I love having a bag hanging near the door that I can grab whenever I need to carry something extra like library books or a few snacks and drinks. But it can be hard to find a good multipurpose bag for general family use. Backpacks are too bulky, purses are too small, and messenger bags can’t stand up to the wear and tear of a child. Recently, my fellow Canadian blogger Olfa from Our Family World introduced a line of bags that looked perfect for my needs and I was delighted when I was given the chance to review one of them for myself.
These sling backpacks are a wonderful choice for multipurpose use because they’re comfortable to wear, have a reasonable capacity and are durable enough to hold up to regular use while still looking sleek. I chose the Racer Urban Sling Backpack to review and at just sixteen inches high with a lightweight triangular design, it was just the right size for all the general uses I had planned for it.
One of the reasons I was most excited to receive this bag is because it was such a perfect size for holding the few groceries I run out to buy every few days. I generally ride my bike to the local store and so using a regular reusable grocery bag for my purchases doesn’t work very well. The sling bag was the perfect solution since I could clip it over my body and carry my purchases back comfortably on my back. [Read more…]