|Subject: Re: Spare Bag|
Hello fellow Ziners:
I purchased a different small, very lightweight fold-up Rick Steves item called a "Pocket Pack" for $10. See it at: http://tinyurl.com/6rny2
It compresses into a bag a little longer than a credit card at 4½" x 2½". You slip it onto a belt or clip it onto anything. The opens to a handy 14" x 11" x 2¼" (490 cubic inches) light-duty bag with two (unpadded) adjustable shoulder straps and a zipper.
It may not be the perfect solution (what is?) but if you don't want to lug a tote bag, which I don't, since I do a lot of photography, this seems like a nice alternative. I haven't used it a lot, but when I did, it worked for medium weight items. The straps, of course are not cushioned like a normal back pack, but there are snap-on items available to solve that problem. The pads are wonderful for luggage handles and plastic shopping bags as well.
Peace, Steve in sunny Chicago