Rated 2.4 out of 5 by 10
Rated 2 out of 5 by Josh disappointed
The bag is roomy and stylish, but the zipper on my bag broke after one use (the teeth in the zipper wouldn't align. If details matter, why use such a cheap and rough-gliding zipper on this bag?
Also, be careful with the shoulder strap attachments, as they seemed to strain when the bag was full. A rivet, or more reinforced stitching at the points of stress would have given me more confidence in the bag.
I wish that I had shopped for alternatives given the price of this bag.
April 30, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Shalmoe So close, yet so far.
Fell in love with this bag. Very sharp looking, and it seemed to be very well made and of high quality materials.
However, after only a few uses, my zipper also broke as well. A bag in this price range should not break after a few uses. As mentioned in the other review, it is a very rough gliding zipper. Pretty disappointed in the quality of the zipper.
July 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NotHemingway No Zipper Problems
I bought this bag several weeks ago and have used it on two trips so far. I love the way it looks and really like the leather and hardware. I've had no zipper problems, unlike the other two reviewers. Mine zips smoothly, so far.
August 13, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by getoutside Looks Great - Probably not your last bag...
Looks good, shoulder strap is very comfortable, leather accents are high quality, bottom of the bag has an insert so it won't fold in half when using the shoulder strap.
I’m concerned about the small contact points supporting the handles/strap. That is part of the minimalist design I guess. The zipper should be YKK. My biggest disappointment with this bag is that the bottom is mostly canvas, which is obviously going to get filthy.
The final analysis is that I couldn't find a nicer bag for the money. I like the looks, it's lined, it has a beautifully huge zipper opening which makes it easy to load. I also appreciate that J. Crew didn't simply knock off someone else's design. Obviously this idea has been seen before, but it is unique in it's own way too. The bag looks original, masculine, with just the right amount of style for good measure. You can pull it off with jeans or a suit. And that is precisely why I will keep it.
September 17, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by HLNY Zipper is very very cheap
About to go on a trip - took the bag to work, took something out and it it popped on me. So now I have to go out from the office, by a new bag and do this all an hour before leaving for the airport. J Crew - I recommend you get ahold of me and try and help.
August 27, 2015