Love this bag! I put it through its paces for two months of travel and research
in Europe, using it as a computer bag/carry-all, and it was perfect for the job.
Plenty of room for a computer (13-inch), cables, and papers, and the external
pockets were great for all the stuff that goes into a purse/carry-all (plus I
always knew where stuff was). Some might prefer the large internal pocket to be
a bit wider, though this slimmer design encouraged me to be judicious about what
I was schlepping around. All around, a truly great bag, and I'm expecting it to
make many more international trips.
I ordered one of these the moment I saw it, just over six months ago, and now I
can't imagine living without it. It fits perfectly inside my (large-ish) purse,
and there's a spot for everything. When I want to switch bags, I just lift it
out and plop it into the next one, with everything intact. It's soft enough to
conform to the bag, but stiff enough to stay in place and upright. No more
rooting around in the bag to try to find something; I know right where it will
be. Love the felt as well, and the color can't be beat. The perfect
I so want to love this pen, but after using it for several weeks, I've got to
give it a thumbs down. With small hands, I actually like the tiny size, and it's
lovely to look at. I find it somewhat difficult to open, and also hard to keep
the top in place when the pen is in use; it seems to want to slide off, and if I
stick it on firmly, I usually end up partially unscrewing the top of the pen
when I try to pull off the top after use.
But the real problem is the nib, which works poorly even after weeks of use.
It's uneven, it's blobby, I get spots with virtually no ink at all and others
that are much thicker than fine--and that's just in one 3/4-inch downward
stroke. The only way I can get even a decent result is to push down hard, which
yields a fat line of text and makes my hand hurt--hardly what I'm after in a
fountain pen with a fine nib. Compared to my other "entry-level" pen, a Kaweco
Sport, this one just doesn't compare.