Monday, January 25, 2016

The Perfect Travel Bag + Giveaway!

Hey, guys!

I love taking Nola places. Whether it's a weekend getaway, a day at the beach, or staying at the night somewhere, I like to have her with me. I've never had a good travel bag just for her; her bag has always been a reusable grocery bag (which, in case you're wondering, spills. Everything.), or her stuff went into my suitcase. I love you, Bug, but I'm really not fan of a dog bed nestled in with my bra and panties, or a stinky bag of treats shoved in the camera bag. Sorry, B.

Oh my gosh, this thing is fantastic! Every issue I've had with packing Nola's bag has been solved with this tote. This review will be pretty quick, but I do have a giveaway for you all at the end. ;)

Okay, so the Solvit Travel Organizer is travel bag that comes with the bag itself, along with two collapsible bowls, a water bottle, and a food bag for kibble. The bag even has a built in poop bag dispenser! #YesImADogGearNerd 

The bag is full of storage space: a zippered pouch on the front flap, two smaller zippered pouches, two spots for water bottles, and a meshed elastic pouch spanning the length of the back of the bag, in addition to the main compartment. There's plenty of space for food, water, gear, a blanket, toys, whatever you fancy. If you're in a pinch, you can even use it to carry your pup in. ;)

Nola is 10lbs, and about...20" long, or less? I'm horrible with measurements. 

It's very well constructed and very sturdy. It's easy to wipe down, and easy to shake sand out of. You can carry it by the handle, or use the detachable shoulder strap. Personally, I really like that option! 

I love having the bowls; they're easy to fold down and dry quickly. The water bottle is fantastic to have as well, but my favorite has to be the food bag. Solvit says it can hold up to a week's worth of food for a medium sized dog (of course it depends on the food brand, and how much your dog eats). For Nola, who eats between 1/4-1/2 cup of food a day, this is a great little bag to hold a serious amount of food. It took a bit of time for me to figure out how to close the bag up (shh...I'm special), but once that was out of the way, it's easy to close and has a nice tight seal.

These dividers can be adjusted. 

I love how these edges come right down over the side. It gives it such a nice finish!

Food bag

My only qualm with the bag is it only comes in one color. Damn.

I'm very happy with this tote bag! Solvit has generously offered one of my viewers their own bag. Sorry, U.S. only! Fill out the Rafflcopter below, and good luck! Winner will be picked on Friday.

- Dachshund Mommy

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  1. We definitely entered! This bag is fantastic
    Lily & Edward

  2. Finding a good bag for traveling with dogs is hard. Right now, though, my favorite place to go is Ray Benson Sno-Park, so we have a lot of gear to keep us warm and get us through the snow.

  3. It's okay, I'm special too. I see trouble when I see me trying to figure that bag out... ;)

    I like that Nola fits in there!

    1. Our favorite adventure spot so far is up north where we stayed at a cabin by a creek!

  4. That looks like a really nice, sturdy bag and lots of pockets for all your dog paraphernalia.
    Lynne x

  5. This is amazing!! I love it. We are wanting to take Cocoa on some weekend trips and this would be perfect.

  6. Wow! That bag looks fabulous! Our favorite adventure spot absolutely would have to be the beach! We all love it there! :D

  7. This bag looks really great! Ruby's favorite adventure spot are the woods

  8. What a great bag! Our favorite spot is the grounds of South Park (In Pittsburgh)

  9. this should be a great bag for our pack!

  10. Right now our favorite adventure spot is the new Wellness Complex, close to home and lots of walking space
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel

  11. My favorite adventure spot is our state parks. There is a variety of flora, fauna and each park offers unique trails too.

  12. This would be a great beach bag for Arty!!

  13. Nola is incredibly cute in that bag! We already have one, for those brief periods in our lives when our Labs are tiny. They outgrow a bag within about a month of arriving home here :) So, we'll leave your giveaway for someone with a small dog!!!

  14. My dog favorite adventure spots are the park we go for the day and walk trails and I let her chase the duck, and she loves going to dog shows(agility and rally), so this bag would be good for going to the park and going to dog shows

  15. My favorite adventure spot is the Atchafalaya in south LA.

  16. Oh boy, how cute is that!?? Good luck in the giveaway!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  17. That bag is genius!! I'm also not a fan of sharing my luggage with the dogs - this bag looks so great!

  18. We like to visit our family in Illinois. They have a HUGE park right next door that is super fun to visit.

  19. Good luck to everyone. Great way to bring some life into January.


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