I know I’ve been a baggu champion since their inception a few years ago, but I’ve always had one grievance: they’re not self-bagging. Meaning there’s a separate little bag for the big bag to fit into while you’re not using it and this is pretty much fine except that you have to be psychotically vigilant about keeping track of the little bag and watch the baggers at the grocery store like a mother hawk to make sure they put the little bag IN the big bag, NOT on the conveyor belt of some other place that I will forget to look before I leave the store. I’ve only thought about this a little.
And even if you are really anal about the little bag you eventually, inevitably end up with three big bags stuffed into one tiny bag and/or with loose unbagged big bags floating around backpacks and purses and kitchen drawers.
I still love baggu though.
But on a brief stop at the Patagonia sale on our little shopping outing over the weekend, I found this. The perfect bag. Engineered of course by the geniuses at Patagonia, who in the dead of summer can convince me that I NEED a new heavy weight capelline zip neck pull over for running in the coming winter. It was 50% off people and this beautiful deep scarlet red. But I didn’t buy it because I have strength.
They can also convince me in a short 10 minute tour of their store that I should forsake all fashion-forward dressing and just get back to my outdoorsy granola core, wearing keen sandals and technical fabric out and about on the streets of Venice.
Again, practicing my exceptional powers of reason and decent sense of style, I resisted.
But I didn’t even try to put up a fight about the bag. Look how cute it is with it’s tiny bag that turns into a little zipper pocket when expanded.
You can buy them in the store (in lots of pretty colors) or online.