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Today, the name of the product I am reviewing is Women Ladies Canvas Weekender Bag Overnight Carry-on Tote Duffel in Trolley Handle (Black).
Our first course of action when looking for a weekender bag is to probably search online. That’s been the de facto method of shopping for quite some time now. Even if you are not planning on ordering online, it is still a good idea to at least do some browsing to see some options.
It’s also a good way to know what to expect. You don’t want to go in blind when you buy something, even more so if it’s going to cost you a good amount of money.
Amazon is probably your first choice when you go online shopping. It has everything. Even the things you didn’t think they have, they probably have. This is good when you are looking for something to buy.
However, you can’t rely solely on the reviews on the page of the item that you’re interested in. There have been several reports of merchants farming good reviews for their items to push it up Amazon’s internal ranking.
I have reason to believe this is true because you mostly only see 5-star and 1-star reviews out there. You rarely see 4-star reviews, and when you do, they are usually the most detailed reviews in there.
This is the exact reason why I am writing this article. I want to provide you with a summary of a specific product in a way that is devoid of Amazon’s influence.
I will inspect all the things that makes the product good or bad, and give you a recommendation based off that. This being said, let’s start with the product overview first.
Women Ladies Canvas Weekender Bag Overnight Carry-on Tote Duffel in Trolley Handle (Black): Product Overview
The product today is a carry-on tote duffel bag. It’s from a brand called Bluboon which we’ll discuss in the Brand review section of this article.
It’s tagged as a Canvas Weekender Bag that’s designed to be carried on top of a luggage bag. You can carry it separately, of course, but this is attachment feature is probably the reason why this bag is one of the best sellers in Amazon in this segment.
This item is priced at $34.99 which is puts it in the low to mid-range, cost-wise.
I am personally a fan of items that have hidden or additional features in them to make them more useful than they normally are. This is one example of those items. I am now going to talk about these features in the next section below.
Pros and Cons of Women Ladies Canvas Weekender Bag Overnight Carry-on Tote Duffel in Trolley Handle (Black)
This is the section where I will put in the positives and negatives of this bag. The reason I do it this way is I want to give my readers some form of summary in order to give them a better idea of what to expect from the item they want to buy.
If I only post the positives of this product, as some review articles do, I risk misrepresenting the real value of the reviewed item. The key to understanding the real value of the reviewed item is to compare its goods and the bads to see what comes out on top.
Plenty of Designs To Choose From
While this review is going to focus mostly on the Black design, I simply can’t gloss over the fact that this particular item comes in with 32 different designs.
That’s 32 different designs. Not just different colorways. Each of the 32 bag have different designs, fit for any taste.
Apart from the design, they all have the same features and design cues.
I said this in case you’re wondering if each of the bags have their own different feature set. You can expect all the features in all the bags, no worries.
Perfect Size As A Weekender Bag
This bag comes in at 16.2 x 8 x 14.5 inches which is the ideal size for its particular use. Considering that it is meant to be stacked on top of the luggage bag, the size should be just ight. It shouldn’t be too large and not too small as well.
In my opinion, this size is perfect. You can even store it under your seat. This dimension will fit into most underseats (depending on the airline, of course). You won’t have a problem fitting this into the overhead compartment.
Removable Shoulder Strap
This isn’t exactly a new feature but it’s still a feature worth a mention because of its utility.
If you find your bag is too heavy to be hand-carried, you can always clamp the shoulder straps into the bag and make it into a shoulder bag. This is one of those features that just completes the whole package.
Can Be Stacked Securely On Top Of Your Luggage Bag
This bag comes in with a slit for the handle bar of your luggage. You can simply slid it into your favorite luggage bag and it will be securely in place.
This is an additional feature that you won’t see regularly in other tote bags. I’m honestly surprised this feature isn’t already the standard because it adds utility to your bag.
Perfect For Every Occasion
Another great thing about this bag is you can use it as your daily bag. It can be used for traveling, work, vacation, weekend trip, gym, shipping, beach, and everything in between.
It’s durable enough to be your daily driver, no problem. If you’re planning on using it as your everyday bag, I suggest getting couple of designs because some of the designs won’t work on specific outfits.
Weird Smell Right Out Of The Box
This isn’t the first time I’ve mentioned this type of issue with fabric materials. That’s just the way it is.
They are sprayed with chemicals to prolong their storage life and sometimes the smell hasn’t been aired out when it gets shipped to your doorstep, hence, the smell.
There’s even a warning on the product page which I absolutely respect. The smell would mostly be gone after airing it out for a day or two.
If the smell issue still persists beyond a week or so, then you may request for a refund or replacement.
For some reason, some of the colorway options of this bag look different than the picture on the website.
They claim that this is due to the screen resolution or color grade of your monitor but this makes me wonder why not all colorways have this issue?
I’m thinking that it has more to do with their manufacturing. Some colors are really just hard to manufacture is probably the reason of the inconsistency in colors.
One issue that keeps popping up when researching about this bag is the build quality. It does appear like Bluboon have a bit of an inconsistency issue with their item.
I wouldn’t go as far as to say that this is a hit-or-miss item because based on the reviews online, it’s more like 20 is to 1 that you get something good. That’s a good enough ratio for me, personally.
Even still, it would’ve been great if they are more consistent in the quality of their products. I think this has something to do with the fact that they carry 32 different designs for this one bag.
Logistically, this poses some problems because they procure materials from several vendors instead of just one. This makes quality check a bit more complicated than it needs to be which results in the inconsistency.
But it’s not like you’re getting a bad product every time. Chances are, you will get a useable and durable product just like 95% of all the buyers once you buy this item. I just need to have you made aware of some quality issues that this product has. This is still a good product, though. 4 stars.
To be honest, the only noteworthy feature of this bag is the fact that it comes with a belt or slit fastener for a luggage bag. Most of the features of this bag are just standard items that you will see in nearly most tote bags out there.
Inside the bag, you will see a good number of pockets as you would expect in any other bags. This bag does not have some secret pockets, or extra ones, for that matter. The interior is just a standard storage space which you can put your things in.
I would have to commend them on the storage space though. Perhaps that’s the reason why they did not increase the number of pockets inside. You can put a standard-sized laptop in here with no issue. It may make the bag look bulkier on the outside but at least in can support it.
Overall, despite the lack of imaginative features, this remains a solid purchase, in my opinion. I actually respect that they did not go the way of gimmicks when they designed this bag. This bag is just standard bag, and that’s okay.
The name of the brand that manufactures this product is Bluboon. It’s not a popular brand. In fact, this is the first time I’ve seen it and I’m sure that this is the case for most of you as well.
It’s quickly catching the attention of many people, though. If you search through their catalogue, you will see plenty of great bags out there, aesthetically-speaking.
And judging by the ratings of their products, it seems like they are doing something right. Most of their products have ratings north of 4.5 stars which is exceptional.
In terms of design, I don’t think I’ve seen a niche company offer so much diversity in terms of style and color. Their designs have a certain pop to them that makes me want to grab one.
Just go to their Amazon Brand page to see what I’m talking about. Their bags are so well-designed that it’s impossible not to click their items on the search results if you ever come across them.
But what will be the use of a good design if they’re not durable anyway? Well, be glad that that’s not the case for this brand. If you read reviews from several outlets on their different items, you will learn that their product line has a good standing in terms of quality.
I wouldn’t go as far as to say that the quality of their products is at the top of the industry. I think a fair assessment would put their products at above-average, at least higher than what its pricing would suggest.
Women Ladies Canvas Weekender Bag Overnight Carry-on Tote Duffel in Trolley Handle (Black): Product Specification
Dimensions: 16.2″ L x 8″ W x 14.5″ H
Handle Height: 7.8″
Trolley Sleeve Width: 9.5″
Shoulder Strap Length: Adjustable from 35.4″ to 48.8″
Final Verdict on Women Ladies Canvas Weekender Bag Overnight Carry-on Tote Duffel in Trolley Handle (Black)
I think I speak for the most of us when I say that one of the first things you notice in a product is the design. It’s one of things that make you click a product.
This is one of the many reasons why Bluboon is quickly garnering so much attention on Amazon. There’s a certain pop to their designs that makes them stand out against their competition. On top of that, their offerings have reasonable prices, cheaper than what you might expect, I should say.
Even though this brand is a bit unknown in the segment, I wouldn’t have a problem recommending this bag to anyone. It’s really not that much different from known brands, aesthetically-speaking at least. As for the durability, it’s looks to be acceptable but that’s to be expected in this price range.
Overall, I would give this bag a cool 4-star rating. It’s a great pick up for the style and price range alone.