Welcome to another review of yet another Tote Bag for the working women – Pursetti Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote Bag with Multiple Exterior & Interior Pockets for Working Women.
One thing I’d like to discuss before we dive in with the full review is how I select my review items. Many seem to be wondering how I pick out my items and I’ll tell you exactly how shortly. The answer may actually disappoint you but there’s not really a requirement for an item to be featured on this website. If an item seems interesting enough, I’ll review it. It’s as simple as that.
One thing that made me took notice of this product is the impressive 4.8 out of 5 stars rating through 2,225 reviews. It’s one of the highest rated bags I’ve seen on Amazon.
That’s partly the reason why I chose this. Also, it’s a very simple bag, which is a bit different than the items I’ve been reviewing these past few weeks. I figured this item would be a great palate cleanser from reviewing flashy items.
In this next section, we’re going to discuss both the pros and cons of this particular item. Doing it this way will allow you to directly compare the positives and negatives. The hope for this product is to have an overwhelming list of pros. Let’s see where this review takes us. Let’s start.
Pros & Cons of Pursetti Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote Bag
To know if a product review is fair is to look for the parts that discusses both the goods and the bads of the item. Do not put a lot of stock in a review article that only talks about the ‘goods’ of a product. That is practically an advertisement masquerading as review article. We don’t do that here, as I’d like to discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly, and in that particular manner.
Let’s start with the pros.
High Quality Fabrics Used
This bag is priced at $30.97 which isn’t exactly expensive but it isn’t cheap either. It sits in the mid to high range when it comes to pricing. For reference, the first search result on Amazon that I got for the term ‘tote bags for women’ is priced at $14.95.
The slight increase in the pricing is justifiable though, especially when you look at the materials used. The material may look unassuming at first but it is actually packed with so much technology you isn’t that obvious. For one, it’s very durable yet lightweight. This is one of those features that you would only appreciate fully once it is in your hands.
Lightweight But Strong
Consider this an extension of the feature above. Basically, the fabric used is rated for heavy-duty use. This is rare because more often than not, tote bags are made from the cheapest materials available to lower that cost. Fortunately, that isn’t the case here. They actually tried hard to make the bag strong without sacrificing weight. The resulting product is both durable and lightweight, which are both ideal qualities for a multi-purpose bag like this.
Plenty of Extra Pockets
Most tote bags only have one pouch which is basically the opening. For some, this may not be an issue because they just chuck all of their stuff in the bag with no regards for organization. However, many of us want their bags to be organized.
This product is perfect for that. It has 6 pleated exterior pockets of different sizes perfect for storing the usual stuff you bring for your travel, work, leisure activity, and many more.
The main pouch is big enough to store an iPad or a laptop. And with the bag being as durable as it is, you don’t have to worry about your things falling out the bottom.
Perfect Size For All Kinds Of Activity
Another great thing about this bag is it is the perfect size for most activities. This bag is marketed for the working women and I couldn’t have described it better. This bag is perfect for all kinds of working women, and yes, even men.
The exact dimensions are 14.5” L x 6.5” W x 10.75” H, which is just the right size. You can get a better idea if you take a measuring tape out and superimpose the dimension into something you can visualize. If you think it’s a bit smaller than your intender purpose, maybe go up a size, 17.0″ L x 7.0″ W x 13.5″ H.
Available In 16 Colors With Different Designs
It’s always a treat to see a product that is available in plenty of colorways. This bag is available in 16 colors but that’s not even the impressive part. What impressed me the most is the 16 colorways all have the own unique design. It’s not just the “copy-paste and change the color” type of product. They really took their time to base the design around the color.
For instance, they have a bubbly design that boasts rainbow colorway, which is fitting for the design. You can tell that a lot of though and effort have been put into creating this bag.
Out of all the sections of this article, this is probably the one that gets the most reads since this is where most consumers skip to. They just want to know if there’s a dealbreaker in this bag. If you’re that type of person, they worry no more because we’ll dive right in shortly. Let’s start.
The Design Is Not For Everyone
To be perfectly honest, this design may have been too simple. I know I said that I was looking for a simple bag to review but this particular item might have made it too simple. At first glance, it can look just like a shopping bag, which isn’t a compliment.
Granted, the colorway that is being focused in this article isn’t exactly a flattering color – black daisy. It’s as simple and uninspiring as they come, honestly. The other colorways are much more beautiful though, so take a look at those instead.
Can Give The Appearance Of Being Cheap Due To Thin Fabric
In order to decrease the overall weight of this bag, they had to use a fabric that is both light and durable. One downside to this is the fabric feels on the thinner side which could give the appearance of being cheap.
I know that this bag is durable so the ‘cheap’ label isn’t true at all, but you can’t really help these opinions to come out because they actually do make kind of sense.
Generally speaking, beach tote bags do not need to be too strong or heavy-duty. In fact, many beach bags are made with style being considered first. The fact that this bag is both stylish and durable makes it a good value for your money. But let’s leave the style factor in this section for now.
Speaking of the materials used, they are definitely durable. This bag doesn’t just use one or two different materials. The bag uses 4 – 5 different materials, depending on the function. It’s got mesh, a water-resistant fabric, a stylish fabric lining, and many other kinds of fabric.
The stitching on these bags are pretty reliable as well. A good stitching is something of a necessity when using durable fabrics. You really can’t take advantage of using a good fabric if you are not going to use good stitching. This shouldn’t be an issue with this product. I would give this a 4.5 star rating.
In my opinion, the size is alright. It’s a medium-sized beach tote bag which should be fine for majority of consumers.
However, upon reading some of the more unfavorable reviews on Amazon, their ‘only available in one size’ seems to be an issue for some people. To be fair, most are okay with the size. It currently has a 4.8 out of 5 rating on Amazon which is amazing given that it’s been rated more than 2,700 times at the time of this writing.
Truth be told, this bag could’ve benefited from additional sizing options. But based from the feedback of the users, the sizing issue seems to be a problem only for a small minority. I’d give this one a solid 4.5 as well.
I feel like I don’t need to tell you again about the features of this bag. It’s packed with them.
What makes this bag different than its competitors is its reliance on quality and style first. It’s not exactly the cheapest bag out there but it justifies its price by filling it with features that you won’t see elsewhere.
Many of the features of this bag you will take for granted. Some of the features you may not even notice until someone points it out or you read it on the box.
It’s what makes this bag so unassumingly great. This is a kind of bag that you pick up on Amazon once and never think about again. It will last you many years and that’s not something I can say about some of the bags I bought online.
In short, all its features are great but not exactly noteworthy, and that’s ok, at least for its price point. It’s a functional bag that is both versatile and stylish. You can never go wrong picking it up. This is an easy 5 stars.
The name of the maker of this bag is ESVAN.
ESVAN is not exactly a popular brand but it’s one of the top sellers in Amazon in the beach bag category, and that’s saying something. What’s more is the average rating for all of its product line is 4.7 out of 5.0. That’s actually quite impressive considering how competitive this industry is.
Most consumers would not even consider this brand when shopping for an item but more and more are being converted. That is due to the fact that it’s got both quality and pricing going for it which makes this bag somewhat of a unicorn. This is a 4.5 star quality.
Pursetti Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote Bag Review: Product Specification
Color: As the picture shown
Dimensions: 14.6 x 15.4 x 4.7 inches (W x H x D), Lightweight at 13oz
Notice: The measurement may have 1-3cm (0.39-1.18inch) inaccurate errors. There might be slight colour deviation due to different displays.
Package includes: 1 * Tote Bag
Final Verdict on Pursetti Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote Bag
One of the biggest determining factors when doing online shopping is the price. Many would say that quality is king but you would be lying if you say that pricing does not affect your decision as much as the quality.
This is the reason why the bestsellers on Amazon are almost always going to be the cheapest option there is. Yes, quality matters but for most people, it’s a secondary thing. Many consumers do not have the luxury to buy the ‘best’ items and only base their purchase on price alone.
That being said, there is that rare time where you find a quality yet cheap item. Times like these are rare and if you ever find a product that ticks both boxes, definitely grab the item as fast as you can.
As for this item, it definitely ticks both boxes. Don’t just take my word for it. Check the reviews and see for yourself.