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Old 05-15-2013, 09:19 AM   #16
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ah yes, I hadn't even considered that it isn't waterproof. Hmm... those other bags look nice- I'll have to do a little research.

Any suggestions for a little backpack/crossbody for kids? My 7 and 10 year olds like to carry their own spending money and autograph books.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:34 AM   #17
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I bought an eBags villa cross body in purple and just got it, it will be the perfect size!!
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:36 AM   #18
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ah yes, I hadn't even considered that it isn't waterproof. Hmm... those other bags look nice- I'll have to do a little research.

Any suggestions for a little backpack/crossbody for kids? My 7 and 10 year olds like to carry their own spending money and autograph books.
Check the ebags.com site... They have a lot of smaller options too and have fast free shipping
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:36 AM   #19
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I used the Hipster for several trips, but now I've started Using the Vera Bradley mailbag. It doesn't really feel heavier or bulkier when I carry it, but it has a lot more space. If it was just DH and I, I would take the Hipster. Once DD no longer needed the stroller and we lost that storage space, with her constant accumulation of little things around the parks, her autograph book and pens, her pin lanyard that she gets tired of wearing because it is "heavy' and her "can you hold this?" the Mailbag works much better for me!

I agree the only drawback is that it isn't waterproof. I do keep a plastic bag to wrap it in for water rides.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:37 AM   #20
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I bought an eBags villa cross body in purple and just got it, it will be the perfect size!!
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:37 AM   #21
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I've been using LeSportSac of various varieties for the past few trips because they shed water better than Vera Bradley. They are not waterproof. I recently purchased a Sherpani Prima cross body bag that is waterproof.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:44 AM   #22
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FYI, eBags bags are not, I repeat NOT waterproof. Water resistant, yes. But I'd take additional precautions before wearing one in heavy rain or, say, on water rides. I had a puddle in the bottom of my Piazza after an exceptionally wet spin on Splash Mtn.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:48 AM   #23
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FYI, eBags bags are not, I repeat NOT waterproof. Water resistant, yes. But I'd take additional precautions before wearing one in heavy rain or, say, on water rides. I had a puddle in the bottom of my Piazza after an exceptionally wet spin on Splash Mtn.
Yea I was thinking they might not be, bummer! Oh well. I usually put most things in plastic bags before putting them in my bag anyway, so ill just have to remember to do that for sure this time lol.... Thanks for the heads up! Hope nothing of yours got ruined!
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:18 AM   #24
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I just ordered the Overland Equipment Donner Shoulder (Crossbody) Bag in Storm Blue (so DH can hold it lol) because it's $34.99 with free ship/return and today it's 14% cashback on ebates.

http://www.ebags.com/product/overlan...ductid=1368560

So, after cashback, it basically cost me $30. I can live with that.

I'm not terribly worried about the rain though- I usually just break out my poncho and it covers me, my camera and my bag.

Keep the suggestions coming though- I am not 100% sold on this bag. I just figured with free returns it was worth a try!
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:33 AM   #25
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I usually put most things in plastic bags before putting them in my bag anyway, so ill just have to remember to do that for sure this time lol.... Thanks for the heads up! Hope nothing of yours got ruined!
I do exactly the same - I don't trust any bag, lol!
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:45 AM   #26
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I'm using a Baggallini Messenger bag for our trip next month.

http://www.amazon.com/Baggallini-MES.../dp/B000PDJHQU
Yep, that's my bag of choice as well. In lime green. LOL I also have a summer straw type backpack purse thingy that I alternate if the cross body bag starts hurting my shoulders. They both work well.
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:59 AM   #27
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I've used a VB Hipster and a Kavu Keeper. As for waterproof? I have found that either fits nicely in a gallon Ziploc bag
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:24 AM   #28
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Previously I used the Vera backpack but how since downsized to the Hipster. Worked great last June. Fits really well under the rain ponchos which I ended up wearing a lot.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:28 AM   #29
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I love my Vera Hipster or my Le SportSac Disney hipster!
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:29 AM   #30
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I've tried the ever popular Baggalini messenger, an overland bag, a backpack and a hipster. My fave by far is the VB Hipster. Perfect size for me, comfy and mine does not have the water magnet feature.
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