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Good but Not Great
on October 17, 2007
I purchased this Civita backpack in Navy Blue, to take on a 3 week trip to Italy, and it did it's job. I used it as my purse carry on for the plane. It held everything I asked of it on a daily basis, and wasn't terribly uncomfortable, though the straps did wear on the shoulders. It was nice and light weight. Most of my travel was by train and this pack was toted and shoved quite a bit, though always by my side.
When I got home and went to wash it (boy, did it need a bath) I noticed a hole in the outside zipper compartment, where the fabric had just worn through. There was also lots of fraying at the seams. I didn't wash it for fear that it would fall apart. Now I know I didn't pay a lot for this bag, but I did expect it to last longer than 3 weeks.
So I really liked the bag (good design), but feel that the material, and workmanship could definitely be bumped up a notch, or 3. IMHO