I bought this back pack for a nursing friend who was in bad need of a new work back pack. It's the cutest bag!! The leather is so soft and she and I both love it! Great price. In fact, I researched a lot of leather back packs and this was the softest for the best price and greatest pockets and design of any that I saw. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!
This is a superb bag. it is exactly what I expected, perhaps more. It is nice enough for casual wear - yet durable and functional. I wanted a bag that could be a "purse," backpack and casual brief bag al in one. It serves all purposes. I was tired of using a traditional backpack and wanted something that looked nicer, but still had plenty of room without looking like a huge "purse." This bag really does the trick and easily converts to whatever I want it to be!
this bag is great. roomy enough for a variety of things. my laptop fits well and being able to place the strap in a variety of positions is great for carry options. it is thus far a very sturdy bag. i carry it daily and it still looks new. (i have had it for just over 2 months)
if you are buying this as a backpack it will come up short on your needs especially for camping or day trips... I needed it for business meetings because of how classy and classic it appears in the photo and it is both and more than anything it works well for packing documents for and small lap tops or even shopping when plastic bags are banned just a few things don't make sense: there are snaps below the buckles for the straps so the buckles are for show and useless and configuring the straps to use as a backpack still baffles me
I have never really liked purses and have found backpacks too casual for some settings. This bag is the perfect crossover. I tend to carry a lot reading and writing material so this is the perfect book bag. The main comparment, however is a little too small for my laptop, in that I can't zip it all the way. It works for the occasional trip to the coffee shop, but I will have to use my padded laptop bag for airtravel and this bag as personal carry on. I loved the "distressed" finish of the leather and use the straps as on over the shoulder configuration, but have used it occasionally with backstraps while on walks. The straps are thinner than on an outdoor backpack and therefore create more pressure than would be comfortable for a longer walk, but as long as I am not carrying too much weight, it is not too uncomfortable. The only other thing that was pointed out to me by one of my more "girly" girlfriends who teases me about my utilitarian sense of fashion is that she calls it my Man-bag.
The quality of this piece satisfied my expectations - it is a soft, supple leather. However, in contrast to other reports, the leather appears "painted" versus "tanned." The biggest disappointment came in the size of the luggage. It was described as oversized. Maybe. For a smurf. It is of modest proportions and I took it on a recent trip and it BARELY accommodated a book, notebook, laptop computer, tshirt, socks, boxers, and 5 cigars. The shoulder strap also fails as a "back pack" strap. It is very tight when configured as a back pack and if you try to use it as a "one shoulder" back pack the strap on your shoulder will stretch out all the way and it will hang off your back side. All in all I am disappointed with the size and configuration. The buckles and leather do, however, seem of reasonable quality.
The bag is sporty yet stylish all in one and I would not hesitate to take it to a casual outing or office meeting. The only small setback is not enough pockets inside of the bag to store smaller items, but overall a very nice purchase for the price.
This bag is so soft and well made. The hardware is heavy duty, the leather is excellent quality. I have bought alot from overstock.com, and this bag is a great buy for the price! I highly recommend it to anyone considering this purchase.