Shipping is super fast. I order it Wednesday afternoon and get it Friday morning.
I am a female, but still want to find a leather bag that is tough enough to last a long time. This is the one I am looking for. This design has no handle and extra metal rings that I do not use. I think it is perfect. The color of the bag is actually brighter than that in the picture and I think it is more beautiful in person. The leather is definitely high quality and is much more softer to touch than I expect. Another thing I want to mention is the bag is not too heavy for me. I can take it to wherever I go. Customer service is very helpful and response super fast. I am very happy with this shopping experience.
Highly recommend this seller!.. ...»
(Awesome Bag for Men --- August 30, 2012 --- By Samuel E. Trusty)
I am in love with this gorgeous brown leather bag. It is very much well constructed with lots of room for stuff. The quality of the leather is awesome with the smell of leather. The lining is fair for the quality leather. I like how it looks manly and heavy duty. I thought about buying other bags... This was the best choice. I plan to buy other bags from vagabond. TOTALLY satisfied. .. ...»
This is quite a nice bag. Slightly larger than many duffels, and not as hard to open as the four buckles would indicate (you don't have to open each one to put something extra in the bag). Color and leather are good, rivets in many places to strengthen. Bag stays open fairly well to pack... ...»
(Great bag!, --- August 19, 2012 --- By Kelly)
I purchased this bag because I needed something to carry my laptop and a few files in back and forth from work. This back looks great, and I'm sure it will only improve in its looks as the leather continues to break in. A couple words of warning: (1)It will not accommodate anything larger than a 13 inch laptop. I have a 13 inch MBP so it's fine, even with a neoprene protective sleeve. If you have anything larger than that, go for one of the larger models. (2) I saw that the bag was listed for men and women, but if you are a smaller person like I am, 5ft 1in, the shoulder strap will be waaaaay too long. I am going to take mine to a leather works shop and have it professionally cut down. But otherwise, I absolutely love this bag. .. ...»
They are nice, but they tend to slide loose over the course of a few days. Easy to snug them back up, but I recommend the ones with holes and buckle... ...»
This bag has several compartments fit for a variety of items. It has three larger sections, each fit for a 15" to 16" laptop, and a thin front section for papers or a folder or two. The middle large section has a small interior pocket on each side, while the front large section has loops for pens and a pair of pouches. Both pouches are -exactly-large enough to hold a Ti-89-sized calculator, which is great for students! The leather used to make this bag is thick and super tough. It will survive a long time. The finish is beautiful (after treatment) and will probably only get better with age. Construction on the bag is pretty strong. The stitching is tight and uses thick, nylon thread that looks stout enough to withstand quite a beating. The inside is lined with suede, giving the bag a bit of a luxurious feel when opened. I have stuffed it full of textbooks, laptop, and miscellaneous tools and it took them with ease.
I would recommend using the included backpack straps when carrying substantial weight in this bag. If you are wondering about the buckles in the picture, the white appearance is from the protective tissue paper they wrap the hardware with. The hardware is really chrome-colored and shiny.
NOTE: When I received this bag, the leather was a bit dry, and needed some conditioning. I applied some Lexol to it, and the leather became even more attractive and pliable. The fact that I had to apply conditioner is not a big con, because all fine leather products should be conditioned to prevent premature wearing, but the bag was quite dry. You will be glad you had conditioner around after you apply it to this bag. It will dramatically improve the look, feel, and life of the bag. Apply conditioner liberally, as the makers of this bag did not endow it with enough conditioner to reveal its true beauty and flexibility. By liberally, I mean that this bag drinks conditioner like a corrupt dictator drinks cognac, so really slather the conditioner on there. It will absorb all you've got.
If you want a durable, beautiful leather backpack that doubles as a shoulder bag, this is a good candidate. The seller is prompt, polite, and helpful.
I give this bag four stars.
UPDATE: The leather has had a few weeks to absorb the conditioner I applied, and the bag looks incredible. The color has become a deep red-brown. The feel is impeccable, some of the best leather I have felt. I like the bag more every time I use it or look at it.
UPDATE 2: After having the bag for a few months, I decided to cut out the gusset in the back, the one without the pen holders. I did this for the purpose of joining the two large interior sections into one. I am so glad I did this. It can be used as a more proper backpack with the now-appropriately-sized main compartment. Before this, the two compartments were best for textbooks, but now I use it as my overnight bag. It had no effect on the integrity of the bag. Plus, I got the thick suede divider and cut it into bottom liners for each of the pockets.Additionally, the bag continues to take on more scuffs and marks, making this piece of leather craft look better all the time... ...»
(Kindle pouch for the zombie apocalypse --- March 8, 2011 --- By B. Morsman,amazon buyer) This isn't a complicated product, so I'll cut to the chase: The good: - Leather is good quality for a product of this price. The finish will obtain a nice patina over time. - The zippers are strong - It holds my small 3rd gen kindle (will not hold large Kindle) while in its Speck leather case (about triples the thickness). - Strap is long enough for nearly any size person. - Stitching is tight and secure. - Overall construction is high quality. - It's a tough bag worthy of toting a kindle through the zombie apocalypse. Just in case you were wondering. - Would look good on a man or woman. - Leather has no need of extra conditioning out of the box. The Bad: - Though this is not an expensive product, I was hoping for better leather. It's a nice bag but I guess you can't expect it to be a Saddleback bag. - Zippers can get a bit stuck if you pull on them too fast. …….. ...»
Excellent bag --- July 22, 2012 --- By ipitydafool,amazon buyer) I'm going on a two week vacation to Europe and needed something to carry my junk around. I looked at other brands such as Saddleback, Bric's, Mulholland Brothers but those messenger bags were in the $200.00 - $300.00 range. This bag is exactly what I expected... very well made and high quality. The bag itself is the perfect size for me, not too big and not too small so that it would look like a man-purse. The leather is really thick and the distressed leather look is perfect for a bag that's gonna be thrown around. The zipper's are heavy and high quality, not cheap ones that's gonna break. The inner lining is soft nylon but high grade. The interior has pockets for cell phones and a center compartment for passports and money so does not get mixed in with the other things. Overall a very good value for this price... ...»
I just received this briefcase (I live in Spain) and i'm simply astonished as it gives full meaning to the word QUALITY. As a law attorney i've seen a lot of briefcases here in Spain, but i can say now i have the best case i've seen. Congrats for your great work and fine quality... ...»
(Loved it !, --- April 12, 2012 --- By jacqueline)
The backpack is sharp looking. The leather is thick and strong and a perfect vintage. The backpack was a little larger than I expected... However I love it. .. ...»