Review of the Quilted North South Overnight LUG Bag

 

The Quilted North-South Overnight Lug Bag is a useful accessory to carry-on luggage for families and solo travelers. With its multiple compartments and pockets, it has become a welcome addition to our family arsenal of luggage.

lug pinkOff the bat, I’d like to mention how this is NOT a paid post or advertisement of any sort.
In fact, I purchased all four of these bags on QVC and paid full price.
I chose a different color for of each family member to make it easy for each of us to identify our bags quickly. The bag is suitable for kids and adults with its easy to handle zippers and velcro closures.The beauty of the multiple pockets is the fact that everything we pack has its place so we can find it quickly and retrieve it as needed;  whether we are waiting in a busy TSA line or during a flight.After having tried various bags over the years, this product soon became a favorite with its stylish looks and sturdy build.

 

Started in 2005, the company’s founders Ami and Jason met at a trade show in Las Vegas in 2004. They started LUG, headquartered in Ontario, Canada by making luggage belts and luggage tags in bright colors and then, as they say, necessity led to invention. Having to commute to visit each other, they began to design bags to meet the needs of consumers just like themselves.
Sticking to its signature bright colors, the company expanded into manufacturing bags with organizational features that are now patented.

The Quilted North/South Overnight bag Puddle Jumper 2.0  that we own is the upgraded version of the 1/0. I got the hot pink one while my sons and husband chose the more muted masculine dark colors.
It is 100% polyester and 15″W x 16″H x 7″ D in size which makes it a perfect size to fit either the airplane overhead bin or under the seat depending on the occasion.The has the option of tote handles or the crossbody strap; my son with autism slikes to use the backpack option while I prefer the shoulder strap. Best of all it attaches to my carry-on suitcase with a unique handle on the side.

I appreciate details the bag offers like the detachable mirror, the ventilated shoe compartment, pockets on the outside that fit my phone, water bottles , even a pocket for my business cards. Moreover, I can fit my laptop as well as my purse inside with plenty of room to spare for additional things I need to ‘shlep’ around.
This year,I have used it countless times on my travels and can testify it is not only sturdy but surprisingly enough even  machine washable!

Like any other travel products the bag does have some cons as well.
The product is currently priced at over 100 dollars which is on the high side for a  fabric travel bag .
Furthermore, because of its padded design, it is heavier than many of its competitors which might be a challenge when luggage weight is a consideration.

The  Lug Quilted North/South Overnight Bag – Puddle Jumper bag , available in over a dozen colors, retails for  $97.50 and can be purchased on the   LUG website or on  QVC where we bought ours.

 

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