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I have had this bag for over a year now. I was hoping for the bag to be an everyday item however the heaviness and inconvenience of it led to it sitting in the cupboard all year. I have only ever used this bag to go the park or quick trips under the circumstances that I didn't have much in it to add to the weight. However, if you do not mind carrying weight then the material and lining is perfectly good for everything.
So these bags are the HEIGHT of fashion, at the moment, you can wear them with any clothes and they give a sporty look, too. They come in a range of colours- which is great and they have a lot of space, so you can carry a range pf items. The zips don't jam- which is another plus point. They are easy to open and close, and the zips don't rip.
HOWEVER, the skin of the bag peels pretty easily- ruining the look and the straps will break very easily. When carrying heavy items, they put a lot of pressure on your shoulders- which hurts A LOT, and is pretty bad for you. After a while, you may get bad shoulder pains, so you should reduce your load... but... you're supposed to carry things in bags, right?!
But you can use these bags for a range of activities, like sports, as an overnight bag, swimming bag or just a general going out bag. BUT they aren't suitable for school since all your school work wouldn't fit and it would only have space for one A4 folder. You'd end up carrying most things in your hands, which isn't great.
They can be cheap, which is good, considering that the quality isn't great and the fact that they break easily and cannot be repaired. They also have an inside pocket, where you can separate items, to keep your bag more organised. The front pocket is great, too since you have more space for items!
I would recommend this bag to those of you that need a bag to carry very light things in. It's also good for carrying a laptop but be careful as it could break (i have used it for that and the strap broke so be careful what you put in it). If you need a bag then do not go for this one, regardless of what you need it for as you can get better bags for a cheaper price, for example try Primark. If you want a designer bag then, ok it could be considered as a designer bag but i personally didn't like it. Parents, if your children are going to school and are looking for a bag try not to go for this one as it really isn't built for heavy duty and you may need to replace it very quickly.
I don't think that the quality of this bag is very good as i haven't had a very good experience with it, in the first week threads were hanging out the sides and it didn't look very good. It's also not very easy to clean, i have tried with multiple different things like damp cloth and soapy water but it just made it worse. Altogether my bag lasted me 3 weeks before the strap fell of. I did try sewing it back on but it's very difficult material to work with. Even though i have had a really bad experience with this bag doesn't mean that you will but i would try to stay away from it if i were you!!
This bag is a really classic and good design with a various different colours to choose from, it is a good size which can hold a lot of things and it cheap, however when i had one the strap broke easily and was non repairable, it has a lot of storage however can only just fit an A4 folder so is a struggle to fit in all of your school work which is a shame so i dont agree that it is suitable for college or school related things. I believe it is made from plastic type materials and is much thinner than other bags of simular design by other sports brands and companys. There is no padding on the shoulders and can get very heavy and painful as the material used for the shoulders is cheap and rough and digs into the shoulder. It is good how it has a front pocket with zipped so it is secure and safe. I think most people just buy it due to the popular and trendy sports brand of lonsdales's name on the front , the zips barley ever get stuck though which is good and easy to use, the bag looks very fashionable and smart.
I brought one of these bags for my son, for him to use as his school bag. It is very spacious and has a big, zipped front pocket, which he keeps his bus money and door keys in. It is light weight and the strap is adjustable so it can suit ages from school age to an adult. It is quite hard wearing, (as my son often scrapes it along the floor and chucks it down). It is good value for money. I think it is more suited for either a school bag or an overnight bag, but you wouldn't be able to fit a weeks worth of clothes in. My son manages to fit his school books, lunch box, water bottle and usually a thick winter jacket in it.
The only disadvantage I would point out is that there isn't any padding on the shoulder strap, however it is like a soft leather feel, so it doesn't dig in, even with quite a bit of weight in it.
It looks quite smart with the white piping, but it also has a sports logo, making it very trendy and versatile for the different range of ages.
The zips are easy to use and don't get stuck, they also have circular zips which is easy to grip and also have a logo on them. They are also strong zips that can with hold a hard tug.
Overall I would definitely recommend this bag to suit all ages and can even be used for both genders.