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Middle of the road
on 30 August 2013
I was not sure about buying this bag. It has the size I was after, and the pictures looked good.
On the plus side it is well made and feels sturdy. The outside pockets are useful for things you want quickly, tissues, mobile and travel cards.
The one thing that I dislike about the bag, is big gap at either end. There are 2 inches of zip sticking out, or you can tuck the end inside the bag, which makes it hard to use the zip. With a big gap either side, your content is open to the elements, and if you have a fair way to walk through rain, the content is likely to get soaked! I have other Kipling bags ( Elodie, Garan) which is made the same way, but the gap is less noticeable once the bag is worn. I feel it just makes the bag look cheap, as if the correct length of zip could not be found, and any zip with the right colour was used. So the bag looks a bit unfinished or sloppily done.
I am still unsure if I should keep or return it and get a different style of bag.