Disclaimer: I was gifted a Mia Tui Sydney backpack in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Having a good smaller bag when travelling is a god-send, and even more so when you are a mum and end up carrying the all important bits and bobs (you know, passports, papers….and snacks!).
Now, I am a big fan of the Mia Tui bags already, and treated myself to one of their slightly larger bags last year, the Mini Jen. It is a great bag and has come on many adventures with me. However, I wanted something just a bit smaller which would be more manageable on a day out too, rather than just for travelling.
The Sydney backpack looked just perfect, so I opted for one in the Air Force Blue and was excited when it arrived super quickly and just in time for our trip to the States.
There are 12 different colour options to chose from, with most of them having the trademark turquoise lining which gives it a real pop. And as well as two smaller front zip compartments (one of which is insulated) and side pockets, it also has a whole host of internal compartments too.
Inside you will find a padded laptop section, insulated bottle holder, pen compartments, a pocket for your mobile phone, and also a clear plastic ziplock bag perfect for liquids if you’re using it on a flight.
And I certainly put the Sydney, and all its compartments to good use on our recent trip which took in the beaches of New Jersey and the cities of Philadelphia and New York.
I’m generally quite fussy with bags and with backpacks especially I tend to suffer quickly with aching shoulders. But testament to how good this bag is, is that I used it not only travelling there and back on the plane (when it was used for passports & papers, my laptop, purse, my small liquids and lots of snacks!) but also every single day during our trip.
It was so comfortable, even when loaded with water bottles for the kids. The straps are wide and padded, which meant that they didn’t dig in at all. It was also brilliantly roomy, and it wasn’t a problem when I generally ended up having to carry lots of the kids bits too (baseball mitts in particular!!)
Now that we’re back in the UK, I think the Sydney backpack will actually be used more in my day-to-day, rather than just for travelling.
So if you’re looking for a comfortable and stylish backpack then I can definitely recommend the Mia Tui Sydney backpack.