we had a beautiful, warm weekend in the washington, dc area. saturday morning, my son and i pulled out the bike and the bike trailer and went for a ride to the bagel bakery for breakfast.

i had my small cafe bag with my organizer wallet, iphone, keys, and a few of my son's books inside. whether we carry the small cafe bag or medium cafe bag, by the way, is determined by the size of the books he chooses to bring.

i realized how useful the waist strap is when you carry a cafe bag when you're riding a bike. the gatekeeper clips made it easy to quickly attach the waist strap when i came to this realization.

we used the small cafe bag sunday afternoon without the waist strap when we drove to a playground. the small cafe bag nicely held water bottles instead of books for that outing, and we stayed nicely hydrated.