If you are looking for a great travel bags with lots of pockets for organizing we’ve found it! The Bidwell bag from Overland Equipment bag is a great size and has plenty of room for all the essentials. I love that it can be adjusted to wear on the shoulder or cross body.
There is a middle zipper compartment to keep everything important. And within the middle section is a good size second zipper pocket to keep the most valuable items- wallet, cash, credit cards and passport or ID. In the middle section are two mesh pockets to store a water bottle- this is nice so that the bottle stands up right and doesn’t leak.
On one side of the middle zipper section is an open pocket that is handy for maps and travel guides. And the part of the bag that really sold me is the front organizer. There are six separate pockets including one zippered area to store everything from lipstick, a mobile phone, iPod, sunglasses, a camera and anything else you find essential. There is even a leather strap with hook to hold keys.
Would I change anything? I’d prefer that the front organizer didn’t close with a magnet, but rather latched in some way so that is was a bit more secure.
What I love. The size of bag & all the pockets that keep it so organized. It may be great for traveling, but it’s just as great for a hike or an everyday purse.