What bags have people here bought from Think Geek and how were they? I’m thinking about the handbag of holding and/or one of their many messanger bags (maybe the Con-Bag of holding or one of the GOT or Star Trek bags - though the Bat’leth one is sold out!).
Any real world experience with their bags would be helpful…
I was using the canvas Handbag of Holding and I liked it, but the connecting metal piece for the shoulder strap snapped and the bottom was wearing out from friction from floors and car seats when I didn’t fully pick it straight up each time I grabbed it. A different material might make a difference there, though.
I had the mock Louis Vuitton that had 8 bit video game character images on it. The outside is still good, but the lining got completely shredded after a year of daily use. I still have it because I’ve deluded myself into thinking I’ll make a new lining for it someday. Note I am not good at sewing and have never lined a purse in my life.
The strap on my partner’s bag of holding lasted a full 5 years, but some of the snaps went after the first year. The serious damage, actual tearing, in the corners started about three years in, but they didn’t spread fast. The tear near the strap was on it’s last legs when he finally threw it out.
He used it daily for most if the time but it got more of a break when he was on fellowship for 6 months.
He’s considered getting another and just using it on weekends.
Also, this is super weird, but some of the Amazon reviews note that they ordered the bag with the cooler strap and got the other strap. And several mention that the dimensions indeed do not fit a lappy…
I really want one of those… I gave a “subtle” hint to the fam that this might make a nice Christmas present. I am known to be impossible to shop for. I need a new man-purse and this would be awesome. Not the red one though!