Gear Review

3 5

Slightly Disappointed...

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I kind of loved these bags when I first saw them. And I did my research- I found great reviews on lots of sites for these bags. They're a Seattle company, which I like- being from Washington State. I had very high expectations! I bought two, knowing I would love them. But I don't.

First, the canvas is stiff and rough. I have a few Dakine bags, and I like the softness of the canvas. These feel scratchy to me. I could really deal with that in the body, but when worn cross-body, the scratchy part is right under my arm. And then, too, the strap is so uncomfortable against my neck!

The pockets are nice. I like the key-holder in the front pocket, and I can also stick my phone in there. The zipper pocket in front holds meds or bandages or whatever I need to keep safer. And the big part holds quite a bit. I really like the size of this bag as an all-day bag, since I'm somewhat of a minimalist.

These bags are likely great for the right person, but they just don't work for me. *sigh*