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Manbag for airport travel

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Erac Wed 13-Jul-11 22:00:55

Any suggestions? Budget less than 50 pounds. It has to be small enough to fit in a backpack.

Background:

I've given my husband a directive that he needs some sort of manbag for when we fly abroad in two weeks. He usually has every single trouser and jacket pocket stuffed with his necessities (iPod, keys, wallet, change, etc.). This is in addition to his backpack, which is stuffed with 2nd priority essentials (papers, netbook, etc.).

This makes me crazy when going through security checks because it just winds up with endless faffing about when he has to empty his pockets, put everything back again and then check to make sure it's all there. When it was just the two of us, I could cope. But no way can he be doing this and helping out with new baby, who requires her own load of carry-on essentials for us to manage.

He's a lovely husband. 40-year old techy geek. Not trendy. Function over fashion.

If it's something that he'd use after we're back, all the better. I'm sure he's not the only man who needs to carry these essentials, but would rather stuff his pockets to the max than be caught carrying a man-purse.

Help!

ameliameerkat Wed 13-Jul-11 22:55:04

Scaramanga bags are very cool (I think) grin
www.scaramangashop.co.uk/fashion/leather-bags/for-him/leather-satchel-bags/small-retro-leather-satchel/prod_29.html
My boyfriend has one (that I bought him) and I have two! They are super nice.

peasandlove Thu 14-Jul-11 00:57:29

I like crumpler bags. http://www.crumpler.eu/

Erac Thu 14-Jul-11 14:35:34

Thank you both for the fab suggestions!

wicketkeeper Thu 14-Jul-11 20:20:36

My 50+ DH travels a lot with his work, and has just started to use a manbag. He actually uses a carry case designed for the MacBook Air. It's big enough for A4 sheets folded, has lots of pockets for passport, wallet etc etc, and will fit inside his carry-on bag if needs be. Works a treat.

BlooCowWonders Thu 14-Jul-11 20:26:21

If you're flying, he'll need a carry-on anyway - wouldn't a backpack be man enough? wink

Dh has a laptop case with all sorts of useful pockets, and even though has moved on to an ipad, the bag still goes with him every time.

BlooCowWonders Thu 14-Jul-11 20:27:08

sorry, I meant that a better back pack is what he needs!

BlooCowWonders Thu 14-Jul-11 20:30:46

And while I'm on a roll, a travel wallet holds everything travel-related and fits nicely in a back pack

like this www.amazon.co.uk/Document-Wallet-Passport-Holder-Caribee/dp/B0026MK8LG/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1310671683&sr=8-7

It seems to help when we're doing that horrible get-through-security-without-a-nervous-breakdown moment.

Erac Thu 14-Jul-11 20:59:08

wicketkeeper, I think he'd like that. Thanks for suggesting it.

BlooCow, I agree. You'd think a backpack would be enough, but he has essentials he needs to be close to his body. If he can't feel his keys every 10 minutes, he'll think he's lost them and panic for a few seconds! The Passport Holder is a good idea. He has on that he carries proudly around his neck when we travel (serious nerd; why that is more acceptable than a man-purse, I'll never understand). Maybe just a bigger version of that.

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