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Roomy bag for its size
on October 4, 2012
I have been using this bag for lunch and so far, it's great. It's hard to order a bag online and know if it will fit everything you need, but I specifically wanted a lunch bag with a shoulder strap because I have a lot to carry and a far distance to walk to my building. It has a slim profile even when it's full, which is what I like best. My least favorite thing about it is the strap is a slippery nylon material (think seat belt, but smoother) so it tends to slip off of my shoulder. So I put this bag on first and then my purse over it to sort of hold it in place. The strap is long enough, however, that you could wear it cross-body if you wanted.
It fits a lot, which I need because I work full time and teach at a university two nights a week so I need to pack enough to get me through at least 12 hours. So far, this bag has exceeded what I thought it might fit just from looking at the outside. For instance, today is a teaching day so I fit my 20-ounce Starbucks coffee tumbler (the kind with no handle), a four-cup square salad container, a bag with some leftover salmon, a 12-ounce bottle of salad dressing, two hard-boiled eggs, a 16-ounce container of cottage cheese, a single-serving cup of peaches, a pretty big apple, two cheese sticks and a 6-ounce bottle of cinnamon inside and a bottle of water in the exterior side pocket. I was worried it wouldn't zip, but it did.
I haven't spilled on it or in it yet, but both materials seem like they would be easy to clean. The exterior zip pocket is great for napkins, silverware or a small bagged snack. So far, I'm really pleased with this purchase.
Update - July 18, 2014: The lining is beginning to crack and rip in several places along the seam where the sides meet the top. The rest of the bag remains in great shape and shows almost no wear after nearly two years of heavy five-days-a-week use and several cleanups from various spills/leaky containers. It's really amazing to me that it looks almost brand new from the outside! I'll keep using it for now until the lining situation gets worse, but I have been pleased enough with it that I do plan to replace it with the same model when the time comes.