Do you know that feeling? Trying to fit that last pair of shoes and that extra camera lense in your backpack, which is almost exploding. And how about exploring your new destination with a backpack which hasn’t enough space for your camera, phones, wallet, map, water bottle, food, a sweater and so on? Been there, done that, it’s not a success.
Unfortunately, this has to be relatable for a lot of travelers. There is nothing worse than struggling with your bags while you should be exploring your new destination. We do try to travel as light as possible, which means we are mostly traveling with nothing more than our hand luggage. Basically, it means that we are carrying one small suitcase and two bulging backpacks and we are wearing multiple layers because that extra sweater just doesn’t fit in the suitcase. And gosh, have you ever tried to go to a fancy dinner with a backpack? Spoiler alert: it’s not so fancy at all.
Been there, done that: no more struggling
Fortunately, it’s time to stop struggling with your luggage and valuables. We are proud to introduce you to The Chesterfield Brand. We were already familiar with the brand, however, we never knew that they offer perfect bags to take with you when you’re planning a short trip for the weekend. Sounds interesting? That’s exactly what we thought.
About the Chesterfield Brand
First of all, we are very picky when it comes to brands. What we find important in a brand is transparency, it has to be fair trade, their integrity must be on point and they should have great customer service. For the Chesterfield Brand, you can tick off every box. They place their heart and soul in the fabrication of their products and that’s exactly what you get: a great fair trade leather product.
Time to pack a bag
Our first short trip is planned: we are going a weekend away to Lisserbroek, a Dutch region rich in apple tree orchards and tulip fields. But, before we are leaving, we have to pack our bags. Thomas is packing Avan, the dark cognac leather travelbag and Iris is preparing Lily, a leather shopper in a beautiful cognac color, for a fancy night out.
All about Avan
Avan is a travelbag which is made out of beautiful leather. The bag looks tough, but the leather feels very smooth at the same time. Also, do you like the smell of fresh leather? Well, Avan still smells like that and he’s already two weeks part of the family. Avan has a great capacity (55x27x28): we stored it with two jeans, four shirts, two pairs of shoes, pajamas, socks, a sweater for her and a toiletry bag and there is still some space left. At the back, there’s an extra compartment which is perfect to store our chargers. So much better than that suitcase we mentioned before.
– Avan has a shoulder strap;
– Avan fits the measurements for hand luggage;
– Avan has two small compartments: one at the back and one inside. You can access them via a zipper;
– Avan has an extra compartment for your phone;
– Avan is easy to carry with you because of its strong handles;
– Avan is easy to lock with two big, metal buckles.
– Avan doesn’t have a laptop compartment.
All about Lily
Let’s talk about our girl Lily! It’s the stylish shopper from the Black Label line. The handles are attached with round details, which makes Lilys overall look a bit more playful. However, she is still very stylish and easy to take with you. Lily closes with a big zipper, perfect to keep your belongings save from pickpockets. Inside, you’ll find a compartment for your phone and a reinforced compartment for a tablet. For extra comfort, you can add a shoulder strap to Lily. We packed Lily with two wallets, a phone, two 1 liter water bottles and some camera gear and it’s still comfortable to carry her with us. In other words: this bag has everything a woman needs.
– Lily has a shoulder strap;
– Lilys size (30x12x39) is perfect for daily use;
– Lily comes with 2 small compartments inside: one for your phone and another one for keys/small stuff;
– Lily has a reinforced compartment for a tablet;
– Lily has a stylish look, which makes her perfect to take to a fancy dinner;
– Lily has a compartment at the back which is big enough to keep your passport or other important stuff. You can close this compartment with a zipper.
– Lilys reinforced compartment isn’t big enough to fit our MacBook (13″). However, our 10″ tablet does fit in here!
– Lily has one big compartment, in which it’s easy to lose your wallet and other stuff.
Get your accessory game on point
Different from Lily, Avan and a lot of other bags, The Chesterfield Brand also offers accessories. However, you might get a bit greedy by what they offer: from leather bracelets to toiletry bags, from laptop sleeves to wallets. They will make sure your accessory game is on point.
Thomas is wearing Antiono, the brown belt. First of all, this belt is made out of buffalo leather, which gives your outfit a rugged touch. Second, the belt has a strong, metal belt buckle. However, the rugged touch and the metal belt don’t make the belt any less classy. Thomas is wearing the belt with a length of 105 cm, which is a perfect fit for him as he’s wearing a jeans size 34.
Last but not least, we have to introduce you to Vilai, the beautiful brown wallet. When you open Vilai, you can see how spacious this wallet is. There’s space for at least seven passes and you can store a lot of (small) money in it as well. Most important is the RFID technology, which protects your passes from theft by contactless payment. Vilai has two compartments on the inside that can be closed by a zipper. At the back is another compartment which can be used to store some receipts.
In the end, our weekend trip to Lisserbroek has become an amazing experience, thanks to The Chesterfield Brand. Their bags turned out to be perfect for a short trip: we brought everything we needed (and more), our stuff didn’t got messed up and we got a lot of sweet compliments about the bags and the accessories. We can tell you that no one ever gave us a compliment about our backpacks before, haha.
However, we are happy to say that we have the right type of luggage now to make our upcoming trips more relaxed and stress free. And hey, isn’t that just what we all want when we are going on a city trip?!
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