Reviewed by Laura Mentiply
The bag arrived through the post wrapped in a reusable pink canvas bag with a leaflet on Mia Tui bags. I thought the pink bag is useful touch to fold away to keep in your bag now there is a 5p charge to use a plastic bag in the shops.
This is a medium size bag that is designed to wear across your shoulder with an adjustable strap. It is made of faux leather with a white stitch detail. When you open up the main compartment by zip the hot pink lining gives you a flash of colour which for me makes it stands out from a standard black bag. Lots of room inside including different compartments to hold a bottle which is also insulated, 3 spaces to put pens next to another space which could hold a smart phone in. one side pocket which contains a clutch bag with hand strap. There is also a further concealed zipped pocket at the back of the bag. The quality of the material is very well made and is also waterproof inside and out which is handy is anything was to leak.
I like to wear across the shoulder bags to keep both arms free. This bag does the job without the bag being too small to fit the essentials in and not being too big that it bulges on the side of your body. I can fit comfortable in there a bottle of water, my wallet, keys and phone. Plus the little emergencies like a pen, tissues, sunglasses and lip balm that I would keep in the bag when not in use. There is still space left inside to add other items depending on where I am going like a toy for my little one, bag of snacks. The bag feels save when wearing it that none of the pockets are exposed to any wondering hands if you were in a busy place where someone might pickpocket. The shoulder strap is wide enough that it doesn’t dig in if you were carrying something heavy. The colour is ok for a black bag. I have seen they do different colours on the website and the blue steel and pewter colour would be ideal to make the bag stand out bit more when wearing it out and about.
I am not one to spend lots on a bag, so I think £30 would be bit pricy for me to spend on a standard bag, that said, it is made very well and think it would last a long time without it going out of fashion. I would recommend this bag along with the other styles on the website depending on what my friends were after as they are bags that are built to last while being practical to use to contain all your bits.
Available to buy from Mia Tui here.