Backpack Suggestions

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Backpack Suggestions
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Sun, 01-31-2010 - 9:29pm

Thank you to

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Sun, 01-31-2010 - 9:49pm

I don't have an actual suggestion, but something to think about. Pick a backpack with as few zipper areas as possible. A lot of the new backpacks have over 5 compartments, and even when you don't even use the compartments, for the bag check, you have to unzip every single one. It's a major pain.







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Registered: 06-09-2008
Mon, 02-01-2010 - 10:11am

Exactly.

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Mon, 02-01-2010 - 11:32am

I use a Nike "Gym Sack" Extremely light weight and just large enough to put everything you need.


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Registered: 09-01-2006
Mon, 02-01-2010 - 11:56am
I used to use the Nike drawstring bags too but right our last few trips I've had a giant diaper bag in tow!

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 02-01-2010 - 11:57am

We've tried a few things.


Regular backpack - 1 big pocket & 1 small outside pocket. Not so much support, but easy for security (especially w/ ziploc bags) & will hold just what you need and not much

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Registered: 11-13-2007
Tue, 02-02-2010 - 11:50pm
I like Sonia's Bag Free suggestion (camera and tickets in pockets, waterbottles on belt clips)! Because I tend to not wear many pockets and because we brought our own snacks into the parks (a ziploc of trail mix, generally), we went with the next step up in cargo: very dorky looking but oh-so-practical waist pouches (ok, ok, fanny packs LOL). I DO wish I'd bothered to take them off for all those special photos, but other than that, I was very glad to be able to carry camera, snacks, and my bottle all in one convenient place hands-free. DH carried our tickets (he was the Fast Pass runner) and his water bottle. DS9 carried his Daily Disney Dollar allowance and his water bottle (painstakingly saved over the previous year) and I swear by having each child carry their own water bottle (refilling at CS places as we went) - gets them to drink more!