As a single guy touring alone, I have no need for a bag; everything fits in my pockets. But I understand why my wife, when she comes with me, does need a bag (which I confess, I occasionally take advantage of). I can’t even imagine the additional needs if you have kids. DW need an EVC for all day touring, so while she’s in the bag check line I go to GS and rent the EVC, so by the time she clears bag check, I have it ready for her. I wish there wasn’t the bag check hassle, but it is what it is, so we make the best of it.