Recommendations for two travel items
June 2, 2014 11:42 AM Subscribe
After lugging around a very small but not comfortable suitcase on wheels in chicken buses in South/Central America I realized I need a better travel bag as well as a money belt. Would welcome suggestions for these two travel items.
posted by jbean to Travel & Transportation (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Here are some things I think the travel bag should have-
Lots of compartments
Should be able to carry as a backpack
Easy to get to things within the bag (unlike usual backpacks where the more you dig, the more difficult it gets to find something within the bag. So top open would be good)
Hip/Waist belt for easy access to money/passport
Wheels with barrier to roll over cobblestones when needed
Carry on (not check in size for airplanes)
(Very similiar to a Tortuga bag
but need some more suggestions for a 5.4 woman. I did think that the Tortuga bag looks a little bunched up-not sure if the material would widstand wear and tear around tough conditions as I don't treat my bags kindly)
As for the money belt, looking for a waist belt that would work.