PROS: This purse seems well-made, sturdy, and is made of nice material. I read the reviews for the solid color bags and it sounds like those are made of nylon or something. The herrinbone fabric is soft and a very nice pattern with brown and black tones. The purse wraps around my body when worn slightly to the side and feels comfortable, even when loaded down. I bought this for an upcoming trip to Italy but will definitly use it around town as my regular purse. I love all the compartments and am able to fit my cell, sunglasses, kindle, travel book, extra layer (small and thin of course), small wallet, and large nalgene-sized waterbottle. I love the pockets on the inside and the fact that you can load this purse but it still holds a nice shape and lays close to your body (not exactly flat like stiff messanger bags). The outside pockets are nice, but only big enough for sunglassess and cell - not for a decent sized waterbottle. The purse is low key enough for my casual town and will be stylish enough for urban settings. I love that wearing brown or black clothes will bring out the corresponding tone in the purse.
CONS: I know this is a security purse, but there are a couple of very small labels indicating such (a metal PacSafe logo on one side and a fabric tag on the other). It's kind of a turn off. The strap is very comfortable, but almost made the purse look too messanger-bag-ish for me. I'd hoped for a more delicate and trendy strap. After thinking about it, I decided that comfort in a travel purse is more important, that the tags are very small (and I could cut one off if it really bothers me). So, I decided to keep the purse and am very happy I did!
(Posted on 4/10/13)
Price / Value
Best travel bag EVER
PROS: Very rich looking in texture and color, lightweight, lots of compartments for "stuff", too many features to list. There cannot be a more well-thought-out travel bag on the planet! I can hardly wait to hit the road with it, knowing I'll be safer, more savvy traveler because of Pacsafe.