Packing is something very ironic for me. On a daily basis, I cannot leave home without lugging around a tote that can carry most of my essentials and by essentials I mean the usual suspects: laptop, camera, mobile phones, external battery pack, make up kit, keys, shades, eyeglasses, earphones, water bottle, sometimes I give up my laptop for my Kindle or book. But whenever I travel with my kids, I find myself being a light packer & manage to bring just my mobile phone and wallet, the rest are all of the things they need.
The literal sense of #PackForLife for me is bringing what’s essential for me on a particular day. My bag may be filled with things my kids need or it can be things that I need. Either way, I don’t leave home without a good bag filled with essentials to match my activities for the day.
Last month, I traveled to Cavite along with my fellow bloggers for the Sample Room Launch at Balay Indang. It was a fine day to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The secluded area is a sanctuary to reconnect with nature. So I left the city prepared as I packed my essentials with my current favorite tote.
Balay Indang has a few spots that are oh-so Instagram worthy.
Boho-vibe during Sample Room’s launch. I love how everyone was very game in dressing up.
It’s almost always instant for me to wear skorts or shorts whenever I’m out-of-town. Comfy dressing for trips is a must for me.
Meet my Outdoor Products shoulder tote bag. This reversible bag can be worn two ways–shoulder or sling. I love that it has pockets in and out plus the strap is adjustable. The vertical tote can fit my laptop, camera, make up kit and other essentials. I like how the sleek, slouchy bag blends well with my wardrobe ‘coz of the neutral shade & mix of texture– denim & canvas.
Outdoor Products isn’t limited to bags that one usually bring on adventures such as overnight duffle bags and trekking bags. They’ve come a long way since their humble beginnings back in 1973 when Joel & Perry Altshule in Los Angeles created their “Famous Department Store” which offers Outdoor Products. 40 years after and Outdoor Products is being sold in over 60 countries around the world.
Did you know in the 80s, Outdoor Products was affiliated to all colleges in the USA as well as all the NBA, NFL and MLB teams. Decades after and they’ve collaborated with different brands & characters such as Batman, Superman, Spongebob, Mickey Mouse, Hello Kitty, My Little Twin Stars, Elmo, Betty Boop, Snoopy, Star Wars, Toy Story, Transformers, Detective Conan, Stussy & Bagjack to name a few.
Here’s Angela & I with our Outdoor Products bags. Angela is one of the few bloggers I’ve become close with. We were naturally drawn to each other because we have a lot of things in common.
I consider her as part of my #PackForLife. My pack of people is small but each person in the group contributes to my overall well-being. They are the people who bring out the best in me and encourage me to better. Though I am no social butterfly–I’ve always been awkward socially which leads me to having few friends–I’m really glad I found genuine people who inspire me to be the best version of myself, always.
top & skorts, Zara| gladiator sandals & hat, Topshop| bag, Outdoor Products
Thanks Angela for being my part of my #PackForLife! Want your own Outdoor Products bag? Go ahead and join Outdoor Products’ Instagram giveaway!
- Follow @outdoorproductsph @gojackiego on Instagram. Please make your profile public so your entry will be valid.
- Post a photo of you & your friends doing your usual bonding activity (whether you’re at the mall having coffee, at home hanging out, at the beach, climbing a mountain or anywhere else) & tell us a little something about you guys.
- Don’t forget to tag @outdoorproductsph @gojackiego and use the hashtags #PackForLife and #JackieGoXOutdoorProducts
Every week Outdoor Products will pick one winner. This will run for 8 weeks so you will have more chances to win. Kaya go ahead and send as many entries you want! At the end of the giveaway duration, if I win as the blogger with the most number of joiners who used the hashtag #JackieGoXOutdoorProducts to join the giveaway, I’ll be giving away a special Outdoor Product to another lucky winner. So go lang ng go guuuuys. The more you send your entries, the bigger the chance I can give away more Outdoor Products for you! You can join everyday, every week for the next 8 weeks. 😉
Good luck and have fun posting your #PackForLife 😀