I’m tired of buying backpacks that have “all sorts of pockets” where they’re all about the same aspect ratio. You need one, long pocket (inside or out) for chopsticks, a spork and collected plastic cutlery. (Metal) Chopsticks and a spork are travel essentials. Skip the plastic utensils (intentionally or accidentally) and with the spork you can actually eat the food you grabbed. Save the plastic utensils you inevitably get. With chopsticks you can eat Cheetos and other finger food that you don’t want to touch with your hands (corona virus, flu, colds, other icky crap) or just to skip the bamboo chopsticks. (Why do classy restaurants that would never think of offering you disposable forks only offer you single-use chopsticks?).
@ddbelyea Congrats on finding a place that understands cutlery (US and oriental). You can get that same spork design in titanium, but I’d suggest the one that doesn’t have the serrations on the tines - the TSA took one of those from me.
@ergomeh The Korean place I go to uses metal chopsticks, but the Chinese place still uses bamboo for both carry out and dine in. It’s become a real problem in China; just think of the millions of disposable chopsticks they go through every day. I don’t know why they don’t switch to reusable.
@ergomeh At least China switched to bamboo and saved the forests, but it’s still a lot of waste to dispose of. Since part of the rationale for using disposables is avoiding contamination, the current coronavirus will probably set back efforts to get rid of disposables, but Western countries that use silverware don’t seem to have a problem with illnesses spreading, so that argument is specious at best. Maybe everyone should just carry their own set.
@Aschdrw@Kidsandliz Yes there’s even a video that shows the pockets pretty well. It looks like a nice bag and surprisingly larger than expected. The water bottle holder seems a bit shallow (it looks like they use a short bottle in the video).
how do you think this would be as a carry on for those small planes I take out of Louisville to Jersey?..I had a small suitcase (under carry on dimensions)…but the wheels kept hitting the compartment lid and i had to gate check it…I just bring a change of clothes…no laptop
I love seeing mentions of the “fanny pack”. Swiftly renamed the “bum bag” once they started trying to sell them in my homeland (the UK), since “fanny” means something entirely different in British English…