Women's Lifetime Leather Convertible Messenger

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The Lifetime Leather Convertible Messenger switches from shoulder bag to backpack to let you carry on in the style you prefer. Either way, the full-grain oiled cowhide leather will gain richness and character with age. From Duluth Trading Company.

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Duluth TradingWomen's Lifetime Leather Convertible Messenger
 
4.6

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (11)
  • Roomy (8)
  • Durable  (7)
  • Good strap length (7)
  • High quality (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (9)
    • Everyday (8)
    • Airplane travel  (6)
    • Commuting (4)
    • Day trip (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (7), Classic style (4), Comfort-oriented (4), Stylish (4), Career (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (47), Yes (19)

    Reviewed by 69 customers

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    4.0

    Beautiful Bag Some Drawbacks

    By happy_blackbird

    from Berkeley, CA

    About Me Practical, Stylish

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Classic Appearance
    • Good Strap Length
    • Quality Leather

    Cons

    • No top handle
    • Poor Quality Pockets
    • Strange Strap Design

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Day Bag

    Comments about Duluth Trading Women's Lifetime Leather Convertible Messenger:

    I had been looking at this bag for a while, as I wanted a classic looking leather backpack for going into the city that would be secure on the train (no bucket backpacks for me, too easy to get a hand into them), but wasn't big and bulky. Just large enough for my phone, cosmetic bag, small notebook, small wallet, and a few rolled up shopping toes. I don't like grommets, spangles, fringe, anything bedazzled on my bags. I like clean lines and high quality leather.

    This top flap bag is nearly perfect. It holds everything nicely without having trouble closing up or looking lumpy. The raw leather is medium weight and good quality. It has a top zip under the flap, securing contents in a busy train station. I initially bought the cognac color, but it was too yellow for my taste and I exchanged it for the brown, which is rich and lovely.

    Now to its drawbacks, which are design flaws I find annoying, but not enough to return the bag. There is no top handle on the bag, so when you reach for it, you're going to grab it by a strap. But, when in backpack mode, there is nothing to secure the straps in that position, so you end up pulling a long strap and suddenly you have a dangling bag. This is annoying and could have been avoided by putting a brass button to secure the straps into position. Conversely, a handle could have been stitched to the top of the bag so that you can pick the bag up by the handle. I would have liked both!

    Secondly, as others have mentioned, because the bag is made of raw leather, the interior pockets are add ons stitched to the leather and hanging freely. That's going to put a lot of stress on the stitching when the pockets are used, so I can see how people are ended up with ripped pockets. Plus, the fabric feels really cheap, a stiff, synthetic material that feel plastic-y and hard against the hand (not really what you want to touch when reaching into your lovely leather bag). A nice plain canvas would have been a much better choice (preferably in a light color so that you can actually see the interior contents of your bag).

    I plan on taking it in to a shoe/luggage repair place and having the interior pockets replaced, but that's going to tack on added cost to this bag. I think it's worth it, as the leather, styling, shape, and size are exactly what I want, but it means I'm not going to use the bag right out of the box.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Very nice bag!

    By Happy customer

    from Tampa, Fl

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Durable 
    • High Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • School

      Comments about Duluth Trading Women's Lifetime Leather Convertible Messenger:

      I gave this bag to my niece as a gift. She loves it! It's very handsome and good quality. I was impressed.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love this Bag!!

      By Sandy

      from Mesquite, Nevada

      About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Durable 
      • Good Strap Length
      • High Quality
      • Lightweight 
      • Roomy 

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Office
        • School

        Comments about Duluth Trading Women's Lifetime Leather Convertible Messenger:

        When I opened the package, there was the lovely smell of quality leather! This bag is made of beautiful, soft leather. The staps are easily adjustable for shoulder, cross body, or backpack options. I was pleasantly surprised that the inside is lined and has pockets for organizing stuff. My 9" tablet fints nicely. Thanks Duluth Trading for another quality item!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        She loves it!

        By Stephen

        from Greenville, SC

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Durable 
        • Good Strap Length
        • Roomy 

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Day Trips
          • Extended trips 

          Comments about Duluth Trading Women's Lifetime Leather Convertible Messenger:

          Bought this for my daughter for Christmas. She has a two-week trip planned to the UK and this will be her daily carry bag. The construction is great and the straps are versatile and heavy enough for daily use. She especially likes the ability to carry over her shoulder as a messenger bag, or like a backpack.

          I told her that if she ever decides that she no longer wants it, give it to me!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love it will buy another

          By Egg

          from Florida

          About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable 
          • Durable 
          • Good Strap Length
          • High Quality
          • Lightweight 
          • Roomy 

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Extended trips 
            • Office

            Comments about Duluth Trading Women's Lifetime Leather Convertible Messenger:

            Beautiful

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Very nice product

            By Mitch

            from Fergusfalls mn

            About Me Classic, Practical, Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Good Strap Length
            • High Quality

            Cons

            • Not enough compartments

            Best Uses

            • Day Trips

            Comments about Duluth Trading Women's Lifetime Leather Convertible Messenger:

            Wife will use purse every day

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Versatile

            By TheBatch

            from Baltimore, MD

            About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable 
            • Durable 
            • Good Strap Length
            • High Quality
            • Roomy 

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Duluth Trading Women's Lifetime Leather Convertible Messenger:

                Perfect size for everyday around. Converts to a day hike with ease.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good bag, great leather

                By Pixelificent

                from crystal river FL

                About Me Career, Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Comfortable 
                • Durable 
                • Good Strap Length
                • High Quality
                • Roomy 

                Cons

                • Heavy / bulky 

                Best Uses

                • Airplane travel 
                • Everyday

                Comments about Duluth Trading Women's Lifetime Leather Convertible Messenger:

                I received this bag as a gift from my husband. I am a bit of a bag snob, so when he presented a bag for Christmas from the company that makes 'ballroom' underwear, I was worried.
                I shouldn't have been. This is a very high quality leather product, that will last for a very long time. it has already started to patina into a richer mahogany. Love it.
                because of it's size, its easy to make it too heavy to be comfortable. that is the only 'con'
                for the folks who have issues with the bag sagging: adjust the back straps between the buckle and the bottom. if you lengthen them, the bag will be more inclined to hang flat. Converting is very easy. carrying as a back pack isn't as comfy as a real pack, but wearable for a few hours. I wear it mostly as a crossbody.

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                5.0

                My Wife Loves the bag

                By Vince from Joisey

                from Cliffside Park, New Jersey

                About Me Career

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Duluth Trading Women's Lifetime Leather Convertible Messenger:

                      My wife loves the bag. Got it for her for Christmas. She is happy, therefore I am happy.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      comfortable and roomy

                      By leon the cat

                      from asheville, nc

                      About Me Artist, Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive
                      • Comfortable 
                      • Durable 
                      • High Quality
                      • Lightweight 
                      • Roomy 

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Airplane travel 
                        • Computer
                        • Day Trips
                        • Extended trips 
                        • Office

                        Comments about Duluth Trading Women's Lifetime Leather Convertible Messenger:

                        I love how the bag conforms to my body when wearing it. Very easy to access all pockets. I can even put my macbook air iwith its cover in the main compartment and zip it closed. thats very cool. only problem I have, and it is a very small one is that there is a small bit of shedding from the suede side of the leather. Maybe it will go away after a while but I find bits on my iphone in the front pocket.

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                        • No

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