My Quest for the Perfect Travel Purse | Baliloca Purse Review25 June 2015
I've been on the hunt for the perfect travel purse for quite some time.
I felt a little bit like a tiny tike in anticipation of Christmas morning while waiting for my Baliloca Travel Purse to arrive. The first thing I noticed, surprisingly, was the way it smelled. This is premium leather, folks! My boyfriend later told me that he thought I'd stashed a cow somewhere in our apartment. Lolz.
The security factor is the biggest win for this purse. Although it's not slash-proof like some other models on the market, someone would realistically have to not only get up close and a little too personal, but also slice both sides for this thing to come off, thanks to the cross-strap design. It remains snugly in place below your arm, and I felt pretty confident that I would feel prying hands reaching for the zippers. I mean, someone would basically have to stick their fingers under my armpits, and I'm ridiculously ticklish, so the whole stealth mode thing would be totally ruined.
All joking aside, I really dig this purse. It has two separate pockets, one that can hold a passport or my iPhone 6, and the other for cash and credit cards. Of course, it only expands to about two inches when full, so I wouldn't recommend using it for more than you might normally store in a money belt. The only draw back for me is that I'd still have to wear my camera around my neck, and I'm not sure I'd really feel comfortable regularly wearing this around Chicago since it slightly resembles a gun holster.
Sound like a pretty good deal? It gets better! At the time of this review, Baliloca is having a sale, so you can snag your very own for a reasonable price at $39.95! The purse comes in four cool colors and can be worn either over or under your clothes.