Rated 3 out of 5 by MissHoldcroft Bit disappointed
Plus points - lightweight, quite like the quilting effect, good organisation, metal not fluffy monkey.
I bought the black one and I like the print of the pouch.
Negative points- only 1 strap. There should be an additional strap for the small bag/ pouch.
I don't like the fact that there is an open pocket on the front of the main bag. You can see the lining and it's a print. A zip pocket would have been much neater. The popper to anchor the pouch in this slot only fixes on one side so it gapes. I find this untidy.
All in all the design needs improving. I sat on the fence about returning it but it's too late now. I'll probably wear it with the gapey pocket towards the body.
January 30, 2017
Rated 4 out of 5 by Aquarian Lovely bag but not for me
Great quality, great style, I loved the pouch that came with the black option and the quilting was a nice touch. However I could not get on with the north south orientation as I prefer east west. I found it too deep and a little bit too narrow. All this I knew going in but thought I would be ok with it. I would definitely consider a similar bag with a wider base.
January 28, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fairydust90 Perfect
I decided to order myself 2 of these and went for the Black as I loved the burnt Orange contrast on the smaller pouch and the port and thought that looked lovely with the Black pouch. I wasn't disappointed when they arrived fabulous quality and a great size shoulder bag
January 26, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by fimfc Better than original
Love this bag! So much better than the original MF one. More zipped pockets and no side zips - perfect! I keep my essentials in the wee clutch bag so I can just grab it if nipping to shops or somewhere that I don't need a full bag. A bit expensive, but I still love it
January 26, 2017
Rated 3 out of 5 by LylaMyles Lovely bag. But...
I bought 2 of these bags when they were the TSV - a black one and a burgundy one. I love the bag itself. Very roomy. The problem I have is with the cross body strap. It is thin which makes it dig into my shoulder and neck and that is irritating and painful. Another issue I have is with the front pocket. The tiny magnet doesn't stay closed so the pocket gapes open. Should really be a zip fastening. For the price it could be better. Having said all that it is a lovely bag!!!
January 24, 2017
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mitz Overpriced
I bought this specifically as a work bag to avoid carrying a separate bag for my laptop. My laptop and notebook fit easily into the main body of the bag and the outside pockets are useful for purse, phone, mirror, tissues etc. Because I'm not someone who carries their world in their handbag this works OK for me. I like the choice of using as a shoulder bag or cross body. BUT I really don't understand how the price is justified bearing in mind neither the fabric nor hardware have a particularly expensive look. Based on this I don't think I'd bother with Kipling again.
January 24, 2017
Rated 3 out of 5 by swanlady disappointed
I have a few kipling bags and love them and I thought the bigger bag would be useful. I had a problem when I had a lot in the bag where the zip overlaps at the end intermittently struggled to get the zip to zip up. I thought it would get easier with use but it seemed to catch a lot in that area.. Sorry had to send back. I also agree with other reviewers it is expensive for what it is.
January 21, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lovelylou2 I Love this Bag
I love this bag i use it every day, its my first Kipling purchase i love the modern design and the khaki colour - look forward to more similar products from Kipling
January 20, 2017