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Old 12-26-2012, 09:08 PM   #1
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What kind of bag for in the parks?

What kind of bag do you carry with you in the parks? I have two small children, age 3 and 5 on our next trip so I'll need to carry some snacks, wallet, tickets, camera, wipes and probably pullups. I have a Baggallini cross body bag now and I hate it. I have a shorter torso so it falls awkwardly on my chest and shoulders and is super uncomfortable to carry. Should I get a small backpack or a different cross body bag? Any suggestions? Nothing too large.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:12 PM   #2
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If CB bags don't work for you, my 2nd choice would be a back pack.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:47 PM   #3
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I love my Vera Bradley Hipster, but I don't think it would suit your needs. They have great backpacks, very lightweight. I see lots of them in the Parks.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:24 PM   #4
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Light weight, comfortable, well designed, perfect pockets, and more attracive than a fanny pack.

Has held up for years and years of travel, kids, parks, and the adventure of life.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:50 PM   #5
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We use a Vera Bradley or a Lands End bag. The Lands End bag can be had in many sizes and are very inexpensive. My DW has the colossal bag and can fit World Showcase in it.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:55 PM   #6
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I love my Vera Bradley Hipster, but I don't think it would suit your needs. They have great backpacks, very lightweight. I see lots of them in the Parks.
I interchange my Vera hipster and Vera backpack for my trips. Just depends on what activity I'm doing. Usually the hipster for shopping and the backpack for doing the parks.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:49 AM   #7
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Thanks for the suggestions! I like cross body bags it's just that the one I have doesn't sit right. I also like backpacks. I had no idea Vera Bradley made backpacks. But I don't own any VB stuff either.
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Thanks for the suggestions! I like cross body bags it's just that the one I have doesn't sit right. I also like backpacks. I had no idea Vera Bradley made backpacks. But I don't own any VB stuff either.
There are two types of crossbodies N/S and E/W depending on whether it is longer or wider. I prefer N/S as the E/W always get in my way.

I use a small crossbody and put a backpack on the back of the stroller, where it sits all day. We take out the camera when leaving it for an attraction.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:15 AM   #9
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I am assuming you will be bringing a stroller. What we did was buy hooks that attach to the stroller off Amazon and hooked our diaper bag our backpack to that. It was nice to not carry it all the time.
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:50 PM   #10
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I am assuming you will be bringing a stroller. What we did was buy hooks that attach to the stroller off Amazon and hooked our diaper bag our backpack to that. It was nice to not carry it all the time.
Very true...although on our last trip, we did so much holding of bags for the thrill-riders that someone had to stand behind the stroller to keep it from falling backward!
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My last trip, I had a two-year-old, so I had to take diapers, a changing pad, and wipes, as well as her cup and some snacks. I had a Disney drawstring backpack that was more than adequate. It held everything, wasn't heavy at all, and I didn't have to worry about leaving it open or anything like that. If it was on my back, I knew it was closed.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:05 PM   #12
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Everyone in our family carries a backpack. Not a huge one or heavy backpack. DD & I both carry Vera Backpacks. Hers is a mini and mine is a medium sized one.

I found DS a small back that he carries. Found it at Walmart, it is big enough to carry a jacket (depends on time of year), poncho, his phone and anything he buys

DH carries a slightly larger backpack because he carries the Nikon in his backpack and the Nikon case fits nicely in the bottom. Then he carries both of our ponchos.

I also made sure the backpacks have a place for water bottles on the outside of the backpacks.

It works for us and it doesn't leave just one person in our party to carry everything.

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Old 12-27-2012, 01:11 PM   #13
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I also interchange a cross body and my nine west vintage backpack which has removable straps and becomes a hobo purse. I have a different model (all leather) but this is the idea..

http://www.ninewest.com/Runway-Relie...efault,pd.html

I don't use backpacks unless we go away so this is perfect because I can use it at home too.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:01 PM   #14
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I bought one of the small Disney bookbags from Walmart (in the purse section) and I take that on every trip. It's probably about 10" tall...fits quite an assortment of incredibly random items!
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Very true...although on our last trip, we did so much holding of bags for the thrill-riders that someone had to stand behind the stroller to keep it from falling backward!
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