Women's Lifetime Leather Convertible Messenger

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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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4.5

(based on 42 reviews)

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    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Perfect size (4)
  • Roomy (4)
  • Durable (3)
  • Great color (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (6)
    • Travel (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (27), Yes (13)

    Reviewed by 42 customers

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    5.0

    I would by this bag again

    By Lamatrudo

    from New Haven CT

    Pros

    • Great size

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Great for travel

      It took me a while to pick out a bag and I was not sure I would like the backpack but I took this into NYC for the day and on a day trip with my son. It was perfect. When I needed hands free the back pack feature was great. I also used it as a cross body. I thought the size would be a little small, but it was not. I was able to put all my stuff in, and I was able to easily find everything. Sometimes in a big bag I have to hunt for things. This bag is 2 thumbs up.

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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      excellent bag!

      By sun seeker

      from Portland, OR

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Convertable
      • Durable
      • Great Color
      • Timeless style

      Cons

      • Scratches Easy

      Best Uses

      • Casual

      Great style and excellent quality. I imagine having it for many many years. I also found the backpack to be comfortable even though it leaves my shoulders pink when the load is heavy. Still, this bag is fantastic! Also, some people complained about no key pocket but that can easily be solved with andcarabiner. I clip my keys right to the metal strap hoop.

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      • No

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful bag

      By Rz

      from Santa Fe, nm

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            I got this bag about a week ago and have been using it everyday since. It is a great bag. I could smell the leather through the box! I am pretty picky about my bags...no excessive branding, no tassels, no shiny hardware... Just a nice minimal bag that won't go out of style. It is extremely soft, but feels sturdy. Easy to convert from shoulder bag to backpack. You could really take this thing anywhere. I love it!

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            • No

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Color bleeds

            By Mich the Traveler

            from Chicagoland, IL

            Pros

              Cons

              • Color bleeds
              • Not Spacious Inside
              • Smells Bad

              Best Uses

                I purchased this bag for a trip to France and Italy, about three months before the vacation. Good thing, too, in that the odor wasn't of leather--it was like petroleum. I tried airing it out in an open area of my home for the ensuing three months, but the odor was still there when I used it on vacation.
                I packed it pretty full, but noticed it didn't hold as much as the outside dimensions led me to think. It's stiff, which exacerbates the space issue. Then, the worst drawback is that the color (dark red) rubbed off on my clothes. It washed off, but was still embarrassing during the trip.

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                • No

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                I love this bag!

                By Lynn W

                from Washington D.C.

                Pros

                • Easy to use
                • Versatile
                • Wears well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • traveling

                  I bought this bag originally because I couldn't decide between this one and the tote. When I got it, I thought the main zippered compartment would be too small and awkward to access. I was going to send it back. But then I thought I really should try using it first. I fell in love with it! I've used it every day since! The large compartment is easy to use. I keep my kindle in the tablet pocket. I've even put a folder in there. The exterior pocket is useful to keep my phone in as well as other papers or coupon books I need quick access to. The outside zipped pocket is great too. But the best feature is the versatility of the straps. I can use it extended like a typical purse. Then easily switch to the back pack. If I need to, I can adjust the straps and wear it as a cross body type of bag. Another great feature is, it doesn't dump the contents of my purse out like my other back pack style purses did in the past. A bonus is that the leather is so soft! The only draw back is the the center strap that goes through the loop to keep the flap down. It serves it purpose, I use it sometimes, but if it isn't in the loop, I grab it thinking it's the main strap. I've gotten better at reaching for the outer strap now!
                  All in all I'm really please with this purse. I can't wait to travel with this bag.

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                  • No

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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  I would recommend this beautiful bag

                  By Shanny

                  from CO

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Beautiful Leather
                  • Excellent Cratsmanship
                  • nice sizing

                  Cons

                  • A little hard to open
                  • Awkward to carry

                  Best Uses

                  • Book bag

                  This bag is gorgeous and well made. Iit can be a backpack. When I tried to use it as an accessible purse I found it awkward to get in and out of. No other strap to really hold it other than the backpack straps. I was fumbling and frustrated. However, it is a beautiful bag. If you were going to use it as a book bag that you didn't need constant access in and out of its perfect. Other than that it is a little clumsy to handle. I sent it back because I knew it would not work but loved the beauty and quality of the craftsmanship.

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                  • No

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                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  You can judge this purse by its cover

                  By Linda

                  from Fairfield Glades,Tn

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great looking leather
                  • Lots of storage room
                  • Perfect size

                  Cons

                  • No Outside Compartment

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use

                  I bought it to use as a carry-on when flying - but found out it is great for everyday use. I received alot of compliments.
                  Great purse!!!!!

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  too large and bulky

                  By The bag lady

                  from King City CA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • I Love Theleather
                  • Love the construction

                  Cons

                  • Didn't Like The Backpack
                  • I Would Buy If Not Backpa

                  Best Uses

                  • None

                  product and delivery were on time and great

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                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Fantastic bag!

                  By Erin the Bag Enthusiast

                  from Bedford, MA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Functional
                  • Good size
                  • Great style
                  • Well Made

                  Cons

                  • Few Interior Pockets
                  • Hard For Short Users

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuter bag
                  • Everyday purse

                  I purchased this bag to serve as my everyday purse/work bag. I was particularly intrigued by the messenger/backpack interchangeability, and it's a feature that I find myself using much more than I originally expected. It's so convenient to be able to just sling it on my back and have it out of the way without having to mess around with the strap. Great design feature! The materials and craftsmanship are top notch; it's a beautiful bag. It's a good size, enough for a typical purse load plus a tablet computer with keyboard and a half-sheet notebook. I can even fit an umbrella and a liter thermos bottle in along with everything else.

                  The bag does come with a couple of cautionary notes. I'm a very short woman, and it wasn't easy to find a strap length that works for both backpack and messenger carry. As it is, a strap length that would let me carry it crossbody is FAR too long work as a backpack. I settled for a length that works for the backpack and lets me hang it off one shoulder. Secondly, the internal pockets offer inadequate organization if you tend to carry a lot of little bits and gadgets. I use an elastic grid to hold things like pens, jump drives, charging cables, ear buds, etc. Otherwise, this bag does suffer a little from leather-bucket syndrome.

                  Overall, it's a great bag, and I'm very pleased with my purchase.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Women's Lifetime Leather Messenger

                  By Keith the "bag" lady's husband

                  from Brentwood, TN

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        My wife is a "bag" lady. At least she has been for the 36 years we've been married. I saw this on the website and bought it for her. She loves it. The looks, the durability, the styling. She uses it all the time.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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