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Shoulder/Day Bag - Where to buy in Bangkok?

Posted by p2010 on 2/7/2010 at 03:15

I'm after something small I can keep money/passport/water in. (already carrying a 70l pack, but I want to avoid bumbags if possible!) Maybe along the lines of this:

http://www.nomadtravel.co.uk/catalog/browse/shoulder-bags/sahara-indiana-shoulder-bag

So was wondering if anyone could this type of thing would be easy to find in BKK, and where best to start looking?

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Posted by JourneymanTraveller on 2/7/2010 at 23:50

Head for one of the street markets. They will have loads of bags just like that - we bought one that was (purportedly) Diesel and has last for many other trips as new. Whether it's fake or not, it was good quality - don't pay more than $15. Haggle as they'll start high. They're all over the place so you'll be able to find something. It's a good bag to have as you can swing it in front of you in a slightly nefarious area...

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Posted by p2010 on 3/7/2010 at 04:13

Ah, awesome - that's pretty much exactly what I was hoping! One less thing to pack - Cheers!

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Posted by rachelle23 on 13/7/2010 at 10:25

I guess it was a perfect shoulder bag to keep all your travel essentials safe and handy. Is there any color???

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Posted by bedu on 15/7/2010 at 22:13

Ka Pao Tung brand shoulder bags are great. Uou can find them at the night market at the Memorial Bridge (near the Flower Market).

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Posted by JourneymanTraveller on 25/7/2010 at 21:31

It had any number of pockets, zips and compartments, perhaps more than is strictly necessary, but is secure. We've just used it again touring round Europe. It's still going strong and, in olive green, it fits any outfit... ;-)

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