As someone who likes to have a few things when walking the dogs, this Tom Bihn bag certainly comes in handy. Usually I wear cargo pants and stuff the pockets, or if it's colder out a hoodie with pockets. I've even used my bra for holding things - sorry, TMI. :) When I saw this bag I was definitely intrigued because it seemed like a good size. Not too big, not too small. So, I gave it a go. Check it out. It is called their Citizen Canine bag:
They sent this bag to BlogPaws to check out, but did not ask for a review of it. I'm simply letting everyone know about it because I like it.
What do I like about it?
- It's versatile - you can wear it around your waist, over your shoulder, diagnol across your chest or any other way you can make the straps work for you.
- It has two separate pockets. One that is perfect for a phone or ipod and the other is great for your ID, credit cards, keys, etc.
- The treat pocket can hold treats or something like a tennis ball, and you can pull it closed so things don't fall out.
- The straps come on and off the bag fairly easily. It did take me a minute to figure out the technique that made it easy, but once I did it was simple. See the picture below. You have to push the metal hook-like thing down and then unlatch. Don't try to unlatch without moving the metal hook-like thing down. It doesn't work. Sorry for my very non-descript nouns, but I'm not sure what to call the hook-like thing!
- It comes in several colors. I kinda wish I got the purple and gray one.
Check out all the pictures I took and the notes about them.
This is the back of the bag where you can pull out the poop bags and where the smaller pocket is for keys, ID, credit cards, etc.
I removed the over the shoulder strap because I like putting the bag around my waist. The little hooks come off the straps to be used however one sees fit. You can see where I opened up the metal hook-like thing to get the strap off.
Here is a close up of what the strap looks like when it's hooked onto the bag. As I noted above, if you push the metal down just a bit it's pretty easy to un latch the hook and remove the strap.
This is the bottom of the bag where the bags go. There is a metal roll that the bags are on to allow for easy pull off. I actually removed it from mine because I only need to have a couple bags with me when I go anywhere and I found the metal roll and bags to be a little heavy. I am still able to pull the bags out!
Here is the inside of the bag. I put treats in here, but you could use it for other things. It pulls shut and tight with the string shown in the picture.
In the end, I wanted to share the intricies of this little bag because even though they are described to a point on the web, it's always different hearing from someone who actually uses it! I even did a Tout about the bag. Check that out too. And if you decide to try it for yourself, tell Tom Bihn that I sent you! :)