When I presented this leather bag as a gift recently, my friend receiving it absolutely loved it! Your description of the bag was spot on! It was as large, sturdy and high quality as you said and my friend cannot stop thanking me for it.
Highly striking and impressive bag! It is very spacious inside and can accommodate everything and anything you would like it to. It is evidently of very high quality.
The leather is full grain leather. The good stuff. I am very happy with this material at this price point. It has natural defects that come from not sheering off the outer layer. This adds a lot of strength to the bag and also a lot character. If you want a smooth bag with no scuffs this is not for you. But if you want the strong natural look, you need not pay more. This bag has it. The rivets are in all the right places and are well constructed adding a cool look and strength the seems where tension would wear out lesser bags. The stitching is well done and craftsmanship is really good as well. an 18" bag is big! I can put my 15" laptop in this bag vertically. This leaves me 1/3 of the pocket to place my power cords and other items and still have the entire other pocket for books or even enough clothes to make an overnight trip with just this bag. But, when not loaded, the bag still looks good over my shoulder and does not look oversized. I am 5'11" 200 lbs. If you are super petit, get a smaller one.Due the nature of this type of leather, this bag will take some time to break in, just like anything else. But it is useable right away. The new leather smell is potent but dissipates quickly to an enjoyable level.The inside is basic. No extra pockets that never get used anyway, no pockets in the front that tend to add bulk and not store much anyway. You can read the description of the pockets in the listing and the listing is very details and accurate so I won't get into all of that. But, I will make few comments on the function of the pockets as I see them. There are two pockets in the sides on the outside of the bag that have no closed tops. This would be good for a water bottle or something. But right now they are just a little small for a water bottle. Could just need to break in a bit?This bag is about 90% of the top of the line for 30% of the $
This bag is made of thick, supple, beautifully-tanned full-grain chocolate brown leather with flawless stitching. The hardware is reinforced onto the leather with rivets and is a natural gray metal - no fake finish here. The rings are beautiful and functional allowing you to convert it from a messenger bag to backpack. The inside is split into a front and back compartment. The back compartment features 2 internal pockets sewn to the sides and the front compartment has 2 front-facing internal pockets sewn to the compartment divider. The leather strap with key clip is riveted to the leather compartment divider. The outside of the bag has a full-length pocket on the back and a pocket on each side. I think describing the artisans who make these bags could also be a great selling point, especially since the quality is so exceptional.
The bag looks really fantastic! Leather is so thick and hardware is heavy duty. It will last many years and it’s a gift to the man I love... Thank you.