So in our last post in this series, we explained that the inspiration for our new design was a spectacular trip we’re taking to the Canadian Rockies in August. And pictured below, are our original sketches for our ‘dream travel bag’ to take with us.
As you can see, we’re incorporating an adjustable strap so it can be worn as a shoulder bag or cross-body, for security and hands-free convenience. We found some way-cool invisible sew-in magnetic snaps to keep the Flap in place (and by sew-in, we mean machine-sew-in). And we can store our Passport in either the zippered pocket on the Flap or in the curved pocket concealed by the Flap.
For our exterior Phone Pocket, this time we want to have them open and close with a side zip, and we’re including two of them, so that we can store our camera on the exterior as well, so we never have to miss a photo opportunity!
And here’s the back of our bag, sized so the small PortaPockets version fits inside perfectly, with room to spare for other trip essentials, such as a folding tote and poncho, sunglasses and maybe a snack. And there was room for an additional pocket, so we added an especially roomy zippered one here. And speaking of zippers, we’re installing the one for the main compartment “on the curve”, so that we get an extra-wide opening (all the better to squeeze a FULL PortaPockets into it). Worried that it’ll be hard to do? Well- the designing aspect might be a tad tricky, but the installation won’t be!
So what do you think so far?
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