This is a nice bag, but...
August 14, 2015
This is a nice bag, but I have a few problems with it. First and most
significantly, it is too big for me to carry comfortably into a store - it is
big enough that I'm afraid the security people would be worried about me. :)
Where I live, in the D.C. area, stores get nervous about people who come in with
big bags. I wish that this one were just two-thirds or three-quarters of its
size. Second, there's no padded pocket that accommodates my iPhone 6 Plus. There
is an unpadded pocket that will let me carry the phone on its side, but I don't
feel comfortable about that - there's no way to secure the phone into the
pocket. I want to carry it vertically so it won't be as likely to fall out.
Given that the phone costs ten times more than the bag, I don't think that's
unreasonable. Third, I can't get the straps short enough to let me carry the bag
any way other than cross-body. It is much less obvious if I can just carry the
bag under one shoulder. It's also a little awkward having to adjust both sides
of the strap instead of being able to adjust one side and then slide the
shoulder pad to fit. Bottom line - neat idea, but I wish I had not bought the
bag. I bought it because the Nomadic bags are just so "neat," but I should have
let this one slide.