This arrived quicker than something I purchased on eBay in the same state! I waited until Christmas to give this to my bf so it was the first time we both saw it, we were both floored at how beautiful it is! Much, much better in person, he loves it and I couldn't be happier with my purchase.
I am obsessed with this backpack. It took me a bit to pull the trigger, but I am so glad I did. I was a bit worried that the leather would be a bit shiny, but it is beautiful and I can tell it will last and wear nicely. It is compact, but fits everything I need, including my 13" macbook pro.
I'm on my first trip with my new Robinson Crusoe bag and couldn't be happier. The leather is of an ideal weight, with adequate stiffness that it doesn't say, but still nice and flexible. The hardware is top notch and seems to be solid brass instead of the usual plated garbage. The stitching is very nicely executed in a contrasting (gold color?) thread and the bag is nicely lined in what appears to be synthetic goatskin. I was able to easily pack clothes for a 3 day spring business trip, a pair of shoes, the usual electronic detritus and a few work items with room to spare. The handles are comfortable to carry through the airport and the bag fit easily in the overhead baggage compartment on the plane. Thank you Time Resistance for a unique product that represents an exceptional value.
Bag is of better quality than I expected, especially the inside! Also, the shoulder strap are well-designed. Previously, I had a leather shoulder bag where the straps came off over time, but you can tell with this bag that the leather is thicker and will last much longer.