I love it!
This was a great find! I chose the brown color as I thought it would stand up to more abuse. I wanted a leather purse with water bottle pockets and this one is perfect. It’s the “Goldilocks” backpack — not too big, not too small. It feels secure with both an internal snap and the outside latch/hook. The inside of the backpack is lined with additional organizational pockets. I love the side snaps that can be unsnapped when the backpack is holding more items, or snapped for a more streamlined look.
The straps are stiff at first, but like all veg tanned leather, they will soften with use. It was a little hard to adjust the straps initially; I couldn’t pull them like a fabric backpack to adjust, but I could adjust them by pushing the leather through the buckle until it was the length that I wanted it.
I purchased multiple items in the recent sale and love them all! In this photo, my 24 oz water bottle is in the side pocket.