We’re on the go a lot around here. Whether it’s sightseeing around town, on vacation, or simply just during our day to day routines, we find ourselves packing a bag for our days out on the regular. Often filled with snacks, necessities, extra clothing, and all the gear needed for baby, but sometimes filled with technology for work, our needs change all the time and we need a bag that can adapt with us. We found the SOLO Velocity 17.3″ Backpack and I knew we had found the perfect hybrid bag that can go from work to travel and back again. It has a padded back and backpack straps that make it comfortable to carry all day while out and about. Since the compact backpack converts to a duffel and has a fully padded 15.6” compartment that can hold a laptop, tablet, or any small peripherals, it makes it the perfect bag for just about anything you can throw at it.
I love that the bag incorporates smart details like the zippered side pockets to hold water bottles or quick grab items that need to be accessed on the go. Front zippered pockets are perfect for car keys, passports, boarding passes, cellphones, and other smaller items that could get lost in the larger compartments. It even has a separate shoe compartment that is perfect for when you’re taking the bag to the gym, is great for soiled clothes, or can be used to keep items separate in the main compartment. Since we are almost always traveling with kids and babies, this compartment is the perfect place to store all of their stuff separate from ours. This allows us to quickly get at it the kids’ stuff and we don’t have to worry about Cheerios ending up all over our cameras and tablets. I also love that a smart tab helps keep the pocket under control internally so it doesn’t engulf the main compartment.And, since it converts from backpack to duffel simply by holding it in different ways, it has numerous handles you can use to carry the bag by. This makes it easy to wear on a bicycle ride, easy to grab when stowed under an airplane seat, or perfect for car travel because you can position it or carry it however is most comfortable. At 20″ x 11″ x 8″, the SOLO Velocity duffel has a streamlined silhouette that easily transitions from work to play. Weighing 1.61lbs, the bag is fairly lightweight, yet is durable and well designed so that it will last for years. You can buy the SOLO Velocity backpack to duffel in retail, or you can order from Amazon.com. However you get it, just know that you will love it.