9.12.2013

LO & SONS: O.G. vs O.M.G. Review & Giveaway


I'm sure many of you are familiar with Lo & Sons, an amazing designer bag company that was created by a mother and her two sons.  Their bags are highly functional, yet lightweight and water resistant.   The best part is that these bags look incredibly stylish and will satisfy even the most organized-obsessed due to their many well-placed compartments.

I do want to preface by saying that yes, this is a sponsored post, but I am very, very picky about the products I choose to accept.  I decline about 80% of the sponsored post requests I receive and I would never give a product a positive review if I wouldn't be happy to spend my own money on it.  Also, I will always notify you when I was gifted a reviewed product.  That said, Lo & Sons was more than generous to send me both the OG and the OMG bag.  I actually received the OG bag, the bigger of the two, earlier this year and posted a video review of it here on the blog.

Now that I have the OMG, I've been able to really compare the two and figure out the best uses for each. If you've been trying to decide between the two sizes, this post should be very helpful!


In the photo above, the OMG is on the left and the OG is on the right. You'll see that there isn't very much visual difference between the two. The OMG has a 16" wide base and the OG is one inch wider at 17". The OMG is 1.5" shorter than the OG (13.5" vs. 15"). They are almost the same size in depth... the OMG is 6" and the OG is 6.5". 

Even with the extra inches, the OG weighs only .1lb more than the OMG. So basically, let's just say they both weigh two pounds and call it a day.


Both bags are currently available in six colors. I was immediately drawn to the black because of how classic it is and how rich the gold hardware looks against it. I'm also especially partial to the lavender interior. Great color combo! 

What do I keep inside these bags? 
Well, let's start with the smaller of the two, the OMG.


This bag quickly became my gym bag. It's the perfect size for all of the things I need for a workout, with even some extra room left over. In the main compartment, I keep my shoes and gym clothes. In the inner side pockets, I keep my hairspray, lotion, a water bottle, and a cosmetic bag with a few random things in it. In the front outer pocket, I keep my ipod, headphones, hairbrush, and some hair ties/clips. In the back outer compartment, I keep flip flops for the gym shower - but they aren't pictured ...oops!

Now, the OG....


The OG bag is my "everything" bag.  I absolutely will not travel without it.  Most recently, I used it as my carry on bag for LA. Sure, I could take a bigger duffle-type bag (which would allow me to bring more shoes, duh!),  but I can't pass up how organized this bag keeps me on trips. 

All of the things you see below fit extremely nicely into the bag.  While on the plane, my friend made the comment, "Wow, you sure can fit a lot of things in that bag." That's because I kept pulling out item after item after item, trying to situate myself for a lengthy flight. I legit felt like Mary Poppins. Not only can I fit all of the things seen below into the bag, but everything has its own special place. I know exactly where to find each item. 

As you can see in the photo above, I have my iPad, a zip-loc baggy of travel necessities (eye drops, face lotion, makeup remover wipes, floss sticks, hand sanitizer, kleenex, a clear moisturizing face mask, etc.), a travel pillow, hand lotion, a pen & pencil, a notebook, my current book of choice, along with three magazines, an emergency iPhone/iPad charger, a mini wallet, an eye mask, and snacks -duh. Not pictured, but also went inside the bag was a collapsible water bottle and a travel blanket (both being washed!). 

Final thoughts?
The OMG (smaller) is the best option for me at the gym, simply because it fits in the lockers and the OG doesn't.  The OMG definitely fits better underneath plane seats, but I make the OG fit under there with a little extra effort!  Also, if you just carry a lighter load in general (or just books), the OMG might be a better option for you.

The OG (bigger) is my favorite.  It's big enough to make a difference in terms of what I can carry in it, but not big enough to make it more difficult to maneuver through an airport or in the car, etc.  I tend to gravitate towards bigger bags in general, so to me... the bigger, the more I can fit in it, the better!  It's great for stacking items on top of each other.  For example, I put the books in, then put my travel pillow and blanket on top of them (just under the top zipper).  On the same regard, if you don't have a need to stack things on top of each other in the bag, I'd go with the OMG to save space while traveling.

Read even more details about these bags on the Lo & Sons website.  You can also revisit my video review of the OG bag for a closer look at the pockets they both feature.

Meanwhile, on the kitty-boy front...
Winston is still deciding which bag he likes best.  He said the OG bag is nice and big, with room to grow!


Lo & Sons is offering each of you 15% off your order with the code SWANKYSEPT2013.

They are also giving you the chance to win one of their bags!  One lucky winner will have his/her choice of an OMG or an OG bag, in any color.

You must be a follower of Style Me Swanky via Google Friend Connect to enter (right sidebar where it says "Followers: Join this Site...").




36 comments:

  1. Megan I have been eyeing this awesome bag since you did your first video blog post about it in the spring! I see its getting great use on your end! I love these!

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  2. I am crossing my fingers and toes to get this bag. I'm drooling!!

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  3. Thank you so much for this giveaway, since you did your video review a couple of months ago I have been lusting over it so thank you for the opportunity!

    Dani ♥

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  4. Megan,

    I have been dying to get my hands on a Lo & Sons bag since you posted your video review a few months ago. I would love the OG bag to use as an every day bag for extras to bring to work and for the gym. Thank you for providing all of the details for comparison :)

    Lauri

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  5. Could so use this as my travelbag for my honeymoon in Jamaica and my wedding day of bag :) Crossing my fingers!

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  6. I've been coveting an OG for awhile now! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  7. I like how simple they are but LOVE the purple interior! So cute.

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  8. Love this bag! I would love to win it even more :)

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  9. I love these bags, and I would love to win one even more :)

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  10. Such an awesome giveaway! I've been lusting after the black "OG Bag" ever since you first posted about it! :)

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  11. Great giveaway! I've been drooling over the OG for a while now. Fingers crossed! It would be a great travel bag for my honeymoon! :)

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  12. Awesome! I love your down to earth realistic review of this bag. My friend just got one and I've been side eyeing it for days!
    Thanks for the post!

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  13. I went to go watch your video review of the OG bag but it says that the video is private :(

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  14. Kise- thanks for pointing that out! It is public now. Don't know how that happened!

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  15. I have been thinking about this bag since you did your initial review. I travel constantly (for work and for fun) ..and I am a hot mess while traveling. I don't want to use my nice leather purse because it's not water resistant, and I usually use a reusable grocery bag. I am always pulling things out left and right and I am drooling at the organization on this. I rarely enter giveaways but this is one I really want! Fingers crossed!

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  16. I have been thinking about this bag since you did your initial review. I travel constantly (for work and for fun) ..and I am a hot mess while traveling. I don't want to use my nice leather purse because it's not water resistant, and I usually use a reusable grocery bag. I am always pulling things out left and right and I am drooling at the organization on this. I rarely enter giveaways but this is one I really want! Fingers crossed!

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  17. This would be perfect for our Christmas trip to Paris and Rome!

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  18. What an awesome bag! And I love your thorough review :)

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  19. Great review and amazing bags! I sure would love to win!! Marcy

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  20. I need these bags!!! Love them! Loved your video!

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  21. I need this bag!!! Love it!! Loved your video review!

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  22. thanks for the giveaway!

    i'm a follower: @kolpin

    rafflecopter; daniel

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  23. Thanks for offering this giveaway. I have just learned of the O.G and love it! We are traveling to China soon to adopt our daughter, and I think it would make the perfect travel bag!

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  24. I NEED/WANT this bag...I have been eyeing this incredible bag since you did your first blog post about it in the spring ....and then Danielle over at Breakfast at Toast has raved about it as well...If I don't win, I must break down and buy one!

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  25. Ah, Love this bag. so cute. so expensive :(

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  26. Your review is fantastic! I've always wanted one - fingers crossed!! -Courtney

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  27. This is a GOTTA HAVE for a GO TO bag for me. Wud luv to have one for an upcoming trip to Paris with my fashion and art students. I'll be the envy!!!

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  28. Super functional bag and perfect to travel with on my honeymoon next month!

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  29. Both of these are very stylish and functional!

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  30. I've wanted this bag for SO LONG! Maybe one day I'll get lucky on a giveaway! Blogged about your giveaway! Love your site!

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  31. Hi there! Loved this review! I know this is an older post, but I am looking for a great travel bag and wondering if you still use and like this bag? I'm between this and the Tumi Athens Carry-All...but am so tempted by the versatility of OG! Still wondering, can it fit under the seat on a plane if it's not stuffed?
    Many thanks!
    Julie

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    1. Hi Julie! I don't know anything about the Tumi bag, but I can tell you that I still love and use these bags ALL the time! They both have so many useful pockets and are big and roomy without being clunky. The OG fits under the seat of a plane without any problem, as long as you don't have it over stuffed. You can still make it work if it's packed to the brim, though. The quality is fantastic, too. I would highly recommend it!

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