Friday, September 19, 2014

Apparel n Bags (a bag worth reviewing!)

Disclosure: I received a product to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated, however, are genuine and my own.


Apparelnbags sells affordable, durable items that you use every day. We have a lot going on during the school year, and one of the things we are always doing is carrying things around from place to place. Usually we use a duffle bag or two. Since we're carrying fold-up chairs, water bottles, and dirty clothes (when we're doing the sports thing) what I would really like is a very large, easy-to-carry bag with big pockets (preferably lots of 'em).

5 rubber feet on the bottom, 4 external pockets,
& a large u-shaped opening for easy access make this bag a real winner!

Apparels n Bags offered me the chance to review one of their big duffles to see if it was right for me. I selected the A4 27 inch, two-color sports duffle in royal/black. Because it was a single item, this bag is priced at $17.84 on their site. It is worth noting that they have discounts for multiple-item purchases. It is a nice looking bag, with big easy-open access on the top. It also has five good-sized rubber square feet on the bottom to keep it from getting dirty, while allowing it some stability when it's on a flat surface.

Right-size exterior pocket
It goes all the way across, as does the one on the opposite side

The bag comes with four external, very roomy pockets; one on each side, and two in the front.

Large front pocket has a smaller horizontal pocket on the front.
All pockets have sturdy, rubberized zipper pulls

The two pockets in the front are comprised of a large one, with a smaller one attached to the front (the first thing I thought of for that smaller pocket is that it would be great for travel documents, like your plane ticket, if you're using this on the go!). It also has a two (padded) carry straps that Velcro together if you want to do that, and a long, detachable cross-body strap to make it super easy to transport.

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My favorite thing about the bag is that it was big! And when I say it was big, I do mean it was big. Listed at 27" this would easily carry everything my entire family of four needed for an overnight stay somewhere. My youngest son is 48" tall, and weighs in at 43 lbs. As you can see from the video above, even he fit in the bag... though we're nicer to him than that... around here we just have him carrying the bags (kidding).

When I say this bag is roomy, I mean this bag is roomy.
I'm telling you this bag is big enough to hold my 1st-Grader!
He wanted me to show you, and so there you have it: Proof in the Pudding
or should I say, 'the proof's in the bag?' ;)

He's got a cold right now, and his voice is almost gone, but he still thought hopping in the bag would be a great way to show you how big it really is, and he's not wrong (he's only 7 and already has the mind of a blogger... I'm so proud). :)

This bag comes in two colors, the royal blue/black shown, and also red/black.

Apparel n Bags does not just sell bags though, they actually sell a huge variety of useful, practical, every day items, at a reasonable price. In fact, I was looking around the site, and found some nice looking sweatpants that I'm considering purchasing for little man to wear to soccer.

You can learn more about this bag and the many other items for sale at Apparel n Bags, by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

38 comments:

  1. This bag looks great! I could totally use one of these!

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  2. I love this bag. This would be great for transporting all of my nephews various sporting equipment.

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  3. I like the size of that bag. It looks perfect for road trips and/or camping.

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  4. lmao bag him and hit the road. Good sized pockets are always appreciated

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  5. That is hilarious! It's a great bag too! Have you seen those old fashioned pics where the postman has a baby in his bag because you could mail your kid on the train to another state.....you can mail your little guy to Disney lol.

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    1. He might not argue about the destination...he'd probably argue about the method of delivery. ;) :)

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  6. OMG that's a big bag if your son can fit in it!

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  7. great looking bag. that could fit a lot of my stuff

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  8. LOL at the last pic! i could easily fill that with gear!

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  9. That looks like a great bag, I like how big it is. It would be great for a weekend get away.

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  10. That is a really roomy bag. It looks like one that my husband would love to have to take to the gym!

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  11. Did you have to pay extra for that adorable head sticking out of the bag?

    Enjoy the weekend, Rosey!

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  12. That is a nice bag. I love how big it is.

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  13. Nice bag - I love a good sized bag for the back of my Jeep. I always put my items in it so nothing rolling around.

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  14. Nice bag. Love a good size bag for traveling. Then I don't have to pack 2.

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  15. Wow great sized bag! Something I could use for outings as I take SO much.

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  16. I would be all over the red and black one :)
    GO DAWGS!
    With our crew, we never pack light.. so this might work :)

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  17. Yep, now that's a bag than can go anywhere. Love it.

    Have a fabulous day Rosey. :)

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  18. WOW that is roomy. That would be great for trips and sporting events.

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  19. haha that was a cute video. It is definitely roomy and I love the colors. Would be great for visiting family over the weekends.

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  20. LOL I can't believe that your son fits in the bag, how funny! That sized bag would be perfect for me to use as a carryon!

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  21. That is hilarious! The bag didn't look that large until you got your little guy in it! LOL This looks perfect for traveling.

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  22. I had to laugh when I seen your son pop out of that bag. That sure is huge. I could use that on my trip to Montana... that is if my Hubs didn't take it first.

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  23. I love a nice big bag. We always travel with additional bags with our suitcases and It's nice to have something spacious and flexible to store away on trips.

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  24. Not sure if my comment was accepted.

    I love the size of this particular bag and it would come in handy. Hope to get one soon :)

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  25. That's funny. He looks so cute in the bag.

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  26. It is crazy how much room the bag has! This would be great for traveling.

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  27. Great bag! I love when bags have good sized pockets!

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  28. I am kind of bag obsessed. I am always looking a great bag to carry my things.

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  29. I like the many storage options and I had no idea it was so big!

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  30. These looks like they'd be a good thing for if you were going on a trip. I love that blue color.

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  31. what a great overnight bag. i could fit all of the kids stuff in there for a night at the beach

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  32. It's totally roomy! THanks for the review!

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  33. You can never have enough bags when you have a family! I love the size

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  34. That is a very interesting bags.
    I love having bag options :)

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  35. ummm thats one huge bag, LOL great for weekend away too

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  36. I really like the size of that bag. A bag like that would be perfect for my roller derby gear.

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