Deluxe Book Bag
Product Review (submitted on April 25, 2013):
I thought I'd field test this bag before I write a review, and here I am two months after I got the Deluxe Book Bag. I did an internet search for USA made bags and found Duluth. I've never been to Minn., never heard of this brand, and was hesitant to dropping 130USD on a bag. Well, I have no regrets. I'm a hard to please shopper who wants things that are functional yet aesthetically pleasing, and this bag satisfies both those categories. I'm a bit over 5' and the size of the bag is perfect: fits 13" laptop, a couple of books, water bottle, etc. while still remaining comfortable enough to carry because of wide straps and it doesn't slip off my shoulder like so many other bags do. It's really well-made and looks it too.The brass hardware is sturdy and tastefully accents the bag. I go to school and work part-time and this bag transitions nicely between these two settings. I've also received compliments on from friends and strangers.
The only drawback applies to petite shoppers: the nice leather shoulder pad cannot be adjusted to fit over your shoulder if you get the shorten the strap to have the bag hang hip level. If I want to use the leather shoulder pad, I would have to lengthen the strap until the bag dangles at thigh level, and then it just swings around too much.