list!!