Marley Teardrop Multt Zip Backpack
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
Love this backpack/purse
Soft and supple leather. I purchased this item in red. Holds essential items and a tablet. Will be using this bag often.
April 11, 2014
The Purse of My Dreams
For years, I've been lugging around a bag on one shoulder, feeling lopsided and tired. Finally, I found this wonderful purse/backpack. The size is just perfect; enough to fit the essentials but not so big that you're tempted to overload it or carry everyone else's stuff. I love the brown color, classy yet casual. They really thought about the issue of security, and I like how if you put both zippers off the to the side, they're not easily accessible. The outside, more accessible pockets are very shallow, so I don't put anything important in there. I love the security of the two inside pockets, and that is where I put my phone. All in all, this is a beauty to look at and carry around.
April 2, 2014