Product Type: Go Explore Suitcase
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Love the Look
George Animal Print Weekend Bag
Author Name: WackoStepho
George Animal Print Weekend Bag
Advantages: Looks great, fab price, works as an everyday bag for me.
Disadvantages: Not really big enough for weekend usage, thicker material would be better.
Now it must be said that I am one of those girls who generally has everything except the kitchen sink in their handbag, I can't be doing with little itty bitty bags that I can barely fit a lipstick in, instead I like to be prepared for every eventuality which means stocking a full assortment of tissues, plasters, chewing gum, body sprays, notebook and pens (just incase the first 3 decide to run out), hair grips, stuffed make up bag and even a pritt stick as you never know when one will come in handy. With this in mind I need quite a large bag to accommodate all my necessities and whilst browsing through the George section of my local Asda I stumbled across this bag which although marketed as being for overnight use I thought it would suit my requirements quite splendidly.
What attracted me first was its bold yet pretty animal print design, the dooyoo picture shows it as being quite blue in colour but I found it to have more teal/green tones. The print is dashing without being extremely brash or "in your face" and I thought it would be great as an everyday bag for my vast amount of supplies due to it's reasonably large size. The material is quite thin and I was dubious as to how much wear and tear the bag would be able to take but since it was only £9 and I had already fallen in love with its design I decided to purchase it anyway.
The bag itself is 32cm in height with a width of 54cm, whilst I think this is generally a good size I know for certain I would never be able to fit in a weekend's amount of clothes and other bits and pieces; I daresay for people that travel light this wouldn't present a problem but for me a suitcase is most definitely needed for such occasions. The lining of the bag has a phone and zip pocket and there is also a large pocket on the front, this is ok but for me more pockets are always better; especially for really tiny items that may well get lost or end up right in the depths where locating them involves turning out the entire contents of your bag, rooting around frantically and usually in my case wailing and cursing as to where the dreaded thing has got to.
The straps of the bag are reasonably sturdy and are made to look like brown leather, though of course for the price you can't expect the real thing. I've owned the bag for a month or so now and I must say it has stood up quite well to daily wear and tear, I find it spacious enough to hold all the items I need and I have had a few friends admiring the overall look at it; they have been quite amazed that it's actually from Asda as it does look in my opinion quite a bit more expensive. In parts the material is quite light and so I imagine that soon enough it will start to look a bit grubby around the edges but as of yet it still looks pretty new.
Overall I think that it's a great bag that would be wonderful to take to the beach though should be bigger if it is to serve its intended use of being a weekend bag. Love the look of it but could be improved by a thicker material, just to give it that tad bit more of quality. 4/5 stars.
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