There are three styles of Eastpak Bum Bags the Springer, Talky and Boggy bag. They differ mainly in size and the number of compartments they possess. The Springer and Talky bags having two compartments each and the three in the Doggy bag. The Springer and Doggy bag have a capacity of 2 litres and the Talky is slightly larger at 3 litres. The Doggy bag is the most discreet to weather as it is slim being only 2.5 cm in depth.
Below I have listed the main differences in a comparison table:
The Eastpak bum bags designed for hands-free usage enabling you to travel with all your valuable processions in arms reach. The Bum bag can be coordinated with other Eastpak bags and travel cases.
The Talky bag is small and discreet and fits flat on your waist. This bag is perfect if you want to wear it under a coat. The Springer bag is slightly more bulky than the talker bag. The Doggy bag is the largest of the three.
Better made than other similar looking bags.
Fairly waterproof as survived a few downpours.
Buying one of these saves making holes in your trousers with sets of keys.
The Talky bag is slim so will fit under your coat without being conspicuous.
The strap is slightly too small for larger waist and slightly too large for narrow waist. Some consumers have solved this by cutting the dangling bit off. Alternatively it can just be rolled or tucking in.
With the talky bag, you cannot easily access everything without first taking the bag off.
The bag is not waterproof only shower proof.
Could do with inner pockets to increase versatility.
Strings on the zips come off quite easily.
Curved bottom makes it more difficult to fit kindles and cameras.
Construction of the Bags
A brief description of each bag and a link to a short video of each bag. Two of the bags have a back zipped pocket which you can use to store your valuables. Such as card or cash. In the front, there is a larger main compartment.
The Springer bag consists of two compartments a large front double zipped pocket with a smaller zipped pocket at the back. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AveTa3xaHDY
The Doggy Bag a one small and one larger zipped compartments on the front and a small hidden zipped compartment in the back. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCx6_8vyO9g
The Talky bag has two zipped compartments, a large one at the back with the zip on the top and a smaller compartment at the front. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hGDbvbJXD4
There are also strings on the zips which when tied will stop thieves stealing your stuff.
Made with robust fabric and stitching. Has secure compartments with sturdy zips.
The Eastpak Bum Bags are available in hundreds of colours and prints large variety of colours on Amazon but you will find that not all the colours available for each model are together.
To search for your individual colour type into the Amazon search box the following keywords firstly Eastpak and then the model Springer, Talky or Doggy and finally the colour you require e.g. Eastpak Springer Blue.
This will bring up most of the bags available in that colour, including ones with patterns.
What to use for
The bum bag is an excellent lightweight alternative to using a handbag or shoulder bag when you do not have much to carry.
You can wear it for everyday use to carry, phone, keys and money.
You can use it for holidays, festivals and general travel keeping your phone, wallet and keys safe.
It is great for carrying all your essentials on a day out. Without needing to use pockets or hand bags.
Great for using on short walks.
Perfect for using at festivals as you can keep your phone, cash and cards safe. The talky bag particularly recommended, as it is slim enough to fit under a coat and will not get wet with the rain.
Great for walking the dog as the bag is big enough to include poo bags, treats and keys.
Use it as a messenger bag or so a money belt when travelling with valuables.
Use it for out jogging for carrying phone and keys. You can wear it either around the waist or across the body, whichever is the most comfortable when you are running. As it is so light, you will not notice you are wearing it.
Useful to carry essential medical supplies when you are out travelling and there is still room left for your valuables and keys.
When riding a bike or motorcycle you can still carry your phone and other essentials.
Ideal to use when going back to school, secure and great to carry your purse or wallet.
How to Wear your Bum Bag
Best worn around the waist.
However, with its adjustable strap or waist belt, you can wear this pack either across your chest or on your waist.
The curved bottom edge of these bags means, best worn around your waist but they also you can wear them across the body.
The bag is comfortable to carry with shaped shoulder straps and padded back panel.
You can adjust the waist belt to fit your size.
The strap adjusts by using a compression clip, which easily clips together so you adjust it to make it more comfortable to wear.
The strap is which long enough to wear over your shoulder and across your body as well as around the waist.
The strap for the stringer model including the bag expands to 120 cm or 47 inches. This means it will probably fit 44-inch up to 45-inch waist size.
The strap for the bigger doggy bag expands slightly longer extends to 138 cm or 54 inches.
Talky Bag fits up to at least 38-inch waist.
The Talky bag is very slim, with a depth of only 2.5 cm. Therefore, it is the most suitable of the three for wearing under a coat or jacket. It is not very bulky and lies flat against your body.
What can you fit in the Bag?
Both the Springer and Doggy bag have a hidden zipped secure back pocket is ideal for keeping your valuables such as passport, mobile, cards and cash.
The zipped main compartment at the front will keep your other belongings.
These bags are a necessity and are great to use if you do not have enough room for all your stuff in your pockets like phones keys and wallet.
The bags all have at least a two-litre capacity, which is sufficient to carry a 500 ml water bottle in the front compartment.
You can fit a small paperback in the bag or a travel book.
The talky bag although the smallest of the bags was big enough to fit phone, money, cards,
How to Clean
The recommended method to clean your bum bag is by giving it a quick clean using a damp cloth.
Alternatively, for a proper clean you can stick it in the washing machine where it washes well.
Customers have said that they have washed their many times and each time it comes out good as new.
Guarantee and Warranty
The company Eastpak guarantees these bags are free from for defects in the material and workmanship
All the bags come with a standard warranty of 30 years. If required, they will repair or replace the item.
There is also a 2-year warranty for normal wear and tear.
Two customers have said that they have owned one for more than 15 years. Both have frequently washed the bag and they still come up looking as good as new.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLBIZ70UMS4 – good demonstration of what the Stringer bag looks like.