Now that the weather has started to warm up, many of us will be dreaming of a well-deserved break. Whether you plan to spend some time travelling, relaxing, or learning a new skill, the summer holidays are the perfect opportunity to map out activities that you don’t always have the time to do when you’re busy with work, school, university, and daily chores.

To ensure you make the most of your summer, we’ve compiled a list of fun activities, along with bag suggestions to complement each experience. 

Embrace the great outdoors

Love the outdoors? Connect with nature while boosting your fitness levels by planning an outdoor adventure. Conquer mountain peaks or wander through serene forests on a hike, or plan a camping trip with friends; however you choose to spend it, summer is the best time to be out in the fresh air and make the most of the (hopefully) sunny weather. Need to keep the kids entertained? Create a scavenger hunt or nature trail en route.

With a padded breathable back panel, adjustable waist and chest straps, and trekking pole attachment points, the Madlug Outdoor Backpack is your perfect companion for outdoor adventures. This bag also features expandable side pockets, ideal for water bottles, and is made of a water resistant fabric, just in case of rain. 

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Go to a festival

Summer is synonymous with music festivals, and attending one can be an unforgettable experience. This year’s top festival accessory, bum bags free your hands to dance to your favourite tunes, clap along to acts, and navigate the loos – all while looking stylish.

Made from 100% recycled materials, Madlug ECO Bum Bags are part of our ECO range. These functional accessories feature a main compartment to fit your phone, wallet, sun lotion, and other festival must-haves. A handy zippered pocket at the back is ideal for keeping cash and other essentials secure. 

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Book a trip away

Even if it's just for one or two nights night, booking a short break away is a great way to switch things up this summer and get out of your normal routine. Stay at a B&B or hotel, or try something a little quirkier, like a renting a tiny house, treehouse, or cabin in the woods.

If you're planning a quick getaway to a bustling city, a Madlug Travel Backpack is a versatile and practical choice to carry your belongings. Featuring plenty of organisational compartments to keep your essentials easily accessible, this handy bag also has a padded laptop sleeve and a lockable main zip for peace of mind. Going abroad? The Travel Backpack is suitable for carry-on luggage on most airlines.

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Get creative

Summer break is an excellent time to tap into your creative side. Whether you're a writer, an artist, or a student working on a personal project, a Madlug Laptop Roll-Top Backpack provides the perfect blend of style and utility. 

Its padded laptop compartment protects your tech, and its 19-litre capacity gives you plenty of room for your papers, books, and supplies. A roll-top closure gives you that extra bit of space. Stay hydrated on the move with the easy access external bottle pocket.

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Plan a picnic

Summer break is a great time for a picnic with family and friends. The good news is that the joys of al fresco dining can be enjoyed everywhere from the park to the comfort of your own garden. Choose a spot with plenty of shade and load up on summer-friendly foods like sandwiches, salads, fruit, and refreshing drinks. Heading elsewhere? Don't forget to pack a ball or Frisbee.

Featuring a convenient zippered main compartment and fully insulated interior, the Madlug Lunch Cooler ensures that your food stays at the perfect temperature. The PEVA lining adds an extra layer of protection, while the exterior zippered front pocket provides handy storage for utensils or snacks. Worried about spills? Simply wipe down the interior for hassle-free cleaning. And with the added bonus of being BPA and Phthalate free, you can enjoy your meal with peace of mind. 

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Take a trip to the beach

Nothing says summer like a day at the beach, soaking up the sun and enjoying the waves. A Madlug Organic Cotton Tote is an essential accessory for your beach outings with enough room to store everything you need for a day at the seaside – including your towel, beach shoes, and bucket and spade!

Made entirely of organic cotton canvas, this bag is both are lightweight and foldable, making it a great alternative to a reusable shopping bag.

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Got a question about one of our bags? Email us at and we’ll be happy to help. Happy summer adventures!

July 10, 2023 — Emma Gibbins

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