Handbags And Gifts From Reclaimed Materials

More and more people are conscious of the effects our lives on the planet, are interested in using materials more than once and cutting back on waste. For example, single use plastics are so hot in the news nowadays, and this can only be good for the environment.

If you or your loved ones fit into this category, then you may like to spread the word, in a subtle way. I know many people make their own wrapping paper out of brown paper and decorate it. But if you aren’t quite so artistic (me included!), but still want to do your bit, you may be interested in sourcing goods that are made from recycled materials. Continue reading

The Best Travel Bags For Weekends Away in 2018

As we step into May, with a long, wet winter behind us, most people are itching to get to warmer climates. As lovely as summer days can be, our infamous British weather makes us itch for some guarantee of warmth and sunshine.

So if you are planning a short break, you may also be looking for the perfect travel bags to take. You’ve probably got some big luggage for your long holiday, but if you are looking for something that will be best for a weekend away, take a look at this list below.

Best Hardshell Travel Bag

Hauptstadtkoffer Alex Carry On

If you are looking for a hardshell case for your holidays, the Hauptstadtkoffer Alex is perfect – as the majority of the over 800 reviews on Amazon testify! You know if this many people have purchased that this is a great case.

Available in 18 colours, it also comes in larger sizes if you want to get a matching set. The hardshell makes your contents extremely safe, and the 4 wheels and telescopic handle make manouvering easy.

Best Canvas Travel Bag

Baosha HB-14 Oversized Canvas Weekender Bag

As the name suggests, this is larger than your gym bag that you used to empty out for your trips away. More than capable of fitting all you need for a few nights away. Made from faux leather, it is super stylish, and comes in a variety of colours. I can’t decided whether I prefer grey or blue best.

Most Stylish Overnight Travel Bag

Trendstar Ladies Butterfly Holdall

If you are going to travel, then why not travel in style? The butterfly design will get you noticed as you stride through the airport lounge. If butterflies are not your thing, maybe owls will be your pick.

With the exterior made from faux leather, there are several pockets that will prove handy for you.


Best Overnight Backpack

More4bagz Super Lightweight Cabin Approved Backpack

With a 44 litre capacity, this bag is great at holding all you need for a short trip away. Despite being lightweight, it’s also waterproof, so perfect for a UK trip as well! As well as a large main compartment it has 3 front compartment to help keep you organised. Available in a variety of colours if black is too drab for you.

Best Underseat Travel Bag

 Travelon 18 Inch Wheeled Underseat Carry On Bag

If you are looking for a walk on bag for a short overseas trip, this is the one for you. Not only will you be able to beat the queues at the baggage claim, you will also avoid the extra expense that the airlines insist on adding nowadays.

With a front compartment for your laptop, room for a tablet, and plenty of space for clothes, this becomes the best underseat bag for a business traveller. Buyers report that they can easily get 3 days worth of clothes, maybe even 4. For regular travellers, whether business or the city break away, seriously consider this investment – you won;t regret it.

Best Duffel Travel Bag

Bago Duffle Bag

The Bago Duffle bag is not only lightweight at 700 grams, but extremely durable. It measures 30x40x70cm, making a great size to put under your seat when travelling. Just in case you are looking to buy this for your fella, and worried about the pink, it comes in a variety of colours that may suit more.

Best Vintage Travel Bag

Baosha MS-06 Vintage Messenger Bag

As well as looking great, this gets our vote for being organised – it has many pockets that even the most disorganised person can’t help but think how useful.

This is the bag for you if you are looking for something to hold all your work and work tools. Maybe ideal for someone who is on a day trip or who just wants to keep their work items out of their main luggage.


Best Golf Travel Bag

Spalding Padded Golf Bag Travel Cover

Not strictly a bag, but a cover that goes around your normal golf bag. Your club heads will be protected in travel by a layer of foam padding, so you need not worry about damage.

As well as your golf bag, there is plenty of room for clothes. So keep your golfwear separate from the rest of your luggage. There’s also a large front pocket – perfect for your shoes, maybe?

Straps will keep your golf bag in place, and extra tough handles make carrying or pulling (did I mention the wheels?) a breeze!

So there you go, that’s our selection of bags for you. I hope you find this useful, for more details click on the pictures or bag names and this will take you to Amazon where you can purchase.

Of course, as well as buying your bag to travel with, don’t forget to get a luggage label to make sure you get yours, and not another reader of this post! We recommend something a bit bright, to stand out from the crowd on the baggage carousel.

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No matter where you go, I hope you have a great break. We all deserve a trip away sometimes, so kick back, you have worked hard, and relax!