Saddle Up in Canyon (and my cute little Bloom Keychain also in Canyon)
I have heard so many different opinions on this redesign, both positive and negative. I do not have the old Saddle Up, but I have interviewed several ladies that do, and I asked their opinions, and I am including those in this review. I personally love that Vera removed the pleats, and fans of the old version are indifferent. The number one complaint about this redesign is the removal of the silver ring. I could see where the ring would help with opening the bag, and keeping your hands off the fabric if you have a lighter color. I was also told that the ring helped keep the flap closed, several people have said the new design's flap is flimsy and will not stay closed. I have not personally experienced this problem, but only time will tell. I was disappointed with the size of the bag. The new Saddle Up is a tad smaller than the old one, but I can fit more in my Clare than I can this bag. The bag looks like it can fit a lot, but once you start loading your things in, the inside is clearly tiny. If you overload this bag it bulks out and the outside pockets become useless and the flap will not stay closed because the magnets will not meet.
Behind the flap there are 2 large pockets. This is the perfect place for your phone or something else flat. I have discovered that if you place anything bulky in here, the flap will not close. Lipgloss would also be a perfect fit in here.
I think keys would be too bulky in either of these front pockets.
Depth of the front pockets.
A new feature to this bag is the zipper on the back. This is a positive change, everyone loves this one. I put my keys here, but you could put almost anything in here.
The pocket is deep, and the zipper gives you added security.
Inside you have 2 slip pockets and a zippered pocket.
The 2 slip pockets are not quilted, and I have discovered that anything and everything falls out of these pockets. It doesn't matter what I put inside of them, nothing stays. I'm not sure if this happens because of the fact that the pockets are not quilted, or because of the outside pockets on the other side.
This is a pretty standard zipper pocket, no complaints here.
Another issue I have with this bag is that there is no hard bottom base. I feel like all of my things sag, especially when I carry my Kindle in here. Has anyone else had this problem?
Adjustable strap!! I'm sure you already knew this, but I think the silver hardware is just so nice!!
Everything I can fit inside.
Anyone else have any thoughts on the new Saddle Up? Sound off below!!