The Tote is outright ugly and the wool field bags won't make a lot of sense if you can wait long enough to get a deal on the Twill version. Also, since they're not even Harris Tweed I'm not sure if they age very well esp. in places where the bag rubs against your body.
To those who're familiar with HLASKA: I'm selling the gorgeous Artifact Duffle in Cognac. Since it's a special-interest brand that's no longer around I'll provide more details and actual pictures if there's someone with buying intentions out there. The bag retailed for $1,100.
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I love it. Also had the original 70262 but it doesn't stay close to your back (almost looks weird) and the two leather straps are simply not practical to open often and quickly. The new Twill has a laptop compartment for 15" MBP as well and the padded back just feels better. The shoulder straps could use more leather though.
Agreed - Just received two new navy Twill bags and compared to my old Otter Green the stitching and leather finish is way better manufactured on the old one. Not speaking of the much thinner navy canvas but this was already subject in another thread.
Having bought 3 Twill Duffels over the past weeks I was wondering (and worrying) how rugged the stitching around the leather patch that holds the strap loop really is; provided that the strap's clasp rubs against the stitching most of the time and the fact that it looks essentially under-engineered compared to the rest. Did you guys ever had any problems around this part?