Reviewed by moondance from PA on Monday, November 7, 2011
Purchased this bag to replace a trendy but cumbersome leather satchel. Love it. I can wear it on my shoulder or easily across my chest. The strap is wide and comfortable. It cleans up easily enough that I know it will come on camping trips with me as well. It's cavernous.
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Reviewed by philosurfer from CT on Friday, September 14, 2012
I though the color was nice, but the shape was kind of awkward. It looked kind of like a diaper bag. My main complaint is that the main compartment doesn't zip closed and the contents can spill out or hands can reach in. Not ideal for a travel bag.
Reviewed by Edia from Rockville, MD on Thursday, September 6, 2012
The two small pockets in the front look good but the opening system is not very convenient, so probably I will not be using those as it takes a couple of seconds to close them after you put something and you have to be looking at what you are doing. Definitively a zipper for the main compartment will be great, but at least there is a relatively large pocket with zipper so you can put your wallet. I haven't try it yet but I hope I can carry my slr, at my own risk since it is not very padded, after all it is not a camera bag. It looks durable and the turquoise color is nice. Im planning to use this for travel.
Best Uses: Light Protection, Travel
Cons: No Zip In Main Compartmen, Not Enough Pockets
Reviewed by Hope from Austin, Texas on Monday, July 23, 2012
I use the bag as an every day purse. Unlike other bags, the fabric on this is smooth and soft and doesn't damage the clothes it rubs against. I love that the pockets aren't over engineered! They are simple, well located, and don't take up lots of room. This allows the bag to be used in a variety of ways. 32 ounce water bottles fit easily into the bag, while smaller ones fit in the outside pocket.
Reviewed by Travel expert from San Diego CA on Thursday, June 7, 2012
I use this bag as my purse on the plane when I go on trips. It is big enough to put my smaller everyday travel purse inside and have room for a book, my knitting and my travel documents. I use it all the time and it is not too big to lug around an airport while I'm waiting all those long hours before I can board.
Best Uses: Commuting, Travel
Describe Yourself: Bargain Hunter, Practical
Primary use: Personal
Pros: Comfortable Strap, Lots Of Pockets And Features, Stylish