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not as good as I had hoped
on February 24, 2011
I had really thought this would be the end all bag. BUT...
Though I like the size alot, big enough to carry some books or a sketchbook,
after that my needs weren't met.
Sure there are tons of pockets, but all of them for my purposes are a little Too deep, where things will start to get lost. And as other reviewers have said about Baggallini credit card slots- they're useless- cards just slide out, as well as the pen holders being horizontal, again, useless... I also needed a place to hold a water bottle upright or other beverage container- commuter mug. and didn't find an appropriate spot, as well as the right size pocket for my for my iphone and/or camera without getting scratched by the huge zipper or endangered by the huge turnbuckle on the front pockets.
The zippers I found to be rough and intimidating, even with a little wax and the hardware just over the top too large, though I like hardware..
The designers just scaled up the sydney bag without making revisions as to usablity with the larger size.
Great idea, try again.
Also the strap is too slippery to use over the shoulder, though i mostly would have used cross body.
I'm back to the drawing board.