Other Stuff

Backpacks and Bags
The North Face Surge

Lot’s of pockets and very well organized, including dedicated laptop compartments, a zip pocket in the bottom perfect for power cords. The two side pockets are big enough to fit a 1.5 L water bottle or my tripod.

Jansport EuroSac

Jansport hasn’t made this bag, or anything similar, for many years, but our two Eurosac’s have traveled to 4 continents without a fuss over the past decade. In searching for a substitute, we purchased the eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible, which has proven to be a quality substitute. Two years on it has traveled the US, Peru, France, Samoa, New Zealand, Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodia, holding up to trains, plains, automobiles, ferries, tuk-tuks and motor scooters without showing any wear. Organization and function are top-notch.