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Overland Equipment Donner Bag - Women'sis rated4.5455out of5by11.
Rated5out of5byGrammazamafromBest purse ever!This is my third black Donner Bag purchase. After a few years of daily use it's nice to have a new one. The side pockets are perfect for water bottle, umbrella, lotion and other useful things. The front section, under the flap is perfect for keys, phone, cards, tickets etc and the mesh zipper pocket is perfect for small items like makeup. The generous zipper section holds a lot, even an iPad. And there's still another pocket on the back that holds more. I use this purse every day, and even carry it to "dressier occasions" because it's so practical. The only improvement I can think of would be magnetic fasteners for the front flap -- the velcro fastener snags clothing and does not secure the flap. I'm hopeful that Overland will make
that change soon.
Date published: 2014-04-17
Rated5out of5byWyoming GirlieGirlfromThe Perfect Goldilocks BagNot too big, Not too small - just right. This is a perfect bag for traveling, lots of compartments let you isolate those items that are important, easy to store phone in handy outer sleeve. It's cute and functional - A great all around bag, easy to carry, and the man in your life won't mind holding it for you - doesn't look too girlie
It is a great price, exceptional workmanship and something you just can't pass up
Date published: 2014-02-12
Rated4out of5byLibrarianfromRemove the velcroI was torn between this bag and the REI Tranquility. They both have two side pockets, which was a big criteria for me, and the right size to hold an iPad Mini with some extra this or that. The Donner has that nice slip-in pocket on the back for easy access to tissues, tickets, or beer tokens. The Tranquility, however, is not afflicted with the curse that is velcro (the Donner has velcro for the front flap). Full disclosure: I really hate velcro.
But from past sewing hacks, I know that it's easier to remove a bit of velcro than it is to add a pocket to a finished bag, so I went with the Donner - and yes, removed that annoying bit of hook-and-loop right away. The front flap doesn't even need it. A magnet in its place would be nice, though. My favorite part about this bag is having TWO side pockets - not just for the lovely symmetry of it, but so that I can have both my travel mug of coffee AND my water bottle! I don't have to choose anymore. :-) In order to be the perfect bag, it would have a flap over the main compartment with a simple magnet closure instead of the zipper. But it's perfectly functional as is - especially without the velcro.
Date published: 2014-01-30
Rated4out of5byJFillmorefromGreat travel bagLove the integrated side pockets, very sleek. Open back pocket handy for maps and guide books while traveling, or shopping lists at home. But it really needs another mesh or zipper pocket (or 2) in the main compartment, to isolate/keep small items.
Date published: 2013-12-04
Rated5out of5bySallyFfromA great bag!I bought this bag for travel and have continued to use it as my everyday purse. It has plenty of compartments for my phone, keys, wallet, etc. The back pocket is perfect for my mini-ipad. I love the fact that it is lightweight and the strap adjusts as needed. I would highly recommend this bag.
Date published: 2013-08-29
Rated5out of5byredplumjamfromgreat baglove the bag. it was an impulse buy at an rei store. only regret is that the bag wasn't available in red.
Date published: 2013-07-07
Rated5out of5byZiaGalfromGreat Functional BagThis is one of the best handbags that I own. Perfect for traveling (which I do a lot of). This bag has many compartments, for accessories such as a cell phone, keys, and many mesh compartments. I never have to dig and search for things in this bag! The front flap is nice to keep frequently needed items, and the cell pocket is fleece-lined for added protection. The outside may be easily wiped clean, if it gets dirty. Overall a great buy for the money....well worth it!
Date published: 2013-07-04
Rated3out of5byRainOrShinefromnot a fan of velcroI don't want surrounding people (and myself) to be subjected to the ripping sound of velcro every time I enter my purse! That was my number one criteria in purse shopping. I was hoping there would be enough compartments in the zippered section that I would rarely need to enter the velco section of this purse, but that was not the case. It was nearly impossible to find a no-velcro purse, but I eventually found one: the REI Natalie shoulder bag turned out to be the best purse I could find.
Date published: 2013-03-30
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Overland Equipment Donner Bag - Women's Customer Reviews