This past month, I went on four trips while exploring Australia with my Lo & Sons Weekender bag in tow. Taking their Catalina Deluxe weekender bag on the three-week trip was the perfect size for these four mini trips I went on while traveling through Australia. From a weekend in Melbourne to the Great Ocean Road, then to the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast and onto the city of Sydney, there were a wide variety of destinations.
If you’ve been following along for a while, you’ll know how much of a fan I am of Lo & Son’s bag line. From their O.M.G bag to their Claremont bag, I always have one with me. Taking their canvas weekend bag for a spin, I could not have been more pleased with this bag.
It was the just the right size for fitting enough for two-three nights away. Their thoughtful design made it easy to pack up in an organized manner, where every item had its own place. The organic cotton canvas is very durable for travel, and can easily be washed. Lo & Sons created the bag in two sizes, so you can opt for the one that best suits you — mine pictured here is in size small. You can also choose from an array of colors as well.
Key features of the Catalina Deluxe Weekender bag:
Pockets on the exterior and interior:
With multiple slip and zip pockets, there’s no shortage of places to stash those smaller items. I love the outer pocket that zips, as I can pop in the items I need more frequently like my phone or passport.
Bottom shoe pocket:
This may be the most clever pocket design yet — a separate zip pocket underneath the bag just for shoes. It has a foam insert that keeps the shape so that your shoes don’t get smashed. You can easily get a couple of pairs in here.
The straps and suitcase handle:
Whether you want to carry the bag by the handles or pop on the messenger strap, you have a few choices. When my bag was light, I opted for no strap and when it was heavier, the strap helped distribute weight. The other incredible feature is the suitcase slip, so you can slip it over your baggage with ease.
After three weeks of travel in Australia, I’m looking forward to taking this bag on more weekend trips back home!
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I think I’m in love! I swooned over that bit where there was a pocket for shoes separate from the rest of the bag. Thanks so much for sharing this!
Yes the shoe pocket is literally the best!! Lifechanging!
Ah thank you! it’s from a small shop in Australia, I think the designer is Maurie and Eve!