For over 30 years Piel leather goods have been made from the finest selection of top grain vaquetta cowhides, high quality hardware, superior craftsmanship, durability and innovation. Their unique designs compliment the natural markings, tone variations, and character of each individual hide. Piel business cases, duffels, carry-ons, backpacks and handbags will provide years of stylish use.
Nice bag for a guy who lugs a bunch of junk around
PROS: Works well as a "man purse." Lots of places to stash my stuff, having places which are easy to get to, and ranging to places which would make a pickpocket work really hard. I had been carrying a Tumi nylon bag for the past 10 years, and it will take a while to figure out how to use the new layout efficiently, but I already like the big flap really well. The Tumi's top-opening zipper was always problematic while walking around in the rain. Good fit and finish. If I get the same 10 years of use out of this bag which I got out of the Tumi, I'll be a happy old guy.
CONS: I wish that the strap were not riveted in place. I do miss the Tumi's wider shoulder strap, and may eventually try to replace the Peil's with a wider one. Heavy-duty snaps on the Piel would allow me to do the experiment and go back to stock if I don't like the replacement, but with the strap riveted together, I'll either have to drill the rivets out, or just cut the existing strap.