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Vickilynn42
04-11-2010, 02:19 PM
I have read so much on the boards about the Baggallini Messenger, and I guess I just wanted to get one last opinion from those of you that have it, or have used it, before we head out on our trip.

I bought one last year, but ended up using my Heys Travelmate instead because it was smaller and lighter. The Heys bag was nice, but the strap ruined my new shirts (it caused pilling) and the water bottle holder was a pain. So this year I found my Baggallini in the closet, with the tags still on, and I also have a new bag- the Piazza Day bag which I like. But when I load the bags up, even though the Baggallini is heavier, it seems like the weight is distributed better, and therefore is more comfy. I would have preferred to carry minimal items, but I do carry snacks, etc. in mine too, so I need a medium sized bag.

So, final verdict from those of you that have it, or have used it. Is it really a great Disney bag to carry all day??? Oh, and how does it fit in the mesh bags on the ride- is it a tight fit? Thanks for you help!! :love:

gabriellyn
04-11-2010, 07:42 PM
I love mine - I have taken it to WDW 3 times and DL once. I will be taking it back to WDW in August. I actually like mine so much I sometimes use it as my everyday bag. I usually don't take it off on the rides - I just put seat belt on or pull the lap bar and just rearrange the way the bag sits. I think I do take it off on Soarin' though - it fits in the mesh bag holder without a problem. Also Mission to Mars - again, not a problem. HTH! :goodvibes

Vickilynn42
04-11-2010, 09:03 PM
Thanks so much for you reply- I really appreciate it. The funny thing is that my hubby decided he would carry the black one I had bought last year, and use it for his stuff. So I'm going to order another one- probably lime green. He loaded it up with quite a bit just to test it, and said it distributed the weight nicely- so I'm thinking they will work perfectly!

gabriellyn
04-11-2010, 09:08 PM
You are welcome! Have fun! :)

Disney71
04-12-2010, 06:32 AM
I love mine - I have taken it to WDW 3 times and DL once. I will be taking it back to WDW in August......


I don't want to highjack the thread.... but can you tell us undecided Baggallini users - does the bag get hot on your back during the day? DH and I will be sharing this bag and both carrying it, and I would hate to commit to a bag that will be uncomfortable after several hours. Thanks!!

diamondpixienc
04-12-2010, 06:35 AM
Thanks for your in put on this bag. I am still on the fence about this bag. But, everyone here seem to love it. :cloud9:

ash-n-brensmom
04-12-2010, 07:54 AM
Okay, I have both of these bags!! I took the Heys in '08 and it was okay...but in '09 took the Baggalini...never looking back!! Baggalini is definitely my choice!!
More comfortable, more versatility, easier to maneuver, never had to re adjust, was ALWAYS readjusting the Heys bag.

And to answer the hijacker (lol) it was comfortable in Aug!!!

gabriellyn
04-12-2010, 12:30 PM
I don't want to highjack the thread.... but can you tell us undecided Baggallini users - does the bag get hot on your back during the day? DH and I will be sharing this bag and both carrying it, and I would hate to commit to a bag that will be uncomfortable after several hours. Thanks!!

Well, mine rides low on my back or even more on my bottom, so it kind of moves with me, if that makes any sense? It doesn't stick to my back like a backpack would, so it doesn't get hot at all.

I just can't praise this bag enough - I love it! :goodvibes

ancestry
04-12-2010, 01:48 PM
I love mine. I like the fact that I don't have to take it off to get in and out of it. I can "spin" it around on me from front to back.

I also LOVE the fact that DH will carry it as well as it doesn't look feminine. I like the multiple pockets and sections in it that helps to keep everything organized.

It also has a zipper on the inner part that goes against your body so you can put your money where someone can't pick pocket you. It has an adjustable strap so you can adjust where the bag sets on your body. You can put it up high (back) or down low (hip level).

Little Bit
04-12-2010, 06:56 PM
I bought a baggallini based on the great reviews I saw here. I just have to say that I didn't like it. In order for it to fit me comfortably on my back, the metal strap adjuster sat right on my collarbone and just dug right into it. I kept trying to adjust it different ways but I just couldn't make it work for me. :confused: I ended up making my teenage son carry it because it was really getting painful.

Vickilynn42
04-12-2010, 11:01 PM
I bought a baggallini based on the great reviews I saw here. I just have to say that I didn't like it. In order for it to fit me comfortably on my back, the metal strap adjuster sat right on my collarbone and just dug right into it. I kept trying to adjust it different ways but I just couldn't make it work for me. :confused: I ended up making my teenage son carry it because it was really getting painful.

I worry about this too, although I know it's not uncomfortable for everyone. I wonder if it would work to get those seat-belt pads? I'm going to check my Walmart and Kmart tomorrow and see what I can find. Seven days in the park with a strap digging into my neck would not be fun!! :)

ash-n-brensmom
04-13-2010, 07:43 AM
Well, I can't say about the metal adjuster, I never even felt it..I am pooh sized and I guess that would affect how it is worn. But, that being said, I will say it is hard to find a bag that is comfortable on this size 20, well endowed, body;).
I loved this bag.
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4340771&id=614526062

Here is a pic of me wearing the baggalini, you can't see the whole thing, but you can see where the metal piece sits. Hope that helps?
PS IGNORE MY WACKY FACIAL EXPRESSION!!!!

ratlenhum
04-13-2010, 08:09 AM
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4340771&id=614526062

Here is a pic of me wearing the baggalini, you can't see the whole thing, but you can see where the metal piece sits. Hope that helps?
PS IGNORE MY WACKY FACIAL EXPRESSION!!!!


Can't see the pic but would love to!

ash-n-brensmom
04-13-2010, 10:11 AM
Weird, I just clicked on the link and it opened up?

Although, maybe it's a good thing, I really look ridiculous in this pic?!! Hahahaha!!

Vickilynn42
04-13-2010, 10:50 AM
Weird, I just clicked on the link and it opened up?

Although, maybe it's a good thing, I really look ridiculous in this pic?!! Hahahaha!!

I think it's a great family photo- it does look like you have something to say!! :) I went ahead and ordered this bag in the lime green and then got the crinkle nylon in the espresso. I cannot wait to get them! As for the poster that talked about the Heys bag- I agree with you. It's a nice bag, but like you, I was constantly readjusting. I also felt like it bumped around too much, but I've noticed that my Baggallini seems to stay put pretty much when I test wear it around the home.

ancestry
04-13-2010, 12:00 PM
Can't see the pic but would love to!

You have to have a facebook account and be logged into it in order to see the photo. :)

GrumpyMom25
04-13-2010, 12:51 PM
I'm also trying to decide on a Baggallini bag. I carried the Wallet bag a couple of years ago and it was fine ... just small. I have a Heys Travelmate but have never been crazy about it ... I don't like that you can only carry it on one side plus it's always had this plastic-like smell to it that I just can't get use to. So ... I'm looking at a Baggallini Sydney or Around Town Bagg ... anyone have one of these. I've been checking on the size of bags because I want to fit a Vinylmation Mickey in it to get signed.

TeaForTulips
04-13-2010, 04:55 PM
After reading the bajillion comments on this bag, I finally bought one since I found one for under $30. (bagsbuy.com with coupon code SAVE10 ... worked last week if anyone is curious)

I got it in and loved the fit. I have yet to carry it full of stuff, but after showing people we have now ordered three more because my mom, my sister, and my girlfriend all wanted one. :goodvibes

I carried a smaller sling bag to Disney last year and stopped after I had a diagnol tan line across my chest. I carried a vera bradley backpack instead and hated it even more. The straps just dug into me and it was hot on my back.

I think the baggallini has a more comfy fit than most sling bags I've tried. I'm looking forward to using it on vacation! :cheer2:

matusel3
04-13-2010, 07:32 PM
So many positive posts about these baggalini dealies, my wife wants one for sure for our trip. We'll be getting one based on the rave reviews. Thanks everyone!

Vickilynn42
04-13-2010, 11:28 PM
So many positive posts about these baggalini dealies, my wife wants one for sure for our trip. We'll be getting one based on the rave reviews. Thanks everyone!

I'm guessing you will be very happy with it- it really is a nice bag!

3mickeymom
04-14-2010, 07:16 AM
Sometimes they have them,usually by the suitcases and backpacks. The colors there are sometimes odd, but you could try one on and see if you like the fit. I got one there a few years back for 10 dollars. My reason for liking it is NO MAGNETIC closures that can mess up your passes and hotel cards.

GrumpyMom25
04-14-2010, 07:59 AM
Does the magnet mess with your cards if they are in another part of the bag or in a protective case that doesn't have the magnet?

Jenn4615
04-14-2010, 08:44 AM
I am a big Bag/purse person. A few years ago I got the Baggallini for a disney trip cause it came so recommended on the boards. It was ok, but I sold it right after that trip. I mostly kept it in my stroller. It wasn't comfortable for me on my shoulders. That last few trips I've used a coach Swingpack. they make two sizes, i have the larger one. I LOVE it! It's funny, cause the first time I used it down there nobody had them... the next trip... I saw TONS of them!! We are going in May... I already have it packed!! :thumbsup2

Disney71
04-18-2010, 06:11 AM
Sometimes they have them,usually by the suitcases and backpacks. The colors there are sometimes odd, but you could try one on and see if you like the fit. I got one there a few years back for 10 dollars. My reason for liking it is NO MAGNETIC closures that can mess up your passes and hotel cards.

Very true statement!! When I found my baggallini there, there were 3 other baggallini style bags there - with great pricing. I don't remember the styles, but it gave me the opportunity to check out how the fit/etc.

cadd10
04-20-2010, 07:48 AM
Thanks for the tip TeaForTulips. I just ordered my second Baggallini Crinkle Messenger Bag. This one is pewter with mimosa on the inside; the other one is khaki with spice on the inside.
My aunt was the one who recommended it to me before our December 2008 trip. We have 2 kids who were 4 and 2 at the time. The bag worked beautifully. I had 2 autograph books, 2 sharpies, 2 passports for Epcot, quarters and pennies for penny press, a camera, a small wallet, sunblock, sunglasses, first aid kits, wipes, bib, hand sanitizer, tissues, maps, cell phone, KTTW cards, chapstick and 2-3 diapers. There was probably more that I have forgotten. It held everything and I carried it for 12 full days. It wasn't heavy and I could find everything quickly.
We also got caught in a quick shower and the bag seemed to be water resistant as the contains were dry.
We are planning another trip this December and I will be taking this again. I also used it in Arizona for a 2 week trip and it worked there for the hiking and day trips.

Vickilynn42
04-20-2010, 09:18 AM
Thanks for the tip TeaForTulips. I just ordered my second Baggallini Crinkle Messenger Bag. This one is pewter with mimosa on the inside; the other one is khaki with spice on the inside.
My aunt was the one who recommended it to me before our December 2008 trip. We have 2 kids who were 4 and 2 at the time. The bag worked beautifully. I had 2 autograph books, 2 sharpies, 2 passports for Epcot, quarters and pennies for penny press, a camera, a small wallet, sunblock, sunglasses, first aid kits, wipes, bib, hand sanitizer, tissues, maps, cell phone, KTTW cards, chapstick and 2-3 diapers. There was probably more that I have forgotten. It held everything and I carried it for 12 full days. It wasn't heavy and I could find everything quickly.
We also got caught in a quick shower and the bag seemed to be water resistant as the contains were dry.
We are planning another trip this December and I will be taking this again. I also used it in Arizona for a 2 week trip and it worked there for the hiking and day trips.

Thanks for the information!!!

MamaCrush
04-22-2010, 02:25 PM
I'm very excited-- just ordered it from amazon with prime overnight shipping (we leave on Sunday)! :cool1: Last trip I carried the baggallini bon voyage and I loved it... But this time I'm going with the kids but not my pack horse-- er, I mean DH, so I have to carry everything myself. Both kids have an Encylopedia of Disney Characters they use for autographs, so I needed something that would fit both of them, a camera, $ store ponchos and KTTW cards, etc. Based on the measurements, this should work. Can't wait to try it out. Thanks everyone for the very detailed feedback and rave reviews!