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Great Looking Bag that is WORTHLESS for most
on November 6, 2015
This product is simply not worth buying. The bag itself is elegant and almost every aspect of the materials makes this bag worthy of a 5 star item.... except one... the main closing zipper.
A travel bag that can't be stuffed without fear of the main zipper just failing and busting open (sometimes at random), makes this bag worthless in my opinion. Who wants to walk around with a travel bag wide open or the possibility that it will open up if you decided to check-in the bag at an airport? Nobody.
FYI... I bought two of these bags, the smaller version and the large version. Both exhibit the same problem. So, this is a defect in the workmanship of the product... not an isolated quality control defect.
It won't fail on you at the beginning either, it takes about a dozen times of using the bag before the zipper teeth simply lose their ability to grab tightly and actually zip the bag closed (I attached a pic to show what it does when only a soft couch pillow is placed in the bag).
If you plan on just putting a very small amount of items in the travel bag, then the bag (and zipper) will probably work fine. But I believe a travel tote bag is meant to be stuffed, otherwise we all would just get a suitcase.
I own another quality tote bag I bought almost 20 years ago and stuff it to death when I travel.... the zipper has never failed me.
This manufacturer should seriously consider a heavier zipper for this otherwise well-built travel bag.