Lug Hopscotch Tote Review


Lug’s mantra is to “live life in colour” and boy, do they ever!

My Lug Hopscotch Tote is fantastic shade of plum purple. It is absolutely gorgeous.

Lug Hopscotch Tote

This wonderful tote comes in a variety of other stunning colours, nine in total!

The Hopscotch Tote is the *must have* accessory for Fall.

One of the best features of this tote is the soft-lined cell phone/eye glasses pocket on the front of the bag. When carrying the bag on your shoulder you have quick access to your phone when you need to answer that all important call from your boss or your child’s school.

Other features include a top front zip pocket which is also somewhat padded and can be used to hold your iPad or tablet. I used it to hold my e-reader as I do not own a tablet… yet! The middle front zip pocket includes a D-ring (for your keys, etc.), two pen holders, and an accessory pocket. The lower front ¬†pocket has a magnetic closure.

Lug Hopscotch Tote

There are so many storage options and that is just on the front of the bag!

Inside the Hopscotch tote you will find a huge main storage area along with two zip pockets and two cargo pockets.

Lug Hopscotch Tote Inside

On the back of the bag there is a luggage strap that easily slides onto a standard suitcase handle. I had seen the strap there but had wondered what it was for. Such a nifty and unique idea! This will make travelling with more luggage easier for the person who is always on the go.

The tote also includes a wipeable bottom. Perfect for a germaphobe such as myself.

Lug Hopscotch Tote Bottom

And the material used in making the entire bag is specially treated with a water-repellant finish.

The Hopscotch Tote came into my life at the perfect moment. I was getting tired of hauling around my oversized and hefty diaper bag. The Hopscotch is definitely an awesome replacement.

I have been sporting my Lug Hopscotch Tote for the past few weeks and love how easy it is to carry. It is so lightweight that my shoulder does not ache after “toting” it around.

The bag is also the ideal size for me. I can carry all of my essentials – wallet, cell phone, pocket calendar, e-reader, change of clothes for toddler, diapers/wipes for toddler, and snacks for the kids – quite easily. Each of my essentials has it own perfect spot and can be easily accessed in a pinch.

The one thing I found this bag lacking was a place for a water bottle or cup. As I try to drink a lot of water throughout the day, I found it strange that I had no place to put it in the bag. Plus, I frequently carry around a sippy cup for my toddler in case he happens to get thirsty. So, it would be great to have a holder for that as well. If Lug ever decides to “tweak” the design of this bag, I hope they include this as an option in the future.

Even if you aren’t a busy mom on the go, this bag can help you organize your life.

I may use it as a diaper bag for now, but later it will be a great accessory for my future work wardrobe. Or a perfect substitute for a backpack if I decide to go to school again in the future. Or my kids can take it with them for a quick over night stay at their grandparents house.

The possibilities are endless.

To see more of what Lug has to offer visit their website at

Disclosure – A complimentary product was provided for review purposes. All opinions expressed in the above review are honest and my own.

Brandy Reid is a stay at home mom to two very active and hockey obsessed boys. As a former YA librarian, Brandy loves to read and is obsessed with reading everyday whether it be books or blogs. Brandy proudly admits that she is a wee bit addicted to social media, especially Twitter. She also believes that everything in life you can related to the iconic TV Show Friends. No day is complete without chocolate.


  1. Dana
    September 24, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    I have a lug bag as well, can’t remember the ‘name’ but I LOVE it for school! Makes it so easy to carry everything I need through out the day! – although I agree with you on the fact that there is no drink spot!

  2. multitestingmommy
    September 24, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    I’m lovin’ the looks of all of those pockets – great way to stay organized! Fun colour too!

  3. orangeheromama
    September 24, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Oohh…I have always wanted one of Lugs cool bags!! They’re so different!!!

  4. Margarita Ibbott
    September 24, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    I am a professional organizer and I absolutely LOVE Lugs products. They are always so well thought out and just the right size for travelling. Thanks for such a detailed review!

  5. Kathryn Lavallee
    September 24, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    That colour is divine, and I love that it has a sunglasses pouch! This is beautiful! :)

  6. Paula Schuck
    September 24, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    I just passed my lug on and bought a fancy new York purse and now you made me regret it. Dang! Girls and purses. This is adorable! I even like the color. Darn – now popping by the site to browse.

  7. Bonnie Way
    September 24, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    Sounds like an awesome bag! I love Lug’s products, particularly their cool colours (the green is my personal favourite). I’ll have to look at this bag again next time I’m shopping. :)

  8. Brandy InsaneMamacita
    September 24, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    The colours are all so great! I love this bag and you will too I am sure.

  9. Brandy InsaneMamacita
    September 24, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    I love the colour options! It is hard to choose! And so many neat compartments. Well designed bag that is for sure!

  10. Brandy InsaneMamacita
    September 24, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    You’re welcome! I too love how organized this bag makes you feel. It is really well thought out!

  11. Brandy InsaneMamacita
    September 24, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    You definitely should get one. You won’t be disappointed!

  12. Brandy InsaneMamacita
    September 24, 2012 at 10:17 PM

    The pockets are great! So many places to hide things away!

  13. Cheryl @KidsOnAPlane
    Cheryl @KidsOnAPlaneReply
    September 25, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    I love Lug bags! The pockets inside really keep things organized and I don't have to go digging for stuff when I need them. Sadly I wish I was more adventurous in colour selection. I keep buying classic black LOL. And the purple looks so good

  14. Angela
    September 25, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    I have been seeing LUG bags everywhere and would love one myself! I love the purple color you chose :) Great review.

  15. Brandy InsaneMamacita
    October 10, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    I used to be like you and go with classic black or ordinary colours! Now, I am being more brave and bold by trying out new exciting colours. I love it!

  16. Brandy InsaneMamacita
    October 10, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Me too! A lot of people are using them for different purposes. Truly a great product!

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