11 Summer Bag Trends for 2019 — Shop These Cute Summer Bag Trends

Can’t wait for summer? Yeah, me neither. If you’re ready for the beach no matter what time of year, then you’ll want to know about these fashion-forward handbags and shop them right now. From neon to wicker to actual fishnet purses, here are the 11 trends to sport during the season. The lightweight material and its natural tan hue make the perfect addition to your summer accessory collection. The fun circle shape also sets it apart from the boxier bags you own. The gold accents and tassels dress this one up a bit so you can take it from the beach to the bar.  Perfect for summer stadium concerts—and also just when you want to see all your sh*t—these transparent ones are cool but super practical. Sling this versatile design across you body body or wear it at your waist; plus, the polka dots add a playful touch.  This small cutie fits only the essentials, and the pink hue mixed with the sporty vibe keeps it fresh.  This one MULTITASKS. Use it with the strap for all your hands-free summer concert needs, and, if you’re going through TSA, remove the strap and to hold all your toiletries.  Wooden beads are not only for jewelry anymore. These natural beauties ar...

Backpacking gear was my original obsession with technology. For even the most minor update to my

Backpacking gear was my original obsession with technology. For even the most minor update to my kit, I read dozens of reviews, talk to my expert comrades, and then finally try it out myself. After a decade of testing and updating the core set of gear, this particular list shows the best backpacking products available in 2012. I took it all on a brutal five-day trip full of rain, hail, wind and sand, along with several shorter trips in between. Here are the 35 best items for spending a nice night on the trails. This thing swallows gear like a python. It’s a top and side loader with a gigantic sleeping-bag compartment, and a removable top-lid that works as a day pack. It has six exterior pockets for keeping your little things organised. The hip belt can be custom moulded to fit you, and it has a pouch for a hydration bladder. The best part, though, is that it’s incredibly comfortable and does a great job distributing weight. For a week-long trip with lots of extra gear, it made an 40kg pack feel a lot closer to 20kg. $US400. This is the Goldilocks tent — it’s a perfect balance of everything. It has enough floor space that you don’t feel cramped with two pe...