I have a German friend who once said ”Ich hab’ kein Geld für billige Sache“ (I have no money for cheap things), and I think it encapsulates how I feel about having buckled down to make this purchase.
As Wong notes, there aren’t many reviews of this particular bag out there — but it’s one I have long been curious about. He loves the bag, and this is a great review of it.
I don’t think it is my cup of tea, ((Then again I hate tea.)) but I will say it seems to be a much better bag than I would have guessed. Wong has lovely pictures, and the patina on the bag after a year of use is perfect. Do read the backpack strap section because — oh my — does that seem cumbersome.