Thursday, January 11, 2018

Lo and Sons Catalina Review

As mentioned in my Pearl review, I'm on a mission to slowly own the entire Lo and Sons collection.  For those who have never heard of the company, they're a family owned, US based bag company that focuses on functional, beautiful pieces.  In the years that I've owned thing from them, I've experienced superior customer service and learned that their stuff is built to last.  When I decided to upgrade my weekender bag (from a Vera Bradley I'd had since 2011), the Catalina was it.


After debating the different sizes/options (the Catalina comes in 4 different varieties, compared here), I decided on the large deluxe for a few reasons. One, the structured base, which I LOVE for shoe packing, among other things. Two, weirdly enough, was the suitcase handle sleeve? I don't know why, but I feel like SUCH an adult when I slide my tote bag onto my rolly bag? It's weird, I know that, whatever. And three was the option of over the shoulder or crossbody straps.  It's basically perfect.

This weekend will be my first time using the Catalina.  I'm going away for 3 days, and am not packing lightly, mostly because of who I am as a person.  The bag stood up to my ridiculous packing with ease.

Overall, I love the bag. I appreciate that the canvas may be a bit informal for some, and I'm terrified of the day I inevitably spill something on it, but the fabric can also take a beating and is relatively light, so it's a tradeoff I am more than willing to take.

The Catalina is normal 148 dollars, but goes on sale regularly and can be bought here

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