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Review and Giveaway: Victorinox, a perfect travel tote (ended)

October 20, 2016
Victorinox Victoria Sage Expandable Carry-All Laptop Tote
Victorinox Victoria Sage Expandable Carry-All Laptop Tote

Victorinox Victoria Sage Expandable Carry-All Laptop Tote

Congratulations to the winner of the Victorinox Tote, Laura Sloan of Florida!

Win a perfect travel tote: The Victorinox Victoria Sage Expandable

The new Victorinox Victoria Sage Expandable Travel Tote is a perfect travel tote for the woman on the go, whether she’s traveling for work or leisure. I had the opportunity to use this tote on my recent Viking Ocean Cruise, testing it out on land, sea and in the air, between New York and Puerto Rico. I’m looking forward to taking it on many more trips abroad and closer to home.

Here are five reasons why it makes the perfect travel tote and information on how you can win one:

1) Appearance

Its classic design is enduring. The nylon fabric (with contrasting brown luggage leather straps and silver tone metal accents) meshes well with any type of attire, from jeans to a business suit.

The neutral sage color (part of the Fall/Winter 2016 Limited Edition) isn’t too light or too dark so it doesn’t show scuffs or stains. The light-colored interior makes it easy to spot whatever you are looking for inside.

2) Comfort 

Heavy bags only get heavier when they’re filled. This one starts off lightweight with adjustable straps that are comfortable enough to place on your shoulder when running from one airline terminal to another.

3) Roomy

Carryon bags need to have ample space to bring everything you need as well as everything you’ll pick up along the way—whether it’s a sandwich (because your airline offers no food on a 4-hour flight) or extra reading material. The spacious tote has expandable side zips when you need a little extra room.

Zippered expandable sides

Zippered expandable sides

4) Plenty of pockets

The heart of this purse is the padded computer section in the center, which allowed me to confidently leave my laptop cover at home. The laptop compartment can hold a 15.6” laptop and is easily accessible when you have to remove the laptop passing through airport security. It also has a place for an e-reader.

I counted 11 individual pockets (there may be more) so there truly is a place for everything. Some were open and others zippered. The bonus: the dangling zippered card case on the outside that I used for my business cards.

Outside zippered card case

Outside zippered card case

5) Zillions of zippers

The tote doesn’t skimp on zippers or zippered spaces. The zipper closure across the entire top is perfect for sliding a bag securely under the seat in front of you on the airline. Another zippered compartment on the front and a rear pocket with a magnetic closure offer handy places to store a wallet and cellphone.

Fully zipped top

Fully zipped top


Bottom line: A perfect travel tote

Silver tone protective studs on bottom

Silver tone protective studs on bottom

Victorinox has a long-history of making superior products since 1884. If the name sounds familiar, this is because it’s the same Swiss company that created the legendary Original Swiss Army Knife.

Now a global company, it has been manufacturing travel gear since 1999. In the case of this travel tote, the company seems to have thought of everything a frequent traveler would want in the perfect travel tote.

Victorinox Swiss Army

See the full collection of Victorinox Swiss Army Travel Gear here.


THE GIVEAWAY

Victorinox Swiss Army has agreed to give a Victorinox Victoria Expandable travel tote in the new sage color (currently retailing for $179.00 on Amazon) to one lucky reader of More Time To Travel.

  • To enter, leave a brief comment below explaining why you would like to win this tote.
  • One reader will be randomly chosen.
  • Sorry, limited to U.S. addresses only.
  • All entries must be submitted by November 8, 2016.

Disclosure: We received a Victorinox travel tote for the purpose of this review but any opinions expressed in this post are our own.

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    Monica Rossick
    October 21, 2016 at 7:13 am

    This tote looks great. I need a new one for my upcoming China trip. My current tote was a quick substitute for a “broken strap” travel disaster. It’s very inadequate.

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      Patricia
      October 26, 2016 at 10:27 pm

      This tote/ purse would be perfect for my up going travels. The colour is neutral and will suit all my travel clothes. It is strong and large enough for my impulsive travel shopping habit. The bag will fascilitate my need to over organize myself and cause those momentary lapses of panic as I look in all the wonderful zippered compartments in the purse and cannot find that one item I need at that moment. The tote also has a nice look so when I hand it to the man in my life in a store he will not fight holding it while I try the shoes on. Mostly I love the Victorinox brand of quality and would ba a proud owner?????!

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      LARRY SEGALL
      November 2, 2016 at 12:44 pm

      Great companion tote for our 40th anniversary jaunt to Bora Bora with my husband on his 72d bd handy, useful, versatile v.e. known for its friendly travel totes Larry.

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    Sherril McGann
    October 21, 2016 at 11:27 am

    This would be great when we travel to our timeshare every year.

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    Mary Charlebois
    October 21, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    I’ll be spending 30 days in the south of England in 2017. This bag will be perfect as my day-tripper. I’ll be traveling via planes, trains, ferries and buses. A lightweight and durable tote is in order. Thanks for the opportunity! –MaryGo

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    Adrienne Gordon
    October 21, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    I travel for work quite a bit and a new tote would be great.

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    Ashley C
    October 21, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    I would love to win because this looks like a great, roomy tote perfect for travel of all kinds!

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    Sheryl Kraft
    October 21, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Love this color! Love this tote! Need something to stuff my stuff into, that won’t weigh me down.

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    Margaret Smith
    October 21, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    I travel often from NJ to visit family whom live in SC. Winning this tote would make it easy for me to bring along pretty much everything I need to make traveling easier. I also love that it’s lightweight and comfortable to carry.

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    McKim
    October 21, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Right now I carry one of my kids’ old Winnie the Pooh backpacks. This would be a big step up!

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    Liz N
    October 21, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    I’ve been fortunate enough to do a few trips this year and still have 2 ahead of me! I need my own bag I love so I can stop stealing my husband’s bag with a zillion pockets (I like to stay organized). I need a good bag to hold my laptop and all the other goodies I travel with!

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    Sharon
    October 21, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    11 pockets! Sounds like my kind of travel bag! Please count me in.

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    Kathy
    October 21, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Planning a trip to Italy. Long overseas flight and what seems to be endless taxi rides, this bag would be fabulous to try!

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    elizabeth p
    October 22, 2016 at 12:25 am

    This tote would fit all of my junk. Thanks for the chance.

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    Deb C
    October 22, 2016 at 1:48 am

    I would like to win this tote because it quite functional and has a clean, no nonsense style. People see what you are carrying onto a plane, I’d like it to look nice.

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    Alexandra Grabbe
    October 22, 2016 at 7:40 am

    This tote would perfectly match the winter coat I found last week in a consignment shop. I like the extra zippers, but my favorite feature is the protective studs on the bottom, so important in maintaining cleanliness in airports. I have been looking for a lightweight carryon and this one fits the bill. I will be taking it to Sweden, a trip which involves getting off an airplane not once but twice with two connecting flights to reach my destination in Lulea.

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    Sara Sullivan
    October 22, 2016 at 10:05 am

    I love that the Victoria tote is expandable. When I travel I like to carry a tote in lieu of carrying a handbag. It gives a bit of extra room for small shopping purchases. The sage color looks good with everything!

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    Linda Lansford
    October 22, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    I need this for traveling and to keep me organized

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    Alice
    October 22, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Traveling with kids. Could use something roomy that looks good as well.

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    Brittney House
    October 23, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    I travel a lot and like to carry a lot of things with me like snacks, books, electronics but they don’t always fit in my purse. I would like this so I can carry everything i’ll need with me on the plane.

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    Teresa Martin
    October 23, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    I travel alot and this would be perfect to carry everything I need.

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    Rosanne
    October 25, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    I’ve had tote bags before but everything gets lost in that big space especially my cell phone. I LOVE that this one has so many pockets to help me be my organized self.

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    Vunda V
    October 26, 2016 at 7:44 am

    we actually travel quite a bit, and I LOVE having bags that zip fully, the extra pockets are great too

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    Kelley W.
    October 26, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    I love a bag that looks great and is functional. I love the zippers, compartments and studs on the bottom of the bag. It would work well in all the travel situations I have in my future – planes, cars, ships. Love the color. Anything that aids in organization is needed in my world!

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    Pete L
    October 26, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    My wife would love this bag, as she always carries a LOT of stuff when she travels. Not being snarky, as I many times that stuff comes in very handy.

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    Beverly Hill
    October 26, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Thank you for giving me a chance to win this tote bag. It is perfect for carrying all the stuff I need to have wherever I travel, whether by plane, car, etc. (Instead of four different bags, only one to keep up with.) Thanks again!

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    patricia skinner
    October 26, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    I would love to win because I would like to visit family in another state. I need a bag that can carry all the essentials.

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    Vera K
    October 26, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    This tote would be a great carry-on to hold my iPad and other important stuff when I travel.

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    Kim Henrichs
    October 26, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    I would love to win this because the color and style both are awesome and it would be perfect for my weekend trips to Austin!

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    Vera P.
    October 27, 2016 at 9:11 am

    This would be the perfect travel tote. Newly retired and have just started working on my “bucket list”. I have been looking for a bag that would organize all the stufff I tend to pack “just in case” it’s needed!

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    Carole Fortune
    October 27, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    What a fantastic tote to take on an adventure! I have a drawer full of various sized bags and haven’t found the perfect companion. I believe this travel tote is it! Lots of zippers – a must! Lots of room for my camera and other essential carry-ons. I love the shoulder strap and the side zippers for expansion, depending on the trip and how much I need to take. This tote is something I would purchase even if I don’t win.

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    Christine G
    October 28, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    A sage neutral light weight expandable travel tote with oodles of pockets zipped and unzipped??? Now that is something I would enjoy winning. This would be a major help when traveling on the train to various flower shows and festivals around the USA. Please pick me ;-)!!!

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    Angela Saver
    October 28, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    I would love to win this tote so I can use it when we travel! My current tote is too small so I end up using several small bags so this would be awesome to keep everything together & organized !

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    Laura S
    October 29, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Love the color! I have a 10 year travel plan mapped out and I’m well on my way to visiting all my bucket list locations. One thing I’ve learned is that the right bag can make all the difference when traveling. This Victorinox bag looks perfect for the way I travel.

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    Theresa Clift
    October 29, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    I would love to win because of flying on no frills airline Frontier. This would meet their one personal size carry on and the bag looks fab!

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    Diana
    October 29, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Oh, this would be perfect for our first 2017 trip on Viking Ocean Cruise. The bag you carry really does make so much difference. Zippers, compartments are essential for a good travel bag and it looks like this meets all the needs!

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    cheryl larimer
    October 30, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    Thank you for the introduction to this Victorinox Victoria Sage Expandable Travel Tote. I love love love all the zippers and space. I would love to use it for hauling all the stuff for my husband and 11 grandchildren or maybe just keep it for just me and my travel things on our getaways.

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    Susan Chester
    November 2, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    This would be awesome to take on an airplane. They usually let you take one carry on bag and this would be a sturdy roomy bag to take on a trip.

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    katherine
    November 4, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    This would be such a classy purse totake on my travels

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    Ellie Wright
    November 5, 2016 at 11:29 am

    I would love to win this to take on my trip to Vegas next month. It was a gift from a friend and I’m a reluctant and inexperienced traveler. This looks perfect to carry with me.

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    Stephanie Phelps
    November 5, 2016 at 11:31 am

    I would love to win this tote because it is so stylish and always well done by Victorinox Swiss Army. Would be so nice to tote during the holidays and all the traveling that we do!

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    Michelle H.
    November 6, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    I would love to win this because the bag looks roomy and well-made.

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    Rachel Freer
    November 6, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    I would like to win this tote because I know my sister could use it. I would give it to her for Christmas.

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    Erica B.
    November 6, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    I could see using this all the time!

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    Heather Kelly
    November 6, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    I would love to win this tote because I need something better than a padded backpack to carry my laptop in for work and play too! I travel back and forth a few times a year to California with one, two or all three of my children. This Tote would get a lot of use by Me! Rarely do I ever find something that I’d like to have or win! But I’d love to win this!

    mysticbutterfly37 at yahoo.com

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    Aaron
    November 6, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    I would like to win and share this with a special friend.

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    Lauren
    November 7, 2016 at 9:00 am

    This would be perfect for my family vacations.

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    Annmarie W.
    November 7, 2016 at 9:13 am

    I love the look of this tote…and the fact that it has so many pockets! Looks perfect for when I travel anywhere!

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    Darlene Owen
    November 7, 2016 at 9:16 am

    I want to win this tote for my daughter-in-law as she would use it as a diaper bag, she is expecting her 5th child in Feb. and would love a tote to care all her stuff in.

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    lisa kay
    November 7, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Love this tote!
    Perfect for short getaways!

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    Nancy
    November 7, 2016 at 9:37 am

    I’d love to have this sturdy and attractive tote. It would be a perfect sidekick for me when I travel.

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    gala
    November 7, 2016 at 11:05 am

    This tote would be a great help during my international trips with kids , when I need to carry not only laptop but some devices for kids too, and don’t forget all those documents (pasports , etc)

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    Mary Beth Elderton
    November 7, 2016 at 11:16 am

    I really like this! We do a lot of car trips. With the suitcases in the back, this tote is perfect for those things we need to have on hand.

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    TallulahJane
    November 7, 2016 at 11:47 am

    My daughter is in college and this would be a great and simple travel bag for her to carry up those 3 flights of dorm steps. I think she would love the color.

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    Leah Shumack
    November 7, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    This would be perfect for my daughter! She’s outgrown the backpack and needs something a little bit bigger when we travel. Now it’s tablet, charger, books…no more just coloring books and crayons!

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    meghan
    November 7, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    This would be awesome for travel!

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    susan smoaks
    November 7, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    I would like to win this bag because it would really come in handy for my travels. I love the way it looks and I think it will last a long time.

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    Jessica Ruggiero
    November 7, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    I would love to win this because my current purse is very old and worn out

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    Charlene Canfield
    November 7, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    I would love to win this bag. I love the color all the space and all the zippers. I guess I love everything about it. I could use it for so many different occasions!

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    Sarah Gillespie
    November 7, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    I would love to win this for my mom who travels a lot and is very much a “one size fits all” person. She would love it for her short trips where she doesn’t need too much space or for her long vacations where she needs a bit more room.

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    Pam Halligan
    November 7, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    I want to win because the zipper on the bag I use for traveling recently ripped. This bag would make an awesome replacement.

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    Audra
    November 7, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    I would love to win this as a gift for my cousin.

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    Brenda Elsner
    November 7, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    I would love to win this for our upcoming vacation for next year.

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    Claire
    November 7, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    I travel a lot and id love to update my luggage

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    KENNETH OHL
    November 7, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    my wife always has so many papers and files for work this would be great for her

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    Yona Williams
    November 7, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    I would love to have this bag because it has a lot of pockets and zippers, which really comes in handy when you’re traveling.

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    violet taylor
    November 7, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    sigh. my bag just fell apart at the seams. i need a largeish bag to tote my daughters basics with me, but i dont need a diaper bag. i never get nice things for me.

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    Kristin C
    November 7, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    This tote would be great for work travel – it’ is both stylish and neutral and looks to have enough for everything I’d need on a business trip.

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    Pamela
    November 7, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    What a great and versatile bag! I would love to have this bag for business travel as well as for local adventures when I have my little grandchildren in tow! It would be great to keep their things organized.

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    Laurie Nykaza
    November 7, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    I would love this wonderful tote because I have to carry all of my son diabetic supplies and food when we go out and this looks like it hold a lot of items in it. I do travel often so I would get so much use out of it. I like the style and color too.

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    Kira Thompson
    November 7, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    This tote would be great not for just traveling but for our weekday routines at home. I am always in need of having my diabetic supplies and snacks nearby especially from picking up my son monday thru friday from school to head to his therapy appointments. Always in need of having distraction supplies (toys, gummies, DS, fidget toys) to keep him calm and focused on our drive to therapy and for keeping him busy in the waiting room. We currently have a book bag with supplies on hand for his supplies and a makeup bag for mine. The travel tote looks very roomy with lots of compartments to separate things from each other, which with a ASD son things need to be separated from each other at all times.

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    Julie Waldron
    November 7, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    I would like to win this tote because it would be great for our annual trip to Mackinac Island. It wouldn’t take up much room & it doesn’t look bulky. I like the color too.

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    Nadine Stacy
    November 7, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    I need to replace all my luggage as it got wet and then got moldy as a result of torrential rain and localized flooding causing us to lose everything in a storage unit.

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    Gricelda
    November 7, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    I would love to win this. It would be perfect for when I travel.

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    Jackie
    November 7, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    I would love to win this for my daughter. She lives in the city but comes home every couple of weeks by train for a visit. This would be a great bag for traveling (and I love the color).
    Thank you!

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    Breanne
    November 7, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    I would love to win this for my mom who loves to travel.

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    Margaret S Porter
    November 7, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    I would love this for my travels. I love to go on trips to foreign countries at least once a year.

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    Kelley Roach
    November 7, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    This would be great when we travel

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    Melissa Breland
    November 7, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    This bag sounds like it would be amazing for my upcoming cruise! All of that secure space sounds ideal for travelling!!

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    Christian Alejandro
    November 7, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    My girlfriend and I are planning at trip at the beginning of the year. She would probably find this bag great for traveling.

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    Laurie Emerson
    November 7, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    I would like to win this tote as I do a lot of traveling. I love totes which are not only fashionable but also versatile. This is the perfect size to put everything I travel with in and also leave room for any extras I bring back with me.

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    Amanda Patterson
    November 7, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    I would love to win this tote because I am going to be traveling to europe next summer and this bag would be a great carry on!

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    Danielle
    November 7, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    I do a lot of traveling and this would be the perfect bag to carry on the plane.

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    Shea Balentine
    November 7, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    I’d love to have this! For one, I’m a huge fan of Victorinox and their products. I even use their knives in my kitchen! And two, hubby and I travel a lot… we are even taking our teens on an exploring/geocaching/prospecting week long road trip over Christmas break. This would be perfect to take with me! Thanks for the chance!

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    Darlene Cruz
    November 8, 2016 at 12:30 am

    Never found the right tote with pockets to be happy with.

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    Angela Saver
    November 8, 2016 at 12:41 am

    I would love to win this tote for when we travel because it is roomy so I would have room for everything I bring along!

    Andysavi.Mom@gmail.com

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    Stephanie Liske
    November 8, 2016 at 2:11 am

    I would love to win this for a new over night bag.

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    Angie W
    November 8, 2016 at 5:58 am

    I love that this is lightweight because I need to watch what I carry. That makes the weight more manageable. I also love all of the pockets – so great for organizing everything! I need this for my upcoming travels!

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    Marilyn R.
    November 8, 2016 at 7:52 am

    I need a carry on tote like this. I like the compartments and durability.

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    Tracy Shafer
    November 8, 2016 at 11:23 am

    This would be so great for my trip home to Ohio for Christmas! It looks light and very roomy!

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    Rosey
    November 8, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Id like to win to use it for light traveling.

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    Angie P
    November 8, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    I would love this tote. I like that it’s lightweight…I hate when a bag is cute but weighs a ton even when it’s empty. I like that it has a lot of space and compartments.

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    Richard Hicks
    November 8, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    I want to win because it is well designed and I can surprise my wife with it!

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    Carolyn Daley
    November 8, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    I would love to win this tote because it is spacious and contains several pockets. It would be nice to take on a trip or to a day at the beach with a towel, sunscreen, hat, snacks, sandals, etc.

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    Krystal Dunlap
    November 8, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    I would love to win this tote to use as my purse. I have four kids two being twins who are 5 so always have extra stuff in my purse. I need a new large purse!

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    Trisha McKee
    November 8, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    I would love to win, because I just landed my dream job, and I need to look the part and have the tools to make this career change a great, simple transition.

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    MARIA SIMON
    November 8, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    would love to win this for the times we travel such a great bag thank you

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    Sand
    November 8, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    I would love to win this for the next time I travel!

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    AEKZ2
    November 8, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    I would love to win this tote because it would be perfect for work.

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