Saddlebag iPad Sling
Classy & cool
Extremely satisfied with my ownership of this saddle sling bag, a dream fulfilled after wishing it for years. Pricey, yes, but class and quality cannot be compromised. This product can probably be improved on by making the sling just a little bit longer, say 3" more. Shipment is secured and accurate as declared upon purchase.
April 25, 2014
I was looking for a leather tech case that is smallish and does not hurt my shoulder. This one is great in that it somehow makes you feel that the load is not that heavy. The only problem I am having with it is the clasp. As other reviewers mentioned already, the magnet is not strong enough so the clasp comes undone very frequently and the contents spilled all over. I got a leather glue and affixed the buckle part on the magnet portion on the bag hoping it will hold.
I like the bag for myself enough to bother with the glue but I would not recommend it to a friend.
August 26, 2015
Extremely useful tote!
The quality of the leather is what I expect from Levenger, that is to say, it is perfect.
Plenty of room for light stuff and numerous pockets to choose from. The one-shoulder format is perfect for me since I only ever carry over one shoulder anyway. Only drawback is it's not deep enough for a file folder or typing paper. I will use this a lot!
June 18, 2015
Lots of Compliments
Originally I purchased this bag in brown, but did not like the color shade, so I returned it. I believe the Black version is much better looking. I was somewhat disappointed with the strap closure, the magnet was not very strong so the bag would not hold its shape or stay closed. Fortunately, the buckle is real, so I had it sewn on the bag. That fixed the issue, now the bag stays closed and holds its shape.
I have a smaller shoulder saddle bag purchased from Levenger years ago, which I like much better. It is made of a heavier leather and people are always complimenting me on it. I wish Levenger still sold it.
May 16, 2015
Great for organization
Always on the lookout for a bag to carry daily that can hold my iPad mini, junior circa notebook as well as wallet and other general purse fillers, i was drawn to this sling. I read through the posted comments and was concerned about the issue of the magnet closure not being strong enough, but I ordered the bag anyway. True to the reviews, the magnet did not keep the bag closed when it was loaded with my daily essentials. Since I love everything else about the bag, I took it to my local shoe repair. He removed the magnets, attached the flap the was previously for show, and I can now use the buckle to keep the bag closed. It is now everything I had hoped for from this bag. I love it!
May 7, 2015
Don't leave home without it.
I'd been looking for a man purse for awhile when I found this. It is perfect, given that I now don't go anywhere without a tablet of some sort. It has the typical Levenger high quality that I have found in all the other leather goods I have purchased from them.
There is the problem of the short strap, though. This is mentioned in several of the other reviews, too. Doesn't Levenger believe in focus groups, or field testing? Do they consider designers gods who can do no wrong? No shame; people can, and do, make mistakes. The length of the strap is one of them. It turns an A++ design into a B-. They should offer a fix to disgruntled buyers like me. An extension strap would do the job.
Others have also mentioned the weakness of the magnetic closure. The magnet can only be so strong on something that is going to hold electronic devices, but there are alternatives, like a simple twist lock (in brushed nickel, not tacky brass).
I'd buy Levenger's other man purse in a heartbeat but simply cannot afford it at this time. I'll try to make do with this one for the time being.
April 3, 2015
My big pocket
I rally dislike any bulky items in my pockets. This bag served to me for more than 11 years, DAILY CARRY. I don't recall the day without it. So it cost me about $20 per year and counting. Now I am buying one for my son.
March 7, 2015
This bag, like all lavender products, is of the highest quality. The leather is supple, touchable, beautiful. The capacity is also perfect. I like to travel light but I do like to carry some electronics journals, and a variety of pens. Perfect capacity! The only thing that did not live up to my expectation was the magnetic "latch" strength. My things were not secured" inside the bag, especially when I carried it, the magnetic closure system would not be sufficient token the bag closed. Fix that and you'll have the perfect mens sling at any price.
January 29, 2015
I am underwhelmed by the quality of this item. The leather appears cheap. I hope it will weather and gain some luster. My primary complaint is that the main exterior flap is secured with a magnet rather than a secure buckle. Likewise, the interior provides no zippers or secure areas. What were they thinking when they designed this case?
January 15, 2015
I like this bag it is of good quality and craftsmanship a little larger than expected but thats not all bad.
December 25, 2014