I've always carried a bag, and I love this one - it's the perfect size for stuffing with whatever you need - your wallet, checkbook, keys, iPhone, glasses (I carry two pairs), numerous pens, large folding knife, a flashlight, passport, notebook, paperbacks, cologne, hairbrush, personal protection, etc,. I'm now on my second bag - spilled bleach on the first one and gave it to a grateful friend who had long admired it and now uses it to carry his guns & ammo to the deer blind. The cotton canvas wears very well, and the bison leather and antique brass hardware adds to the rugged and relaxed style of the bag. I have received many compliments on this bag - it goes with anything you wear and has a rugged look without being fussy or looking like a ""man-purse"". Toss it in the back seat or on the floorboard and don't worry about it. I like this Khaki cotton canvas look so much that I have purchased the entire Guy Stuff line, and it looks great piled on the cart at the airport and in the hotel lobby.
Good, but cramped, bag
I've had one of these bags for several years now. It has held up extremely well. It certainly does not need coddling. Shortly after I got this one, a rivet on the strap pad came loose. Territory Ahead sent me a new bag, but I changed out the straps and sent the new bag back with the bad strap. My one gripe is that it is too small. My bag is crammed full of all my necessary guy stuff and I do mean crammed. I often wish that it were just a little bigger. At one point Territory Ahead had a slightly bigger bag with a bottle holder on the side. But this item was pulled almost immediately after it went up. I'd sure like to see it back there again.
Excellent for transporting my iPad and all the gear that goes with it. Digital camera fits nicely and there's room for plenty of odds and ends as well as books and small magazines.
Great Looking, But Does Not Wear Well
This is a great looking bag and very useful. It's also good for holding a tablet. The problem I had is that the bottom of the bag on both sides wore out very quickly since I used the bag allot. It's also difficult places to repair since it is where the bottom meet the sides. It would be a 5-star bag if the bottom was reinforced with leather, like the patches on sport coats.
Best of Its Kind
What I love most about this bag is that it's wonderful either for adventure and play or professional distinction. (I do prefer my more cost-effective Travel Smith on trail walks.) In fact, the three-zippered compartments are perfect for such balanced schizophrenia. Rare among device holders, the outer, nicely stitched pocket is perfect for digital camera and charger with nice spaciousness left. The next area easily contains both my Nexus 7 and the Bluetooth keyboard, or other gadgets for quick access and travel. The tablet padding is excellent and firm while the outer snap pocket is ideal for accessing two or three folded pages of important information and a few stacked bills. Construction is fine. Of the four guy stuff bags I own (cabin, two laptop brief, and original weekender) all of which are cherished, I rate this as highly as any.Now there's a great travel companion for the SUV to the mountain cabin or the plane to the west coast. As they say, it just "hangs." None of my guy
Just plain tiny
I have one of the larger "Guy Stuff" bags and it is great. However, this one is so small that you would have to really cram a long sleeve T to get it in. Just not big enough to be practical. With t's tiny size on your shoulder, it ends up looking like a women's purse. To call this "guy stuff" is silly. Impractical and effeminate. Keep looking.