I love my L.L.Bean Town and Field Tote, but it’s heavy. Leather is heavy, so by default it has some heft even when it’s empty. It also has a middle pocket through the center of the bag, which makes it difficult to fit anything wide in there. Though I travel often with this bag, it’s not ideal as a fully functional carry-on bag. (You can see the Town and Field Tote in action here.) It is, however, a fantastic bag for carrying around a laptop, binders, or larger files for work.
So what travel bag am I eyeing?
The Lo & Sons The O.G.! Particularly in that beautiful pink color. I love that there’s a side compartment for heels or running shoes, internal pockets for chargers, and a large outside pocket (which I definitely need) for storing immediate access items. It also seems lightweight, durable, and water-friendly (nylon).
Ah, if only. I’m on the hunt for a new wallet (more on this next week!) and so my dream of owning this bag will be shelved for a while longer.
What do you use as your carry-on item? Would you recommend a particular bag? Let me know in the comments!