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June 21, 2019

Travel Essential RFID-Blocking Backpack: Beside U Bag

Travel Essential RFID-Blocking Backpack: Beside U Bag


Travel Essential RFID-Blocking Backpack: Beside U Bag

My friend would always ask me why do I always bring a big bag? I always wonder about that too when in fact I only (try to) bring the essentials. 

I do not want to do a Mary Poppins, but everytime I go out, I only bring the essentials - small wallet with cards and money, keys, feminine wipes, powder, lipstick, hand sanitizer/alcohol - But then everything turns into an essential like my new tumbler, then maybe my (small umbrella), and of course - my camera.





Travel Essential RFID-Blocking Backpack: Beside U Bag


It even becomes a lot tricky when I travel. I have to put in my hand carried bag my laptop, my extra lens and travel documents. Before I knew it, I have a 7kg bag with me at the boarding gate. 

More than carrying a big bag that can keep all my essentials, I make sure that I have a bag that speaks of my style, and perfect for everyday commute and travel. Here's my new favorite travel back pack from Beside U. 

About Beside U Bag

Beside U Bags' history started in 1979 when the Lee Family founded and began their small handbag crafting business. Years later, the family decides to briefly stay all the way in Europe. It is in 2005 when they come upon the world famous Goodge St. Station. It is historically known that this station was used as an air-raid shelter back in World War II.

Beside U Bag Philippines Review


Inspired by the history of the Goodge St. Station, and its impact on the lives that it sheltered, the Lee Family came up with the Beside U brand. They returned to California and designed their bags with the goal to earn a place by your side. From their humble beginnings, the brand is now ready to serve its users. In fact, the Beside U brand is now available in the 14 countries and counting. 

Beside U Back Pack

My new favorite Beside U Back Pack is just the perfect size for me. I can fit a small laptop or tablet in it with its compartment. The inside of bag is roomy with zippered pockets for safe-keeping my wallet and other important stuff. 

There is a zippered lower compartment for easy access to stuff like tissue, alcohol, napkins and wipes. Inside this lower compartment are pockets and zippered pocket (for keeping more valuable items). 

Beside U Bag Philippines Review
Beside U Bag Philippines Review
Beside U Bag Philippines Review

I love its simple and minimalist design. The material is light and easy to clean. 
The strap is adjustable and doesn't hurt my shoulders even if I carry it the whole day.

Beside U Bag Philippines Review


RFID Guarded Zip Pocket

The best thing about the Beside U bags are its RFID Guarded Zip Pockets. You probably heard about how easy it is for identity thieves to capture your data and credit card information just by getting close to you and your bags through Radio Frequency Identification. Beside U Bags can prevent that by the RFID blocking material in the inside of the zip pocket. It gives you security and freedom while you roam around and explore. 

Beside U Bag Philippines Review

Beside you bags come in different color, style and materials. 
There is something for every style and lifestyle. 

Beside U is available at Landmark TriNoMa, Makati, Festival Supermall; Robinsons Department Store Ortigas, Cebu; SM North Edsa, Megamall, Cubao, Bacoor, Cagayan De Oro and Metro Gaisano Alabang. Beside U is also available online at Zilingo and Lazada.

Beside U Bag Philippines Review
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