speedy on travels, in big cities?

Apr 26, 2009
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Hi everybody! I need some information on how you use your speedy when heading off somewhere! Please help me by telling me your experiences with speedy on travel.
Next week I plan to visit London and wanted to bring my mc speedy. I love the bag. As a person that prefers handheld bags, I find it is a comfortable bag. I worry on being dis-comfortable with my speedy, since my situation won't be just "usual", but rather "unusual", and in a bigger city with lots of visits...
My worries are on pickpockets and people who could steal my bag/agress me. Did it already happen to anyone of you? So I think of bringing a discrete cross-body black bag, worry-less for sightseeing and not showing any brand.
Thanks for every reply!
 

bakacb

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i travelled to hong kong from canada with my azur speedy. it's awesome! especially for such a croweded place.. it's nice to have a zipper. definitely think it's okay to travel with a speedy!

i also recently travelled to paris and used my estrela. the estrela is good because 1) it zips 2) it's a low-hanging shoulder bag... i dont like to wear it cross body.
you have your hands free for a latte in one hand and your carry on luggage in another.

both are okay to travel with ! :smile:
 

Iduna

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Apr 9, 2010
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i was in berlin with my speedy and it was much more comfy than my neverfull in paris. with the neverfull it felt a bit bulky in crowded places and I was always bumping into someone. furthermore your shoulder hurts after a while...

lets say you will have more control over your speedy:P and I think handhelds are safer than shoulder bags in general...
 
Apr 26, 2009
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Wow! thanks for your answers! I think I will definitely bring my speedy next week! It looks good with every outfit and I agree on big bags being bulky and how much shoulders can hurt after long sightseeing days! Thanks for your advises!!
i was in berlin with my speedy and it was much more comfy than my neverfull in paris. with the neverfull it felt a bit bulky in crowded places and I was always bumping into someone. furthermore your shoulder hurts after a while...

lets say you will have more control over your speedy:P and I think handhelds are safer than shoulder bags in general...
Hi everybody! I need some information on how you use your speedy when heading off somewhere! Please help me by telling me your experiences with speedy on travel.
Next week I plan to visit London and wanted to bring my mc speedy. I love the bag. As a person that prefers handheld bags, I find it is a comfortable bag. I worry on being dis-comfortable with my speedy, since my situation won't be just "usual", but rather "unusual", and in a bigger city with lots of visits...
My worries are on pickpockets and people who could steal my bag/agress me. Did it already happen to anyone of you? So I think of bringing a discrete cross-body black bag, worry-less for sightseeing and not showing any brand.
Thanks for every reply!
 

sgj99

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Jun 17, 2008
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i think your Speedy will be great, it's light-weight and easier to adjust in big crowds. just keep it zipped up and you should be fine. happy travels!
 

piglett

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i love bringing my speedy with me when i travel as it holds ALOT! as in make up bag, travel documents, things for the plane etc etc. so yes i defintely recommend you bring it along!!!

have fun on your trip!! :yes:
 

Missh88

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Apr 17, 2010
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I don't know how suitable mc speedy is for the weather we're currently experiencing in London! It's been really wet recently - wouldn't want you to ruin your beautiful bag! If you really want to use it then I'd bring another bag just in case! Hope you enjoy your visit - have you been before? You're coming at a great time because all the sales are due to start - and if you're coming from outside the EU it's tax free, win!
 

Lushie

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Sep 16, 2011
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Seems like I'm in the minority...I never, ever bring my Speedy while travelling, or any handheld bag for that matter. If I can't wear it on my shoulder or cross-body, then it stays home.

I just can't imagine lugging around a handheld bag the entire time especially after a long day of sightseeing, it would be too tiring!
 

csshopper

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Have the best of both worlds and get a Speedy Bandoliere: hand held, shoulder, cross body. I always travel with mine and find it suits all my needs.
 
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A MC speedy seems really heavy to be carrying around when I'm travelling.. also, I'd feel like I'd want to have my hands free most of the time. I think it's better to bring a bag which has a longer strap for shoulder carry too.
 

mcg3897

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I normally take two bag with me when I travel...at least one of them needs to be a shoulder bag and one has to be able to withstand bad weather just in case. I was in NYC and it started to rain....I was in a panic to find an umbrella to keep my new courtney dry!!!! After we went back to the hotel, I switched my bag out.
 

yy_bubu

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i don't bring my MC speedy overseas as it's heavier than regular speedy due to its hardware. I always bring my Neverful GM and Evora overseas so that it's easier to carry other things (esp shopping bags) :tup:
 

Kimm992

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I never bring my Speedy when I travel...I just don't find it very practical to carry a handheld bag while traveling.

I brought my Speedy 30 once on a trip and by the end of the trip my arm was SO sore from carrying that bag around all day every day.

I much prefer a shoulder bag for travel!
 
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I too find it tiring to carry a handheld bag all day on vacation. I tend to carry more like at least my wallet, camera, sunglasses, some toiletries, maybe some printouts with info on places I want to visit, and maybe a few souvenirs I picked up during the day. :graucho: Remember too that the MC speedy is heavy even empty! But I do think it's a beautiful bag. :P

Oh btw I'm going to London too next week! Will be there for New Years! I think I will pick up the Aube Lumi!