Product Type: Maxwell Scott Travel Bag
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Maxwell Scott leather Holdall (Medium)
Maxwell Scott Leather Holdall Mens
Member Name: danny691
Maxwell Scott Leather Holdall Mens
Advantages: Large capacity and 3-side zip for access, stylish and robust Italian leather.
Although I had never heard of the Maxwell Scott brand in the past I did a little research into price and quality of their products when a friend offered me the chance to buy their Maxwell Scott Leather Holdall from them. They were planning a once in a lifetime trip around the world, and wanted to sell a few items to partly pay for the trip. When my friend offered me the holdall for £100 I didn't know whether it was a fair price or not, so I did a little internet browsing for answers.
The prices I have seen online are upwards of £300, so I feel I got a bit of a bargain, especially considering the holdall was less than a year old, though it had seen many corners of the globe already in all fairness. Handcrafted in the finest Italian leather the bags really are built to last and the quality craftmanship put into them leaves you with something quite special. The medium size is £389.99 direct from www.maxwellscottbags.com and the large is £427.99. I have the medium bag, though it is very spacious indeed. If I am going away for the day with my family then this bag comes in very handy. It has one main compartment which can hold a good deal of things, such as my picnic and beach items.
The Maxwell Scott Leather Holdall comes in classic tan, dark chocolate and night black. I have the classic tan colour, which is the one in the dooyoo picture. The holdall has two zips on it, which can be padlocked together for security reasons if they are to be stowed in the hold during a flight, or just for if you are carrying anything expensive. The zip also runs all the way down both sides of the holdall for that extra bit more accessibility. There are two straps which run all the way around the holdall and are very much like belts as they have typical belt style buckles on them, which is a neat touch. The quality is clear to see, with the strong Italian leather and I also like the fact that the leather is a little bit worn as I find it adds character to the look. There are 'D' eyes on either end of the holdall to allow you to fix the strap to it for easier carrying, or you can simple use the strong leather handles which are lined with suade for grip and comfort. The handles are comfortable to hold and even if i have a full holdall I don't find them uncomfortable at all. The brass detailing such as the zips, buckles and studs really sets the design off and I don't have a problem with the styling at all. There are also brass finished feet to the underside of the holdall.
I have never had any complaints with the holdall and wouldn't change it for anything else when it comes to a hardy travelling bag. Nothing really comes close to it for either functionality or practicality - and certainly not for style!
If you are wishing to compare this holdall to other luggage cases you may be considering then the vital statistics are as follows;
These stats were taken directly from the aforementioned website. I wouldn't let the weight put you off, as although this may seem quite heavy, it is a big medium size, so it will accomodate a reasonable amount of holiday things or just general travel items such as beach towels and a change of clothes.
I keep going on about quality, but I just love the feel of the Italian leather and this is the real selling point, along with the design. You don't spend £389.99 on something that you don't like the look of, which is what you are effectively paying for - quality and style. This is a fashion statement, but it is also a very robust and practical one. Look at this as an investment, it really will last you many years and the stylish looks will never age.
Summary: Justify the price by calling this an investment, it will only get better with age.
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