Are you looking for a good, sturdy, packable daypack for your travels? Then, check my review of this wonderful foldable backpack by Bago Bags that we have used during our many exploration trips on Crete and which has also been a unique beach bag for the whole family!
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Let’s Start by Getting Ready for Crete!
RESOURCES TO BOOK YOUR TRIP:
Book your flight: I use Skyscanner to compare prices before booking a plane ticket.
Book your ferry: When ferries are more convenient than air travel, I use Ferryhopper.
Book your accommodation: I’ve tried many different platforms for accommodation, but none of them beats the advantages of Booking.com.
Book your car: The best way to find an affordable car to rent is to use a powerful search engine that compares all the rental companies in the market. I use Discover Cars.
Book your tours: Live unforgettable adventures and cultural experiences with Get Your Guide. For instance, you can Visit Elafonisi, discover Balos Beach, hike Samaria, or explore Knossos.
Don’t forget travel insurance: Things can go wrong at times, but travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations. I recommend Safety Wing for peace of mind.
Bago Daypack Review
Great Travel Companion and Top Beach Bag!
We love to travel light when possible. Even for long trips, we normally pack two 40/45-liter backpacks, a huge camera bag, and a 35-liter backpack.
These contain all our travel needs for parents and kids. We roll, compress, and use many packing cubes.
However, packing this way doesn’t leave much extra room for day bags. Once at the destination everything gets downgraded, we transfer the cameras we need for the day into a smaller bag and beach stuff to another one.
Daypacks need to take the least possible room and Bago Travel Bags Packable Daypack does the trick!
Bago Packable Daypack
Over the years we tested several solutions and even when we chose extremely light and resistant backpacks, once opened they looked awful, losing their shape or assuming strange ones according to the content.
I hated that and avoided foldable bags as much as I could.
My quest for the perfect day pack came to an end when I found the Bago Travel Bags.
This little bag is not that little! It weighs close to nothing and once you open it, it looks like a real, decent backpack.
A waterproof backpack that turned out to be amazing as a beach bag.
Wide, extremely light for the kids to carry, with breathable mesh straps that are fantastic as they adapt to a child’s small shoulder, making it easy to carry without losing it on the way: A surprise!
When it was time to explore the city, it was perfect. There are two hidden pockets inside, another zippered pocket on the outside, and three comfortable mesh pockets too.
A quick guide to the best hotels in Crete
Budget: So Young Hostel in Heraklio, Cocoon City Hostel in Chania, Matthias Hotel Apartments in Rethymnon, and Villa Galini in Agios Nikolaos.
Mid-range: Capsis Astoria Heraklion in Heraklion, Porto Antico in Chania, Archipelagos Hotel in Rethymnon, or Hotel Port 7 in Agios Nikolaos.
Luxury: Galaxy Iraklio Hotel in Heraklion, Hotel OFF in Chania, Avli Lounge in Rethymnon, or Minos Beach Art Hotel in Agios Nikolaos.
Check more: Where to stay in Crete.
When we were on the road, exploring or for interviews, it easily carried a big camera, a microphone, my notes, maps, and a bottle of water, plus any extra scarf or jacket to visit sanctuaries.
I found my ideal travel day pack. And the best of all? Once home I just threw it into the washing machine and… As good as new.
Bago Toiletry Bag
Washbags, toiletry bags, make-up bags… Well, I might have bought hundreds of them, and always thinking This is it!
Guess what? It was never it. Either too big, too small, foldable but uncomfortable, or easy to roll but things kept coming out…
Anyway, this Bago Travel Bags Toiletry Bag fits our needs perfectly.
It’s big enough for our family’s needs but not huge so as make it difficult to pack. It’s possible to hang it (an awesome feature in hostels) or just place it on the counter, open it, and use it.
We received two of them matching our backpacks, but honestly, one is perfect for all of us, so I thought…
Would you like to try it?
So, if you would, just leave me your comment below, and tell me… What colors does Bago Travel Bags make this toiletry bag? It’s an easy one, just go to their website and check (Tip: there are more than 4 colors!).
The contest is open until November 26th and, if you are lucky, you will receive a brand new Bago Toiletry Bag I will be happy to send you!
Answer just one simple question in the comments below.
What colors does the hanging toiletry bag come in? Check on Bago’s Website… and don’t forget to subscribe!
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, however, I did receive samples for my review. All opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way. I received two daypacks in exchange for an honest review, I received two complimentary toiletry bags, one intended to be the prize of this giveaway.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents in Europe who are over 18 years of age. Employees of The Tiny Book or Bago Travel Bags (affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household) are not eligible to take part.
What’s your favorite packable daypack?
Let me know in the comments below!
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About the author of this blog:
Gabi has been living in Crete for the last five years. On the island, she juggles being a solo mom, hosting culinary tours in summer, translating, and freelance writing.
She’s written for Greek Reporter, published several travel guides about Greece, and had more glasses of frappe than any regular person would be able to handle.
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48 thoughts on “Bago Travel Bag Daypack Review: The Best Foldable Backpack to Explore on Crete!”
I received the Bago Toiletry Bag! It looks very handy and can wait to bring it on my next adventures!
Thank you Gabi and Bago for this giveaway 🙂
Thanks a lot for letting me know! I am very happy to read you liked it! Wishing you the best on -and off- the road!
I just love these bags. Nice giveaway and I will enter for sure as I am looking to get myself a new backpack.
Good luck then!!
I didnt know any bagpack company offers such varieties of colours and range for everyone’s need. Those bright colours are so appealing and catchy that I would like to have one but your giveaway is void in India. So sad!!
The backpack is not part of the giveaway, just the toiletry bag. Anyway, I’m sure if you contact them, they will find a way to send it all the way to India.
Blue green pink purple and black…. Can I have the black one please :)., I love the flexibility of the bag. Makes it so easy for travel
The giveaway toiletry bag comes in Green this time… good luck with it!
Well, I’m not a legal resident of Europe, but the colors are green black pink and blue 🙂
I love the versatility of both packs though and how you can easily fold them up to fit inside a larger bag but open them up when necessary for a quick trip!
You don’t have to be a “legal resident” an European address to send the bag in case you win is just enough 🙂 Good luck!
These look to be so convenient for weekend getaways or for the kiddos. Thanks for sharing your experience with them!
They are superb, honestly!
These are fab. I don’t like heavy day packs as they leave indentations in my shoulders! These look lightweight, versatile and come in my favourite colours. I am going away for 10 weeks and this would come in handy!
Their straps are so comfortable..!
These bags look so comfortable, versatile and easy to spot when in a rush! I am often trying to hunt down my plain black backpack in amongst the rest of my things so this would make a much nicer treat to find. They seem like such practical and handy bags, awesome!
It looks like a nice bag to have, quite colorful and well-designed to fit as much as you can in an easy to reach way. I am a bit obsessed with toiletry bags, and those you’ve shown seemed quite practical.
Thanks for leaving your comment Alina!
The bag is great for travel. Lots of places to store stuff. I like a bag like this, very practical and comfortable to use. But if the colors just this? Are there any other colors? I love the color pink.
I chose blue and green for my boys!! if you take a look at Bago travel bags website, you’ll see they come in more colors too, just like the toiletry bags, pink included.
I love foldable, lightweight bags! I always bring mine to my trips overseas, so I could store my shopping finds on my way home 🙂
That’s another use, indeed!
Bogo backpack looks cool and comfy to carry! The colors for the toiletry bags are black, blue, green, pink and purple!
thanks for entering, good luck!
This seems like such a cute backpack. I trust your opinion on the comfy straps as your kids seem to like them! I find that with a lot of backpack straps, they dig in over time and it is such a pain carrying them around.
The straps on this packs are so comfortable, and breathable. I really don’t see how other brands didn’t see it before!
I really need to get my hands on proper bags, instead of lugging around the one I have which is falling part! Looks great for kids, too.
They are great!
I really enjoy travelling with family, and we would have love these bags! Beautiful colors and look very handy too, love them!
Thanks for reading and sharing your opinion!
There are so many bags on the market so it is always good to here about a bag from a traveller and not just an advert online.Love the colours.
They come in black, blue, green, pink and purple.
Thanks for entering, good luck!
It looks like a great day pack. I have experienced quite a few foldable day packs but they always broke as soon as a heavy item went in, like a big bottle of water for example. I’d love to try out one that is actually steady.
The colors are: pink, purple, green, blue and black
The backpack is really sturdy, it was a nice discovery!
Good luck with the giveaway!
Very nice bags, they definitely look quite handy! They would be great for my next trip 🙂
The colours are blue, green, black, pink and purple
Thank you for entering! Good luck!
Bags are evolving continuously! Each day a better variant is launched. Loved the colors and spaces in these. Seems very practical.
I have to agree with everything you said 😀
These look super versatile and comfortable. Plus, its stylish! I’ve had my fair share of uncomfortable shoulder days due to badly designed bags, think ill give this a try!
It’s really convenient, you won’t regret it. I have spent so much money on “famous” and “stylish” daypacks… This one is unbeatable as far as price, confort, weight and design.
Hey there are four colors green, black, pink and blue. If we are lucky to get one we would like to choose the blue one 😉
These backpack and toiletry bags look very handy! The colors for the toiletry bags are black, blue, green, pink and purple!
Thanks Frenchie! (They are very handy indeed!)
Best of luck!!
Colours are pink, purple, green, blue and black. Hoping I got them all right!
Thanks for entering your reply… Good luck!! 😉