Everything they need for an off-Shabbos can be packed neatly in this bag.
During my daughter’s year in seminary, we came to visit for a long weekend. She came to spend Shabbos with us carrying an unfamiliar backpack. It was stuffed to the max with everything she needed for three days.
The bag belongs to her roommate and it’s a work of packing art! Everything was packed so neatly like in a small suitcase, but it was lightweight and easily carried on buses and trains. I searched and searched for the same bag but couldn’t find it. After giving up, I recently came across the concept of a “lay-flat travel backpack” and struck gold. Now I was able to search for some nice options with the same features. The really nice thing about a bag like this is that you don’t even have to unpack at your destination, which is important when staying in places that may have a mattress and not much more available.
We searched for bags in a range of price points, but we do admit that our favorite is the (pricey) Vera Bradley option. We have links on Amazon and on the Vera Bradley website, because the prices and sales fluctuate on both sites.
These backpacks make a great gift for someone looking to treat a recent graduate or anyone who travels a lot!