Packing it in + Lo & Sons OG Bag

(Photo Credit Lo & Sons)

I travel – a lot. Honestly, I tend to pack a lot more than I really need. What can I say? I like to be prepared. Ask Susan. She constantly makes fun of me when we travel. She shows up with the smallest bag and has twice as much as I do in my 21″ pilot carry on. I am always amazed at her mad packing skills. So when I had the opportunity to review this gorgeous Lo & Sons O.G. (Overnight & Gym Bag) Women’s Lightweight Travel Bag I jumped at the chance to see if I could take everything I needed in one small overnight bag. I took a trip to Chicago this week. 3 days, 2 nights. I packed EVERYTHING I needed into my Lo & Sons O.G. Army Green Bag. Seriously.

I have to admit I fell in love with these bags when I saw them. Their snappy exterior adorned with polished hardware and leather straps definitely made me do a double take. “Lo & Sons bags are built to help you travel light, without compromising functionality and style. Every single feature – from the water resistant nylon inner and exterior that repel stains to the signature internal strap system – was designed to meet the needs of frequent flyers. What’s more, each lightweight bag has tons of accessible pockets, a laptop compartment, and an adjustable sleeve for sliding over your suitcase handles. Translation: less fumbling, more globetrotting.”


If I wouldn’t have seen it for myself I might not have believed how much went into this bag. So I’m going to show you. I used Susan’s rolling technique for all my clothes and WOW does it save room. Here’s a breakdown of exactly what’s in there (contents pictured above):

– 10″ netbook, plug and mouse
– flat iron
– makeup bag
– hairbrush
– sweater
– chunky necklace, cuff bracelet
– 3 long sleeve shirts
– jeans
– camisole
– pajama pants
– 2 pairs socks
– undergarments
– knit hat

P.S. I could have gotten a pair of heels in there (there’s an awesome side zipper for it) but I was going to Chicago and opted to just wear boots. It’s cold there and I’m a wimp. The end.

This bag isn’t just a pretty face either. She’s incredibly smartly designed and manufactured. There are a bazillion compartments. All padded. So much roomΒ  you’ll be amazed. AMAZED. It’s pretty much the little black dress (or army green) of travel bags. Lo & Sons have literally thought of everything with this bag. Take a look for yourself.

Trust me you want this bag. It’s unlike any other travel bag I have ever tried. Travel light & look smart? Yes, please! Lucky for you ONE lucky bell’alimento reader is going to WIN the same Lo & Sons O.G. Army Green Bag! It’s a great neutral color that goes with everything!


1 Lo & Sons O.G. Army Green Travel Bag ($295 Retail Value)

  • Patented design that features an internal support strap system
  • Adjustable back panel sleeve that secures bag over luggage handle
  • Main compartment features 1 padded laptop pocket, 1 smaller padded laptop for a tablet and/or work documents, 1 small zipper pocket, and 2 small open pockets
  • 1 side pocket for shoes or heels
  • 1 front zipper compartment with 4 smaller internal pockets and a key leash
  • Detachable messenger strap

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Psst … Can’t wait? I don’t blame you. How about 30% OFF! Use the code “HOLIDAYS2012)” at checkout! Valid until January 1, 2013


Disclaimer: Lo & Sons provided me with an O.G. Army Green Travel Bag for review and are providing one lucky bell’alimento with the same bag. Opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.


  1. 1

    Hmmm …. where to go? I might have to plan a trip just to use it. I’m thinking Nashville to see my sis or maybe someplace exotic, like Turks and Caicos.

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    Jill J /

    Hmm first place I would take it – I’m working on booking a cruise to Alaska, so I think that would be it!!

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    rain /

    I will definitely want to bring this to my trip to Spain in January!

  4. 4

    I think it would make a great stylish gym bag!

  5. 5

    I would take it to Chicago! I’m heading there after Christmas, so this would come in handy!

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    TK /

    to the farmers market!

  7. 7

    I’ll take my Lo & Sons bag to Las Vegas, baby! πŸ˜‰

  8. 8

    What a fantastic bag! I could definitely use one of these.

  9. 9

    I love this bag!!! I can’t believe you can fit so much into it!

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    vaishali /

    To Auburn, visiting friend and my alma mater

  11. 11
    Sara /

    I would hopefully take it on a weekend trip to New Orleans, promised by my husband!

  12. 12
    Michelle /

    To New Orleans!

  13. 13
    Kel /

    To Minnesota for Christmas!

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    Philby /

    I would take my Lo & Sons bag with me on my trip to Washington to see my family for the holidays!

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    Danae /

    I would take mine to Chicago to see my best friend for a weekend getaway! I am forever searching for a good weekender bag!

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    Stephen Weinberg /

    I would take my wife to Portugal! She might need more than just this bag though…

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    Alessandra /

    I’m going to visit friends and family in Italy so this bag would be great!

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    Megan L. /

    I would so so so so take this everywhere! It’s gorgeous.

  19. 19

    Oooh, I’d LOVE to have a travel bag like this! Hubby will be going to Vegas for work soon, so I’d take it with me when I tag along! πŸ™‚

  20. 20

    I would take it to work & the gym of course! No big trips coming up but hopefully something will pop up in the spring πŸ™‚

  21. 21

    I have a weekend trip to Philly coming up next month and I’d love to use JUST this one bag!

  22. 22
    Cindi /

    I would use this fabulous bag on a daily basis
    and when visiting our youngest son who goes
    away to college and our oldest son who just
    moved into his first home!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  23. 23

    I would take the bag everywhere!

  24. 24
    Tammy Daves /

    Awesome bag and giveaway – thanks – I would take it to Texas when I get to fly home in Feb to see friends and Family!

  25. 25
    Babs /

    This bag looks fabulous! I travel for work a lot and have looked for a great bag. This looks like just the ticket.

  26. 26
    Elle Johnson /

    Everywhere. Can we say ‘new diaper bag?!?’

  27. 27
    Lisa Bailey /

    I’m going on an anniversary weekend trip and am packing right now (rathe poorly) so I’d take mine to The Homestead in Hot Springs, VA.

  28. 28
    Stefanie /

    To Yosemite to visit my family!

  29. 29
    Diamaris /

    I would take it everywhere!!

  30. 30
    Patty T /

    Tahoe for the weekend!

  31. 31

    Hopefully Orlando in what I’m guessing will be a few short months!

  32. 32
    Tori Cole /

    I’m headed to Chicago myself in Jan, and this would be awesome to take with me! πŸ™‚

  33. 33
    Teri /

    I would love to go for a long weekend to visit my parents on the west coast.

  34. 34

    I’d like to take this bag to Colorado when I go to see my first grandchild after he/she is born.

  35. 35

    I would take it with me to Orlando for the Holidays!!!

  36. 36
    ida /

    everywhere I go!

  37. 37
    Mindy Smith /

    Oh my, this would be perfect for my long awaited spring vacation to Puglia, Italy! LOVE it!!!!

  38. 38

    Home for Christmas as my carry-on!

  39. 39
    Michele /

    Thanks for the chance to win this amazing bag! I think that I would want to use the bag everyday πŸ™‚ But the first place that I would travel with it would be to Asheville, NC, to visit family. It’s perfect!

  40. 40
    Debbie /

    Myrtle Beach for Christmas with son, daughter in law and new granddaughter!

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    Latoya /

    Perfect for an upcoming weekend trip to Austin, TX

  42. 42
    Irene /

    I will definitely be taking this bag on a trip to visit my daughter in Washington DC. Now, the trick will be getting it back home after my daughter sees how cool it is!

  43. 43
    Rachel /

    I am going to Disneyland next month, and I could REALLY use this bag!!!!

  44. 44

    This is a gorgeous bag! I can’t believe you can fit so much into it!

    • 44.1

      I know and I just realized I didn’t add a skirt and pair of leggings to the list!

  45. 45
    Karen Lynch /

    Hawaii if I could go anywhere, but realistically probably Georgia.

  46. 46
    Deanna /

    Maui baby!

  47. 47
    melissa /

    Ooooh, I want one!

  48. 48

    Wow, you fit so much in there! But honestly, it’s the snazzy look that attracted me. It’s pretty. So where would I take it? I have no travel planned at the minute, but I would definitely take it on my next work trip wherever that might be to. Or maybe to my parent’s house.

  49. 49

    Ooh, looks perfect for weekend road trips!

  50. 50
    Randi Lynne /

    Would take it anytime I travel!

  51. 51

    would love to travel with this bag!

  52. 52
    barbara n /

    To visit my daughter in Washington, DC

  53. 53
    Jan /

    Perfect gift idea for several people on my list-

  54. 55
    Jan /

    I’d take the bag to visit my sister in Boston…perfect!

  55. 56
    Carole Resnick /

    Useful for my next cruise

  56. 57
    Elin /

    I’d bust it out and we’d go on a shopping spree!

  57. 58
    Jennifer Fitzgibbons /

    The bag is gorgeous! The first place I would take it is to my best friend’s house to make her jealous. lol

  58. 59
    Gigi /

    Would love this bag for my work travels.

  59. 60
    Marcia /

    LOVE this bag! Would take it for a weekend in the country, on a business trip or for a weekend visit with my dad!
    Paula-you are very good, economical packer!!

  60. 61

    I’d take it on a trip to Orlando…trying to convince my husband to go to WDW for a weekend!

  61. 62

    I travel a lot! I love this bag!!!

  62. 63
    Linda S. /

    I’d take it tomorrow on a weekend trip to NYC!

  63. 64
    Sheryl /

    Special weekend getaway

  64. 65
    Kristen /

    We have a trip to Mexico City coming up that would be a perfect test-run!

  65. 66
    Sara /

    To visit my best friend for the weekend.

  66. 67
    Katrina Fries /

    I’d take to Mexico trip.

  67. 68
    rust /

    A trip to Austin. πŸ™‚

  68. 70
    Ateka /

    Thank you for this great giveaway. The color is so pretty.

  69. 71
    Veronica /

    I would LoOoVe to take this bag on our trip coming up in January….and anywhere I go for that matter!

  70. 72

    Thanks for offering the bag. I travel frequently and would enjoy using the bag.

  71. 73

    I might be moving across the country in the next few weeks and this bag would definitely come in handy on that trip!

  72. 74

    Weekend trip to Wisconsin Dells

  73. 75
    alysa /

    My trip to Florida for the holidays

  74. 76

    If I get the job I’ve been interviewing for, I’d use it for my training tip — cross fingers I get it, everyone! Thanks for the chance to win; what a great bag.

  75. 77
    sarah /

    i would take the Lo & Sons bag first to NYC. My boyfriend loves to weekend there and the less bags i have to lug around, the better!

  76. 78
    Suzanne Ripple /

    I would take it to Columbus, Ohio first, to visit my daughter!

  77. 79

    Looks like a fantastic bag!

  78. 80
    Sylvia /

    Have been eyeing this bag for a while now!

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    Sylvia /

    Have been eyeing this bag for a while now! Would take it to Sf in the spring!

  80. 82
    Gail /

    Key West for sure.

  81. 83
    TrishInFL /

    I’d find a place to take it for sure, just not sure where yet!

  82. 84
    Diane /

    I would so take this to me my first grandchild who lives in Puerto Rico. My son is in the US Coast Guard and is currently stationed there.

  83. 85
    Tracy Pryor /

    I would take it to Florida in Jan.

  84. 86
    Shewanna /

    I just got back from overseas and had a huge carry on bag because I can never fit enough stuff in a smaller bag. This looks fantastic! I would love to win!

  85. 87
    Marni Futterman /

    I’d take it on my next business trip!

  86. 89
    Celeste /

    I’d take it to work! (I’m a teacher & always have lots of stuff to tote!)

  87. 90
    Laurel G /

    So cute! I would take I everywhere

  88. 91
    Erika /

    On a weekend trip with my family! Thanks!

  89. 92
    Chrik /

    I’d love to visit Israel again…

  90. 93
    Libby /

    I would take mine on a road trip with my kids!

  91. 94

    This bag looks so wonderful! The ratty case I cart my laptop around in could use a makeover! Would totally use it!

  92. 95

    Love this! Ah so so cute. Would love to have this to upgrade from current ugly laptop bag!

  93. 96
    Renee Richardson /

    On a long overdue overnight stay with hubby, away from the kiddos. Thanks for the awesome giveaway πŸ™‚

    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  94. 97

    I would take my bag to Key West for a quick weekend getaway!

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    Francesca /

    I would take it pretty much everywhere! I have a boat I live on half my time so I would def use it to take my stuff back and forth, it would get lots of use. Love it πŸ™‚
    Good luck to all and happy holidays!

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    Chin S. /

    I would take my bag to Washington DC.

  97. 101

    Such cool bags! I would take it everywhere I go more than likely! I’m like you, I like to be prepared!

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    Sarah H.P. /

    I want to go to NYC as soon as can in the new year so I’d take it there first!

  99. 103
    Emily /

    My boyfriend and I love to take a few days and drive off explore! A bag like this would be so great!

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    Matt /

    This sounds like it would be a great bag for overnight business trips!

  101. 105
    Robin /

    This is perfect for business travel — casual yet polished. I’ve got a conference coming up in January, and I’d love to have it for that!

  102. 106

    not sure we haven’t been on a vacation of any kind in ages! πŸ™‚ but I know it would have books and our tablet and camera for sure πŸ™‚

  103. 107
    Megan /

    I’d take my bag on a quick trip to Ojai!

  104. 108
    Lianne /

    I am in love with these bags! The OMG would make a wonderful work bag, and with that extra shoe pocket I would have no excuse to miss the gym!

  105. 109
    Ronit /

    I will take it to the Dominican Republic (:

  106. 110
    Katy M /

    My husband is taking me to Maui for our 15th wedding anniversary in January- this would definitely be my carry on bag!

    Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!!!

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    winnie /

    gotta have it- started a new job and now have to lug a laptop bag and a purse to work on the train. I’d love to consolidate all my bags into one. The OG in black with gold hardware would be perfect.

  108. 112

    wow I would loveeeeee one of these bags!!

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    SLF /

    Rio de Janeiro!

  110. 114
    Theresa J /

    I would take it on out holiday trip

  111. 115

    I LOVE the simple look of this bag. And I can’t believe you got all that in there!!!!

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    Kristen M. /

    I’m going to Asia this summer on a service project. This bag would be a perfect carry on. It’s attractive but not too fussy for harsher conditions.

  113. 117
    Holly /

    This would make a great work bag. I work as a nurse with 12 hour shifts. It’s amazing how much of your house you pack when you work those long hours.

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    Andrea /

    Where wouldn’t this bad go?!? On weekend trips skiing this winter or to visit family and friends over the season!

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    Nicole /

    First stop: the gym. second stop…home with me for christmas!

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    Lien /

    I wish I had it when I went to the hospital to deliver my baby last month. It would make a perfect hospital bag. I will take this bag with me on an overnight trip away from the kids. Maybe a bed and breakfast place in Napa.

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    Mama Gil /

    Perfect bag, perfect size for a perfect trip!

  118. 122
    Anjana S /

    I would take this bag and go to Europe.

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    Daniela Briceno /

    I would take it to my new year’s trip to New York! we are only staying for 3 nights so this would be the perfect carry on bag.

  120. 124

    Love the simplicity of the design. OK. It’s gotta go on my wish list! Maybe we’ll meet in an airport one of these days, sweet Paula!

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