One of the things I let myself get from Everlane after my complete shopping fast in March, was this Everlane Dipped Zip Tote in black. I was really in need of a new work bag (all of last year I was using a backpack, but I'm firmly in my mid-30's now and wearing a backpack everyday feels like I'm regressing). So I was in search of a good tote. I used to have the Mansur Gavriel one, but that was too fancy for my needs (and the leather on that scratches up like crazy so it wasn't the best option for a bag I was planning to throw around with all my stuff). I also reviewed Everlane's pocket tote earlier this year, which I loved except for the bottom sagging out. So when I was browsing Everlane's site and saw this dipped tote, I thought it might be exactly the one I needed (and I wasn't disappointed).
The best thing about this bag is definitely the dipped bottom. It's the answer to the problem of a unsupported sagging bottom (lol if only there was a fix for unsupported saggy human bottoms), which was the problem with the pocket tote. I also love the super sturdy leather straps that are wide enough that it doesn't dig into my shoulders when I'm carry my full work load (which includes a 13" macbook pro+cover and a handful of different pouches, see pic below).
At first I thought that the bag might be too narrow for my needs since the bottom of the bag is quite narrow and not stretchy, and in the beginnng when my bag was packed to capacity it did look like the top un-dipped part kind of overextended over the narrow dipped part. But I've found that after use, it doesn't really look like that anymore (so maybe the dipped part is just super structured in the beginning). I also love that the bag can be zipped up, which is perfect for travel.
My only real gripe with this bag is that the black undipped canvas picks up dog hair and lint like crazy and because it's black it shows. I probably would have preferred the gray canvas with the black dipped bottom, but that was unfortunately sold out by the time I purchased.
I've been using this bag for about two months now and it's been awesome. I did see some reviews on the Everlane site mention that the dipped part starts to crack after heavy usage. But I've been throwing it around and so far so good (but of course will update this review if I start to see flaws).
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