Pandabear's minimalist packing topic got me thinking more about packing. I don't want to hi-jack her thread. It's so nice to talk packing again. I've made list after list, first updating my packing list from last year's Italy trip, then updating it again after several shopping trips in-store and online, then tweaking it some more. I will never be a minimalist packer but feel I've gotten carry-on figured out although it can use a few improvements. By comparison with Pandabear's thread, I pack on the heavy-ish side.
So today's question is:
If you have used an Eddie Bauer packable backpack, how durable is it? I'm planning my next trip in early Fall 2021 or late Spring 2022, Covid willing, for 30-35 days. I bought the backpack for last year's trip and alternated between it and the crossbody purse that hurt my neck. It had light use so I don't know about durability. I have since bought an extra small Travelon purse. I'd like to use the EB packable backpack in lieu of my Pacsafe tote to cut the weight and bulk down. Or maybe there is a reason to again take both?
Thanks everyone. I was going to ask a few more questions but it's way too soon. I need to do "recreational trying on and packing" to see what works. May we all be traveling soon.