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Baggallini Big Sydney Bag

Thanks to my iPad, I no longer tote 20 pounds of books, magazines and notebooks, on long flights. So I can use a smaller, more fashionable purse as my carryon bag: Baggallini's Big Sydney Bag.

I love this fun bag because it's super stylish, it holds everything I need for a long flight, and it fits easily under the seat in front of me and still leaves room for me to stretch my legs. The light sheen of the material combined with chunky zippers and hardwear give the bag a bit more dressed up look.

The Baggallini Big Sydney Bag is 14" W x 11.5" H x 4" D. This size makes it a great carry on bag, every day purse, or messenger bag as it's not too big and not too small. Made out of lightweight, water-resistant crinkled nylon, the Baggallini Big Sydney Bag is idea as an every day purse and as a carry-on tote. Its multiple organizer pockets make it easy for me to keep track of all my belongings.

There are four pockets on the front of the purse: one medium-sized pocket that snaps shut, a medium zippered pocket with a small, flat zippered pocket on top, and a large flat zippered pocket. Both of the medium-sized pockets can hold such things as keys, a cell phone, an iPod, or camera. I used the small flat pocket to hold my business cards and the large flat pocket for my iPad or for papers and receipts.

Inside the Baggallini Big Sydney Bag, there's a zippered pocket on each side of the bag. I use them for cosmetics. On the front of one of those pockets there's a panel of card slots for credit or business cards. There's also a removable coin purse inside the bag.

I like that the bag zips shut so all my things don't spill out when I carelessly drop the bag onto an empty seat next to me. I really love the large metal zipper pulls and snaps. They make it easy for me to reach down without paying much attention and unzip or open a pocket. The adjustable webbed shoulder strap snaps on and off easily and is wide enough that it feels comfortable slung over my shoulders.

Although I wouldn't throw this bag in the wash machine or dryer (it would be awfully loud because of the metal zipper pulls), it is easy enough to clean by hand with mild soap and water and a washcloth.

The Baggallini Big Sydney Bag comes in 12 two-toned colors that are earthy and very attractive.

Bottom Line: I love the The Baggallini Big Sydney Bag I can take anywhere because the nylon is tough enough for all I do and yet looks nice, so although it's as handy as a satchel, it looks much nicer than one.--N.S. (March 2012)

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