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"Man Bag" recommendation please

(8 Posts)
Cabawill Thu 30-Apr-15 15:13:22

As I'm fed up of being laden down with a near suitcase sized handbag to fit everything into when we go out on family days, I wondered if anyone had seen a bag my DH could lug about.

I've suggested lots in a rucksack type style as I thought they'd be the best and easier to carry, he's not keen. I don't think a satchel style would fit much in though?

Our children are 4 and 6 and I tend to have to carry: wipes, hand sanitiser, at least 2 packs of tissues, inhaler, brush and bobbles, 2 bottles of water and a snack so it would need to fit these in.

Any ideas?

Momagain1 Thu 30-Apr-15 19:43:03

I cant imagine what besides a rucksack would be remotely acceptable.

Safari vest, with many pockets?

Runners waist belt, with many specially designed gadgetty bottles.

Hikers waist belt (think HUGE fanny pack!)

I think you need to choose a back pack. Divide the goods on days yu need to, and expect him to deal with it.

Momagain1 Thu 30-Apr-15 19:43:55

Alternativeely, get the DC some small backpacks to carry their own drinks, spare jacket, hair stuff and some tissues.

lavendersun Thu 30-Apr-15 19:48:23

This helps to spread the load here - very good man bag for when a rucksack is not the right sort of bag.

CrispyFern Thu 30-Apr-15 19:51:08

DH has a Manhatten Portage shoulder bag from TK Maxx. That's nice.

AtiaoftheJulii Thu 30-Apr-15 19:52:52

Crumpler do lots of manly bags.

Cabawill Thu 30-Apr-15 22:21:55

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Will have a good look at the links and in TK Maxx too. If not I think small backpacks will be the way forward

lavendersun Fri 01-May-15 07:40:23

DH has had Crumpler bags in the past - very good, and Timbuk2.

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