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!

The Airbac Camera Backpack has compartments for camera/accessories, gadgets and supplies. Lots of space! - SahmReviews.com

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!

Adjustable compartments makes for perfect storage of your camera and accessories. - SahmReviews.com

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.

The Airbac Camera backpack is comfortable AND versatile! - SahmReviews.com

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.

A built-in air pocket helps the Airbac backpack rest comfortably. - SahmReviews.com

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.

You can find out more about Airbac products on their website or social channels: Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

Are you headed to a conference or event and think you could use one of these? Enter to win your own! Airbac Camera Backpack

46 thoughts on “From Bags to Backpack. One and Done

  1. What an awesome backpack! We almost always use a backpack when we go out with the kids.

    1. 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 .

  2. This is a great a great solution. I often do not bring my camera because I dont want to wrestle it around.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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. 😉

  6. This looks like an amazing backpack! It would be convenient for carrying our camera and supplies while also carrying everything for the kids!

  7. I just got a new camera and have been looking for the right way to carry it around. This looks perfect for me.

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

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