When I first saw the Backpack of Holding on ThinkGeek’s site, I was more attracted to the name and reputation of the other Bags of Holding than its looks. I have the conventional Bag of Holding and I’m very happy with it. I expected that despite the unfortunate appearance of the Backpack of Holding, that this would be just as awesome as its cousin.
And when it arrived and I pulled it out of its box, I had to remind myself not to judge a book by its cover.
Here’s a list of items I have since carried around in what some are calling my “Mary Poppins bag”:
A small bag of crochet tools with three things of yarn and five needles
Pride and Prejudice (both Manga and Jane Austen original versions)
A Disney folder stuffed with vacation plans
iPod mini with keyboard attachment
Rainbow Dash Wig and Tail set
LEGO Neighborhood book
Two pads of paper (and yet, no pens…go figure)
My lunch box
Rainbow Dash wings (folded)
And 90% of that was all in the bag at one time.
Despite having all of that in the bag, it wasn’t nearly as heavy as what you would expect it to be. It felt evenly balanced on my back and the padded straps added to the comfort.
I’ve been using the Backpack of Holding for three weeks now and I’ve seen two downsides to it so far.
The first is the lack of lighting inside the bag. That’s right. Lighting. It’s so big inside you need a small lantern to see what you have inside. And don’t get me started on how hard it is to find your keys without a light in there to guide you.
Speaking of keys, this brings me to my second issue with the Backpack of Holding: the lack of clips for keys to hang from. With a bag this big, I would have expected something that would keep you from digging for 20 minutes looking for your house keys. Granted there are the three outside pockets, but that’s where I keep my Tylenol, headphones, and books.
Come to think of it, there’s actually three problems with this bag. The lack of zipper pockets inside. It would have been nice to have at least one for spare change.
Even with the three minor issues I’ve found with the Backpack of Holding, it’s still an awesome bag and well worth the $50.00 price tag (not including shipping or tax).
Now, who’s ready for a giveaway!!
To kick the holiday season off right, ThinkGeek has given us one Backpack of Holding to giveaway to our readers.
If you or someone in your household would like to get your hands on your own Backpack of Holding, leave us a comment telling us what must-have-items you will carry inside it, and then log in to the Rafflecopter widget below with your Facebook account or email address (use a valid email so we can let you know if you win).
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28 thoughts on “ThinkGeek Backpack of Holding Giveaway!”
I would hold my iPad and sketch books!
Venue tablet, a crap-ton of cords, bluetooth speaker, my yoga cards, Cliff bars, and my make-up bag. 🙂
you know…. the essentials. LOLZ!
Mine would hold all things related to my MacBook.
I have a 4yo & a 16mo. In addition to shoving my stuff in there, I’m sure there would be MLP figures, lego pieces, water bottles, fruit snacks and the occasional toy truck.
All of my many card games!
I would use it to carry a bag of sand to help me take the golden fertility idol!! Oh yeah snake repellant too. 🙂
Wallet, phone, keys, iPad, tissues/napkins, gum, bandaids, snacks, and maybe a guinea pig.
Stuff and things 🙂
Everything. laptop, kindle, iPad, gameboy, sketch pads, books, snacks, library books, um, random projects… 🙂
All the ‘I’ stuff– Ipad, Iphone, i chargers, I battery when I can’t charge…ChexMix. Not only am I a Mom of three but I’m the family Sherpa. Yesterday I had the following items in my bag– Tinker bell underwear (not mine) , cliff bar, a turkey made out of Popsicle sticks, swim competition ribbons. 3 types of gum, two sets of gloves, power ball tickets, a library book and swim goggles. My current shoulder bag is causing me to walk around like Quasimodo. I so need this bag 🙂
Microsoft Surface, keyboard, notepads, pens, yarn, knitting supplies, patterns, sketchpad, books, lotion, pain pills, deodorant and workout clothes.
This would be perfect for our family’s sabbatical next year!
I’d probably carry my Kindle, kiddo’s iPad, my wallet, my phone, water bottles, guide books, kiddo’s book, probably fruit and snacks.
I would put my work-in-progress manuscript and my Pilot Frixion pens and my Staedtler Triplus pens and my notebook and my computer and my earbuds and my charging brick and my Altoids and my wallet and my bookmarks and my business cards.
Handkerchief, pocket knife, baby wipes, iPad, earphones, mirror, fire starter kit, DefCon kit, flip phone (yes, I have an old phone), Advil, Pepcid, Nux vomica, compact mirror – okay basically my purse
First aid kits. Kits? One with CPR mask, gloves, gauze etc. for the big stuff and a second with band-aids and alcohol for the little boo-boos
I’d keep my laptop, schoolbooks, and notebooks in it!
chargers, kindle, keys, pens, flash drive, laptop, books, multi tool, …. I could go on and on
All my stuff for school- laptop, chargers, books, papers, pens, snacks, water….
I would keep my laptop, books, wallet, phone and ipod in there.
Ahhh..easy peasy. Les us sees.
Wallet(full of receipts)
Blistex(lemon and something flavor)
One pink crotchet hook
24 0z Pepsi bottle full of water (or empty of water)
One small tin of Altoids(wintergreen flavor)
One large tin of Altoids(wintergreen flavor)
Travel size tylenol for refill.
3 Stay free maxie pads
Half a roll of toilet paper
2 dark chocolate kisses
Well that’s what is in my purse..would be more in Backpack of Holding….much more
I would put my mp3 player, towels, water bottle, yarn, crochet hooks, books, wallet, keys, and lipgloss in it.
I carry a backpack to work everyday that includes: Medical Kit, Chargers, Notebooks, basic tools (wrench, pliers, screwdriver), and a bunch of other random, but useful, stuff (honestly you would be surprised how handy hair ties and office binder clips come in handy away from the home). This bag would be a substantial upgrade to the old one I have now.
First aid kit iPad etc kids extra stuff Mitts socks pants phone chargers camera books paper articles food everything!
Wouldn’t it be cool to keep your TARDIS in there?
Everything I need to survive freshman year of college :^(
I’d carry a laptop, kindle, mouse, a donut or two, assorted randomness, and whatever else the day required.
i still have my original backpack o holding and love it. keys and wallet are chained to my pants(aka trousers) though.
I do my weekly shopping with it for a family of 3.
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