Reviewed by joanne backpacker from Tennessee on Thursday, November 07, 2013
It looks rugged, and classy at the same time. I bought it as a gift for someone with a new writing job. It's simple - not a ton of pockets, but I think it will be just enough - not bulky, but will carry computer and accessories without making it too heavy.
Reviewed by ericah64 from California on Friday, September 20, 2013
I felt SO smart scoring this bag for my teenager at the STP price! My daughter loved it and planned to use it for more than one school year. Less than a month into the year, the shoulder strap ripped off as she was walking to school. She was able to rig it so she can still use it, but for what the MSRP is - and even at the STP price - I expected better quality.
Reviewed by Teacher66 from Georgia on Monday, May 06, 2013
Bought this for a friend who likes to go birding. Holds all of her equipment and a little more. Handle is not the strongest, but she uses the strap. Previous comments about handle durability seem true.
Reviewed by DL in Tucson from Tucson on Friday, March 01, 2013
I thought this bag was great for about four weeks until the leather (that is sueded not bridle leather) handle broke as I simply picked it up. I use this bag virtually every day, carrying a few things, including an iPad. But, based on the description and general sturdy appearance upon receipt, it should be able to hold up to even harsher use. But that remains to be seen. I am exchanging my bag in hopes this was an exception. Otherwise, the canvas is heavy and I like the padding of the main compartments. I can't find a company website -- the one listed on the packaging no longer exists -- so, I wonder if poor quality, at least in some areas, has run them out of business.
If the replacement is up to muster, I would rate this bag three stars.
Reviewed by RomeoWood from NYC on Friday, February 15, 2013
This is absolutely NOT bridle-tanned leather, as stated both in the video review from Sierra and the company's own literature. Bridle leather is oil-tanned and finished with wax, for a strong, all-weather, supple leather; this is cheap goat hide that is suede tanned, and the color runs when wet. The strap is surprisingly uncomfortable, and attaches to the bag below the flap line so that it twists and rolls in such a way as to be a chore just to keep straight at your side. The complete antithesis of a useful bag, in short.
The strap is attached low to the sides of the bag, causing it to twist and roll the bag forward--one is constantly in danger of the contents being spilled out. It's very poorly designed and made.
Answered on 2/15/2013 12:00:00 AM by RomeoWood from NYC
This company has gone out of business. At Sierra we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee so if you are not happy with your purchase for any reason, please return it to us as soon as possible. Products purchased within 6 months of the order date will receive a refund by the original payment method. For returns on purchases over 6 months old, a gift card will be issued. If you feel we have made a mistake in filling your order, we will gladly refund your shipping charges as well.
Answered on 7/19/2011 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
I would suggest trying a product such as Scotch guard to give the bag a buffer against weather as well as the current problem you are having. Also just try cleaning it first with a wet cloth with a little amount of soap on it to get the blue out before treating it.
Answered on 3/22/2010 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post