Marley Teardrop Multt Zip Backpack
I loved this so much I replaced it with another one, and my husband carries one too. It makes a handsome, highly organized purse that does not strain an injured shoulder, for one can carry it by its handle or wear it as a backpack or frontpack. When I travel, I wear it in front of my body like an infant. The pockets are perfect for easy-access items like glasses, kleenex, earphones or tape measure, and checkbook. The pocket inside is perfect for my iPhone, with tiny pockets for my professional calling cards. The main compartment holds my Levenger "Road Scholar" and Levenger pencil case as well as one or two other little items. The handle accommodates my keys. The zippers and stitching are sturdy. Great buy!
July 23, 2014
Lovely purple backpack
I am really glad I bought this and use it consistently. My back had started hurting, so I had to give up just carrying a purse/briefcase/bag with just a single shoulder strap. Two shoulder straps to equally distribute the weight helped alleviate the pressure/pain. Broader and slightly padded straps would work better, but these are adequate. I'd prefer a bigger backpack, but it can handle most of what I need and still looks professional enough for work. I like all the pockets, though I could cheerfully handle a few more. :) The pen loops don't work for me - too small for most of my pens and the ones that fit also fall out. I don't find the two small outside zip pockets very useful (I keep forgetting they are there and what is in them) - but the longer outside zip pocket is handy for a charging cord and a lens cloth or kleenex and I stick a couple of granola bars in the back magnetic pocket for when meetings keep me from lunch. Initially I kept my kindle inside the main, but once I added the three pen holder and the two pen & glasses case from Levenger, my kindle didn't fit easily anymore. (My kindle has a protective leather cover, which doubles how thick it is.) I also fit in my keys, checkbook, and id; then I'm out of room. :( Ah, well, my kindle's normally in my hands, anyway, so I can read while I walk - and then everything fits. :) I'd like it if the dimensions were a bit bigger and there was a dedicated space/pocket/divider? for the iPad or tablet or kindle. As usual with Levenger, I bought this on sale, as I'd otherwise think it too expensive. That said, it is an excellent, well-designed backpack in a lovely color - an good blend of usefulness and professionalism. In the nearly eight months I've used it, it's still in near perfect shape. A couple of the leather edges are worn and a bit of leather on one corner and on the straps. I hope this purse lasts a while, considering the cost (I'd expect leather to be more durable than cloth). That said, bigger dimensions (WxDxH) and wider & thicker/padded shoulder straps would prompt me to quickly buy another.
July 19, 2014
I read the reviews before ordering the Marley teardrop backpack, and as many said, the bag is small - but it matches dimensions given. I wouldn't have ordered it, except for having a special coupon. The normal price is pretty high. Dimensions - 3 1/2"D would help a great deal, but I am able to put all my essentials, as well as some non-essentials in the bag. I carry a small stuff expandable bag inside for any purchases I might get while out. If I need more space I'll use a different bag. I'd like to get a larger kindle, but that will require eliminating some things I have in there now. This bag is very comfortable to wear, and I feel it weighs less than other bags even though carrying the same amount. Even overstuffed it holds its shape and looks good. It is well organized, and quality made. The gray lining is light colored so it makes it easier to see inside, though the color of the lining makes the bag look cheap (which it is not). Too bad it doesn't have the nice tan/gold lining of the new black Bloomsbury Bookbag. There is 'dead' space at the top of the bag and the lower outer corners due to its shape.
July 3, 2014
I am assuming red works just like the purple ... LOL. I have not used the red one yet but think the style and function of this bag is super. It carries what you need and not all the extraneous items that just make a purse too heavy. My iPad fits great and the bag also slings over one shoulder fine. I am very pleased ... The discount and gift card were nice bonus features!
July 3, 2014
Nice bag, but small
I like this bag a lot, but bought it with the intent of using it as a purse to also include my iPad. I can't fit the iPad in there with all of my other stuff (wallet, very small cosmetic bag, keys). I don't have THAT much stuff I carry around with me, and I had hoped, based on the description and reviews, that it would fit these items along with the iPad, but it doesn't. No worries, though! I will use it as a purse when I don't need to carry my iPad.
It is high quality, stylish, and lightweight. I do like it very much, just wish it had a bit more room.
July 3, 2014
I purchased the backpack for an overseas trip and I think it will be perfect. My iPad fits in, and the zippered pocket on the inside is perfect for my passport. It isn't too heavy or large so should be great for side trips as well as on the flight. Can't wait to use it!
June 25, 2014
I like it so much I used my gift card for another teardrop in the garnet color. The purple is a terrific!
June 19, 2014
A wonderful purchase!
I ordered this backpack in the "plum" color, and I like it even better in real life than the photo online. It's a dark purple color, which doesn't stand up and scream "Look at me, I'm purple!" but doesn't fade into the background either.
I was surprised by how much I could fit into the backpack, because it really is quite thin. My chunky wallet, hefty keys, a bag of make up, a scaled down diaper kit so I don't have to take the whole diaper bag on short trips, and a few little gadgets (iPod, Kindle, and a smart phone.)
All the stitching is nice and even, and the leather is soft but thick. I can tell this bag will wear like iron!
May 16, 2014
This bag is gorgeous and would be great for an iPad alone. unfortunately, too small for my needs, could not fit a thin regular size folder.
April 24, 2014
Marley Backpack- Attractive and Practical
I have been looking for a purse/backpack that was large enough to accommodate all my "stuff", but not a suitcase, and attractive enough so I didn't have to change bags go someplace "nice". This back fits the bill. I like the carry handle on the top and the outside pocket slot to access my phone and lip balm. The main pocket holds wallet, glasses, fold-up shopping bag and other sundry items. Good style, good quality, and complements from my friends and family.
April 17, 2014