THE STYLISH LAST­MINUTE PACKER, NEEDS:

Getaway (South Africa) - - Gear - Wel­come Lishivha,

A clas­sic, yet ver­sa­tile, bag that I can sling over my shoul­der, leav­ing my hands free. I’m not a big fan of many com­part­ments in a bag; I find them con­fus­ing and not ideal for last-minute pack­ing. So the clas­sic sim­plic­ity of one ma­jor com­part­ment with just three small pock­ets for es­sen­tials is some­thing I ap­pre­ci­ate about this duf­fel bag. The out­side zip-pocket is per­fect for house keys, a wal­let, travel doc­u­ments and other small items that you’ll want to put away but ac­cess with ease. In ad­di­tion, the bag has two small in­side side pock­ets, with a hemp lin­ing, for your sun­glasses case, cell-phone charger and a notebook. The main com­part­ment of­fers plenty of space for clothes, shoes, a toi­letry bag and a book to read on your trip all in one place, like a potjie! This makes both the process of un­pack­ing and pack­ing up again when it’s time to leave, that much eas­ier. At the risk of sound­ing as if I’ve em­braced last-minute pack­ing, I like that when run­ning late, I can toss ev­ery­thing into this duf­fel, dash out and be guar­an­teed a stylish en­trance. How­ever jet-lagged or dressed-down you might feel, this num­ber will score you a few nods from the fash­ion­istas. It’s an on-the-go bag, per­fect for a week­end get­away – there’s no space to take work along so you’ll have to take an ad­di­tional lap­top bag. It’s also great for an overnight trip or to take to the gym. The duf­fel is made in Cape Town by Rowdy, which you’ll find at the Old Bis­cuit Mill.

You might want to de­tach the long shoul­der strap when carrying the bag in your hand or on a trol­ley, as it can eas­ily get hooked on other items. THE CLAS­SIC HOLDALL 39L Ad­Dis Ababa Duf­fel R2 200, row­dy­bags.com Weight 1,5kg Best spec You can take this rugged, brown leather bag vir­tu­ally any­where.

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