Eco-conscious travel: Camelbak Pivot tote bag and Pivot sling

Yes, you know Camelbak for its hydration systems and water bottles, but this is just why their line of Repurposed bags and totes perfectly fits in with the brand message. Both the Pivot sling bag and Pivot tote are made with 70 percent recycled materials, or the equivalent of 25 plastic water bottles. You can now travel in style with truly comfortable and practical bags AND feel good about doing so.

Pivot sling bag: 

If you rocked your fanny pack back in the day, you’re probably a fan of sling bags. This sling bag works as either a waist pack or sling bag, and fits really nicely into carry-on luggage to use on the go. It’s certainly minimalist: you can carry your wallet, keys and phone in a streamlined fashion. But you do get internal organizational pockets and an adjustable belt. Pick it up for $40 on the Camelbak site in black.

Pivot tote:

My favorite new tote (and am I ever a fan of tote bags!). The Pivot tote has backpack straps that can tuck away when not in use, so it can be used as a tote or a backpack. It’s 20 liters, which is deep and roomy, but no worries if you don’t want a bulky tote: the Pivot has fairly short shoulder straps so the tote fits against your body snugly. I really appreciate that. The exact dimensions are 17cm / 6.7 in x 32cm / 12.5 in x 3cm / 1.2 in.

You get a padded laptop sleeve inside, plus an interior zippered pocket that’s big enough to store a small wallet, phone, keys and the like. There’s a huge exterior zippered pocket down one side panel of the bag, and a zippered water bottle compartment on one side (yes, your water bottle zippers right in). I have found it to be spacious enough for all but the largest of HydroFlasks and Yetis. The straps are made of seatbelt webbing, which is fun, and thank goodness…the whole bag has a zippered closure, too. Otherwise, my stuff goes spilling out on airplanes.

Pick up the Pivot tote for $80 in Olive or Black. Both are excellent options!

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Amy Whitley is a freelance creative and travel writer and founding editor of the family travel website Pit Stops for Kids. An avid lover of the outdoors, Amy makes her home in Southern Oregon, where she, her husband, and three school-aged children spend much of their time backpacking, camping, skiing, and hiking. When not exploring her own backyard, Amy and her family hit the road for travel reviews of resorts, tour operations, and hotels across the country and abroad. Follow Amy Whitley on Twitter and Facebook.

1 Comment

  1. Jenny on September 11, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    Hi there, does the tote have a way to store and use CamelBak bladder and hydration tube?
    Thanks very much!

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