Big Island Messenger Bag (# 2427C01)
- Cotton canvas; leather; metal hardware
- 17" x 13" x 5.5"
- Weight: 2 lbs.
- Interior: full fabric lining; built-in business organizer; laptop cradle
- Exterior: embroidered sailfish; adjustable, removable shoulder strap with padding and debossed Tommy Bahama® logo
- WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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Good looks, Poorly designed straps I purchased this bag in-store two months ago. It's a great looking bag, with plenty of space inside for a laptop, iPad, and any needed travel gear. The MAJOR downside is the strap design. Unlike virtually any other messenger bag you'll find, the shoulder strap (and top handle) for this bag are attached to the FLAP, not the main bag body. As a result, anytime you carry the bag you put strain on the lid/buckle and it quickly stretches the leather. It also causes the lid to "pull" (revealing the interior liner) when carried. Further, the leather buckle is not actually riveted to the lid as you might think (based on the brass rivet you see on the lid). Instead, it's only sewn to the interior (the rivet is decoration), making it even less capable of carrying the weight of the bag. It's a shame. Beautiful bag. If TB would just slightly alter the straps, it would be an easy 5-pineapple. As-is, it's clear this bag will wear-out VERY quickly with regular use. June 9, 2013
This product is a little larger than anticipated based on the photo; still small enough to easily be taken on board and stowed under seat. Looks good. Slightly larger than anticipated where purchase was primarily as a carry on for lap top computer. Extra space is useable for binders, files etc. and the bag still fits easily under the seat on airlines (in spite of the less than desirable replacement of United planes with smaller Continental equipment - but I digress) November 16, 2012
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