I hope your day improved. I don't enjoy wearing lots of layers either; so I hope you come up with some comfortable options that make that part of winter more fun. I think we need some tips from @musiclover . Did you like using the basic bag even though it needs work? I meant to reply when you wrote about them before. I would try out your favorite one. If you don't enjoy that one, you'll know they aren't for you. You might discover you're crazy about it and love carrying it. That would be a great outcome!Set out today w/ the backpack + Basic and I hate that winter is here, forcing me to carry and wear so much. The thing I hate most is having to fumble around for things, especially w/ no surface to put the backpack on. I also chose the light brown Basic to try as it's in the least good condition but stepped out in the natural light and realised it looks AWFUL. I most likely need to redunk it, argh. It's just a horrible morning in general as it's freezing cold for the first time in so long and winter is coming.
Sounds like our prices are the same, I wonder if it's because we are both on far ends of the US.For me, UPS is a little more expensive, but the difference is usually less than a $1. Most of my items are between 1 and 3 pounds.
ETA: I'm glad it is different for everyone so people won't complain that I didn't pick the cheapest option.