Later this month I’m headed to NYC for a mini-adventure with my sister. She is a talented fine art photographer specializing in creating miniature worlds with scale figures and unconventional materials and her work is currently on display at a gallery in Yonkers.
I always get anxious about particular things when I’m traveling, especially when I’m going to a place I’m relatively unfamiliar with. And when I’m visiting a bigger city and know I’ll be doing a lot of walking and not have access to a “home base” during much of the day, I try to bring a purse or bag that I know will be sturdy and practical without weighing me down.
My collaboration with grünBAG was scheduled months before I knew I’d be heading up to New York. But past Leah was looking out for near-future Leah because I selected a bag for review that I think will be perfect for travel…
The style I’m using here is the Small A-Bag in Green. It has a top zipper with a fold-over detail that provides extra room in the main compartment, which I’m hoping will prove to be an asset should I need to stow away a purchase while out and about in the city. The purse is virtually weightless on its own, which is great, and the adjustable crossbody strap makes it easy to go hands-free.
The one downside is that there aren’t very many organizational pockets. There is one interior pocket that will hold a phone or some cash. My purse things are fairly streamlined, but I’ll have to use this a bit more to see if the lack of pockets hinders the overall user experience. The A-Bag costs about $79 USD.
Overall, I’m very impressed with the eco-friendliness of this bag, and I love the rich green color and how lightweight it is. I’ll let you know how it fares on the streets of New York.