Repost: Zuca!
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It’s summer time and I’m reposting this for the moms out there who want a schoolbag option for their kids in the coming school year.
My friend Patrice and I share the same problem about our boys’ school bags.
I have a problem with the hideous, boxy local school bags available in the market, while Patrice was complaining that her eldest son’s bag weighed 40 lbs.
These are bags that are pulled and carried six flights of stairs each day. PIty the boys and their backs.

The wheels of my son’s bag were damaged during the first week of school. Considering the bag cost about PHP3,500, I was really annoyed.
Though these bags supposedly have a lifetime warranty, I found out from SM that the repair would take time, unless you want to take it yourself to some factory in Bulacan. So I blew my top upon hearing that.

The problem is the amount of stuff they have to bring everyday.
Patrice spoke to a teacher and suggested a kindle for each student. I simply thought: not gonna happen in the third world.
It would take time before textbooks are made digital, and imagine the bidding and corruption that could happen at the Department of Education (sorry for being nega).
I also thought the school should probably provide lockers or lockable cubicles for each boy so they don’t have to keep lugging the same stuff everyday.

And then I remembered the Zuca bag.
Designed for travelers, athletes, skaters, and makeup artists, the Zuca bag is a sturdy-framed and wheeled trolley that can be customized according to your taste.
You can choose the metal frame and ballistic nylon shell you want. The choices are numerous and irresistible.
The extra wheels on the back are supposed to aid you in pulling it through steps and stairs.

zuca bag

I am tempted to get the Zuca with organizers for myself.

zuca bag

I love things that are practically a house. Plus, you can sit on it. Imagine while waiting at the airport.

zuca bag

Watch the video for more features.

For my son Ben, I chose a camouflage bag so that he won’t say no. Ordered online and shipped via Johnny Air, shipping cost a reasonable PHP 4,000+.
All his stuff fits, except long folders and envelopes have to be squeezed in.
He is thrilled that he can sit on it while waiting for his ride, or use it as a side table when the desk is too small.
The two extra wheels on the back of the bag allow him to drag it upstairs more easily. Plus, the bag weighs much lighter than the boxy bag used previously.


So I just heard Zuca bags are already in the country. Price is around PHP 9,000, which is more than the online price, but cheaper if you minus international shipping.
I have not checked the supplier myself, but here’s the contact info:

In2 Skating Garments and Accessories
#40 San Joaquin Street
San Francisco del Monte, Quezon City

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