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Overland Equipment Bags- The perfect solution for an active mom

(Last Updated On: January 19, 2017)

In the days before children, I didn’t give bag design much of a thought. Purses were more of a fashion statement than a matter of practicality.  These days, a purse is not an accessory, it’s a necessity.  And up until recently, my purse was a big unorganized mess that was destroying my back and shoulder.  Then I discovered Overland Equipment.


I was sent the Donner and Cambridge bags to review.  The Donner is a smaller bag that can be used for hiking, travel, or as your everyday purse around town.  I fell in love with the bag the first day I used it and have been using it as my purse daily ever since.  When we hike or even head to Disneyland, I have room to put in snacks and even my Nikon D40 with its giant lens fits comfortably. Best of all, my back doesn’t hurt after I use it.


  •  The adjustable shoulder strap is very ergonomic and helps reduce the stress on the user’s back and shoulders.
  •  There are plenty of pockets which make organization a breeze, even for someone as unorganized as me.
  •  The bag features two side pockets for water bottles. So cool!
  •  There is a fleece-lined pocket which is perfect for cell phones or sunglasses
  •   The bag is made from durable material that is easy to clean and withstands a lot of abuse.



  •  The bag is not incredibly trendy or stylish.


The Cambridge, the larger of the two bags, is an amazing travel bag.  It has become my carry-on for airplanes and the bag I use to carry my laptop and work supplies for hotel travel. I was amazed at how much I could fit in the bag without losing everything to disorganization. My favorite aspect of the bag is the backpack straps.  They allow me to easily carry a heavy load when I am going long distances, such as through an airport terminal and then tuck back nicely into the pocket when I am ready to use the bag as a tote once again.



  •  The padded laptop sleeve keep laptops safe and takes up very little space.
  • The bag features backpack straps which can be hidden when used as a shoulder bag but are incredibly useful (and a back saver) when walking through the airport.
  •  All of the straps on the bags are adjustable because we all come in different shapes and sizes.
  •  There are pockets for cords, cell phones, and sunglasses.
  •  The bag is made from durable material that is easy to clean and withstands a lot of abuse.



  •   The durable material does make the bag appear less trendy.



Bottomline: I am in love with Overland Equipment’s bags.   They are lightweight, durable, and keep me organized.  I highly recommend them to any woman who is active and think they are a wonderful for both travel and everyday life. You won’t find me traveling without mine.


Disclosure: This complimentary product was received from the manufacturer to be reviewed by Trekaroo. I received no other compensation, and was not required to express any particular point of view.



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