Let’s start with my old bag. Purchased off EBay from China for maybe 12$. It was great for the first month, than the hardware started breaking. I dealt with it until it became unbearable, then I jerry-rigged it by I wrapping a pipe cleaner around the two D rings on one side and a using a huge key ring on the other.
It worked, but eventually the pipe cleaners’ wire popped out and snagged my sweaters, and the rings’ pivot would get caught in my hair. So recently I covered them in duct tape. Not brown, black, or some other neutral, but blue!
It was broken AND none of my things fit in it. I had been looking for a new bag for a long time. My requirements were: a shoulder strap, strong hardware and big enough to hold my things.
Yesterday I took a trip to the Salvation Army with my mom, I found some good stuff, I’ll show them on Wednesday. But on the next block was a Goodwill, so we stopped in there and looked around, the bag section was chaotic. Suitcases were thrown onto the shelves and a lot of them sat in the middle of the aisle. I contemplated getting a briefcase, but I knew I wouldn’t, it was fun to pretend though. We skimmed the store and sitting by the end of a Halloween isle was this bag!
It’s a Blue Carry-On Samsonite bag. I’ve seen them before and considered them, but they haven’t been in the greatest condition. All this needs is a good vacuum job in the pockets.
But most importantly, it fits all my stuff, easily! And it was only 7 dollars.