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Pros and Cons...
on April 14, 2011
This bag is frustratingly shapeless. I thought that would be an added bonus for comfort because there's not a lot of structure making it bulky and difficult to maneuver around, but in truth it's significantly larger a hindrance than I expected. The bag, even when full of books, sits like a pile of nondescript fabric. Without much in it, the problem is even worse. Due to the lack of shape in the main body of the bag, the flap appears overly long and doesn't sit correctly.
Another problem is a notable lack of inside compartments. There is only one compartment inside of the bag, with a small, free-hanging zippered pouch sewn in near the top. A small secondary compartment would have been useful, particularly for carrying notebooks and small papers, but instead everything is left to fall around indiscriminately inside the main compartment.
Onto the pros...
The bag looks very nice when it's molded into its proper shape. The quality of the fabric is superb, being both heavy and durable. This is in no way a cheap bag; aside from the design flaws, it is well-made, and will stand up to a lot of abuse. It is, more or less, a messenger bag, one which can suit basic needs. If you just need something to throw an item or two in, this will be perfect.