A great day bag can make all the difference when you travel. However, once you’re home it’s often left to languish in the closet. Our recommendation? Use it as your everyday commuter bag. With all the options available at your local AAA Trave Store these days, including secure travel gear from pacsafe, there’s no need to sacrifice style to take advantage of the world-class security and organization of a travel bag.
Travel bags tend to come with all sorts of pockets- built for everything from electronics and documents to lip balm and sunglasses. When you’re traveling it’s best to keep your phone, along with your cash, cards, and ID, in your waist or neck stash for safety. Going to or from work it’s great to know that there’s a place for everything, and that place doesn’t need to be at the bottom of a handbag.
If you haven’t yet owned a bag with an attached key leash you are in for a treat. How many times have you stood at your desk or front door checking phone, wallet, keys? When your keys are attached to your bag your keys, at least, aren’t going anywhere.
Cross-body straps are ideal for travel. They allow you to sling your bag in front of yourself where you can keep an eye on it, without having to feel ridiculous. Even at home where you may feel perfectly safe with your bag trailing after you like a cape, the cross-body strap can still help by keeping your hands free. So, your umbrella, coffee, or anything else you carry will be closer at hand.
Water Bottle Pockets
Rising health consciousness means more and more people carrying around their own water supply. Travel bags often include a water bottle holder, sometimes even tucked away inside the bag itself, which can save you from sudden, soggy discoveries.
AAA Travel Store Recommendation:
pacsafe Metrosafe™ LS200
The new pacsafe Metrosafe™ LS200 anti-theft shoulder bag is the updated version of pacsafe’s best-selling Metrosafe™ GII 200. An external pocket on each side gives you space for both a water bottle and a travel mug or umbrella. The cross-body strap is adjustable and supplemented by a grab handle at the top of the bag. Inside there is room for just about everything, including a padded tablet sleeve, a key leash, and an RFID blocking pocket. Further anti-theft features include eXomesh® slashguards built into the fabric of the bag, a stainless steel wire reinforced strap, security clips for every zipper, and a turn & lock security hook that allows you to attach your bag to table or chair for added peace of mind.
AAA Member Price: $76.95 | Retail Price: $84.95
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As we gear up for travel, now is a good time to prepare for your next trip. Join AAA and Travel Expert Anne McAlpin and learn travel tips you should know. With thirty years of travel experience, Anne will be covering:
- Organizing your money, passport and travel documents
- Packing personal care items
- How to choose the best day-bag
- And more!