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Most Functional Bag I Own
I originally bought this due to the travel-friendly design, but I've since begun using it as my everyday work/gym bag. I'm able to fit my gym gear in with my work stuff to avoid carrying multiple bags out the door in the morning, and this bag is definitely cute enough to lug around work! I had planned on the Large but only the XL came with a luggage sleeve so I made the jump and have no regrets. Durable, great design accents and hyperfunctional.
I only use this as a backpack though the shoulder strap is well-made and padded, as are the backpack straps (often a concern with more fashion-forward backpacks). There are a ton of different pockets and a separate zipped laptop compartment that my iPad lives in. Caraa bags often have this feature, which is something I never even knew I wanted - I think I just want as many pockets as I can get. The front compartment is a unique design especially for backpack usage, but I discovered that the clamshell-like configuration lets me unzip the entire pocket while the bag is standing up without having any items fall out. I love, love how Caraa always places an exterior wallet/passport pocket that's in a more secure place than the outside of the pack, and this bag is no different. It's an easy pocket to miss even when you own the bag, so it feels much more secure when out and about. The shoe and clothing bags that come with are a well-used bonus, although I wish they were zippered like the shoe/clothing that come with many of their other…