The design is lovely. I like the magnetic closure and the many compartments it has. The back zipper allows you to go into the main compartment of the bag without opening the flap...an added feature. This bag truly fits my traveling/touring purpose, makes it more comfortable to do more walking with a backpack style purse. You can wear it in front if you feel you are in a "not so safe" area. The only drawback is the light tone, which, they say will darken over time with exposure to sun. I didn't buy that at all, because I bought the wallet and it already have the darker tone. That was held against the rating until proven, hence 4 stars.