"This is a fine bag - well crafted, sturdy and good-looking. Unlike a lot of other bags in this size, its handle is centered, so you can carry it balanced when you remove the shoulder strap. The big compartment can hold an e-reader easily, plus other things, and the outer pockets are good for phone, wallet, etc. There's a pocket in the big compartment that's just right for a Creative Zen player, for example, and there's an inner zipped pocket for something special. I looked at a lot of bags in this size range, and I'm very pleased that I chose this one - no regrets at all. Definitely worth the money."
"I've been carrying a "murse" or "man bag" for the past 25 years, after after a chiropractor gave me hell for carrying a fat wallet in my hip pocket. I find them more and more practical with all the new technology at our fingertips (iPads/phones,pods,etc.). I've had many bags over the years, but this one beats them all. The quality of the leather is outstanding, and the finish is impressive. All pockets are fully lined and the zippers seem to be top-notch. My only concern is the durability of the shoulder strap hardware. The clips look and feel a bit under qualified to hold the bag securely over time. But it's only been a couple of weeks, and I may be pleasantly surprised."