I'm a huge Saddleback leather fan and customer and just got this purse for my wife for Christmas (she opened it early to use on our holiday vacation). She loves the bag for all the reasons we all love Saddleback leather. The one issue that she has (and I suspect others have) is that there is a big fat buckle on the strap that digs into ones shoulder if you wear this across your body. She has tried to adjust it every which way and can't make it comfortable. Unfortunately this means this purse is heading for a return unless we can figure out a way to make this work.
When you hook the strap to the purse hook the clasp from the top into the inside, so the little lever thingy is on the outside when you wear your purse. My husband figured it out! A man! Go figure.
Have not used it, but it is just what I wanted~simple, simple, simple. No this company doesn't make a million little pockets and clasps are a little hard to work but give them some time. If something breaks or is coming apart, the company will rectify it I am 10000% sure. What I love about anything from this company is that it doesn't scream NAME BRAND at you and all their pieces are different from anything you'll see anywhere. I've purchased briefcases, atleast two messengers one round, belts & wallets and the quality is all the same EXCELLENT!
I like this bag, it's a great addition to my collection, but it don't love it. I love the leather and the size of this bag! But I really don't like the lack of internal pockets, it just feels very unorganized. I would have liked at least an additional small pocket for pens or lip gloss. And I really don't like the hardware (the front or side clasps). The front clasp is hard to open at first, and the side clasps come open & undone for some strange reason when I pick up my bag.
I have a lot of Saddleback Products and mostly use my large tote bag, but wanted something smaller and lighter, and with a closure. I really like the look of the purse, great quality leather, the lining is really nice, and soft. The only downfall of this purse is the closure, which is an equestrian snap and I find it is hard to work with and fiddly to close.
The last purse I bought was expensive and the lining ripped out, so I decided to just buy a good purse with no lining and spent some time online looking. I ended up here. I read everything about the products and bought the Hobo Crossbody purse. Take a good look and read up, everything they say about this purse is true. It looks better in real life than on the site. It feels quite comfortable across my body (which is the chosen way I wear my bags) and the strap is quite long and well fastened.. The color I chose (dark brown) is perfect and will go with my black stuff too. The inside cellphone pocket holds my Galaxy Notebook 2, so it will hold any cellphone. It is a little pricy. This bag does NOT have a multitude of teeny weeny little pockets, which always drove me nuts. It has the big one outside, the big one inside and the cellphone one, and that's it. The only bad I could see, there is nothing on the big outside pocket to hold it closed, so if it gets knocked over stuff comes rolling out. The front clasp is a real clasp and takes some getting used to. The quality and workmanship is excellent. : ) ~~~Sharon L.