Meanwhile I’ve been agonising about shoe choice.
I thought I’d made my mind up. I had a pair I liked and had been testing on long walks. Seeing the torrential rain they had on Monday, I sprayed them with Crep Protect this evening to be extra sure. Then I tested them — perhaps over-aggressively — by holding them under the kitchen tap. The water soaked through almost immediately.
I now have Crep Protected another pair that I’ve used in the parks many times before. Test results will be issued shortly.
Can’t help you. I wear sandals all year long.
If I take the Loungefly I can add things like spare socks. And it does have a carrying handle.
But the washbag makes it really easy to see all the contents and access them.
I can’t possibly make an educated opinion without knowing the alternative.
I will also be taking my WDW Crocs. I tested them sockless today. It did not end well.
i voted no, if only because the loungefly seems thick and heavy for june. on your back. on the surface of the sun.
Do keep up.
I see now. How do you physically carry the 2 smaller bags? Wristlet style? In hand?
Standing in line. The first real line of the day. There are lots of loungeflys. And similar styles. Should I start asking strangers if they wish they had brought something else? @Julianne_fki uses hers at the parks.
It was fine in March. But I think it will be miserable in June.
Yeah no way in hell I’m holding onto something by hand all day long. Especially in a billion degree weather. I will go vote backpack now.
Results of water test on alternative shoe choice:
Huge success. Water flowed right off. At the front. Didn’t try the area in the middle with the laces and tongue. I didn’t think that would survive a blast from the tap. But the front definitely did.
That also means your feet can’t breathe as well so I’d pack an extra pair of socks for your inevitably sweaty feet.
Same! I would lose that right away. I always wear a Loungefly in the heat, doesn’t bother me too much.
Last January at HS and Epcot where I was most, they had every pass through the scanner and pulled 2/3 of bag wearers off for inspection. To where I was surprised when someone with a bag in front of me was let through without inspection, but it happened.
It could have also been that I was there on high population days. (Christmas/New Years Eve/Race weekend and MLK)
I’m taking the black Superdry spongebag — I’ve used it many times before and it just works for me — and the shoes I always take because they’re the most water-resistant. The backpack will be too hot for me. I will probably take it in December.
Now packing my briefcase which is for things I’ll be using / wearing in London and on the flight.
Can you add a clip on strap to the wash bag? That way you can wear it as a crossbody when you want and hold it in hand when you don’t.