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Just what I wanted and it worked well
on April 6, 2012
I hesitated to purchase this item because there were nearly as many bad reviews as good reviews. I couldn't find what I wanted in local stores and my 2 week trip was fast approaching. This looked perfect in the picture and the description...so I decided to take a chance. So glad I did as it was exactly what I wanted!
If you read through the negative reviews it really comes down to 2 main complaints: an unpleasant chemical odor and weak construction. Both valid complaints but easily managed. There was a definite chemical odor when I took it out of the box but I sprayed it with an odor neutralizer and hung it in the garage to air out - that problem solved within 24 hours. It is not constructed for rough and tumble use (c'mon people, what do you expect for $15). If you don't overload the bag and handle the plastic pockets and zippers with care it is an excellent travel bag.
The pockets come in a variety of sizes. At first glance I thought the top row of small pockets was going to be too small but that wasn't the case. Packing the bag was sort of like a jigsaw puzzle - lay everything you want out and find a perfect pocket for it. When I reached my destination I loved that I could easily access the contents by hanging it or laying it flat. I plan to purchase another one before my next trip for jewelry, accessories, etc. So convenient to have things gathered in one place and easy to grab!