It's large enough to fit a catalog inside which gives you an idea of the size of the entire bag. Like most Thirty One bags, it's very roomy and full of pockets that help keep your items tucked away nicely. No more digging at the bottom of the bag for your keys or cell phone.
Because of my body type, cross body's are not the most flattering to my "figure". I must also mention that I dislike cross body bags because the straps really dig into your neck. Any one strapped bag will depending on what you fill the bag with. Even with a light load in my bag, the strap was VERY annoying. Although convenient, when walking around Disneyland, California Adventure, the Grand Canyon and 3 hours in Cabela's, this bag made me want to chuck it off at the end of each day.
Let's talk positives first. I carried only the bare necessities in this bag. Admission passes, money/credit card, ID, cell phone, camera, and a selfie stick (yes, a selfie stick that I got free from a supplier on amazon). I purposely carried as little as possible because we had a picnic thermal full of water and food to tote with us which we took turns carrying around.
This bag made it very easy to find the admission passes, fast passes, camera, phone, etc. No lost items. Money and receipts easily tucked away and it was safe against my body. Because of its flat design, it was easy to jump in and out of rides without worry. I managed to carry water bottles and a small bag of chips in there when I needed to put my items down for a second to take care of the little one on a whim. It made this bag the perfect theme park accessory.
The negative. Mind you, there is only ONE. The strap. I highly recommend getting a cover for the strap. Use a seat belt cover (sheepskin or something soft) to put around the strap where it sits on your neck. I tried flipping it over so the denim part was against my neck instead of that nylon side and it still irritated my skin. The walking, the moving, the rubbing of that material against the same spot on my neck was seriously irritating me.
After a few hours I had to carry the bag in a really odd way where the strap was balanced on my shoulder so I could give my neck a break. I shortened the strap and carried it as a regular shoulder bag for a while too but it didn't feel very secure. There were times were I took it off and hung it from the stroller just so I didn't have to deal with it at all.
No matter what material Thirty One decides to use for a strap to help with comfort, it won't fix the problem. It's a crossbody bag. It will rub on your neck as you walk and there's no getting around it other than to wear it a different way.
My husband even carried it for a bit to give me a break and he complained of the same issue. I wished I had taken my sheepskin seat belt wrap to put on this bag. That would've helped a ton.
The bag itself is constructed well. No loose stitching. Tight zippers. Strong components and adjustment buckle. The ribbon on the zipper pull inside the bag did come off and I had to tie it back on again. That was a little unnerving though minor. That has happened to me on numerous Thirty One bags, not just this one.
Overall, if I HAD to use this bag again for a trip, I would in conjunction with a strap wrap for comfort.
This bag is compact and light so its easy to pack in your luggage if you're like me. I use my larger Thirty One purses for actual travel (carry on) and pack smaller purses for the vacation portion.
To reiterate, this bag doesn't do well with a full load inside if you plan on carrying it cross body. If you're a bag loader, you'll find yourself carrying it as a regular shoulder bag.
I am a Thirty One Consultant and this is my honest review based on my own use of the bag. I was not paid, nor did I get this item free for my honest feedback.
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