I have found that crossbody messenger-type bags, even smaller ones, are too big and get too heavy so I am back to wanting to carry a smaller daypack. In addition to carrying a daypack, I would like to carry a very small crossbody purse so I can easily access a day's worth of money, a credit card, reading glasses, sunglasses, lip gloss, my small cell phone.... just the basics (I always carry a money belt).
I have my eye on this little 8.77" x 6" x 1.5" anti-theft crossbody Travelon purse:
I especially like the idea of a cable running through the crossbody strap...it seems the smaller the purse, the more important this feature is! Curtail cutting, I say!
What do you all think about this?? Would carrying such a small purse attract trouble? Is such a small purse bait? I am so used to carrying a similar-sized purse I think I would feel undressed without one over my shoulder.