There are so many items to buy and find and it has been hard to find a good bag that will be durable and doesn't stand out too much. I am going to Ecuador and missionaries get stolen from a lot. So I have been having a hard time finding a bag that is dark, durable, and will last a long time. So I thought I would write a post about finding the perfect bag!
According to the LDS Missionary Guidelines:
- Water resistant
- Minimal Logos
- Solid Color
- Big enough to hold pass along cards, Preach My Gospel, my scriptures, a few snacks, and my water bottle.
REI Brookdale Mini Messenger Bag - Women's - $44.50
Ogio Brooklyn Women's Purse - $40.00
Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag - Prices range from $50.00 - $180.00
Tip: Great for missionaries going to biking areas
Find it at: http://www.amazon.com/Timbuk2-Classic-Messenger-Gunmetal-Lt-Grey/dp/B002V92YP2/ref=sr_1_2?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1354049268&sr=1-2
Vintage UK Style Faux PU Leather Shoulder Bag Handbag Messenger Bag Cross Body - $20.83
Find it at: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-UK-Style-Faux-PU-Leather-Shoulder-Bag-Handbag-Messenger-Bag-Cross-Body-/170714211558?var=470044053805
I plan on getting the last bag. It looks like it will be the most comfortable and durable. I plan on getting it this week. Plus I have Amazon Prime so I don't have to pay for shipping!
Good luck finding your perfect bag.