I get really, really excited when packing for a trip. I make sure I’ve got everything I could possibly need in case of a (fashion) emergency and maybe some other odds and ends that I’ll never need. What can I can, a real lady never packs light! That’s why I need a bag that can handle it all. Whether you’re a mom on the go totting two toddlers like I do or you’re just packing for yourself, Balboa Baby has the carry all you’ve been looking for.
I chose the biggest and grandest of the Balboa Bags‘, but you should know that Balboa carries these quilted bags in a wide range of sizes, shapes and patterns. You can choose the tote, messenger or duffel in any one of the 6 current patterns. I admit, I went for the largest one knowing that I love to carry everything but the kitchen since! I also had my sister in mind who is expecting her first baby. I remember thinking I needed to carry it ALL, just in case, when my first child was born! I know better now, but if it puts a new mommy at easy to carry 50lbs of diaper creams, blankies and binkies, I’m only here to tell her how to carry that 50lb pack in style 😉 Side note: This bag has even been Daddy approved! My husband was quick to comment on how much he loved the quilted pattern and fun print!
Like a traditional duffel bag, this stylist counterpart features a large open zipper with lots of room for all your stuff, but it also has some sleek hidden compartments for your little odds and ends! On either long side here is a zipper pocket. This is perfect for stashing little items that you’d want to be able to keep track of, while in Vegas I stashed cash and credit cards here. On the outside of the bag, there are three pockets. These are open and don’t have zippers but are perfect for your phone or sunglasses, anything you might need at a moments notice. These pockets are located on the long sides and also one on the very end. I found myself using the one of the end the most as it’s always “right there” for me to grab necessities.
Aside from loving the storage options in this bag, I have to give 5 stars to the durability and ease of use as well! This bag is light-weight cotton and can be washed and dried like any piece of cotton clothing. Because of this, I used this for our recent trip to the beach! I didn’t have to worry about it getting messy with our snacks or getting covered in sand because when I was done I just popped it in my washing machine! I can’t tell you how much I WISH my first diaper bag had been so easily cleaned!!
Overall, I can’t say enough great things about my duffel bag! I’m so happy to have this bag to tackle trips, weekend get aways and more! I’m also excited for one lucky reader who will also win a Balboa Bags Duffel of her own (winners choice of print!)!! Enter below for your chance!