I need a new teacher bag. I've had the same one for 5 years and it's lookin' a little beat up (I'm not very gentile with it).
The LL Bean Adventure Tote is what I've been using (mine is a different color combo). I like the size, the pockets and the washable fabric. But it doesn't hold it's shape.
I know what I want but can't find it- this is where you come in.
-big- has to hold 3 2-inch binders, a lunch bag, hard drive, a couple of folders
-over the shoulder straps
-sturdy- meaning it when it is empty it will hold it's shape, stand tall and proud
-some type of top closure
-washable (no leather) and hard to stain
-outside pockets to hold id, keys, etc.
I found a bag that I think meets most of this- the Rocket Pocket by Scout
However, while the company has some great patterns- they don't offer them in this style bag. I don't like any of the options for this bag.
Of course, there is the classic teacher bag- LL Bean Boat and Tote.
But as you see- no outside pockets and in my experience, they get floppy pretty quickly.
Any ideas or recommendations?