So, you’re going to Disney World. You’ve secured your resort accommodations, purchased your tickets, and made your dining reservations. Woo hoo! You’re all set. Until you realize that you need a handy little bag to carry all your stuff around in. But what kind of bag is best for park touring? I thought you’d never ask.
In shopping for just the right bag, you’re best served by looking for a bag that is both lightweight and organized. Ideally, you’d like a zippered front fold-down pouch, a mesh pocket for a water bottle, and a padded strap. The most comfortable and convenient bags, in my opinion, can be worn across the body. I also tend to look for a bag that is dark and color and doesn’t necessarily stand out in a crowd, just because when I’m traveling I prefer not to call attention to any excess cash I might be carrying.
These are some of the very best bags to have on hand (or on your shoulder, as the case may be) as you tour the parks.
I own a bag very similar to this one. Baggallini is well-known for its organizational features. Especially helpful is the front zip-down pouch. It makes for an ideal spot to keep park tickets, FASTPASSES, and cash.
This Overland bag is very similar, and a lot of people rave about the quality of the brand. Functionally, it’s very similar to the Baggallini above. Bonus: it’s available in a virtual rainbow of great colors.
If, unlike me, you have a smaller traveling party and don’t need as big a bag, this smaller Kipling might do the trick. Like the other two, it can be worn cross-body (which is really quite handy while you’re touring the parks) and features an easy-to-get-to front pouch. The one drawback I see is that there is no “pocket” to protect against your belongings falling out while you’re upside down on Expedition Everest. I’d keep my valuables inside the main compartment in this case.
This shoulder bag is a super fashionable option (don’t you just love the purple?). It offers a sleek alternative to the above choices while still maintaining great functionality. I love that it’s dual purpose in that it’s designed to protect against pick-pocketing. Perfect for Europe!
I love this one for its crossbody style and manageable size. And the price is pretty tough to beat, don’t you think?
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