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Solo Backpacks and Totes - Best Ever You Awards - Winner - Best Products

Updated: Apr 25

I'm proud to issue my Elizabeth's Best - Seal of Excellence to Solo for the Bridgehampton Backpack and Madison Tote.

I was meaning to post for Mother's Day but really wanted to test these two bags by Solo during the baseball and track season for my high school boys and also for my business and personal travel to see how they held up. After much use and both being stuffed with heavy laptops, cameras, Gatorade bottles, left in the rain, put on the bleachers in mist, knocked down in the mud once, on and off airplanes including a turbulent flight (that really has no bearing on the quality of the bag but is still in my memory so I'll mention it!) and more - I'm happy to report these bags can both withstand quite a bit!! These are two bags everyone woman should own! They are timeless and compliment any look. They transition well from casual to professional seamlessly.

So again, I'm a bit late with this post and not to rush summer along, but this post and these bags have got me thinking about more travel and those going back to school or those needing a briefcase/tote or backpack for winter! Like I said, I own two and use them for work and travel, however, I'd highly recommend both for students also.

The backpack is a preppy and is plaid inside and very high quality. My only constructive comment is that I'd recommend adding a pad to the straps of the backpack if yours is heavy.

Heritage inspired; features beautiful plaid detailing and several inner compartments to keep everything from your laptop, books, sunblock and shades organized and easily accessible.


  • Fully padded 13.3" laptop compartment

  • Internal iPad®/tablet pocket

  • Two front pockets

  • Tartan blue & tan cloth interiors

  • Gunmetal hardware

  • Drawstring closure

  • MSRP: $89.99

  • Dimensions

Body size: 16" x 16.25" x 5.5"

Weight: 1.85 lbs

I search high and low for briefcases/totes that are both stylish, functional and don't scuff and look worn. I don't want to look like I'm going to the beach when I need to go to a business meeting, yet, I usually have quite a bit of stuff I'm carrying!

The Madison Tote has it all! This has beautiful gold embellishments added to the strap and is a material that durable and holds it's shape, doesn't scuff, look dirty and is sharp and professional looking. I had my tote stuffed for one trip to Florida from Maine and the tote not only kept up with me, but didn't show the wear and tear to it at all. When I got back home and unpacked, it retained it's new look and looked ready for the next adventure!! Fusing class with function; Features include a fully padded laptop compartment with multiple inner pockets for easy access to phone and and lip balm.


  • Fully padded 15.6" laptop compartment.

  • Interior organizer section.

  • Blue interior lining.

  • Shoulder strap.

  • Top zippered closure.

  • MSRP: $69.99

  • Dimensions

Body size: 13" x 15.25" x 4"

Weight: 2.7 lbs

Whether you prefer a hands-free backpack she can take on the go or a chic tote to hold all of the necessities, these bags are the perfect combination of utility and stylish aesthetic.

Based in NYC, Solo is one of the largest and fastest-growing urban lifestyle brands. Solo designs are hanging off the shoulders and in the hands of people who live life on their own terms.


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