Haiku To-Go Bag, Zip Wallet, and Pouch Review
I should confess, I have a thing with bags. I love them. This means I am fairly discerning, and the Haiku To-Go Bag did not disappoint.
First, the color and design are beautifully unique. They are subtle, but just significant enough to attract the eye. With dimensions of 10”h x 11”w x 4”d, the size is perfect for my daily use; I have three kids and an on-the-go lifestyle, and I always carry a book or my Kindle with me. The To-Go Bag is roomy enough for the Haiku wallet, my Kindle, and phone, with room to spare. Though I didn’t use it for this purpose, the To-Go Bag can accommodate an iPad (sans Haiku iPad Sleeve). The strap is slim in width, making it easy on the shoulder, and highly adjustable in length. It could be worn like a purse, but it feels like this bag is intended to be worn messenger-style (cross-body).
There are seven pockets total. The two water bottle pockets on the outer sides of the bag are big enough to carry a small water bottle each. There are two phone/iPod pockets, and two zippered pockets; one on the inside and one on the outside. I like zippers because I travel quite a bit; zippers make it harder for thieves to grab my passport and cash. There is also a pocket on the inside that secures with Velcro, where I stashed my keys, lip balm, and pen.
I love the material. It’s very lightweight yet it feels durable enough to stand up to my life with the kids or for a road-trip, mountain biking with friends. Overall, I really like the bag’s aesthetic and versatility. People complemented me on it; I appreciate products that deliver both function and form.
Haiku To-Go Bag comes in two colors: cocoa brown (with two different appleque designs to choose from), and ink black. MSRP $74. This product is made from 100% post consumer recycled beverage bottles, and saves 21.4 PET bottles from landfill.
If you love a bag, then you especially love it when there is a wallet available to match it. Enter Haiku Zip Wallet (above). The zipper wallet has a small, detachable wrist strap so that you can either carry it solo, or inside your main bag. I appreciate the full zipper feature – as in, all three sides are zipped up – that keeps my precious credit cards safe and sound. It has slots for 12+ credit cards – thankfully I don’t have that many! – I put my credit cards on one side and my discount cards for my favorite stores on the other. The only thing that was a bit awkward for me were the very bottom card holders, as they were a bit more difficult to access. Certainly not a deal breaker because I just left those empty. The Haiku Zip Wallet has a great look with a Rumi quote on the outside; I felt well-coordinated carrying it in my To-Go Bag as well as on its own.
Haiku Zip Wallet comes in three colors: cocoa brown, ocean blue, and ink black. MSRP $48. This product is made from 100% post consumer recycled beverage bottles, and saves 7.3 PET bottles from landfill.
The Pouch (above) came in handy when I went out for cocktails with friends. All I needed was the basics with me, and when I debated whether or not to take a purse, this became the perfect solution. The diminutive Pouch boasts six card slots (one with window for your driver’s license), two bill/receipt pockets, a zippered coin pocket (you can also put your lipstick in there), and a phone compartment. It comes with a wrist strap, as well as an adjustable strap, so you have wrist, purse, or messenger-style carrying options. The Pouch is a cute, convenient, hands-free option that you can keep on your body all evening, without the weight or hassle of a larger bag.
Haiku Pouch comes in 7 styles/colors. MSRP $43. This product is made from 100% post consumer recycled beverage bottles, and saves 4.3 PET bottles from landfill.
These products are a demonstration of how Haiku as a company strives to live up to its namesake: Thoughtful, Simple, and Meaningful. I found the design to be Thoughtful in anticipating my needs, the look to be beautifully Simple, and the manufacture/materials to be Meaningful. Haiku is a win-win for anyone on the go, and a wonderful gift idea.