I initially was worried about buying something online without being able to see it, but thought I could always return it. I looked at alot of local stores and just couldn't find something small like this... usually just the much larger traditional messenger bags.
I was very happy when I received it. I purchased the black leather. The leather is very nice quality, the craftsmanship is great.. stitching is very good and made of all around quality materials...nothing cheap looking about it... (I was scared of that cheap vinyl look)
I also was worried it might be a bit too girly, but it isn't. The thick, durable shoulder strap is comfortable and adjustable and hangs just right for over the should wear.
The clasp is easy to open for easy access, no silly straps or latches to fumble with. It has a very slim profile if you aren't carrying alot, but expands to 5 or so inches deep if you need to carry alot.
Multiple pockets are great for seperating items and it has a convenient cell phone pocket. The zipper pocket on the backside is great for stuff I need to have with me, like my checkbook, but don't really use that often.
There are a few slots in the front pocket for credit cards and I've completely stopped using my wallet (though there is limited room for about 4 cards.. perfect for me but maybe not for everyone... but you can always throw you wallet right inside the bag anyways for those 'extra' cards you need.
I bought this originally because I was going on vacation and knew I'd have to lug around a camera, but didn't really want to carry a camera bag... the digicam fit right in the pocket along with water bottles and alot of small things I bought as souvineers. I love it.
Overall, I think it's a great value for the money especially when compared to much more expensive 'designer brand' bags.
I personally LOVE this bag. I know others have complained about the thick strap, but for me, it is absolutely magnificent. The thick strap keeps the bag on my shoulder when I wear it over only one shoulder. Most purses I've had constantly slip off my shoulder, driving me crazy! Most of the time I sling it around in front and it is extremely comfortable in this position. The expandability allows me to carry only a few things, or stuff my gloves and earmuffs in the purse during winter shopping.
Order this for my Brother who wants a messenger bag and do not look like a purse. The smell of the leather is distinct.
My brother loves it and so do I that I bought one for myself....I will recommend this to anyone who wants a manly 'purse'..It's European!!!
How accurate was the sizing? Very
Please tell us about the quality of the product. High Quality
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? YES
Within the first month of owning/using this bag the side stitching ripped apart and the back of the bag ripped as well. The clasp on the front is a little difficult to get closed as well...you have to push down the flap at the precise angle to get the turn style to close. I love the design of the bag it just needs to be a little revamped and more durable.
This was an unexpected good find. The bag is light leather while the handles are wide, and made of fabric. I can wear it cross body or on my shoulder. For a smaller messenger bag, it sure holds plenty. Things never get lost. There are separate compartments available for you to decide where to place things. I really love this bag. My only complaint is the clasp doesn't retain its closed position causing the flap to open although nothing ever falls out. I have been using the bag for about 3 weeks. In general, I'm extremely pleased with my purchase.
How accurate was the sizing? Accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Spectacular value
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
This bag appears well constructed and is very roomy. I use it as a book bag for my Bible, magazines and other small books. I like that it has pen and phone pockets. The only drawback is the overly wide strap. The wide cloth strap detracts from the overall appearance of the bag.
I purchase the Dark Brown bag first and loved it. That made me want the Brown bag that appeared much lighter Brown in the picture. When I received the second bag I quickly learned that that color on the site was very Misleading. The Lighter Brown color was almost as Dark as the Dark Brown bag. So beware of that. Other than that I love the bags.
Thank you for contacting us cocoafluff. The strap measurement fully extend is 50 inches from one end to the other.
Please let us know if you have any further questions.overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 30, 2013
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