I actually LOVE the bag overall. The design is fantastic. But it has some odd limitations considering how much thought was out into the initial design.
The arm straps only have holes that go up about half way. This forces the bag to ride low on the hips at best, you cannot tighten them fully to have it sit flush and tight against the back. I fixed this with a punch and ruler for even spacing. Once punched the bag fit perfectly and much for comfortably for longer wear and heavier loads.
Second, the bag is designed so that you cannot utilize the full space available in the pouch. If you want to buckle it shut you can only use about half the volume or it will not close. Zip yes. Fold and buckle no. Even if you over fill just SLIGHTLY it barely reaches the last hole on the strap. And if you wanted to use the full cubic foot of space available without rolling just forget about it. The strap should be a minimum 2-3 inches longer.
This was fixed by making a secondary "belt" that I'm just using as a strap extender. I carry it in the bag and when I need to use full capacity I just put the extended belt on the strap and it is a huge roomy bag for my laptop and documents.
Great bag idea and design. Needed to be run by someone who uses bags often for travel and commute to fine tune. But I do love it. Worth the price. Great quality leather and looks as professional or casual as you want it to.
I would give 5/5 stars if the two issues mentioned were fixed. With my fixes it's a 4/5 maybe a 4.5. But as is I'd say 3 is fair.
Hi, Thomas! Thank you so much for this detailed review! Rest assured that we read them and we'll keep this in mind to improve our products. These reviews definitely help us so we can be of better service to the leather community!
Again, thank you so much for giving our products a chance and please always let us know if ever we can help further! We also sincerely apologize for all the inconvenience, and we hope you'll have a great weekend ahead!
The Zipper is hard to open and close.
I purchased two bags from Pegai. One is the men’s messenger bag and the rollmop backpack. Both are beautiful bags. The quality is superb. The craftsmanship is exquisite. Not to mention the smell of high quality leather. Both were nicely packaged. It is definitely worth the money and would highly recommend to family and friends. Shipping took longer than usual but it wasn't Pegai's fault since there was a bad winter storm that delayed the process. My only gripe is that I never had the chance to use yet it since my wife loved it so much that she kept it for herself...still very satisfied with my purchase. Definitely a customer for life.
Just received my backpack today! It looks exactly like the pictures. It is extremely roomy inside. The pocket on the outside has a magnetized closure. Very sturdy leather with reinforced handles and straps that are backed with a canvas-like material. Can’t wait to use it in my classroom to transport texts and student work. The shipping process was rather quick! It was shipped from overseas and I was able to track the package’s journey. I’ll be watching the zipper to see how it fares over time, but overall I am very satisfied with my purchase.