Rated 2 out of 5 by ZeeCee Too large
I bought this, putting faith in the word "mini." It's not as big as a full-size messenger bag, but quite a bit larger than expected, a little large for an everyday purse. And that shoulder strap! Unless you have broad, square shoulders, don't expect it to stay put. The sticky stuff on the underside of the strap pad isn't very sticky; slides right off nylon fabric.The only way I can keep from having to hoist it up every 2 minutes is to wear it cross-body. The strap itself is quite wide, and if your shoulders slope even the least little bit, it falls off. As another reviewer said, the strap is wider than it needs to be. This is definitely not a keeper!
April 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by kizook Absolutely Perfect
I have received numerous compliments on this bag. It's size, weight, color and space inside is true to the website and I love everything about it! I am able to fit many things inside and the bag still appears flat, not bulky. It sits very well on my shoulder and doesn't slip. The different pockets are fantastic.
April 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Qmis Stylish and Functional Bag
This bag is exactly the size I wanted. It is large enough to hold what I need yet small enough to be comfortable to carry for long periods. It has several compartments to keep items organized and separated along with a protective slot for an iPad or tablet. I especially like the attached key holder in the front area.
The strap is adjustable and has a sliding, padded piece for the shoulder, which is comfortable. The material is durable and the zippers are good quality as are the zipper tags. The color and front design are really pretty and feminine.
The only oddities are the clip and velcro closure for the front and the lack of a zipper on the largest compartment. I like that there are two mechanisms to keep the bag closed for better security but the velcro can stick to your sleeve if you are not careful and can be loud to open-impossible to be discreet if you are in a lecture or quiet place.
I would prefer a zipper on the largest compartment for security as I can reach through the bag while clipped and velcroed closed and pull items out of this compartment from the sides. Some may find this convenient but I think small items could fall out and other hands could get into it.
Overall, I am pleased with this purchase and have been using it consistently. It is great for everyday use and traveling. I would recommend it as a tote bag or purse.
April 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Reets1 Osprey FlapJack mini shoulder bag
Once I received bag in the mail it appeared less "feminine" than in the catalog. A very heavy shoulder strap and adjustable "buckle". Seemed too heavy for what might be carried in the bag. For its size it did not seem as roomy as one might think. For me it was not what I expected and therefore not useable. My suggestion would be to put a lighter weight strap on it, but strong; and use either Velcro OR a clasp closure on the flap....but not both. Too much work to get inside. Might be great for someone with high security concerns.
March 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by moewmoew fit is good, holds my needs, great pockets
I love the color, it fit well over my shoulder. I have enough room to carry paper, kindle, phone, wallet and everyday items. I bought it for my vacation but use it everyday now.
March 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 4trailturtles best
i got this for a wedding thats coming up it matches the dress that i have and it great for what i need it to be when traviling..........just love it
February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BzyCaMom Great!
I have been using this bag for over a month and love how it carries a lot of stuff. It is also a nice color and the material is strong.
February 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by dcshops Much better color than picture shows
Love this bag, the color is much more of a deep lilac, (think the dark purple lilac flower that leans a little towards magenta) towards purple than picture shows-check out ospreys website for truer picture. It is bigger than the term "mini" would suggest though, my iPad has 3-4 inches to spare in the width department. The bag is not too deep like some vertical tablet bags though and has nice pockets. Some complain that there is no exterior water bottle pocket, the bottle can fit inside with all the other stuff I mention! Would give this bag 5 stars if it were just big enough for my iPad, cosmetic bag, crayons and had a change/cash pocket on the flap like my sherpani bag. Very well built, velcro patch on flap very secure. Hopefully they will come out with a "micro" bag!
February 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jennww2ns Darker than pictured
I ordered the teal color and found it to be darker / duller than pictured but actually like it better - it's feminine without being so young / flashy.
It's a really good size for what I need (lunch, purse, keys, umbrella and/or gloves/toque) and feels solidly constructed.
The strap is long enough that I can wear it across my body over top of a heavy winter coat (and I am a 2x).
November 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TomTar Great Bag
This is a great bag! Not too big and not too small. The inside easily fits camera, books, wallet, travel maps, etc. Has separate zipper area in front for small items. Shoulder strap is very comfortable. Just the right size bad when you don't want the larger duffle bag or backpack.
October 25, 2013