Rated 4 out of 5 by 5
Rated 4 out of 5 by DeeDee Sturdy, classic not trendy bag.
I have seen other reviews that talk about the leather being too light and there is a simple fix for that, it's called mink oil or saddle soap. These products condition, soften and waterproof smooth leather and they also help to darken lighter leather such as is on this bag. This bag is sturdy and wonderfully made but I also agree with others in that it should have an inside pocket so I'll likely take the liberty to have a friend sew a small in mine. Overall I'm very pleased with the bag.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ruma Built like a tank
Beach or farmer's market? Doesn't matter. This thing handles it. The leather strap is very comfortable and does not dig into your shoulder so if you're carrying a heavy load you should be fine. Looking forward to years of beach trips with this bag.
June 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jcrewfan33 Beautiful heavy duty, classic STEELE brand.
Purchased about two months ago and the beautiful veg tan leather is now just beginning to darken. Will likely become a golden tan with future wear. Top quality heavy weight canvas, chrome hardware, and thick leather strap. Looks and feels indestructible. Amazing craftsmanship from the USA company STEELE (been around since 1921), especially rare to find a product of this caliber now days. An heirloom piece.
May 20, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by GPMH too big to be practical
High quality, truly well made of good materials, and in good style, however very stiff(fabric and strap) and too large. :(
May 5, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Robert Misleading photo
The bag's lower portion is not the tan leather depicted. It's a wimpy off-white color that belies the style of this wonderful canvas bag that goes back to old plumber's tool bags. I spoke with customer service to correct the issue and exchanged it twice, but always with the same result. This bag shows great promise, but delivers a disappointing outcome.
September 13, 2014