Monday, July 13, 2015

MarikoTiki Duffle Bag

I received the MarikoTiki TSA Approved Duffle Bag through a promotion. 

Product Info:
  • Durable
  • TSA and major airline carry on baggage size
  • Easy to access padded laptop pocket
  • Reinforced stitching 
  • 90% polyester, 8% nylon, & 2% cotton
  • Lined pockets
  • Heavy duty zippers
  • Clamshell dual zipper pouch 
  • Unzippable front compartment
  • 24" shoulder drop
When I first got the MarikoTiki Duffle Bag, it looked smaller than I had expected. Once I folded it all out, I was impressed with how much the main compartment and other pockets could hold. The duffle bag is very roomy, which makes it great for a travel, overnight, or gym bag. 

The short handles is made of a very durable material and has a velcro strap to help hold the handles together. The velcro is strong and holds up well. The shoulder strap, that is a 24" shoulder drop, is also made of the same material. It is made to be able to withstand the weight of a full duffle bag. 

I was very pleased to see how many pockets this duffle bag had. There's two deep side pockets, one padded laptop pocket on the side, one unzippable (open) pocket on the side, a mesh pocket on top, and the main pocket or opening. The zippers all work wonderfully. They don't snag and they zip fairly quietly. They seem like they would be heavy duty and durable zippers. 

An issue I found with the bag is that some of the reinforced threading seemed frayed or not trimmed. These types of threads were found on the insides of some of the pockets. The threads do seem strong and durable. I was able to pull on the pockets or near the threading and the thread never gave way.

The only other issue I found with this bag is the padded laptop pouch. The idea is wonderful, but it does not fit all laptop sizes. It fits smaller laptops and tablets well, but it does not fit larger laptops. My 15" and 17" can fit in there length wise, but they stick out awkwardly. I also don't trust my laptops or tablets being in an open pocket. 
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