The Chaalo Pocket Travel Bag can definitely play multiple roles. You can use it to keep your essentials in one place within your larger backpack, like your keys, wallet, passport, credit or transit cards, point-and-shoot camera etc. It's long nylon strap, though, lets you use it as a cross-body or shoulder purse, too, just the right size for excursions where a day pack would be too much. No fumbling around looking for the car keys‚Äî there's an interior key clip. No looking for a pen, either, with the three pen slots.
Like the two Padu bags, the Chaalo is also a really attractive bag that is as nice-looking as it is sturdy. That's a bonus for me‚Äî sometimes I get tired of outdoor gear that is all about performance but leaves something to be desired in the aesthetic department. This bag is the perfect solution.