The Weekender Meeting bag from North St. is an excellent little slimline daily carry bag. Built by hand in Portland, OR, with great materials. Attaches to the larger Weekender Travel Bag.
Material Choice:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
Extra points for these aqua-sealed zippers.
Build Quality:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
North make excellent bags by hand in Portland, OR.
Water Resistance:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
External Access:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
Simple pocket on the outside front of the bag for quick access.
Internal Organization:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
Lots of velcro and customizable placement for pouches and accessories.
Carry Comfort:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
The lightweight straps can hide away.
Doesn't Look Weird:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
I think it's real sexy for a modern slimline bag
Lots of velcro inside for pouches and customizing how you carry.
A really capable travel collection. Throw the little bag on the airplane seat before stashing the bigger bag in the overhead compartment.
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