I was very disappointed. I have always had good products from Overstock.com but this ?leather back pack was terrible. I used it to travel and the so called leather peeled off!!! I know leather cracks put this looks like paint peeling off. Was the back back vinyl and spray painted? It was not a good product.
I bought this bag more than five years ago. I travel with it everywhere I go and lately that is a lot. It is beautiful, sturdy and just perfect as a carry on for all of my essentials and overnight needs. The leather is good quality and still looks as good as the day it was purchased. I am completely satisfied with this bag...
Not as expected. Previous reviews described it as large/roomy. Not true. I purchased it for my teenage son as a backpack and it's not big enough for a high school student's bookload. Don't purchase for this use. You will end up returning it like I did.
Once I received the product, opened the box and looked it over, I immediately put it back in the box to return it. The shoulder straps are cheaply made: While the upper part of them is made out of thin padded leather, there is only stitching holding them to the surface of the bag. It is hard to imagine them staying attached to it more than one or two years without the carrying weight pulling them apart. Second, the leather part of the straps are attached to cheap nylon bands that attach them to the lower part of the bag, and the length can be adjusted by cheap plastic buckles. The loop/handle on the top of the bag is made of the same cheap nylon strip. Both of these parts are more typically parts of a $10 or $15 dollar bag that you might find in a low end discount store--certainly not worth the $$$ price tag on this site. And nothing was mentioned about these parts in the description. Save your money and buy quality instead.
- How accurate was the sizing? Accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. less than advertised.
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes.
I bought this backpack for my husband. He brings few books, few water bottles and snacks to his work everyday. His previous backpack seems old, and I feel to buy new backpack for him. He really loves to take this backpack to his work! I was so glad that I chose this backpack!!
- How accurate was the sizing? good size for daily work
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. very good quality leather
So I wanted a stylish but inexpensive leather backpack that wasn't a full size backpack. This is a great product for the price, but be aware that when full, the backpack looks pretty big (especially width-wise,) so if you want a cute little backpack, either keep it empty or get something a LITTLE smaller. It's great for me but also be aware, if it gets snagged on anything, you can see the marks and they can happen pretty easily. But in value and coolness, I like it a lot overall.
- How accurate was the sizing? somewhat accurate but bigger width-wise than I thought
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good but not protected against damage
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
Product will not last with its original appearance in tact. The extremely thin leather does not "wear well" after it has been used and not abused. The zippers seemed to be OK to this point.
- How accurate was the sizing? Size was perfect... Mid was what I was needing
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Noticed after use that the thin leather coating on the product was showing stress on the bottom where I had set it down over the two week period of use. Thought it might last a tad longer before beginning to wear out... :-)
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Out of the box was fine...
I love the product. The quality of the leather is good, finish decent, space is sufficient (my office backpack), lots of small storage spaces. Overall, I got what I had expected reading the other reviews, but was a little disappointed as I explored the pouch-interiors. The lining and partition material is imitation leather and I am worried if it would give-in on repeated usage, which is what I will be doing. Otherwise a great value for the money.
I purchased the bag in black and I've used it every work day since January 7, 2009. The bag looks like it is about 2 years old. Half the bag around the middle zipper is peeling only to expose a white finish while the other half of the bag is peeling exposing a dark green finish.
We got this for my husband -- and he packs a FULL backpack. He absolutely loves it! He carries many books around in it and enjoys the full sized width across the top of it, too. I've never seen a man who can pack a backpack as heavy and this one is not only soft, but holds up well. I'd buy it for it again in a minute.