Review: Trip Planning Bag
by: Beau Johnston
- 4” & 2” Velcro strip for label and pouch attachment
- 17” x 12.5” x 1.5”
- Toggle/Barrel Lock closures
- Padded interior
- 500D Cordura
Video courtesy of Blue Ridge Overland Gear
If you are like me, you love maps and half of the fun of a trip is in the planning. I have invested in maps for all of our backcountry travels and I want to make sure my maps are free from damage. For years, I tried to protect our DeLorme atlases from being damaged by placing them under a seat, or in the pocket behind the front seats. Eventually, due to being sloppy, the covers and pages would become bent or torn.
After years of searching for a better way to store our maps we came across the Trip Planning Bag by Blue Ridge Overland Gear. The bag holds up to five of our DeLorme atlases or a couple of atlases and our folding BLM travel maps. You can tell that a lot of care goes into making the Trip Planning Bag. The Blue Ridge team makes each one of these pouches by hand and the attention to detail is evident in the design. This is an extremely well-built pouch, Krista even commented that 'Man, this thing is Krista proof!'
We have had our Trip Planning Bag for four months now, and we no longer have to worry about damaging our DeLorme atlases. We just toss it under a seat in the 4Runner and we are off and running. Not only would I recommend it to anyone looking for a better way to store their travel maps and atlases, I was so impressed with the design and construction, I immediately ordered two more and gave them to my father and father-in-law. Best of all, these are made right here in the United States by a great small company. Everybody should check Blue Ridge Overland Gear out, they offer several other vehicle organization accessories.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the Trip Planning Bag for free from Blue Ridge Overland Gear