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17 Products For People Who Always Carry A Whole Lot Of Shit

Schlep smarter!

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Preparation means never having to say "sorry I'm dripping all over your presentation; I got caught in a freak thunderstorm without an umbrella."

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These products are perfect for everyone who feels naked without a backbreaking amount of everyday supplies.

1. A simple, classic zip tote that's perfect for everyday use and holds a ton of stuff.

Promising review: "I LOVE this bag. I travel a lot for work and my coworker had the tote in reverse denim when I was traveling with her and I immediately purchased my own in black. It fits so much without compromising the sleek design and easily zips shut to protect your valuables. It's perfect for carrying my laptop, documents and books, and personal items all at the same time." —Alex HB

Get it in multiple colors at Everlane for $48.

2. Or a convertible holdall that can go from handbag to backpack before you can say "spinal alignment."

Promising review: "Normally I'm a cheap, '$30 handbag' kind of girl, but I decided to spend a little extra on this bag because I really liked how it turns into a backpack. It's totally cute and adorable and I love it! It's soft and pretty and holds a lot of stuff and goes with everything. My new favorite bag!" —Rebecca

Get it at ModCloth in black or cognac for $69.99.


5. A water bottle that rolls up tiny and weighs practically nothing.

I brought this on a five-day backpacking trip and can confirm that it is brilliant in both camping and schlepping-around-town scenarios.

Get it in multiple colors on Jet for $9.99+.


8. A pair of flat-packing shoes you can wear to the gym or on your commute without sacrificing valuable bag real estate.

Promising review: "I really like these Fitkicks. I have used them at the club and when I was driving on long road trips. I have worn them with and without socks. They're lightweight and they don't take up much space in my gym bag." —Stacy

Get them at The Grommet in multiple colors in men's sizes for $21.99 or women's for $19.99.

10. A folding bag that will keep your cords and devices organized, easy to grab, and enveloped in millennial pink.


11. Or a USB charger keychain that takes the cord out of the equation.

Promising review: "It works exactly as advertised. Now I never have to worry about my phone dying while I'm at work. It's wonderful that it's right there on my keychain when I need it." —Del

Get it at The Grommet for $14.95.


16. A cozy sweater that folds up into a little pouch (until you need it to rescue you from the tyranny of office AC).

Promising review: "I keep this beauty in the car or in my purse for breezy restaurants. Nice fit. I think I'll buy another." —rellots

Get it on Amazon in pink, white, or gray for $39.95.