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Khaki Vintage Paratrooper Bag
This item comes with well known brand name of Rothco. Rothco is the World's Foremost Supplier of Military and Outdoor Clothing and Accessories.
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28 of 28 found the following review helpful:
Great productFeb 16, 2008
By Christine Rawls
This is a great bag for school. I use it everyday to carry books and other things in it. Also, the three compartments on the inside makes it very easy to organize everything.
The only thing I have against the bag is that the strap is a bit too thin and it doesn't provide a lot of support if you are carrying a very heavy load.
However, other than that this is a very useful bag. Very much worth the price.
29 of 32 found the following review helpful:
Sturdy, and looks good too.May 14, 2007
I use this bag for school to carry my books, or when I go to the shooting range, and any time I take the train into NYC. Its easy to use because unlike a backpack I dont need to take it off to go through it, I can get something from it while its on me. Its tough as nails, very sturdy construction, it also looks pretty cool as well. (especially if youre a 24 fan and always wished you could have Jack's "magic bag" from season 5, sorry no Glocks, endless ammo supply, lock picking kit, knife set, flashlights, PDAs, or lighters included.) Only downside is if you have to carry a heavy load with it, there is no padding on the strap, but I rarely do, so it works well.
19 of 20 found the following review helpful:
GoodMar 27, 2008
By C. Phaisalakani
This bag is handy and light. I use it for school, and it's convenient for going around my shoulders and turning around to grab things from my bag.
I carry my laptop and books in it. Best part is the separators in the bag, it's kind of like a semi-organizer.
10 of 10 found the following review helpful:
Good bag; here's the details:Mar 17, 2009
By D. Duarte
So i just bought this bag at a record store of all places, and must say, after extensive searching online (amazon and otherwise) and even a trip to the army surplus store, i bought this bag. Here's the pros and cons as i see it:
-Great, vintage, khaki color
- Hook clasp on the main flap (for a sure close if you're traveling in confined spaces (my destination, Europe)
- Pencil/Pen loops on front of bag, under the main flap (which has button-down flap over that)
- Inside: One enclosed large "pocket"; one divider piece of cloth (does not go all the way to the bottom
-Wear as a shoulder OR across the body bag with 2 sets of hooks (2 hooks on each side, 2 on the back, middle-ish
- Hook clasp - not for quick access to the inside of the bag, but secure
- Strap is a little short - not super short; fits me perfect (5'11" guy) and hangs around my upper waist when around the body. Also, thin, which could be a problem for some, but i think will hold up perfect
-Flimsy cloth - will not stand up on it's own. Personally, i kind of wanted that - more of a sack than a sturdy bag, but it's up to the individual
-No other small pockets for things like passport/ID, keys or otherwise, if you're into that kinda thing.
Overall, i'm happy with this bag, i think it'll work great on my trip to Europe. I wanted a WWII-style canvas messenger bag that i could paint on (make it look more authentic) and i think i found the best thing for me. I hope this helps, and i'll post pictures, as well.
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Comfortable, but not the most durableAug 03, 2009
By Conte de Fees
I've waited for a full year of use until deciding to write a review to see how this bag held up.
First of all, it's a very comfortable bag. The strap was definitely long enough for me, but I do have it set to its maximum length. I'm 5'5" and it crosses over my chest with the bag hanging below my hip. So I'd say it's long enough.
It's very spacious. I was able to fit my MacBook, my 5 subject notebook, and a couple of books in it. Too much, and it starts to bulge uncomfortably, but it seemed to handle the weight fine. The strap is not padded, but it didn't dig into my shoulder. As for carrying a computer, I would suggest having a separate carrying case to fit inside this bag, as the bag isn't padded to protect your computer.
It also holds up well in the weather. As a college student who walks to classes and work everyday in snow and rain, I really tested that. I didn't do anything to weatherproof my bag, but not once did my books get wet.
The negative: durability. Though my bag is still definitely usable, it has become very worn. the first thing to go was the strap clasp, which broke off fairly early. With a little bit of tape, I just secured the clasp, since I never remove the straps anyways, which, though useful, makes my bag look very cheap. The other major issue is the thin material. After using this everyday, the part of the cloth that rubbed against my leg began to wear, until the fabric tore. So now I have a small hole around the top of the bag (rendering this bag no longer weather proof!).
Most importantly, the material where the strap is attached is starting to wear also. Though it still seems fairly secure, this makes me worry how much weight the bag can actually take.
In summary: This will work very well for school, but probably not much else. You should watch how much weight you put in it and keep an eye on the wear and tear. But it should last at least a year of daily use. Well, I haven't put it to the chemistry textbook test, but liberal arts majors should be safe! ;)
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