Tales from the trail
Ordered by phone and wanted expedited shipping, bag was available and shipped same day…salesperson was awesome.
The bag, Big Manitou is now carried daily, accepted my stuff perfectly, and is very well made. Not sure why I never used such before, but this bag has organized and simplified my way… saves time on way out the door. EDC stuff is all in one place, Big Manitou does its job well.
Expensive, yes, but the USA made very high quality materials and craftsmanship are worth the expense… love the Old School style built to last !
I've been taking this bag to work with me daily for more than three years, here in Australia. It's ideal. Things I need to grab quickly are in the rear zippered compartment. Papers and magazines slide easily into the open internal compartment and things I don't need too often go in the internal zippered compartment. There's ample room in the centre of the bag which I mainly use for the food and drink I take with me. One of the pockets holds my keys and wallet and the other pocket is for earbuds, iPod, thumb drives etc. I fill up the "organisational pockets" with pens, pencils, medications, scissors... There really is a place for everything. It looks as good as new, too. I was a bit unsure about the flap closure when I ordered this, thinking that I'd prefer something more locked down, but it's never been a problem: the flap stays in position and makes it easy to get into. I take the bag on short excursions too, because everything I need is always packed away there already. My best work bag ever!