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Don’t get caught checking your bag and THEN an overweight charge on top of it. Lighten the load (and not your wallet) by ensuring you’re within the weight restriction of your airline with this luggage scale.
Don’t get caught with your phone’s battery running out again, whether you’re in the airport terminal or out to dinner. Hold all your essentials and be ready to recharge at a moment’s notice where ever you are.
A number of features for numerous time zones, whether you’re camping or in a hotel this gadget can prove invaluable keeping time or as a flashlight. AAA batteries means no outlet needed when you’re on the go, and it is conveniently pocket-sized to make it easy to take along.
With a wide selection of Dopp, Ricardo, Travelon, and PackSmart, toiletry kits are the unsung heroes of travel. Holding together all the amenities you might forget otherwise, and keeping them safe, secure, and most importantly, together. Why rely on hotel shampoo and soap when you can bring your own?
I recently traveled on business to Philadelphia, PA for Irv’s Luggage. The City of Brotherly Love, the birth place of the nation, all sorts of history just permeating the 5th largest city in the United States (who knew?) Not known for the biggest population or overwhelming skyline, Philadelphia is however a city of firsts. Rather appropriate, as this was my first true business trip.
But before I even got on the plane, I had to pack. I needed to plan for casual, business casual, extra shoes, toiletries, business collateral, and anything else I might pick up along the way. I needed a plan.
In recent history, I’ve become a big fan of packing cubes. They fit together nicely in my luggage, keep my personal effects (from clothes to electronics) sorted, and overall just make keeping track of everything so much easier. I find myself worrying less about if I packed all the socks I brought with me or that all my shirts are together. I know, because using the packing cubes (in my case I use the Athalon variety pack) helps me eyeball everything instead of having to dig for what I have left. Irv’s Luggage carries other styles from Travelon and Eagle Creek, so count on a variety of options to choose from, and each one worth it.
The key to the packing cubes (as any seasoned traveler might tell you) is rolling your clothes properly and tightly (refer to the video). You can fit plenty of shirts and pants as opposed to bundling all your clothes loose and hoping they stay in one place. Shoes can go inside your bag and a packing cube will make sure nothing gets on your other clothes (and that everything easily slides together.) A carry on bag or an expandable luggage case all of a sudden has a lot more capacity than you originally thought. You do it right, you just might save $25 on a checked bag fee.
The best part about having all your belongings organized? Less time worrying about your stuff and more time spent on taking in the local sights –
Irv’s Luggage is proud to carry Urban Junket, good for the earth and great for those on the go! Besides being made of recycled bottles, a number of Urban Junket bags have a twist: they’re powered.
Correct! Rather than risk your iPhone or iPod running out of battery and leaving you disconnected, give yourself every possible opportunity to never miss an important call by plugging your mobile into the powered bag’s power source.
Some quick notes on the battery back:
“POWERFUL & COMPATIBLE: The built-in battery pack will recharge a typical device for up to 10 days of partial charges or two full smart phone charges and is compatible with any USB or Micro USB-powered device including:
portable gaming devices
The rechargeable battery DOES NOT charge a laptop
MULTITASKING: The Urban Junket battery pack can receive power & simultaneously give power to any compatible device. It can be charged from any standard electrical outlet or pull power from a computer. It takes about 45 minutes to fully charge the battery in the bag.”
Rest assured, when you have an Urban Junket bag with you, you don’t have to worry about your phone dying in the middle of a hike or a meeting. Urban Junket Totes and Bags provide that one extra tool to help a person through the day, which helping the Earth to boot!
Irv’s Luggage carries a number of these beautiful and utilitarian bags, handbags, laptop totes, and more. Great colors and features, not to mention lightweight to counteract whatever you might put in your own Urban Junket Tote.
The bags are functional, littered with compartments and pockets as you can see from this interior shot of an Urban Junket Robin Laptop Bag:
Undoubtedly Urban Junket can find a home with any audience, and at Irv’s Everyday Low Prices, you won’t break the bank getting your hands on one. For your college student coming home for the holidays or your friend who never has their phone charged Urban Junket hand bags and totes make a great gift for the coming season, or a “Just Because” for yourself. You just can’t argue with something that offers so much capacity, mobility, durability, and environmental awareness all in one brand. And boy, do they look stylish!