I thought I had found the perfect shoulder bag to carry my notebooks, papers, scripts, pens, and most importanty, my cd/mp3 player. I bought it at Chapters in Moncton a month or so ago.
It's made of a tough feeling heavy nylon. Lots of pockets, some zippered, some open, for all sorts and sizes of items, and a special cd player pocket with a special opening for the headphones wire. Easy close velcro flap makes access to all a quick pull away.
Well, after using the bag for a while, my infatuation has been quickly diminishing. First of all, I like a bag that maintains its rectangular shape, but this one kind of folds in to itself, so that it kind of hangs like a shapless blob. This takes away from the ease of entry, since I have to kind of unfold the bag before I can open the velcroed flap. Second, the velcro on the flap has begun to rip the inner fabric on the flap. Now when I pull the velcro flap it simultaneously pulls against the tear on the flap and the anti-velcro on the main bag side of the bag (if you know what I mean).
Those two faults may be enough to make me orphan the bag from everyday use. Damn, and it had such potential.
I'll have to see if I can repair the rip, and perhaps put something light and inflexible in the bag to help it keep its shape.