This past weekend I took a somewhat impromptu get-away to the Great Smokey Mountains! Before I left the office for the weekend, I grabbed a few new products thinking that it would be a great opportunity to personally test them out.
The first one is The Hang Around. This is a new product that will be featured in our 2012 Idea Book Catalog (which comes out later this month). When I first saw The Hang Around, I honestly thought what good is a bag that only has one handle? I then realized that the one handle had a snap on it and you could attach it to multiple things.
I don’t know what the backseat of your car looks like, but I have a five year old son who feels the need to bring a toy with him anytime we leave the house. As you can see from the picture, my car tends to be a mess! What a great solution The Hang Around is! My son was able to put all of his belongings inside of it which kept the back seat clean. The Hang Around will be hanging out in my car from now on!
The second product I packed for the trip was the Fold Away Duffel. The genius thing about this product is that it folds flat into an 8″ x 8″ square, fitting very easily into any suitcase. I don’t know if you’re a fanatic like me, but I cannot have the clean and dirty clothes packed together in the same bag. The Fold Away Duffel proved to be a fresh solution to my dirty laundry.
The third product is one of my personal favorites – The Fanny Pack. Contrary to popular belief, it has made a come-back over the past couple of years. I mean really, it was only a matter of time before people remembered Disneyland and the 80′s and thought “hey, whatever happened to the fanny pack – remember how practical and cool it was”? Okay, nobody ever said it was “cool”, but it was great for holding all of your stuff and freeing up your hands for eating corn-dogs and drinking beer at the same time!
This past weekend while I was living large as a tourist in Gatlinburg, TN – I sported the Retro Hipster Fanny Pack stowed away my belongings keeping my hands free for whatever and never looked back!
And finally, in case you were concerned about the “cool factor” of wearing the hipster fanny pack, I took it upon myself to personally model how great it looks on a live body!