Buying a Backpack

Perrin spent TWO hours in REI looking for the perfect backpack!! She asked every question imaginable — does the pack have alternative openings? If she had a wet towel, was there a place where she could hang it outside the packback? Do you have the kind that swivel with your hips? Because those are awesome.

  • I sat on the ground and ate a sandwich, tried on a couple options, found one that fit alright and got out of there. I have a shopping attention span of a 2-year old.
  • Perrin got a Gregory Jade 60. I got an REI Flash 65 — names that make me feel as if we just picked superhero personas. Check back after our travels to see if Perrin’s methodic inquisition of the REI sales team trumped my intuitive grab.
  • Perrin and I are ready to jet set out of our parents' house! With that picture on the wall I feel like there's fire flaming out of my snazzy new pac!


    About sistersbailey

    We are Perrin and Sarah Bailey, collectively known as “The Sisters Bailey”. The moniker was born out of a crazy weekend at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz Fest and it was the first time we had ever been referred to as one unit. We grew up in Alexandria, VA together and then separated for college - Perrin to The University of Pennsylvania and Sarah to Northwestern University – and somehow landed together in New York after graduation. It was in the midst of the hustle of Manhattan that we became friends for the first time in years. Somehow we landed jobs in the same industry - Sarah worked in marketing at HBO and Perrin managed creative digital promotions for her media agency’s main client, Disney - just three blocks from one another. One day we decided to leave our jobs, sell our belongings and travel abroad with a backpack and a collective savings of $10K. The stories of our continuing adventures and those of other fearless travelers are here to inspire you.
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