From Bags to Backpack. One and Done
Earlier this month I was fortunate enough to attend Disney Social Media Moms “On the Road” in Chicago. I headed up that morning with my camera, my purse and my tote bag filled with notepads and gadgets. When I checked in at the registration table, they handed me a swag bag. That’s standard fare for a conference. After registering while waiting for the doors to open, attendees lingered in the lobby, mingling and getting reacquainted with old friends. What this meant was a lobby full of women toting a whole bunch of bulky bags. Every tried hugging an old friend while wrangling a purse, tote, camera and swag bag? It’s kind of difficult.
It got me thinking… that’s pretty normal when I go to a conference or media event. A camera, a cell phone, an iPad or laptop. Business cards, charging units and cords, money, maybe even a purse. Something for taking notes too… Oh yeah, plus whatever swag is being handed out. It isn’t exactly easy to navigate a room or expo hall when you are loaded down with multiple bags, you know.
I guess that is why I’m so excited about the new Airbac Focus backpack I just received. It’s a camera case but has room to hold a laptop or iPad, and even a section for things common to a purse – pens, business cards, money and my cell phone!
No matter what I buy – whether a wallet or a vehicle, I’m all about compartments and cubby holes. This one not only had a bunch of compartments but they are adjustable!
The backpack wasn’t here in time for my DisneySMMoms conference so I decided to load it up and try it out for the kids’ out-of-town Jr. Olympics track meet. Normally, I would have my purse, my camera, a book and my iPad. (Plus a separate bag for sun screen, snacks and their gear.) This time, I consolidated so the only non-track thing I was carrying was the Airbac backpack.
You know how intrusive it was while I was at the meet? Well, let me put it to you this way. I walked around to the different parts of the field and stood next to DH for a while before he headed back to the team tent. I received a text from him asking if I had the backpack. Why yes, I did. It was on my back the entire time I was standing with him and walking around. He hadn’t even noticed it. The best part is that it was comfortable enough that I didn’t even really notice it either!
The niche feature for the Airbac backpack is an air pocket in the lumbar area. Strong, padded straps help keep the pack in place while the strengthened lumbar support helps keep the weight balanced. Aside from relieving back stress, it also helped protect the gear inside.
With BlogHer in San Jose just over a month away, I’m looking forward to consolidating bags not just for the conference but also for the flight! My back with thank me and so will my shoulders.
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46 thoughts on “From Bags to Backpack. One and Done”
What an awesome backpack! We almost always use a backpack when we go out with the kids.
Hi Everyone ,
Thank you for the comments . We also have back to school backpacks and we also do fundraisers for schools ,gyms etc… reach out if you would like to have one .
I would take this bag on vacations! It looks like a great all in one bag and I have a lot of stuff for a bag!
Wow-wow-wow–this looks like a very handy resource for a mom on the go! Or a dad!
They look very handy!
Wow this is a great backpack i would love one like this.
This is a great a great solution. I often do not bring my camera because I dont want to wrestle it around.
Being a busy mama on the go, I could definitely use one of these bags. They seem very durable too, which is a huge plus.
That looks like a great backpack to have. Amber n
I have been searching for a backpack style camera bag – this one would be perfect. We do a lot of hiking and I end up using my phone because my camera bag is just not good for hiking.
Looks like a really amazing camera bag. Glad you had a lot of fun.
That is a really nice bag. I much prefer to have a backpack that one on my shoulder, I find it distributes the weight a lot more evenly.
What a useful backpack! I love bags that have compartments & organization built in!
You need to see the schools bags also . I just went onto the site . http://www.airbac.com
I had two bags, three jackets, and three chairs (the kids were in the park playing, and my husband carried his own stuff) at the fireworks last night. I really need to downsize. 😉
That looks like it is worth its weight in gold. Lugging around a shoulder bag on its own can get tiring, how great to fit everything into a backpack!
Oh Wow, that looks awesome. Lots of places to put things, still looks roomy yet not too big
That’s is a cool backpack bag. I like it alot
Looks like a neat bag! Hope to meet you at BlogHer!
This is very cool! Perfect for our disney trips!!
This looks like an amazing backpack! It would be convenient for carrying our camera and supplies while also carrying everything for the kids!
I just got a new camera and have been looking for the right way to carry it around. This looks perfect for me.
I love this backpack and it appears like it would be perfect for travel. Glad to hear it is lightweight and easy to deal with.
Okay, I really need this! That looks incredible and I love all that you can fit in there. It’s a blogger’s dream! Totally just entered your giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!
This bag looks perfect for day road trips on my motorcycle!
I am going to Blogher as well and would love to have bags like this. Thanks for sharing!
What an awesome back pack! It looks like it would be really useful for caring everything between classes at Blogher.
That would be an awesome bag to win! I’m headed to a convention and would have love to have something like that!
Okay that is an awesome bag. That would be great for theme parks!
I hate my camera case. That looks really nice! It looks like it provides lots of cushion and support for the camera.
This is such a neat backpack. I really need to invest in one
Nice backpack! We use backpacks all of the time. As a matter of fact, my husband and I recent took a short Disney cruise; he packed everything he needed in a backpack.
Looks sleek! I need something that can carry all my essentials and doesn’t hurt my back or shoulders!
What a great bag! I would take it everywhere!
That looks like a great backpack and looks pretty neat too. It would be perfect for me to carry my two cameras.
I’ve had my eye on a similar bag online. I’m glad to read a positive review. I would love one for travelling.
I so need one of these! I always have so many different bags that I carry around with me.
Wow, I just love this backpack, very useful. As when myself and a six year old take a lot of walks. We use a carry on bag all the time, but I sure lie this.
I would take it while traveling and when I take a walk or a hike. It looks super comfortable.
The backpack above looks like it would great for my day trips down to the local beach area. Wish me luck!!
This could be my carry on.
I absolutely hate my camera bag. It’s ugly, doesn’t close properly and doesn’t fit everything. I’d love something that fit and didn’t break a shoulder to carry!
I usually pile everything into my bad and its so unorganized.. i could really use this bag..
This bag looks wonderful. Much better than carrying around a bunch of bags.
Wow these bags looks so cool. I wish I could use bags like these but they never seem to have enough room for me.
i would take it with me on day hikes and when i went out to play at the park.