Rated 5 out of 5 by MLovesM Best Mommy Bag out there!
I purchased this originally to carry my essentials, a beverage, and my larger sized camera around for vacation. This bag has met my expectations and exceeded it. We call it the Mary Poppins bag. Things just keep going into this bag and there is still room. On a day-to-day basis I carry 2 diapers, a hard wipes case, a sippy cup, an extra juice box, a photo brag book, my cell phone, extra car key using the clip on the outer pocket, my wallet, lady essentials, chapstick, a toy or two (sometimes even a ball), a separate wallet sized bag of flash drives that I have to keep with me, pens using the provided slots, extra credit cards using the hidden pocket inside and even have space to stick my toddler's LL Bean Rain coat inside while we are in the stores. Whew! But yes, even with all that inside it is not snug, and it is comfortable and light to wear on my back. Allowing my hands to be free. I can even put a changing mat inside if I think I will need it. Just a perfect, perfect bag. I will be ordering another to keep for when this wears out. So far, I have used it everyday for a year and it is perfect. I wish it were machine washable, but that isn't a necessity. Just love it!
February 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by JaneNY well designed beautify daypack for kids
I loved everything about this small backpack: the sea glass color, the design--easy for organization, except for the small size. I would have kept it if I had small children or planned to use it to stroll the street. I needed a replacement for the backpack I used for work so had to return it to get the stowaway day pack.
February 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by hones Very nice (small) backpack
I wanted a dressier-looking backpack for travel and outings where I want to be hands free. This is perfect - about the size of medium-large handbag. The fabric is great - I love the charcoal grey color (it's not actually black). Lining fabric is very pretty and it seems to have enough pockets without going overboard. My only tiny complaint is that the water bottle pockets are a bit small... only the smallest of my aluminum water bottles will fit.
December 31, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by HolleyA So close...
I loved everything about this pack online. I read and understood the measurements. However, upon receiving it (which was super fast ! Thank you) I was completely disappointed. The opening to the pack is so small.
I purchased the matching Wayside wallet and couldn't fit it in the pack except up on its end and then nothing else could fit next to it because the opening couldn't open any further to turn the wallet inside the pack.
The material is great, the color is way more grey than I expected (thought it would be more black) and the organization is good. It probably could have used a small zipper or open pocket in the front flap.
So, in closing, if you have small items you plan on putting in this pack then I highly recommend it. My wallet, standard checkbook size and the wayside wallet, just won't fit.
December 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GDub Great small backpack/large purse
I've been wanting to replace a decrepit quilted backpack/purse but until the Wayside Day Pack nothing worked. The Wayside Day Pack is just the right size to hold everything I want to carry around with me and still have room for a library book and a snack. It's lightweight and well-designed with lots of pockets in the right places. The only thing lacking is an open pocket on the back to slip maps or tickets into, but having to open a zipper for those things is not a real problem. I haven't yet used the Wayside Day Pack for hiking, but it should be just the right size for short day hikes where all you need is water, snacks, and a light jacket.
December 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by trappertracy a great bag
Very well made, lots of compartments for your stuff, great side pockets (fits bottled water). I love it!
December 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Noel4U Hands free purse pack!
I just received the Wayside Day Pack and I really like it.
I just used it once , so far, and am anxious to use it again soon to
see how more I will like it. I like the size, zippers, bottle holders or
cell phone holders, the flap on the front, straps, and the
inside is perfect. I would have liked the monogram to have been
larger. Happy, Happy, Happy!!! Nice smaller size too!!!
November 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Www2 Good backpack
This is a small backpack but it fits my ipad, notebook, has an outside pocket and fits my water bottle. It's not big and bulky. I thought at first it was too small but it's actually perfect.
November 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LabGeek Does what I need it to
This purse is just the right size for what I needed. It's new, so I can't speak to durability, but it certainly appears to be well made and tough. I like that it zips shut instead of having a less secure closure. Plenty of pockets and such to suit me. I wish it came in additional colors.
October 29, 2014