Not up to standard
I reached my limit with the prints and was happy to see solid color offering of black, though I was really looking for tan (spring is here in Northern Ca). Still I took a chance on this satchel, thinking how much I enjoy the softness and light weight aspect of my other VBs. I did not care for the feel of this bag right out of the box. It has very stiff scratchy handles. Also, there is the zipper slot in the center,which is nice, but that compartment barely held my Ipad with its case on. The zipper barely closed over it. I also thought putting any other valuables in it would be difficult when carrying the Ipad. The two outer compartments have magnetic closure, but one side has misaligned magnet and did not close at all. The other outer compartment's magnet was aligned, but very weak closure.
I have to return this as for the price and the fact that it did not meet my expectations for quality, I can't keep it. I see other styles in the black, but many reviews cite these stiff handles in those styles as well, so I am on the fence about reordering.
January 25, 2014
Roomy While Looking Sleek!
I purchased this new addition the first day it was introduced, and I'm so glad
I did. The three compartments are ideal for fast access, and the front
zipper compartment is perfect for my cell phone.
It has plenty of slip in pockets that make organizing easy!
I especially like the fact that the two outer compartments are magnetic
but the middle one has a zipper closure, that's where I keep my wallet.
I am so impressed with all of the features of this bag, that I ordered
another one to give as a gift!
January 11, 2014