As mentioned in my previous post, Bergen, aside from being beautiful is also the rainiest city of Europe and thus my preoccupation with anything water-resistant or waterproof. I already got the outerwear and the footwear covered, but I’m lacking in the accessories department. I need a bag that is impervious to rain and most of the waterproof bags I’ve seen were criminally hideous.
When I learned that the Norwegian label Swims produced a lovely waterproof weekend bag, I immediately bought one. The bag is stylish and impermeable with superb quality. After using it for almost a year, I’m still satisfied with it, but I do wished it was equipped with a shoulder strap or something.
Searching online, I discovered another label called Rains from Denmark and they have a range of fashionably minimalistic waterproof backpacks. I was surprised at first when I saw the prices – it’s inexpensive! And without further contemplations, I bought one and I got the bag after three working days.
It looked gorgeous in person, but I was slightly disappointed with the flimsy construction and subpar quality. I only used it for two days and I noticed that it could not support a heavy weight as the straps were starting to give way. Now, it’s sitting in our closet and I’ll probably give it away since Odd doesn’t want it.
I think it’s wise to wait since Hunter is now offering water-resistant backpacks (finally!) as part of their Fall/Winter 2014 line called Original Brights. I’m so getting this bag in peacock colour!
On another note, Odd and I went to the Bergen Matfestival (Bergen Food Festival), which is held annually and the only thing I could say is they should do this every month!