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Thoughts on this Barbour Messenger Laptop Bag?

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Thoughts on this Barbour bag? Looking for something smart yet casual, I work in a non finance or law job

fyi, this one is $180 after a 10% discount, so I'm not looking to compare it to a RL Purple Label bag

Tired of lugging my laptop around in a black samsonite laptop bag



 

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I don't think it looks very cool. There are better bags. Barbour, although a good maker of jackets, now produces a lot of accessories in India that are just OK and nothing special. They seem to be just going for a price point and not value/quality.
 

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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy
I don't think it looks very cool. There are better bags. Barbour, although a good maker of jackets, now produces a lot of accessories in India that are just OK and nothing special. They seem to be just going for a price point and not value/quality.

This particular one is made in China. For roughly the same price point as the J Crew bag, do you think the J Crew bag is of higher quality? I don't know where the J Crew bag is made.
 

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WTF is price POINT?

See this 'point'less phrase used all the time on this board.

Can you not just say 'price'?
 

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Originally Posted by Ianiceman
WTF is price POINT?

See this 'point'less phrase used all the time on this board.

Can you not just say 'price'?


It is a common expression used in place of saying a manufacturers price range target to reach a certain buyer. It means something more than simply price.
 

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I would go with birdman's suggestions. Both the bags and brands seem more solid.
 
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Made in the USA you say? Well then gee whizz those other two must be good *smirk*

Get the Barbour bag. It has charm, character and it will outlast you.
 

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Waxed cotton attracts lint, has a petroleum smell, and has to be "re-proofed" for water resistance every couple of years. I owned a Barbour Beaufort jacket that was beautifully made, but I only used it for bird hunting. I would think that for daily use, leather will be more practical and will age better.
 

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i think it looks great. in fact, i like it better than those filson bags everyone is so hot on. what are the materials? it looks like leather and canvas?
 

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Originally Posted by Bandit44
Waxed cotton attracts lint, has a petroleum smell, and has to be "re-proofed" for water resistance every couple of years. I owned a Barbour Beaufort jacket that was beautifully made, but I only used it for bird hunting. I would think that for daily use, leather will be more practical and will age better.

You used a Barbour for bird hunting in NC? You must have roasted!
 

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Originally Posted by TCN
You used a Barbour for bird hunting in NC? You must have roasted!

It's been several years since I did this, but the season runs through the winter. Definitely cold enough in December/January.
 

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