What kind of bag for in the parks?

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  1. DisGirl819

    DisGirl819 <font color=blue>Then I thought about it and reali

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    I love those bags!!! Does the strap on that extend so that I can be a cross body bag?
     
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  3. ogreenlee

    ogreenlee <font color=green>i surely didn't want to have to

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    I don't carry this particular fabric, but I love leSportSac. It has lots of pockets and is a good size, but the most important thing is that the strap is soft and doesn't cut into my neck. I picked up two Baggalinis at Marshall's and while I like the bag, the straps were stiff and scratchy. I couldn't use it all day for a week. So I went back to LeSportSac.

    This one is the style I use. Lots of pockets/space. These are Disney licensed:
    http://www.lesportsac.com/store/iasw/iasw_2369.html
     
  4. stindall

    stindall Congress Tart

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    Do you happen to have any more photos of the bag? I'm in love with that first one but $98 isn't a price I'd pay for a bag (I don't even carry a purse).
     
  5. disneydreamkate

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    I have carried this bag my last two trips. You can use it as a crossbody and it has an adjustable strap. I can fit do much in here. I carry my camera (small digital point and shoot), phone, flip, park tix, money, sunscreen, notebook w/touring info, park maps, pen, phone charger, small snack for my son, and my poncho. There is still room for plenty more even though it doesn't look like it. It is so durable and very well made. Mine still looks brand new.

    http://www.ebags.com/product/kipling/lancelot-shoulder-bag/118218?productid=41541
     
  6. DisGirl819

    DisGirl819 <font color=blue>Then I thought about it and reali

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    I've been eyeballing those!!! Good to know they're comfortable and adjustable!
     
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    I like to carry a lot, and have little people that I have to carry for as well...so we always do a backpack. I like to have outside access to camelback water bottles, and also carry everything else inside. We typically go during Dec-Jan, so room for coats/ponchos is necessary.
     
  9. pixarmom

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    No, the strap does not extend, but they carry a convertible tote (converts to cross-body) in three different Disney patterns! Looks like Minnie is out of stock in convertible, but they sometimes restock and you may be able to purchase out of stock products from other vendors. http://www.seatbeltbags.com/hafordico.html

    Kind of in between. Not too heavy, in my opinion, but sturdier than the madras plaid Mickey backpack I used to carry. I used the Minnie daypack on the Wonder to Alaska last summer, and then took it to WDW in October when the temps were in the high 80s. I didn't think it was too heavy for those warmer temps at all.
     
  10. DisGirl819

    DisGirl819 <font color=blue>Then I thought about it and reali

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    Ouch the price! That's a lot of sAving! I do love those bags though. Ah choices!
     
  11. ogreenlee

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    I buy my LeSportSacs at Marshall's or TJMaxx. There is a fake being sold there but it is quite inferior with hard straps. My bag isn't Disney themed, but I also only paid $39 for it. The bags that are that same shape, but not Disney themed are $79 on their website.

    I don't have any more photos of the Disney ones. They are super cute, though.



    EDIT: I just went to their site and they have 40% off several fabrics right now. That's a big sale for them. The bag from the above photo is the "Everyday Deluxe". If you want to see the interior, I believe you can do so at ebags.
     
  12. pixarmom

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    True! But here's the thing - I don't have to replace them because they hold up so well. Before these, I would always wear out purses and bags. With three boys (now ages 5, 12 and 13) something is always spilled, always getting wet, always going through a lot of wear and tear. These don't tear or scuff, the "feet" on the bottom of the bags keep the bottom from getting dirty or frayed, they wipe clean in a second and they don't get soaked easily. As a result, I can take these bags anywhere and they still look like new. I took the Minnie daypack on a 4x4 in Skagway, canoe in Ketchikan and dog sled in Juneau and didn't worry about it one bit. As much as I love my far less expensive plaid madras mickey bag, it started to look sad after a year or so of use!

    The only thing I'd say is that if you either aren't doing a ton of Disney stuff or wouldn't carry a Disney-themed bag everywhere, the other colors or patterns would be a better investment. I like the Minnie one because it's a more subtle Disney pattern, which increases the use and value for me.
     
  13. tophatgirl

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    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.
     
  14. vdoucet78

    vdoucet78 Mouseketeer

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    We've used an Overland Donner several times. Love the organization, but crossbody bags are uncomfortable to me. This last trip I bought a drawstring backpack and it was perfect. The straps were a little long, but I just knotted each side at the bottom to shorten it up a bit and it worked great.
     
  15. LucyBC80

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    I also have this bag and I love it, I'll purchase a new one for our upcoming trip because my DM now wants her own bag. I recommend this bag to all who ask.

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