QUALITY (Average): The organizer, being nearly the sole contender in this category of briefcase/messenger bag organizers, benefits from have few points of comparison. This makes me willing to sew a stitching error. The zipper also doesn't instill the highest levels of confidence, and seems flimsy. The zipper is bent, but I can't tell if that is by design or defect. It works, so I'm not splitting hairs right now. FUNCTION (Good-Great): What the description doesn't really tell you is that between the front 8 mini pockets and back large open slot pocket is the zippered pocket in the middle. This zippered pocket also comes with a thick plastic divider which serves the dual purpose of providing much-needed rigidity and being a divider between papers. Magazines fit easily in the back large open slot pocket, holding 2-3 magazines with ease. The front pockets at the top are deeper/taller than the bottom ones, which have limited uses. SUMMARY (Good): In the end, the organizer has taken all the loose items out of the loose free-roaming large main pocket of my messenger bag and made them both easy to find and retrieve. The only think keeping it from a maximum score it the stitching quality. If you're not good with a needle and thread, you might want to be ready to have to return one or more of these before you get a perfect one.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Images are pretty accurate, but only represent side views.
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? No. There was a stitch that was coming out on the fabric trim over one of the front pockets. I repaired it myself rather than return it to be added to a landfill.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality it OK, but nothing to write home about.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes