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Too large for carry-on?

How likely is it that Delta Airlines will accept my slightly-oversize backpack as carry-on? [more inside]
posted by Hither on Sep 20, 2012 - 15 answers

Baby on a bus situation

So it looks like I might need to start taking the baby on the bus to her daycare, which is downtown. I say baby… she's pretty much a toddler now, being just under one and a half, and pretty squirmy with it to. My preferred travel option with her when on foot is to put her in a backpack, which she loves and which chills her right out, but we also have a stroller. So… what is the best way to carry her on the bus? I've considered just standing with her in the backpack the whole way, but it seems like there might be a safety concern. There's taking the backpack off and keeping her in it, which seems like it might have similar concerns. Taking her right out of the backpack and putting her in my lap seems like it might be the most safety conscious option, but that assumes a seat and that she will stay put - that later condition being highly unlikely. And then it may be the same deal with the stroller. Thoughts?
posted by Artw on Aug 31, 2012 - 35 answers

Where can in get a bag like this in the UK?

What's the nearest thing to this Aeronaut bag that I can buy in the UK? Essentials are carry-on size plus convertibility to a backpack.
posted by janecr on Aug 20, 2012 - 9 answers

What kind of luggage to take inter-railing in Europe

In October we're going travelling around western Europe by train for several weeks and I need to buy some kind of luggage. I had thought that a ~35-45 litre backpack would be about right, sizewise and for portability. But I've heard from people with direct experience that pickpockets are a big problem in several of the places we're going and that makes backpacks a bad idea. So what kind of luggage should I use that will be reasonable to carry around but still secure given we're changing locations (and thus hotels) regularly. [more inside]
posted by shelleycat on Jul 26, 2012 - 24 answers

Another day, another bag suggestion request

Yet another bag recommendation needed. This one is for a small (think city bag, not hiking bag) bag that I can carry both as a backpack and a front sling, shoulder, or cross-body bag. And that works reasonably well as both. [more inside]
posted by still_wears_a_hat on Jul 11, 2012 - 4 answers

How do I keep my dress from riding up under my backpack?

How do I keep my dress from riding up under my backpack? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by fullerenedream on Jul 6, 2012 - 22 answers

Light backpack for work and travel

I am trying to find a light backpack that I can use daily to work and also for short trips, and that does not look too bad. More details after the cut. [more inside]
posted by natalinha on Jun 12, 2012 - 7 answers

A running backpack that DOESN'T move.

I need recommendations for a running backpack that's just big enough for my work clothing and DOES NOT BOUNCE! [more inside]
posted by atomicstone on May 22, 2012 - 12 answers

Small compartmentalized gym bag?

I would like a very small gym bag, ideally no larger than a backpack, but it must have two separate compartments (where you put the gym clothes after the work out). Cross contamination = ew. Any tips?
posted by xmutex on May 14, 2012 - 13 answers

Always be ready

I move a lot and often. Help me live out of my backpack. [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on May 13, 2012 - 21 answers

Trendy backpack or tote

Trendy Backpack [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on May 1, 2012 - 19 answers

Other bags similar to Outlier Minimal Backpack?

Do you know of any backpacks similar to the Outlier Minimal backpack? Attributes in order of importance to me are are: 1) extreme light weight (the one from Outlier is paper-thin) 2) pocket-stuffable/foldable 3) sleek minimal modern anonymous look (like all of outlier's stuff)
posted by thedaniel on Apr 29, 2012 - 15 answers

Rainy Days and Mondays

I am looking for a messenger bag or backpack that will be good for bus/bike commuting in the rain, i.e. will keep my lunch, reading material, and spare clothing dry whilst I am getting soaked. I would also prefer it to be durable and green.
posted by Celsius1414 on Apr 11, 2012 - 26 answers

Stylish but comfortable

Brief me on the ergonomics of the Cambridge Satchel as a backpack, and alternatives. [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Mar 26, 2012 - 3 answers

this backpack will ease my pain

looking for a backpack/briefcase combination (handle on side when carrying horizontally/shoulder strap, or wear on back vertically). Any ideas? Thanks! The important thing is that there should be 3 ways to carry it (handle on horizontal side; shoulder strap on vertical or horizontal side, and backpacking straps to wear vertically on your back). After extensive online browsing i've seen backpacks that come close (usually shoulder strap/backpack straps but no side handle).
posted by jak68 on Mar 26, 2012 - 12 answers

hiking without backpack?

Can I get away with hiking without backpack? I'm going on a trip soon, and there might be hiking involved. But, I also want to pack superlight, and don't really want to bring my hiking pack (it's a 30L pack, so it does take up some space). I've tried stowaway backpacks before but they are rarely comfortable. If I'm just bringing water, a clif bar, and my ID, do I really need a backpack? can I get away with a canvas tote? [more inside]
posted by atetrachordofthree on Mar 2, 2012 - 17 answers

Agilix

Agilix and Agilix Backpack or GoCourse - anyone here have the pleasure/misfortunate/whathaveyou to have worked with the company's learning management systems on a professional or student basis? [more inside]
posted by spicynuts on Jan 23, 2012 - 4 answers

Trying to find the best light sling backpack ever

Please help me find another incarnation of the best school orientation giveaway ever, my perfect one shoulder, cross body bag. [more inside]
posted by Salamandrous on Jan 21, 2012 - 11 answers

A useful bag for putting things in.

I know I'm not the first with this sort of question, but bear with me. I need some sort of messenger-bag/briefcase/laptop-case thing for school, work, travel, cycling, and general out-and-about purposes. Emphasis on durability, value, and versatility. Anybody have some good recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jan 6, 2012 - 24 answers

How do I keep a canvas and leather bag in top-notch condition?

I'm terrible at taking care of my things. How do I keep this beautiful leather and canvas backpack in top-notch condition for the next couple of decades? [more inside]
posted by melancholyplay on Jan 5, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me find the perfect bag for 2012

I desire a new bag. Something sturdy to carry my laptop* and books in. Something I can easily kart around on my bicycle (on my back, shoulder, or otherwise a flexible paneer). I'm based in London, UK. Budget floating around £100ish. Give me inspiration people! [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jan 3, 2012 - 18 answers

backpack backpack, backpack backpack, yeah!

Help me find a good and sturdy book bag like this one that I can use as a purse after I graduate. [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Jan 2, 2012 - 13 answers

How do I put on my backpack so I don't give myself carpal tunnel? No, seriously.

How do I put on my backpack so I don't give myself carpal tunnel? No, seriously. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Dec 9, 2011 - 15 answers

We'll be together till the end of time.

ISO a simple, inconspicuous backpack. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Aug 14, 2011 - 12 answers

If Shaun White Met Hendrix

I want to put a backpack up for sale on Craigslist, but I wanted to make sure I knew what kind of thing it was first -- but I can't find what I think is the brand name, and looking at the type of pack it was supposed to be also doesn't look right. What the hell kind of pack do I have? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Jul 22, 2011 - 8 answers

Big web sites for outdoors activities.

What are the most popular online destinations/forums/communities for gardening, hiking, backpacking, and other outdoor activities? [more inside]
posted by bagadonuts on May 5, 2011 - 8 answers

Saddleback Backpack Questions

Questions about the Saddleback leather backpack. Can't find many reviews about this particular piece. How is it for carrying? How is it in the rain? And most importantly...just...do you like yours? [more inside]
posted by madmethods on Apr 24, 2011 - 3 answers

what backpack to take and where to go in bahia (northern) brazil?

hi all, i am looking for a quality backpack and cool places to go to in northern brazil. i would appreciate any help. [more inside]
posted by shitalphin on Apr 10, 2011 - 6 answers

Backpack Recommendation with a purpose

Iam looking for a durable backpack that can work as a laptop carrier or daypack. Cost <$100 if possible Capacity 20-30L Weight: below 2lb (preferably) Preferable to have: compression straps, padded laptop pocket+fleece lined pockets, YKK Zippers,flat bottom/stands on its own Nice to have: Closed side bottle carrier, Dont need overly complicated set of pockets. 3 compartments are good Anyone know of a pack that might fit the criteria?
posted by radsqd on Mar 6, 2011 - 8 answers

What's the toughest, most functional laptop backpack that weighs the least?

I'm looking for a hyper-light, functional laptop backpack. It needs to be tough but very light at the same time. I need your help to find a brand and model that fits this description! [more inside]
posted by drunknmunky on Jan 11, 2011 - 8 answers

Papa's Gotta Get a Brand New Bag

I need a better bag. Give me your suggestions. [more inside]
posted by po822000 on Jan 10, 2011 - 28 answers

My life, compacted.

I will be living out of my 45 liter/2,700 cu. in. backpack for three weeks in a foreign country (Japan). Help me not lose my mind: please share your tips & tricks to stay sane. [more inside]
posted by halogen on Dec 9, 2010 - 29 answers

NorCal Backpack Filter. Looking for a seasonally appropriate backpacking trip in the latitude of Prairie Creek Redwoods, Trinity Alps, Shasta, Susanville for this weekend.

NorCal Backpack Filter. Looking for a seasonally appropriate backpacking trip in the latitude of Prairie Creek Redwoods, Trinity Alps, Shasta, Susanville for this weekend. [more inside]
posted by sisquoc15 on Nov 8, 2010 - 1 answer

What's the best easy way to modify luggage to create partitions inside.

What's the best easy way to modify luggage to create partitions inside. [more inside]
posted by markblasco on Oct 14, 2010 - 7 answers

Help, I'm swamped with drawstring backpacks!

Any ideas for repurposing promotional drawstring backpacks? [more inside]
posted by emjaybee on Oct 14, 2010 - 13 answers

De-logoizing conference swag.

De-logoizing conference swag. [more inside]
posted by schrodycat on Oct 10, 2010 - 10 answers

A mystery backpack brand?

Is there a brand whose logo is a yellow equal sign in a blue square (extremely similar to the Human Rights Campaign logo) that makes backpacks? [more inside]
posted by aquanet on Oct 6, 2010 - 12 answers

Picking a Pack

Looking for a great travel backpack - your reviews? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Oct 6, 2010 - 24 answers

that's not my bag, baby

Can you help me find a daily commute kind of backpack that is stylish in a sort of rucksack-y military boho kind of way, that will also be functional? [more inside]
posted by apostrophe on Sep 19, 2010 - 10 answers

Water Water ... Just There in the Bottle, Thanks

Help me carry my (big) water bottle in or on my backpack with no built-in holder and no clear places to latch onto. [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Sep 16, 2010 - 17 answers

Help me find a laptop bag!

Thanks to the excellent advice of the hivemind, I ended up buying a Macbook Pro (13 inch). Now I need help figuring out how to transport it between home and school. [more inside]
posted by Sakura3210 on Sep 12, 2010 - 12 answers

Cool backpack for boyfriend?

I am trying to buy a really cool, really high quality backpack for my boyfriend. Must be available for purchase online or in Los Angeles. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2010 - 25 answers

Where should I travel in Asia and the wider world between February and August 2011?

Where should I travel in Asia and the wider world between February and August 2011? Should I travel there and then at all? I'm trying to plan a round-the-world trip and am finding it very difficult. Apologies for my rambling question - I could really do with your help. [more inside]
posted by Kirn on Aug 14, 2010 - 13 answers

Carryon Backpack Wheels?

Backpack for Europe Filter: We'd appreciate your suggestions on a backpack for a trip to Europe. Relevant details inside. [more inside]
posted by Atreides on Aug 12, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me find a new sling backpack.

My sling/single-strap backpack is falling apart. Help me find a new one. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Jul 29, 2010 - 4 answers

Backpack or messenger bag? And what sort of suitcase?

I need two pieces of luggage for a trip to India/Singapore/Australia:
  1. A main suitcase that will go in the hold, so weight/size not so important. What features should I be looking out for? I figure wheels are a must, but what sort of wheels?
  2. A piece of hand baggage (carry-on). Here I'm torn between a rucksack/backpack and a messenger bag. What are the best brands of each, and which should I choose?
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posted by alby on Jul 13, 2010 - 9 answers

I'm sorry, I don't speak [insert Europen language here]

Looking for a travel, multi-language pocket dictionary with common phrases and vocab for European countries. [more inside]
posted by CPAGirl on Jun 8, 2010 - 4 answers

I need a cheap, waterproof, dependable, comfortable, stylish backpack for lots of walking in college.

Is it possible to find a cheap, waterproof, stylish, dependable college backpack? [more inside]
posted by tweedle on Jun 7, 2010 - 16 answers

Pack recommendations for a two-week backpacking trip?

I'm going to be backpacking around the EU for a couple weeks. I've got my trip all planned out, but I lack one thing: a good backpack! I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for a backpack. List of criteria inside: [more inside]
posted by -1 on May 5, 2010 - 14 answers

Re-rucksack me.

Beyond JanSport: another "tell me about backpacks that meet my absurdly precise specifications" question. This involves a 17" MacBookPro, a bicycle, unpredictable weather, and my lower back. [more inside]
posted by escabeche on May 1, 2010 - 17 answers

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