Bomber Jacket Lifestyle Tote
LOVE this bag!!!
I have been eyeing this bag for a while, so when it went on sale I made the purchase. No regrets. This bag is beautiful! The exterior is so soft (I am not a fan of super stiff bags). Plenty of room in the interior. I put a laptop 15", iPad, kindle, my Levenger Circa notebook, makeup bag, wallet, some files and have plenty of room. I love the outside pockets for easy access items like phone, lip balm, travel docs, etc. To the designer of this bag...well done!
July 24, 2014
Nice bag, especially on sale
I recently bought the Bomber Jacket Junior Circa which I really love. The leather is nice and it holds up to a one-inch circa ring - perfect for my needs and it really looks nice.
So when I saw this on sale....it had to happen. It is the same soft leather, same brown color. I carry more stuff than any human should really carry so this is a little smaller than I anticipated but still works well. I have a 15-inch dell computer which does not fit into the "computer pocket" but fits into the center interior of the bag. I can easily carry that computer, my Ipad Air, a "spare battery" for the Ipad, the Circa Bomber and an umbrella, Assorted pens and highlighters, business cards, Altoids, etc all fit into another pocket on the interior. It also fits several folders of documents. There are pockets for both of my phones. All this without making it look like a stuffed mess.
There are two external pockets with zippers (nice feature) that carry the charger for my computer and an odd assortment of other things. Those pockets are a bit small so don't hold a lot. But they also fit things without looking stuffed.
The straps have three "rivets" to hold them on at each attachment point which is especially important to me as the bag I replaced had a strap detach.
As someone else noted, this does not stand on any feet. It seems it was intended to sit on its side so you would prop it up against a wall or leave it on a table to avoid getting the nice leather dusty/dirty.
I do recommend this bag and look forward to a long lifetime for it!
November 15, 2014
I bought this bag on sale in addition to receiving the Halloween discount. This is a very nice bag and the only reasons I haven't given it a full 5 start rating are, admittedly, picky reasons: 1) the straps are just a bit too short for ease in putting it over my shoulder while wearing a coat, 2) the inside pocket meant for a pad or tablet doesn't go all the way to the bottom of the bag - this is will most likely result in tearing after a while, and 3) the material used to create this pocket is fabric, had it been made of leather I wouldn't worry about future wear and tear on it.
All in all, still glad I picked it up.
November 13, 2014
Yesterday I received this bag. The leather is lovely, the quality is good, but I doubt that I'm going to keep it. It just seems that much too big for my needs. I've looked at all the other bags but prefer the soft leather. The Fortuna looks nice but is a bit formal & stiff, the messengers are a bit too junior & casual. I wish that Levenger would make a slightly smaller version of this, which has some style to it.
October 18, 2014
I love this bag
This bag is beautiful. It is very good quality--I'm confident it will last me for many years. It's big enough to fit my laptop and work papers, but it can also double as a large purse. I've been carrying it for about 2 weeks now, and I'm very pleased with it. The only thing I wish is that it was black instead of brown--it would make it more versatile for me, but it's quite dark and goes well with many things.
September 18, 2014
Perfect All Around Bag
After a few weeks, I can honestly say this bags is perfect for work and every day usage. I bought it for an extended trip to China. It has a great pocket for my iPad Air, two slots for my phones, plenty of room for my documents, a great fob to attach my office and car keys and that wonderful leather smell.
July 29, 2014
Beautiful, well made, perfect for me!
While I don't often take "everything", this bag will hold my laptop (13 inch), my DSLR, a 10 plus year old Levenger Accordion accessory bag with extra camera stuff , an accordion wallet, my tablet and a few cosmetics. A little heavy, but they fit without making the bag look stuffed.
The lining and inside pockets are well made and good sized. Key fob in a handy place.
The exterior pockets I use for phone and eyeglasses.
I wouldn't mind if the handles were had another 2 inches of drop, but the bag rides comfortably as is - it is just a bit of an arm twist to get it on my shoulder 1 handed.
Gorgeous supple leather that I think will wear well.
I'm very happy with this purchase.
July 10, 2014
The leather on this bag is beautiful, the interior linen-like fabric-a nice surprise. There are plenty of interior pockets and two great zip pockets on the outside-for cell phone, pen, keys, etc. my Ipad in it's case fits nicely in this bag and a smaller bag also fits with personal items, so no additional purse required. I love the handle length...fits comfortably over the shoulder or over forearm. This bag really can double as a tote or a briefcase which is great. Really lovely.
November 1, 2013