For 15 bucks, you really can't beat the quality. IT's a style that will never go out of style. This was the first purse that I actaully carried steadilly for 5 years. Once I hit the big 3-0, I found it was a bit small for everything that I found I needed to carry so I bought a larger purse. This bag, however, still has a few years left in it - YES, even after being hauled around everywhere for 5 years!!! I will likely have one of these bags in my collection for a very long time as they are perfect for travelling and exploring.
I am planning to buy these as gifts for every woman in my family who is coming to Mexico for my wedding in the spring. Nothing quite like spreading the love :)
I have always loved MEC products, in particular their bags (camping, shoulder, backpacks, etc). Their material is durable and they have a life time warranty. I bought this particular travel bag (in blue) when I went to Italy. I've been warned by many peoples about the pickpockets there and I wanted a bag with secured compartments while allowing me easy access to other less important items. This travel bag was perfect!!
This bag has various sizes of compartments, most of them can be secured closed with a zipper. The main compartment has a double zipper which you can close to the middle and pull the outer flap over it and then fasten the buckle to secure the flap. Believe me, with this system, no pickpocket is getting into my bag. It also has 2 external compartment (front with zipper and back without zipper) for easy access. The strap is adjustable with a comfortable shoulder pad.
For $15, this was a great purchase, esp. for traveling. It's great to have even for lugging it around town, running errands. I love it!!
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