I'm trying to decide between these three bags. I am moving to Australia for a year to work and travel and I am taking the Classic Back Door Bag as my primary piece of luggage. It worked great for 3 weeks in Italy and I loved the ability to move quickly through airports and train stations.
In Australia I will be travelling by myself so I need to be able to manage my bags. I'll be staying in a mix of hostels and hotels and I know I'll be buying various items along the way.
The Civita Shoulder Bag looks a bit like a large purse - has anyone used it as such? Is it comfortable/ too sporty for some functions? Does it clean well? Do the water bottle sleeves stick out funny on it like they appear to in the picture?
Others have said the Civita daypack is not water proof - has anyone tried spraying it with a water proof spray like Scotch Guard or will this wreck the fabric?
Thanks for your advice!