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Shoddy construction on the loop where strap meets bag
on July 16, 2012
I purchased this bag after doing a LOT of online research and after reading countless Amazon reviews. I aired it out as the other reviewers suggested and I packed it a little over half-full for a trip this past week. My packing consisted of 2 shorts, 10 tank tops, some underwear, my toiletries bag, and a small portable speaker for my iPhone - I am a VERY light packer!
The loop where the shoulder strap connects to the bag broke right as I was getting on the train at the start of my trip. FML.
When I checked the loop, it was a very thin piece of leather closed by a single row of stitching to the bag. Floto makes a big deal about how the handle and strap hooks hide a plate that holds like 500lbs or some crazy number. There was no metal plate hidden under the loop. EPIC FAIL.
Amazon is sending me a replacement, so hopefully I'll be able to update this review - but if there are no metal plates under the leather loops on the new bag, it's going back.