I had no idea this bag would hold so much stuff. it is bigger than it looks. but small when i use it as a cross over. i have had people ask me where i got my bag when i have been shopping, i don't have to worry about carring a bag in my arms. i have my hands free all the time, that is great. i wish there were other colors i would buy them all..... thanks Overstock you have done it again...
This bag is just the right size. Big enough to feel like a purse you could throw a few extra things into, but small enough to use a s a purse. I bought this for a vacation to California. It held all my usual purse things plus my camera, sunglasses, a book, ipod, snack and a bottle of water. And I liked the way the zippers locked--I get a little paranoid when I am flying! My only complaint is that the side pocket for a cell phone is too small and out of date for todays typical cell phone. I do not have a smart phone yet but my cell phone still didn't fit in the little compartment. I ended up putting my pack of gum in the cell phone pocket and had to put my phone in the front compartment--not as easy or convenient. I also think one of the tiny water bottles would work best in the water side pocket. I did have a normal sized water bottle but it felt a little too heavy and awkward in the bag. This bag is very practical and great quality.
How accurate was the sizing? Acurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent quality
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
I have had other travelon bags, and this one is the best. I hate having to dig for things. This bag is easy to organize and has tons of room with one very deep pocket in the back where I keep my kindle and other things. I have put it through a lot, even carrying it as a day to day bag sometimes and have it packed full. It is still holding up. Also easy to clean if you spill something on it; just wipe with a damp cloth.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very durable.
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
I love this bag. We are going to Las Vegas and I wanted something to deter pick pockets. Each zippdf has a latch on it. For its size it is organized very well and holds alot of stuff i.e. camera, cell phone, wallet, keys, maps, cigarette case etc. Plenty of room. It's not a dressy purse but that is not what I wanted. I wanted something that would hang across my body comfortably without cutting into my shoulder and hold all my stuff in an organized manner. This is the purse!
How accurate was the sizing? It was just the right size and holds alot more stuff than you might think.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality. Stitching good and each zipper has a latch.
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Free of defects.
Nice size for travel. Can hold a paperback or a map, but not so big as to tempt you to overload. lots of small compartments. Each zipper can be clipped shut, which may be too much hardware for some people. I wanted it for the super long and sturdy strap that lets me wear it crossbody. I use a cane and that lets me keep a hand free.
How accurate was the sizing? Very
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Reliable brand, solidly assembled
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? One clasp started out hard to open but is fine now
This may not be the prettiest purse you'll own, but is has great functionality. There is a place for everything you want to carry. Slots for credit cards, which is great if you don't want to add the extra weight of a wallet, pockets for lipsticks, small tissue packs, etc., and a deep main compartment for whatever else you need. When I show off all of what I have stashed in my bag, people cannot believe all that I have in there! I have looked around for purses and handbags for years, but each time I look, I always come back to Travelon, 'cause I'm spoiled by the practicality and function of their bags! If you're considering one of their bags, I say "Go for it!" You won't be sorry!
I am a Senior, 75 yrs. old, and I am concerned about the new active readers that are in use by thieves. I carry credit cards and have found the standard credit card wallet offers no protection against the active readers. I also, in my travels, find that the pick pockets that work the crowded events I attend cannot steal my personal items because of the cut proof strap. I also use a smaller bag when I don't need this larger bag. I'm very pleased with the bags security, ease of use and size.
I bought this anti-theft bag after reading all the reviews about pickpockets in Rome. I wanted to be prepared. I was able to fit my Blackberry Playbook, Passport, money, camera, and assorted other stuff easily in the bag. There's a place for credit cards and sunglasses. The water bottle pocket really came in handy too. There's a nice little snap inside for holding keys. I put a flashlight on the key ring too. The only gripe is its difficult to open (even with the lobster claws). This can be a "good thing" due to theft but can get aggravating if you must take out stuff frequently. I'd rather have the aggravation than theft though! The bag easily fit over my body and I could put my hand securely on it. Now that I'm home I use the bag for fieldwork instead of loading up my pockets with gear.
How accurate was the sizing? Accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good quality
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
Thank you for your question nancy55p. The strap is approximately 56 inches. Have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 26, 2013
The strap is adjustable to over 50" and down to almost half that length. Great bag, well organized and built.slfj on Jun 28, 2013
The strap can be as long as you want it, up to 56", but you can also shorten it. I'm a petite woman, and need a shorter strap, and this one shortens up nicely. (In the event that you need it shorter.)cdesiree on Mar 20, 2014
Hi clhw2, we think this would be more than suitable for a man bag. Nothing more manly than a reliable bag to travel with ! We hope you like it. Thanks for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 11, 2013
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