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 77 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (19)
  • Durable  (15)
  • High quality (15)
  • Good strap length (14)
  • Roomy  (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Day trip (10)
    • Airplane travel  (9)
    • Everyday (9)
    • Travel (9)
    • Commuting (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (13), Comfort-oriented (10), Classic style (7), Stylish (7), Career (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (52), Yes (21)

    Reviewed by 77 customers

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    5.0

    LOVE this bag

    By Donna

    from Bellingham, Washington

    About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Everday Favorite Bag

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

      I use this bag every day that I am out and about and love it! Plenty of room for everything I need. I like the fact that it can easily be converted to a back pack and the zipper and flap/strap closure make the contents safe and secure. Very happy with this purchase.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      This is a great bag!

      By Pops

      from Syracuse, NY

      About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Durable 
      • Good Strap Length
      • High Quality
      • Lightweight 
      • Soft leather

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Day Trips
        • Everyday use
        • School

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

        I love this bag. It's not pretentious. It is soft and easy to carry.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Love the bag -

        By sams mom

        from Knoxville, tn

        About Me Career, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Day Trips
          • Office

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

          Bag is great - Bigger than I expected easy to get in and out of

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          She Loves It!

          By GG

          from West Fairlee, VT

          About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Commuting
            • Cycling
            • Day Trips
            • Extended trips 

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

            This messenger bag is the right shape and color. It's capacious, well-made, handsome and can be used as a back pack or slung over the shoulder. It will work when she walks, rides or cycles to the lab. Best of all, it's exactly what she wanted and needed and she loves it!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            I love, love, love my new bag!

            By Tammy

            from Kutztown, PA

            About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable 
            • Durable 
            • Good Amount Of Compartments
            • Good Strap Length
            • High Quality
            • Love Real Leather Smell
            • Roomy 

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Airplane travel 
              • Awesome Everyday Bag
              • Computer
              • Cycling
              • Day Trips
              • Extended trips 
              • School

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

              Have neck pain issues so it helps protect my neck by evenly distributing weight when I wear it as a backpack.

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              5.0

              Lovely purse

              By Ph.D

              from MN

              About Me Career

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Durable 
              • High Quality

              Cons

              • A little small

              Best Uses

              • Day Trips

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

              I use it on day shopping trips.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              I would buy this messanger bag again

              By LUV TO BAKE

              from Dix Hills, NY

              About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Airplane travel 
                • Commuting
                • Computer
                • Office
                • School

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

                Carry my tablet, love the pockets with zipper closures that keep items secure. The leather is top quality and can't be purchased elseware for that price. Sturdy bag with straps that adjust to size needed. Love the casual style and have received many compliments.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Great leather bag!

                By lunch lady

                from Spencer, WV

                About Me Comfort-Oriented, Down To Earth

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • There Isn't Any

                Best Uses

                • For Me Day To Day Use

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

                I have always loved leather so when I saw this messenger bag I knew it would work for me. I was impressed with the quality of the leather also it was also nice and roomy. Very durable.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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

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