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I like the size
on February 25, 2015
I like the size, structure, and look of this bag a lot. I've used it for over a year roughly 4-5 times a week to bring a change of clothes and boots to the barn for horseback riding. I love the "outside" mesh shoe compartment, which I load up with heavy duty boots. The zippers are great; the size is generous enough for bulky winter clothes and coats. Everything about this bag has held up great all year....EXCEPT:
The inside lining of the bag (specifically, the top flap that zippers into place under the bag handles) started disintegrating less than two weeks in to regular use. It has slowly chipped away all year long, depositing little bits of lining over all my possessions inside the bag. Every time I remove clothes from the bag, I have to shake out little flakes of plastic/polyester, or whatever the lining is made of. Indoors, this means I have to vacuum after. I don't know why it's disintegrating, since I've never gotten it wet or carried anything with chemicals or abrasives. The compartment where I carry my boots, despite taking much more of a beating, isn't flaking at all. Very frustrating.
I've finally used the bag long enough that I feel I've gotten my money's worth (it wasn't cheap), and am going to replace it because I'm fed up with the lining falling apart. It's a shame, because in all other ways, I love this bag.