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#41 mark e

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:21

I've now been using this bag for a bit over a week, so here are my first impressions:

- I have the 15" batchel (satchel with a handle). They are accurate on the size, and it can be a squeeze at full load. At normal load, the size is perfect.
- Normal load: Journal notebook, pen case, e-reader, calculator, business card case, small notebook for jotting notes and lists
- Full load: All of the above minus the e-reader, 11 inch netbook with power adapter and mini mouse
- The overall construction quality is exceptionally high. Everything is tight and solid, the leather is uniform, and the hardware is very good.
- The strap is quite well executed, and makes carrying the bag easy.

Bearing in mind that this is my man-bag, it seems to garner a fair amount of appreciative attention.


waytoo---i'm thinking of getting one of the 15" batchels---i'd have to order off the web, no store handy---so,if i may ask---is the batchel lined, or is it "raw-ish", stiff leather---is it soft inside, and does it have any compartments, or just one big comprtmnt---thanks! m

#42 fuchsiaprincess

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 13:31

The batchel is unlined, raw full-grain leather. Just the one main compartment and the pocket at the front :thumbup:

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#43 WayTooManyHobbies

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 14:25

Here's a pic of the interior.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 15:08

Nice!!!
Enjoy it!

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 15:11

You know what YOU like.
And you are not afraid to show it.
That makes you awesome.

#46 markc

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:35

Is there any organization to those things on the inside? I might be looking to get a black or brown satchel. (I just can't for the life of me use a bag that is that brighly colored.) ;)
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:24

No organization. Just a huge compartment....

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#48 Merrib

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:33

Now that is one bright colored satchel. There will be no loosing it in a crowded area.
Hope that the usage is what you were expecting. Good Luck.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:56

Looks awesome, but the color is bright enough for a lighthouse! :D
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:18

Not for me - not those bright colors.

I would consider the following:
black
dark brown
vintage
navy

in the classic series.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 00:57

I have a dark red one and I love it!

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 07:43

That is an absolutely fantastic bag! The colour is gorgeous....actually, my hair was that colour for the latter half of last year. [grin]
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:06

That is an absolutely fantastic bag! The colour is gorgeous....actually, my hair was that colour for the latter half of last year. [grin]


Photo please :bunny01:

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#54 Mags

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 20:12

These should be standard issue bags for all elected officials all over the world. Easy to see them moving about serving the electorate.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 21:58

That is an absolutely fantastic bag! The colour is gorgeous....actually, my hair was that colour for the latter half of last year. [grin]


Photo please :bunny01:

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:58

Awesome :clap1: :clap1:

I like it!!! A lot :puddle:

What hair dye did you use?

Thank you very much for the amazing photo!

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#57 CasmiUK

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 19:24

My hairdresser did it. I think it's called Crazy Colours and he mixed two to get this shade.

My husband said the colour "hummed in low light" :D
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Posted 13 April 2013 - 06:56

Fell in love with these when I spotted them on the Google Chrome advert a while back. They're top of the list for when my current briefcase decides to fall apart...think I'll go for a slightly more boring colour though as the bosses might object to the bright yellow which draws me in.
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#59 WayTooManyHobbies

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 12:44

I've how had mine (colored boring brown) for 5 months, and it continues to impress. Very nicely executed satchel.