This bag can store accessories efficiently. There are also many pockets and they have some divisions by which the separation was carried out. I think that a business use can also be used also for shopping of a town walk. It is strong although roughly treated for about three years. There is one regrettable fault. A shoulder strap ring is worn down extremely. I think that this metal quality of the material needs to be improved. or please protect with hardening silicon rubber.Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]
I originally purchased this bag in 1989! Before you could make it into a backpack. I loved it I used it loyally for almost 10 years ! Then it was stolen. So I decided to try other makers & bag styles. After another 10 years I went back to Manhattan Portage. Sorry to say that the bag has gone down hill.
The 2 pockets under the flap are smaller and taper in at the bottom. The zippers are all not as "butch" which worries me but only time will tell. I'm glad that the expansion fixture is unchanged it was why I bought the bag 20 years ago and why I bought it again. The webbing underneath the expansion zipper was wider which gave the bag better shape both expanded and un-expanded.
The new small pocket at the top of the bag is great for phone or mp3 player. I wish it was lined with a softer fabric. The strap seams stronger and better padded and the plastic clips have been replaced with metal (the plastic clips are the only thing that ever failed on my old version).
I did the inflation calculation and the bag I got in 1989 would be about $160 now which I would pay if it was of the same quality. This bag is about right at $115.Rating: [3 of 5 Stars!]
I've had my Wallstreeter for several years. The bag itself is very durable. It's been through everything I've put it through over the years. It holds everything I put in it. I also love the fact that the bag is expandable. However, the bag has some drawbacks, as follows:
1. The small pocket on the front flap could be a bit wider.
2. The front pockets under the flap would be safer with zippers rather than buttons.
3. This is my biggest problem with the bag. The metal buckles that hold the strap are too soft. As a matter of fact they are so soft that the clip attached to the buckle broke through the buckle. It was pretty annoying when it happened as I was walking to work.
I would love to buy the bag again, but the fact that I know that I will have to replace the bag because the buckle is going to break stops me from buying another one.
It is for these reasons that I have to give the bag a 3/5 (though I would say 3.5/5)Rating: [3 of 5 Stars!]
I've had one of these for many years. Very solid bag which I've used for work and even a short overnight trip - sturdy, looks professional, many options on how to carry it and also many pockets and pouches. Too an extent it's overkill in terms of number of pockets and pouches - I tend to forget what is in which and have since switched to a simpler bag. But if you like complexity in your bag, this is for you.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
My first bag lasted for over five years of heavy abuse -- often overstuffed. The amount of storage, cleverly divided for handy access to anything you might want to keep, is tremendous. The outer back pocket is perfect for slipping in a newspaper or other in-transit reading. The two outer front zip pockets are convenient places for keys, change, id's.
My bag is still 100% solid with no lose stitching, no fraying seams, no malfunctioning hardware. But, it looks like it's been dragged behind a cab through the streets of Manhattan. As I ordered a new one I almost felt a twinge of guilt of retiring a trusted companion. Maybe it's funky enough for one of my kids to adopt!Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
Great Bag! Well made, Good design. Highly recommended!Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]