How Much Does Your Bag Weigh?

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With the new hardware trend, and bags bigger than ever, you may be lugging more than is healthy. Experts say the ideal bag weighs two pounds total (they're dreaming!), and the upper limit is no more than 10 percent of your body weight — for instance, a maximum of 13 pounds if you weigh 130 pounds. We did a weigh-in with three of the season's hot bags.

How close to the cutoff are you?

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Most Popular

$1198, Coach; (888) 262-6224

BAG ALONE:

4.45 lbs

WHAT CAN YOU CARRY?

1. Wallet, 0.65

2. iPhone, 0.30

3. MacBook, 5.10

4. Makeup bag, 0.90

5. Planner, 1.10

6. Keys, 0.25

TOTAL WEIGHT: 12.75

$450, Cole Haan; (800) 201-8001.

BAG ALONE:

3.03 lbs

WHAT CAN YOU CARRY? 1. Wallet, 0.65

2. iPhone, 0.30

3. MacBook, 5.10

4. Makeup bag, 0.90

5. Planner, 1.10

6. Keys, 0.25

7. Bottled water, 1.15

TOTAL WEIGHT: 12.48

$89, United Colors of Benetton; (800) 535-4491 for stores.

BAG ALONE:

1.20 lbs

WHAT CAN YOU CARRY? 1. Wallet, 0.65

2. iPhone, 0.30

3. MacBook, 5.10

4. Makeup bag, 0.90

5. Planner, 1.10

6. Keys, 0.25

7. Bottled water, 1.15

8. Sunglasses, 0.35

9. The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold

10. Latest MC issue

TOTAL WEIGHT: 13.70

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