Marley Teardrop Multt Zip Backpack
Marley backpack purse
The leather is supple & the red is a deep lush color. It travels well. Receive nice compliments every time I use it. I wish it was larger, but with careful packing, almost everything will fit. Can't wait until more color options are available & hope next rendition is a little larger.
November 23, 2013
Don't Change a Thing For Me
LOVE, LOVE this butter soft, luscious leather bag. This is my first backpack and I'm delighted by my purchase; of course, one cannot go wrong with Levenger. The quality of the leather is outstanding; the color plum is a rich, deep, attractive shade; the workmanship inside and out is superb; and the size, for me, is perfect. As others have addressed the many contents the bag can hold, I'll simply add that I achieved what I was looking for; i.e., a small backpack that will hold a water bottle. I don't carry many electronics, so for me this is ideal. It's easy to slip on and off, even over a coat or bulky sweater. I particularly appreciate how the main zippered section, when filled, lies flat against my back, rather than appearing floppy and ugly. With all the pockets, organizers and generous measurements, this bag manages to retain its smart, stylish and elegant appeal - hard to find in most backpacks. I'll use this everyday, as it's so comfortable and gorgeous in the eye-catching plum. Levenger now has me hooked on the idea of a backpack. Pricey? Not when one considers the features, overall quality and sumptuous leather. I feel rich when wearing this bag!
November 23, 2013
This is a handsome, well designed backpack purse - not too big, not too small. I like the outer snap and zip pockets - perfect size for an iPhone, and the inside organizers - pen loops, open and zipped pockets. The black leather looks and feels gorgeous. Straps are adjustable and generously sized. I'm happy I bought it.
November 18, 2013
I got this bag in the red to replace a cloth ebag that was looking sad. This bag holds most of the things I had in the other bag, but more efficiently, despite fewer pockets. There is room at the top of the inside for my small camera, if I decide to take it along. I like the pen slots inside and the roomy back pocket, which I'm reserving for plane tickets. The red is bright, but a deep red, not the fire engine red some reviews talk about. The straps work for one, or both, shoulders. And I like the top handle for grabbing it easily. I can get a snap-shut long wallet, another wallet, and a 4 X 6 notebook inside, with room for several other odds and ends. The zip pocket holds my lipstick, eye drops, a tin of mints, small comb, travel mirror and gum. The back outside pocket is for tissues. Great bag, which I hope will last for years.
November 16, 2013
Wonderful little backpack
I bought this backpack to use as a purse for my three week trip to New Zealand so I would have my hands free. I ended up using it and loving it for the full trip whenever I was in a town or city (versus hiking). The bag is very well made, very stylish and was the perfect size for me. As some reviewers mention you could fit a full size ipad only if the case is very thing and small. I did not take my ipad around with me but I did fit at one time my sunglasses, my phone, a scarf, a small wallet, a small umbrella, and a small makeup bag without having it looked stuffed. I also loved the back zipped pocket that is nestled against your back when you're wearing the pack where my passport or room key could fit and the large stash in the back with a magnetic closure that could hold vouchers or tickets or maps for handy access.
November 11, 2013
Actually works as a backpack
The small "backpacks" I've tried in the past have always been a failure: they don't sit comfortably on my back; the shoulders slip, etc. This "dressy" bag solved those problems, and in doing so made it possible for me to give up my graduate-school style canvas backpack as a practical, but unstylish and unprofessional, approach to life as a pedestrian commuter. Please note: it does not do this on its own. This is a very small bag, and only capable of carrying necessities. But I have been able to make its pockets and size work so that it carries the basics I want with me at all times: cash; credit cards/IDs; a small umbrella; a light-weight fold-up tote bag (for carrying anything I purchase); makeup; smartphone; pen; small moleskin notepad; and hand-held digital camera. So, I can grab it and go, knowing I have what I need. I then supplement this for work and research trips to libraries etc. with my Majorca brief bag, which carries everything needed for my laptop/tablet hybrid, including power cord and mobile wifi dongle. I feel good about looking like a professional, whether I'm carrying both bags; wearing the teardrop bag on my back; or carrying the teardrop bog in my hand. I miss the easy convenience of carrying half the world in my old canvas backpack -- including a week's groceries, if necessary -- but I was tired of looking like an over-aged graduate student, or having to lug that big bag around just to run out to lunch. The leather on the teardrop bag -- at least in black -- is much softer and more natural feeling than the pebbled leather of the Majorca bag -- it was a pleasant surprise! But they go fine together. I'm very happy.
November 2, 2013
High quality leather and workmanship! It is a perfect small backpack to take essentials. I use it most to go to museums or amusement parks. The leather is supple and rich. I love it!
October 26, 2013
I have been looking at the bag for several years and finally ordered it. As has been commented before, this backpack is on the small side. It holds wallet, cell phone, cosmetic case, keys, sunglasses in hard case, and another glass case, tissues, etc. It is lightweight, the leather is beautiful (I bought black), and the style is great. It is the perfect bag to relieve your shoulders from strain of carrying handbag. What I like best about it is you can put it over one shoulder and it is perfectly comfortable...hangs nicely and doesn't slip. I think Levenger should make the backpack in a second size that is two or three inches taller and, more than anything, 2 inches deeper. I would buy it in larger size for travel.
I also like that the contents don't move around. I like it a lot.
October 18, 2013
Hands free for comfort and convenience
This bag does exactly what I want it to do. I don't have to hold a hand bag or tote in place on my shoulder. I am not constantly adjusting a cross body strap. Instead I am unencumbered and liberated. I don't expect this back pack to be functional for all occasions, but for typical errands and shopping it's great. I returned the first plum bag because the color of the tabs didn't match the body of the bag. The second bag was better, almost perfect and good enough for my purposes. Perhaps another color might have more consistent matching of tab to body.
September 28, 2013
smaller than expected
The bag appears somewhat larger on the model than it is in real life. This bag won't hold as much as you think it will from the photo. My only complaint about quality is that two of the back panels are relatively smooth leather, while the third is noticeably more pebbled.
September 16, 2013