I have more tote bags than I know what to do with– “weekenders” most of them are called. Though I beg to differ, because none of my weekender bags really do much at all in the way of holding all of my possessions for a weekend trip. Maybe I just overpack(?!), but I’m pretty sure it’s that those totes aren’t really built for carrying 2+ outfits, an extra pair of shoes, night clothes, toiletries, jewelry, and so on.
Gosh I sound high-maintenance.
Anywho, I headed home for my dad’s birthday + Mother’s Day last weekend, and it was such a relief to have this new bag to pack with! Meet my Midway Weekender from functional-but-fun bag designer Po Campo. It fit a truly admirable amount of things– I’m talking two pairs of shoes, clothes for three days, my rain jacket, book, plus my obnoxious medicine, jewelry, and cosmetic cases.
These bags were actually designed for bikers– because in 2009, Chicagoans Maria Boustead and her then-business partner, Emily Taylor struggled to find stylish bags that functioned appropriately for their commutes. Man oh man do I wish these has existed back when I studied abroad and went everywhere on my bike!
Have you seen the Kate Spade Saturday Weekender Bags with the shoe compartment on the bottom? Po Campo’s have those too– SO helpful! Extra space and a great way to keep your shoes separate from clothes (gross).
Full disclosure: I was provided a Midway Weekender for review by Po Campo. All opinions expressed are my own.