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I'm a woman without a bag, I don't like handbags ,not because I would fill it with junk if I used one , although I probably would, but because too many women in the town I live in seem to have their handbags stolen through muggings.I'd much rather have something close to me so I use Bum Bags. You can get them in different materials , I tend to buy leather ones as I do fill them with items that are essential when I'm out and about, you know all those items that would be too uncomfortable to have in a pocket.I have been using a Bum Bag for as long as I can remember and my old faithful one was looking a bit dog eared, not surprising with the amount I keep in it really.
Trying to find a decent Bum Bag in a high street store is a total nightmare, they usually only stock the lightweight travelling Bum Bags that are made out of Nylon, much like the travelling money belts.So after an exhaustive search with no results I returned to my old faithful Amazon.Where I found this fantastic Lorenz leather Bum Bag for the Bargain price of £11.99.It seemed a bit on the cheap side for considering it's made of leather so with a few reservations I Duly ordered it..Two days later there was a knock on the door and the postman plonked the parcel in my hand.
The Bum Bag...
The bag looked quite small and I wondered if I would be able to fit all of my necessities into it , but thankfully with this little beauty looks are very deceiving, it's like your own personal tardis.
The Leather is extremely soft and has that wonderful leathery smell, even the waist strap is made of leather however it does have a disappointing black plastic clasp.
The Bum Bag has a main zipped compartment on the top complete with a zip either side , so there's the option of zipping it from either direction, this has come in very handy when I use it as I often have my hands full and no longer have to swap shopping bags or my phone from hand to hand to zip it up. You then have a slightly smaller zipped compartment, which is at the front of the bag , you can use this for placing your credit cards and loose change into.
There are two further small zipped compartments which I use to carry my keys in, one of these has a natural leather tag on it ..always good to advertise..Next to this there is a pocket designed for holding your mobile phone with a Velcro flap to hold it in safe .
Note...if you have a i Phone or a large smart phone then they will not fit in the phone pocket, its not very wide, I can just fit my new tablet mobile into it and it is a bit of a squeeze to fasten the Velcro to secure it.
Ease of Use
This Bum bag is very easy to use , you can adjust the Leather strap so that it feels secure while you are wearing it, because of its design it is very lightweight and you could walk around all day without noticing you are wearing it.
What I can fit inside it comfortably
My Purse ,which is Huge, it has five compartments and they are usually full, unfortunately not with cash, I like to keep all my receipts and only clear my purse out once every couple of months. My Keys ,I have a large set of keys , two sets of house keys, garage keys and keys to all my windows , (which reminds me I need to put the spare set somewhere safe .)My Brush ,a not very large paddle brush , I do like to try to keep up my appearance even if it is a never ending task. My Mobile phone, couldn't be without that ! my hubby rings me every time I shop with reminders of what to buy.
I Know this doesn't really sound a lot but believe me it is, It's all the essentials, after filling my bumbag and placing it round my waist I'm ready for the off, without the worry I'm going to be mugged for my bag , as when I wear a coat This Bum Bag isn't visible.The bonus is that it is really comfortable.
I would recommend a Bum Bag to any person male or female that wants to feel secure, and This Lorenz Leather Bum Bag is in my opinion one of the best makes on the market. 4 Stars ,I would have given it 5 but feel they could have found a stronger material to make the clasp, all in all a safe and secure way to carry your needs.
A Large soft Nappa Leather waist bag. Ideal for holidays. A main top zipped compartment. then a smaller front zipped compartment. At the front there is a separate section comprising of, a zipped opening for cards and/or notes, then on the front a velcro flapped section for glasses or a phone. there are also 2 smaller pockets next to the webbing strap, ideal for small change. this waist bag also benefits from a secure back zip for added security.