Product Review (submitted on July 14, 2012):
I was lucky enough to get this bag in 2003 as the conference bag for the Society for Comparative Biology. I have carried it every day since and use it as my purse/everyday bag. Many other conference bags get used for trips to the post office, grocery trips or packed for travel but this bag is never empty. What a shock today to see how expensive it would be to replace. I guess I will just repair it. After nine years of rough abuse, there are holes in the bottom corners and at the top corners along the flap fold. The seams are all still intact. I don't keep anything in the body small enough to fall out so I still use it as is. There are plenty of pockets to secure small stuff. It will easily be repaired with a bit of patching. At less than a dollar a month so far I would heartily recommend this bag.