I’ve had my bag for three years now. The body of the bag is as lovely as ever: the construction has held up, the zipper is sturdy, and the color is as bright as when it was purchased. However, the straps look terrible. I use it daily, quite gently; the “vegan leather” has disintegrated over time and now leaves flakes all over my clothing. Much of the “leather” has actually worn off leaving unsightly gaps that ruin the look of the bag. I wish there were an option for plain canvas straps and no “leather” at all on the bag. I was hoping this would be a lifetime purchase but sadly not.
I bought the waxed hunter green as a carry on a vacation flight. It held everything! Books, my iPad, a bag with my cables and such, my meds, my cross stitch (which I carried in a Maika pouch in caramel). Everything fit, and was conveniently at hand. I love it!
Maika Bags are the BEST! Great bags!
I have purchased many Maika commuter bags and backpacks, and I highly recommend both styles. I have used them when in the hospital overnight and for weekend excursions. These have been great gifts for my friends and family members.
Love this bag. The color is beautiful and it is very well made.
Less structure than it appeared with online
The bag is ok - but it has a lot less structure and a more faded color than how it appeared online. It does not hold its shape as well as I'd hoped.