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Rugged insides matter too! (A review 7 months later)
on February 26, 2014
This bag looked like it could take my purse abuse, but it didn't have lasting power...on the inside. I've had cheaper purses for MUCH longer than this...YEARS longer than this. Yes, I used this purse every day. It's what I do. I'm not a big purse person and I generally use one or two in a year - three if something fun (or sad) happened that I needed a nicer looking purse for. Done. I've been that way since ever.
It's only been 7 months and my keys have transformed 3 pockets into one. The outside of the bag is super rugged, but the inside is very, very thin material. The back pocket starting tearing first (from a plastic ID holder with 2 keys on it). The back pocket material is connected to the inside back pocket. Then the bottom of the main section of the purse started to tear which ripped to the inside of the biggest front pocket. That's actually 4 sections into one! It's a mess.
I noticed others said it was very floppy, which it is. I felt like I had to have it in a certain position to close the thing properly. Using both the inside button closure AND the plastic clip things are essential, but make it a little awkward to get into the purse in a "hurry" (i.e. feeling like you're already taking too long in the self check out line at the grocery store). I loved that the outside pocket fit my phone, but the other little smaller pockets attached to the front didn't serve much purpose...except to carry flash drives in. For that, it was great! The tiniest zip up pocket in the world (on the front of the bag) did me good for keeping dollar coins separated, but it won't hold much! The side pocket was useless for me - it was too thin for my phone and my mp3 player (both non-apple)