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Old 10-08-2012, 09:39 AM   #1
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Backpack? Purse? What to bring?

I'm trying to decide what to bring for my stuff at Disney. I usually carry a purse, but after all that walking it starts to hurt your shoulder, and it's inconvenient for the rides. However, this year I have an over the shoulder satchel-esque bag that's pretty roomy and have some nice pockets. However, I'm still debating whether I should get a backpack or not. I don't have too much to carry (DSLR Camera which I'm not bringing in its own bag, wallet, phone, water, snacks, and maybe my jacket.)

Ladies, what do you usually chose?
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:45 AM   #2
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Geeky but I just wear a fanny pack with just a few essentials. I think we'll go back to the room for coats, change of shoes, whatever this trip.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:45 AM   #3
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I always carry my messenger Baggilini. Love it!


When we did the Halloween party, we took in DS Pottery barn backpack & I just put a few of my things in there. Worked great.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:58 AM   #4
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I use a small Sherpani Zoom...It holds just the essentials of out tickets, FP's, phone and wallet. It's a small crossbody bag and so light I don't even know it's there. I NEVER take it off unless I'm in our hotel room as I don't want to risk losing it. Then as a family we have one backpack with snacks, water, camera, sunscreen that we take turns carrying. This works well for us
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:15 AM   #5
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I take my husband and make him carry it all..
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:30 AM   #6
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Geeky but I just wear a fanny pack with just a few essentials. I think we'll go back to the room for coats, change of shoes, whatever this trip.
Problem is, that won't carry my DSLR.

Thanks for all the feedback guys!
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:36 AM   #7
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I would carry a DSLR on a neck strap. Heck, I might carry my little digital on a lanyard, come to think of it.

I wish wearing a crossbody bag didn't bother me but it does. I'm not even busty but having a strap between my ****s feels even more wrong than wearing a fanny pack, looks-wise.
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Check Ebay for cross body bags. Lots of different sizes and shapes
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I would carry a DSLR on a neck strap. Heck, I might carry my little digital on a lanyard, come to think of it.

I wish wearing a crossbody bag didn't bother me but it does. I'm not even busty but having a strap between my ****s feels even more wrong than wearing a fanny pack, looks-wise.
You are so right. Hahaha. Mine is a crossbody, but I don't use it that way. I just like it hang off my left shoulder. I just wonder if a backpack would be easier.
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If you want to put your DSLR in a regular backpack, you can get those camera wraps (padded cloth squares with velcro...like Skooba wraps) to wrap your camera in when you put it in your pack. It stays put better than using a towel, and keeps your camera safe. Of course it will mainly be out being used, I'm sure!
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:06 AM   #11
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I carry a small baggallini (Bon voyage bagg) across my body. My husband carries a camelbak backpack, which can fit quite a bit of other stuff in it. It doesn't bother him, not sure I would want to carry a backpack full of water all day. It sure cuts down on drink costs, though!
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:21 AM   #12
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I used to carry the baggalini, but I like to carry a few more things. I found a Mickey Mouse tote bag at Walmart and I carry that. It is over the shoulder but it's not so big and I just find things easier in there. I carried that all over WDW and plan to for Disneyland.

http://www.amazon.com/Mickey-Mouse-B.../dp/B007MAM7DY
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:26 AM   #13
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Geeky but I just wear a fanny pack with just a few essentials.
In my own world, I like to think that I am rockin' my fanny pack. I love that thing!

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Problem is, that won't carry my DSLR.
I solve that problem by carrying mine on a BlackRapid Strap. I have the RS-W1. I keep an external flash and a walkaround lens (18-135) on my camera the whole time at the parks, and it never gets heavy. I just keep the fanny pack on my left hip, and the camera falls to my right. Easy peasy.

I don't know if this solution would work for you, but I've had great success with it and thought I'd throw it out there.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:58 AM   #14
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We have a neoprene wrap for our DSL that I love. It attaches to the strap so when it's not on, it just hangs loose. Makes me feel better about carrying it around my neck or shoulder loose, or putting it inside something else.

That being said, I am also looking for a new sling-type bag for DL. My DH will carry it if I find something that isn't too feminine.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:03 PM   #15
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I have found that a hipster type bag works best. Doesn't hurt my back and you can just move it to the side when you're on the rides. They come in all different sizes so I'm sure you could find one to accommodate your camera.
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