Matt Shucart
Advertising Premium Sales
PPAI 101466, D6
St. Louis, Missouri

Shucart faithfully uses a cooler with Shark Tank success.

“My No. 1 go-to, if I’m outdoors, is the Kase Mate from Kanga Coolers. If you guys don’t know about them yet, check them out. They’re another Shark Tank idea turned super-successful, and I’ve been using their cooler since before they got into the industry a year or so ago. This is, hands-down, my favorite thing to bring with me to sporting events, barbecues and get-togethers.”

This Woody Kase Mate can slide in a 12-pack case of beer or seltzer, keeping drinks cold for up to seven hours. Made for convenience, it is extremely lightweight and comfortable to carry.
Kanga Coolers / PPAI 813017, S1 

Shucart wants to try a bag made with recycled materials.

“I’m particular about my bags, and so far, I feel like between the shows, vendor meetings, our showroom at the office and my own samples, I haven’t found anything yet that I can’t live without. But more and more bags are being produced with rPET recycled materials, which is great, because more clients have started asking for those options with their green initiatives.”

This eco-friendly rPET Canvas Duffel is made from 100% post-consumer water bottles for both durability and sustainability. This lightweight bag has a roomy, zippered interior, allowing for ample space to store clothing, shoes, toiletries and other travel/gym essentials. There are 22-inch matching carry handles with an adjustable shoulder strap that is removable.
Ariel Premium Supply / PPAI 161650, S11

Shucart would suggest his favorite bag of the moment.

“Right now, my favorite bag of choice is the Narvik backpack from HPG. I love all the room inside and the branding aspects of the zipper pulls. It just adds an extra bit of pop for you and your clients. I had one made up for myself with my branding on it, and it came out looking great.”

Adventure awaits with this Narvik Pack, an eco-friendly bag designed for active living. Made with rPET recycled-post consumer plastic, this lightweight backpack is stylish, durable and water-resistant for new journeys in daily life and beyond.
HPG / PPAI 110772, S11 / 

Lori Krasnowsky
Image Matters Promotions
PPAI 241169, D1
Milwaukee, Oregon

Krasnowsky faithfully uses a travel cooler.

“I do take part in long day trips and love the variety of bags in our industry. The one I use and love is the Oniva Travel Backpack Cooler from Picnic Time. It holds a bunch, and I love the outside pockets for holding things like my phone. The outside water bottle holder is also convenient.”

Explore the world with the Turismo Backpack Cooler with a water bottle carrier. This travel bag is made from durable polyester canvas and features numerous interior and exterior pockets, specially designed to hold everyday items, plus non-slip, extra-comfort backpack straps and two large insulated interior compartments.
Picnic Time Family of Brands / PPAI 143980, S6 / 

Krasnowsky wants to try this shoulder bag.

“I’d love to try the Metro Sling bag from Cosmo Promos. I’ve sold these to clients, and they love them. I think their size is right, they’re comfy to carry and hold just enough to not need a backpack.”
This Metro Sling Bag has a spacious main compartment with two quick access zipper pockets. Its padded back and wide, adjustable crossbody strap make for comfortable carrying. Available in black or gray.
Cosmo Promos / PPAI 111334, S6

Krasnowsky would suggest this duffel.

“I think the Half Dome bag from OGIO/SanMar is terrific. It’s extremely well-made, holds up well, and I love the guarantee that OGIO has with its products. It’s a terrific overnight or long weekend bag.”

Sized to fit the gym locker, this Half Dome duffel opens wide to reveal a roomy interior that holds shoes and a change of clothes. Thoughtful details include a front zippered digital media/audio pocket with a headphone exit port and a side grab handle. Available in six colors (pink shown).

SanMar / PPAI 112605, S1 / 

Kate Ivory
GIDI Promotions
PPAI 254422, D3
Portland, Oregon

Ivory faithfully uses this campsite lifesaver.

“One of my favorite bags for camping is the Atlantis Waterproof Gear Bag from Stormtech. Living in the Pacific Northwest, camping is often wet and a bit messy. This waterproof bag is fabulous at keeping my gear and clothing dry and clean, not to mention that it wipes down nicely when I am unpacking gear. Stormtech’s quality is fabulous, and the durability means that my investment will continue to work for me for years to come. On a side note, it’s not too large, helping me to not overpack.”

Constructed for maximum durability and versatility in both outdoor and industrial environments, this Atlantis Waterproof Gear Bag is designed to weigh less and keep your contents dry and safe. This heavy-duty duffel is made with waterproof fabric and has fully adjustable padded shoulder straps.
Stormtech USA / PPAI 260245, S4

Ivory wants to try this statement piece.

“The bag I would love to try is the Tumi Just in Case Corporate Backpack. It is sexy as heck and makes a statement. I love that it is sleek and understated and not so large and bulky as a traditional backpack. There’s just enough room for necessities, and it has a trolley slip on the back for traveling.”

The Tumi Just In Case Backpack is perfect for work and travel. Made of nylon, it folds flat to be completely packable. Recipients can quickly and easily add another travel piece with the add-a-bag sleeve. Laser engraving available in white.
Hit Promotional Products / PPAI 113910, S13 

Ivory would suggest this über-useful tote.

“The bag I have been suggesting this summer is the Sol Mate Tote Bag from Hit Promo. It has a fun look similar to the popular Bogg bag. It is durable, reasonable and has a long life of usefulness. I think it is perfect for summer or just life in general. I personally love how much it holds, and it is super easy to keep clean.”

The Sol Mate Tote Bag is perfect for the beach or any outdoor activity. This sturdy tote is made of tough but soft EVA, so it has a rubber look and feel and is super-easy to clean – simply wipe it off. Its tip-proof design keeps your stuff from spilling out.
Hit Promotional Products / PPAI 113910, S13 

Valdez is an associate editor at PPAI.