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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Thanks to YOU, Lug Makes Donation to Japan Relief

A big, huge, monumental THANK YOU to all those who participated in our Earth Day Sale on April 22. We're happy to announce that because of your participation, Lug is making a $2000 donation to the Japan relief effort. (And the crowd goes wild!)

Though media coverage of the devastation in Japan has died down, the need for help has not. Here is a link to a blog written by one of Lug's own. In addition to personal insight about the tragedy, the blog also has a detailed list of organizations that accept donations for Japanese earthquake/tsunami relief.

Thank you, again, for your participation in our Earth Day Sale.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Memorial Day Plans: Bags, Check!

Heading off to the lake this weekend (woohoo!), and I'm getting all packed up.

First, I've got my sunscreen, my bug spray, my after-sun lotion, my post-bite anti-itch lotion ... lots of different potions (gotta be prepared!). But it's no problem. They all fit nicely in my Clearview Train Case.

Then, I've got my beach towel, my magazine (this trip, it's Bon Appetit with Gwyneth Paltrow on the cover ... She's everywhere lately!), and my sunglasses. Again, no problem. My Gondola Slouch Tote saves the day.

And finally, there's everything else—clothes, multiple pairs of flip flops, toothbrush, deck of cards, kitchen sink, etc. For this I pull out my big Shuttle Bus. (But that reminds me: I should go ahead and upgrade to the Shuttle Bus Wheelie. It's niiiice.)

So, that's my weekend in bags. What are you doing this weekend? Better yet, what bags are you using?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Gotta Love a Long Weekend

Hey, Canadians! Happy (late) Victoria Day! Hope you had a relaxing/rejuvenating/exciting/super-fun three-day weekend. Did you do something special? A nice vacation? Or maybe a nice stay-cation?Did you take your favorite Lug bag with you? We'd love to hear about it, first, because we love hearing that our Lug bags get good use, and second, because Memorial Day is coming up this weekend in the States and wouldn't it be nice to give the folks down here some good ideas? (Yes. Yes, it would.) So send us a message or simply leave a comment and tell us, how was your holiday?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Ready for Father's Day? You Will Be!

This morning I heard on the radio that we're just about one month from Father's Day. Not that I need that sort of reminder. I'm totally on top of things and have been planning a special gift for my father for weeks. Yep. Totally on top of things. But just in case you (yes, definitely you and not me) have not thought about this special holiday for all the dads out their (like I clearly have), here are some great gift ideas for dear old Dad. It's nice to know that I ... I mean ... you still have plenty of time to get out there to your local Lug retailer or order online.

How about the Delta 10.4 iPad Sleeve? Or even better, the Delta 10.4 iPad Sleeve with an actual iPad inside!

Or how about the Cargo Packing Squares? Or even better, the Cargo Packing Squares with a new shirt/sweater/pant/shoe packed inside!

Or how about the Tango Travel Wallet? Or even better, the Tango Travel Wallet with a plane ticket and trip itinerary inside! And a Snuz Sac! And a Luggage Bag and Tag Set! And a Vertical Hanging Toiletry Bag! ... And, well, seeing as we're a bag and travel accessories company, you've got quite a lot of choices.

Hope you have fun planning a fantastic Father's Day! Need more suggestions? Just ask!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Lug Love from a Rocker to the Rocket

Rich Redmond, first-rate musician and current drummer for Jason Aldean, is a HUGE fan of the Rocket Roller! He likes it so much, he even sent us a quote:
"From buses and airports to recording studios and arenas, the Rocket Roller has me covered."
Thanks, Rich! Hope you're having a great time on tour!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Canadian Tulip Festival Knows How to Live Life in Color!

It's Canadian Tulip Festival time! I just heard about it this morning, but I thought, what a great festival to tell all the Lug Lovers about. I mean, as we all know, the motto here at Lug is LIVE LIVE IN COLOR! This year the theme is "Kaleidoscope—a Celebration of Spring Awakening Through Colour, Culture, and Community." As this write-up says, "This rite of spring and explosion of colour sees the city bloom back to life after a long winter's slumber." How lovely does that sound? If only I lived in Ottowa or were visiting between now and May 23, the last day of the festival. Go here for all the info you need, and if you can't go in person, go here to check out their gallery.

Planning on attending? We'd love to see your pictures! Send them to me at, and I'll post them on our Facebook page.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Lug Love from The Shopping Mama

Thanks to The Shopping Mama for finding "The Best Reason to Go to the Gym." Spoiler alert: it's our Cartwheel Fitness/Overnight Bag! Read her great review here, and read below for a little excerpt.
"This is my first exposure to LUG products, but it won't be my last. I am very impressed with the thoughtful details and functionality, quality and the appearance, too. In spite of all the storage, the Cartwheel bag is still great looking and sleek - not bulky at all. For a big night sans kids, the Cartwheel bag is also a great overnight bag. (Which reminds me, I should probably go somewhere for a night to test this function...)"
We agree! Thanks for the love! Check out The Shopping Mama, the source for unique & fabulous things mamas want for their little ones, here.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

And the Photo Contest Winner is ... CHICO!

Aka Chico Chaco Monkey Man, aka Cheese Buns, aka Cheeto! (Thanks to Chico's mother, Kristen, for insight on all of this little man's nicknames.) A big CONGRATS to you, Chico, for helping your mom win one of our brand-new Somersault Shoulder Pouches! Though it was a close race between adorable little Chico and runner-up Aikane, who got 78 "likes," Chico pulled it out when his winning picture (top left) garnered 85 "likes."

Thanks to everyone who participated in our first-ever Lug Facebook Photo Contest.