Congratulations to Ashley C., the winner of the Baggallini Lift.
Thanks all for entering.
My new Baggallini purse, called The Lift, is the perfect travel purse for women over-50, especially on walking tours (one of my favorite ways to explore cities). Here are five reasons why:
1) The purse is attractive but doesn’t attract unwanted attention.
As much as they think of themselves as forever young, women of a certain age are more vulnerable targets for pickpockets than burly young men. Thus, it isn’t prudent for them to carry designer purses that advertise what might be inside. The Lift is sophisticated without being showy. The fabric is durable and water-resistant so it still looks new after multiple uses. Depending on the color, in a pinch, this purse can easily transition from daywear to nightwear.
2) It’s lightweight.
I hate “shouldering the burden” of a heavy purse. Even the lightest purse can get heavy quickly when filled with travel essentials. At least, this one starts out light!
3) It’s accessible.
It’s roomy enough but not too deep so that objects get forever lost at the bottom. The zipper on the top allows easy access (as compared to purses with flap overs or drawstrings). The risks of a purse with an open top are simply too great for a tourist. The bright fabric lining also prevents items from getting lost in a sea of blackness.
4) It has plenty of pockets, both inside and out.
When I travel, I tend to take some necessities wherever I go: a smartphone, a small wallet, camera and notepad and pen. If I’m lucky enough to be somewhere sunny, I also want my sunglasses. The Lift’s convenient outside pocket is a perfect size for a smartphone; it even has a pull-through hole for headphones. Other outside pockets are great for stashing items you want to grab at a moment’s notice. (Have you ever missed a Kodak moment because you couldn’t get your camera out quickly?) And there is more pocket space inside to store your hotel key and the business card of the address or the restaurant you’re looking for, and much more.
5) It’s comfortable.
It’s made of a flexible fabric with an adjustable strap, which can be worn on my shoulder or if I’m concerned about security, the bag can also be worn as a crossbody.
This isn’t my first Baggallini. I also took a smaller one with me when we went on safari in Africa. But I’m always amazed about the smart design of the line—although it shouldn’t be surprising. Two flight attendants founded the company!
When I was thinking about perfect purses for the over-50 traveler, I realized that on most long trips, I take along three purses: a zipper top tote bag for flying (I usually use a Longchamps bag); a small lightweight (usually cloth or nylong) wristlet or clutch for evenings, and a cross-body bag like The Lift for walking tours and day trips. I like the zippered tote for traveling because it has ample space for extras on the way home and I don’t have to worry that its contents will fall out when it’s stashed under the seat in front of me on the plane. A small wristlet or clutch in a neutral color always feels elegant for dress-up.
For sure, this Baggallini will be my go-to purse for cruises and city tours!
- The makers of Baggallini have agreed to provide The Lift to one randomly selected reader of More Time To Travel.
- The bag comes in six colors (Mine is pewter gray with a raspberry interior.) To enter the contest, choose one of the colors from those shown on the Baggallini website and write the color of the bag you would like to win in the comment section below on or before midnight, EST, April 24, 2016. Sorry, limited to addresses in U.S. or Canada only.
- The winner will be announced here.
Disclosure: We received a Baggallini Lift for review but any opinions expressed in this post are our own. When travel products don’t meet our satisfaction, we never post positive reviews.
LauraApril 1, 2016 at 9:00 am
OMG, I love this bag! I would love to have it in raven (black).
Kristin HenningApril 1, 2016 at 9:27 am
Donna JankeApril 1, 2016 at 10:03 am
This looks like a great bag for travelling. I’d like to have it in the pewter colour.
Kathy CooneyApril 1, 2016 at 10:55 am
I would like the travel purse in the Raven color – love it!
K. WarnolApril 1, 2016 at 11:08 am
Pewter please – looks like it would be a great addition for travel needs!
tiffany c (@sweetmatcha)April 1, 2016 at 11:24 am
in love with the pewter! I can see myself using this everyday, def useful for all the day trips with my kiddos! Love all the pockets and the fact it’s a crossbody! Thanks for the chance!
Diane BorsellinoApril 15, 2016 at 3:44 am
I love this bag and when I win it I would like it in the color of straw.
Portia WorthyApril 1, 2016 at 4:42 pm
The bag is beautiful. I would love to have the bag in raven (Black)!
Lise AumaisApril 1, 2016 at 6:38 pm
Azul please, it is my favorite color!
Barbara LimaApril 1, 2016 at 7:15 pm
I love their bags! I would love Poppy! Thank you!
Elizabeth RayApril 1, 2016 at 10:03 pm
I love it in Raven.
Susan EricksonApril 1, 2016 at 11:30 pm
I’d love the Baggalini in Pewter
Cynthia CApril 2, 2016 at 8:32 am
This would be perfect for me in Pewter.
DebApril 2, 2016 at 11:30 am
I would love this in pewter for my upcoming trip to see my daughter in Barcelona! Thanks!
Linda LansfordApril 2, 2016 at 2:04 pm
I want the color azul
Mary CloudApril 2, 2016 at 3:20 pm
I would choose the Azul Blue
mickeyfanApril 2, 2016 at 3:39 pm
Pewter would be neutral, but not boring black!
jberryApril 2, 2016 at 3:42 pm
I think I’d prefer THE LIFT in Grasshopper.
Denise SApril 2, 2016 at 4:26 pm
I would choose the Straw color.
Debbi WellensteinApril 2, 2016 at 7:18 pm
I like the poppy color. What a great bag!
Jennifer RApril 2, 2016 at 10:31 pm
I like the grasshopper color for the Baggallini bag.
Nancy D. BrownApril 2, 2016 at 11:01 pm
I’d like this bag in Azul, por favor!
CherylApril 2, 2016 at 11:28 pm
I would like to win raven.
Ashley CApril 3, 2016 at 9:57 am
I love the pewter color! It would go with everything!
CandaceSApril 3, 2016 at 10:05 am
The pewter bag would be a great addition to my travel gear. Thank-you.
Jimi SparlinApril 3, 2016 at 4:29 pm
I’d love to win this bag in Grasshopper Green !
katherine kApril 3, 2016 at 5:18 pm
I love the pewter or the poppy
Cathy HowardApril 3, 2016 at 6:42 pm
Well problem is a love several of the colors! But to get the most use of this fabulous Baggallini, I finally decided on Pewter…it will go with most everything!
Melissa CApril 3, 2016 at 9:25 pm
This would be perfect for my upcoming Asia trip! The Pewter looks great!
Rajee PandiApril 4, 2016 at 7:16 pm
BrendaApril 5, 2016 at 11:07 am
What a gorgeous bag – my choice is pewter!!
CeilApril 5, 2016 at 11:19 am
Pewter looks very versatile. That’s the one for me.
Kathleen BApril 5, 2016 at 11:36 am
Raven, love it!
Angeline MunozApril 5, 2016 at 11:49 am
I’ve fallen in love with the color Ocean. Great purse for travel!
FayeApril 5, 2016 at 11:50 am
This bag is what I have been looking for! Pewter would be the best color for me.
Marta WittApril 5, 2016 at 11:51 am
Love Baggalini. Did my first travel with one and haven’t had one since it wore out years later. I would love a new one in Grasshopper.
Meryl BaerApril 5, 2016 at 1:27 pm
A perfect travel companion. Pewter, please!
Kelly DApril 5, 2016 at 2:31 pm
I like the straw color.
Sue LApril 5, 2016 at 3:10 pm
I’ve always wanted a Baggalini! Pewter would be my preferred color. It would go with all the colors in my wardrobe.
Rosemary CarstensApril 5, 2016 at 3:54 pm
Raven please–it would be perfect for an upcoming trip!
LivivuaApril 5, 2016 at 4:35 pm
I like the ocean color
Kim HenrichsApril 5, 2016 at 6:10 pm
I LOVE the Ocean color!
Melissa CApril 5, 2016 at 11:30 pm
I really like the bold Poppy color
Valerie TateApril 6, 2016 at 2:18 am
Hmmm…although I think all the colors are amazing I’ll have to choose Pewter!!
Anne Woodyard (@MusicandMarkets)April 6, 2016 at 3:52 am
Oh it’s hard to choose – that poppy is so appealing! But I’ll go with straw – would be great for summer travel!
Kay LynnApril 6, 2016 at 9:21 am
What a great bag! I would go with the pewter too.
Laura WernetApril 6, 2016 at 7:45 pm
Elizabeth JosephApril 6, 2016 at 7:46 pm
I like the simplicity and unobtrusiveness of straw.
Di TylerApril 6, 2016 at 8:15 pm
I love the colour Azul!
Sarah LynchApril 7, 2016 at 3:56 pm
I would love to win this bag in the Raven color.
Lisa AnnApril 7, 2016 at 10:12 pm
I’d like to win the poppy bag.
natasha lamoreuxApril 8, 2016 at 6:32 pm
Let me just say this is an amazing bag. I love the Baggalini in Pewter.
Melissa CApril 9, 2016 at 3:34 pm
I also like the grasshopper it is a beautiful color
Ali CelestinoApril 9, 2016 at 8:46 pm
I Love the pewter bag!!
Mary Jo ManzanaresApril 10, 2016 at 1:48 am
Raven, it will go with everything. (Although ocean is pretty darn lovely as well.)
Michele BaronApril 11, 2016 at 7:02 pm
What a wonderful bag! My favorite color is pewter
Sarah LApril 11, 2016 at 9:24 pm
I am over 50. I like this bag in Azul. I like the light weight and all the pockets.
Thanks for the contest.
Debbra Dunning BrouilletteApril 11, 2016 at 11:56 pm
I also have two Baggallini bags and would love to have this one in Azul! It would be perfect for my tropical travels!
Roberta NitkaApril 12, 2016 at 11:15 am
Great bag! I’d love it in straw.
Terry StevensApril 12, 2016 at 1:59 pm
I love this bag and so many colors to choose. The ocean color is my favorite.
Christine GeaneyApril 12, 2016 at 4:22 pm
clynsgApril 13, 2016 at 11:55 am
I like several of the colors, but think Raven would be best for general wear.
KarinApril 18, 2016 at 6:45 am
Just stumbled upon your site and love it!
Azul color for me, please!
Laura SApril 18, 2016 at 6:17 pm
I like the Ocean color
Deb CApril 20, 2016 at 12:57 am
I love Baggallini bags. They are so well made. The Lift would be great for me in the Straw color.
Diane MacfarlaneApril 20, 2016 at 2:23 pm
What a great website! Giveaways are an inspiration, and should I be selected, I’d love the Azul Baggalini. Looks like some of my camera accessories would slip right in, and all of my wildlife guides.
Lana simanovickiApril 21, 2016 at 4:47 am
Pewter is my favorite thank you for this great giveaway
Donna LApril 21, 2016 at 6:38 pm
I would like the black color purse.
Sheila K.April 21, 2016 at 6:43 pm
I would like to have the raven Baggallini, please!
Erica B.April 21, 2016 at 8:45 pm
I like Pewter.
LaTanyaApril 22, 2016 at 8:59 am
I like the pewter color
susan smoaksApril 22, 2016 at 11:39 am
i want to get the azul.
Debbie YoderApril 22, 2016 at 6:44 pm
I like the color Raven
Hesper FryApril 23, 2016 at 1:25 am
I like the Azul color.
Megan CApril 23, 2016 at 7:22 am
I could really use this. It seems like it has a place for everything I carry. I would pick the grasshopper.
BarbaraApril 23, 2016 at 12:21 pm
What a great problem-solver! I would love the bag in Straw.
T LeeApril 23, 2016 at 1:48 pm
Basic black would be good.
NancyApril 23, 2016 at 5:28 pm
My favorite is the Ocean colored bag.
stephanie bakerApril 23, 2016 at 6:06 pm
Such a great bag! I would love to have it in the color Ocean, though they are all gorgeous & if I were rich, I’d have one in every color because it is the perfect bag.
Tammy ThurberApril 23, 2016 at 7:01 pm
I love the pewter.
Carissa joslynApril 23, 2016 at 7:25 pm
My favorite would be the Azul!! soo pretty. I could really use a new bag right about now!
Emily ZhangApril 23, 2016 at 8:05 pm
I love this bag and would love if it was Raven colored
Laurie EmersonApril 23, 2016 at 9:15 pm
I love the Grasshopper colored bag.
Ellie WrightApril 23, 2016 at 9:47 pm
I would love it in Pewter.
Stephanie PhelpsApril 23, 2016 at 10:12 pm
I would love to have the straw colored one please!
Paula HafnerApril 23, 2016 at 11:12 pm
I would pick the Raven or Ocean.
Jenny SApril 24, 2016 at 12:00 am
The Raven is beautiful!
Kristi CApril 24, 2016 at 8:28 am
I love the grasshopper.
Stephanie LiskeApril 24, 2016 at 12:55 pm
I love the Raven.
Chantale AumaisApril 24, 2016 at 1:18 pm
I love the color Raven!
AaronApril 24, 2016 at 5:01 pm
I like the Raven!
Claudia DavisApril 24, 2016 at 5:47 pm
I love the pewter bag and just in time for my trip to the Mediterranean!
Lori F.April 24, 2016 at 6:50 pm
I love pewter.
Richard HicksApril 24, 2016 at 9:09 pm
I like Raven best
BreanneApril 24, 2016 at 10:09 pm
I’d love pewter.
Michelle H.April 24, 2016 at 11:11 pm
I like Azul.
SandApril 24, 2016 at 11:45 pm
I would like to win it in raven.