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Retro and Timeless
on December 22, 2012
I bought both the Blue+Grey, and Red+White bags. They're so gorgeous. OMG. It's made of a nice thick PVC material, which can easily be mistaken for leather. Most people can't tell, but that's not the point. It just makes the bag pop due to the light sheen it gives off like newly polished leather does. I got the red one for my sister, while I tote the blue one (I'm a male). I get compliments from just about everyone, and so does my sister. It's a perfect bag for the gym. It fits my towel, some extra clothes, and toiletries. You will definitely turn heads with this one. I wouldn't recommend it for weekend bag since it would be a bit small, but it's perfect for a day trip. I have been often using this bag while I'm on vacation at such places like Vegas or Napa. These places require you to walk alot far from home base, and throughout the day you might need knick-knacks like a bottle of water, deodorant, maybe makeup, tissues, maps/brochures/itinerary, and sanitizer. So this bag is perfect for such excursions due to it's compact size and weight.
The bag has a very nifty open-and-shut closure zipper system for the main compartment. It's dual-wielded zippers lets you get in and out of the bag really fast. It's hard to explain, but I hope you can see it in the photos. That is probably the best feature of the bag since it's saves countless seconds, and it allows you to open and shut the thing with just one swipe. Inside the main compartment, there is a hidden tiny, zippered pocket on the back end of the bag. It's big enough to allow you to hide money or a phone inside. On the outside of the bag, there is a concealed open-top pocket and a round pocket on the front end of the bag. The round pocket opens up really wide which is nice when wanting to stow or retrieve items, but it has one huge flaw. The shoulder strap is attached to this pocket. So if you don't zip your bag past 90% closed, everything in that pocket could spill out since the weight of the bag will exert gravity on the shoulder strap, causing the strap to unzip that round pocket. The concealed pocket is really useful. That is where I stow my camera on my day trips. It's within super easy reach without having to fumble with anything, but stays hidden from plain sight and unwanted hands.
I would totally buy this bag for others as gifts if I didn't love this bag so much. Since I do love it, I want to be the only one toting it.... = )