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With Function, Style, and ease of wear! Enjoy wearing your TravelMate Backpack for all your carry needs! Easily converts from shoulder carry to an ergonomic backpack to a cross-body sling bag that belts around the waist for extra secure traveling!!! Unique on the market! You wont find another like it!
The TravelMate Backpack has two separate and individual main compartments with inside organizational pockets. In addition to the two main compartments, there is also a third individually separate compartment for security and easy access.
We have strategically placed an 8" zipper on the seam between the existing twin sides of our TravelMate Backpack with a leather pull-tab for easy access. Separately lined, this center section allows for storage of items that need to be kept separated from the rest of your bag, with the sure knowledge that you can reach for and access what is in there in seconds.
No more fumbling for documents when traveling! Always know your wallet or checkbook is right where you put it! Need your medication separate and accessible? How about a bottle of water? Need a concealment pocket for self defense items? Keys? Phone? Jewelry? You get the idea, this bag gives you one more choice for a secure placement of whatever it is that you want to access, every time. Our customers love the option of the extra secure section. With ease of comfort and styled for both men and women. Wear it with confidence when traveling, commuting or just going out for the day.
The TravelMate Backpack has a removable adjustable and padded second strap making this bag convert to a full on back pack when desired. The bottom part of the second strap is detachable with a swivel clip, and a triangle attached part in-between the gussets (bands) of the bag making it removable.The top part has a grommet in a separate piece of leather that protrudes discreetly from the point on the bag, the strap comes with a removable swivel type clip built into the strap for ease of attaching and detaching the second strap.
Posted by Ruth on 28th May 2015
I have chronic back and shoulder pain, this is the ONLY purse I have found that does NOT hurt my shoulder. This will be my 2nd and can not wait. (it is being held "captive" till my anniversary. lol) Thank you for making them, the one that I saw was top notch!!! The leather felt so soft and all the pockets..cant wait.
Posted by Cara Lee on 1st May 2015
I ordered and received the second Travel Mate I have been honored to purchase. The first, now pushing 30 years, or more, is still going strong. It just has a few scars from old age: green paint on the bottom from a newly painted bench in Vilcabamba, Ecuador, a small tear on the back when I dropped it in front of a wild boar in a palm oil plantation in Malaysia. Good memories all. But, now the new Travel Mate will probably outlive me, so I must amend my will. Thank you. The service when I explained my urgent shipping needs was excellent, expedient and welcomed. Thank you all.
Posted by papadoodah on 30th Apr 2015
I used to own this for everyday use and it was great until I wore it out. This new one will be perfect for our trip to Italy, keeping our things safe and secure.
Posted by Unknown on 6th Apr 2015
The Ace medium sized backpack holds a lot: easily fits in a water bottle, mini iPad, makeup pouch, drawing and sketching materials , sunglasses, camera, wallet, etc. Yet, when you sling it on your back it becomes weightless to the point where you forget that it's there. I have two of the smaller ones that I have used for purses for the last couple of years. I want to see if the medium sized one will work as a carryon bag for travel. The leather is very supple and beautifully finished. For some reason, in the medium size they have used Velcro on the outside pocket where the smaller one has a zipper. I liked the zipper pocket for my wallet.
Posted by Kasey on 18th Mar 2015
I must say that this bag has been a life saver. I have to use a cane daily and having a comfortable, safe and easy to use purse is key to my accessibility. I love that it is so comfortable that I do not feel the need to take it off, which relieves the stress of watching over my shopping carts for my purse. Thank you to the really nice informative lady that helped me find the perfect purse. I have the burgundy color and I love it.
Posted by Marcia Lyn on 25th Aug 2014
This TravelMate is very well constructed and has plenty of compartments for organization. Very comfortable to wear. Excellent product.
Posted by Ruth on 24th Jun 2014
This is my second TravelMate. I used and abused my last one every single day for at least ten years. Amazingly comfortable, almost impossible to spill contents, holds huge amount of "stuff". Gave all my other purses away. Can't recommend more highly!
Posted by Chris on 4th Jun 2014
I purchased the large TravelMate Backpack for a purchase/catch all bag and love it. It rests perfectly in the small of my back and isn't pulling or weighing on my shoulders and neck. Even used it on a cool morning commute to work and it was great! While this will be perfect for when I want to carry more; I may have to purchase the medium for more everyday use as a purse.
Posted by Becky Strode on 3rd May 2014
This is not the first travel bag I've bought. It's the fourth! I own two large and two medium bags. I have three colors green navy & brown. I get complimens on all 3. There's lots of storage & the pockets keep me organized. I tried to use a different bag once and couldn't stand it! I'll keep using my travel bags. The leather is high quality & looks great with minimal upkeep. I recommend these bags for anyone who travels or wants to stay organized.
Posted by Roxann on 11th Feb 2014
This purse is just perfect for all my "stuff." Thank you!