4.4 out of 5
The solution to most of my problems.
September 08, 2011
I bought the Keen Brooklyn as yet another bag to add to my crossbody collection...and it outranks the rest of them! I love, love, love the little cell pocket in the back...it is exceptionally handy, so I don't have to scramble through my purse to find my phone. The discreet pocket in the back is also a nice added feature. There are several great pockets inside the purse, as they keep all my junk *fairly* organized. ;-) The one thing I don't really care for (though it shouldn't be a deal breaker in the least) is the velcro closure to the main compartment. It's a little loud in quiet situations, but that's what the "hidden" pocket in the front of the purse is for! I use that for gum and chapstick...two major necessities for me. ;-) All in all, the Brooklyn bag is amazing, and I would seriously recommend it to anyone looking for a practical, and attractive, bag!Pros: Great design, Performance, Ease of use
February 26, 2011
I love this bag. I bought a 'Dark Earth' one and it's a little bit darker than the one shown in the photo. It's light but durable. The bottom of this bag is also padded. I wish the cellphone pocket in the back was wider as my iphone 4 with a case doesn't fit. It would have been great if the mesh pocket inside was deeper. Overall I am very satisfied with this bag.Pros: Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value, good size, Cons: narrow cell phone pocket, short mesh water pocket
Good functional bag.
July 15, 2009
I like everything about this bag. Could be a little bit bigger but for petite medium size - it works. Holds a moderate, well-organized amount of stuff. Not clunky or oversized like a messenger bag.
Awesome lightweight all purpose bag
August 14, 2009
This bag is perfect for travelers. It held all my belongings for a 3 day trip to Luxembourg including water bottle & small umbrella. It has great pockets & compartments for organization, is water resistant(typical Keen) & is very lightweight, even loaded down. I use it now everyday as my purse. The strap allows me to adjust it to any size to carry across the body. I am very pleased with this bag. I also received it very fast with the shipping from ALTREC. Very pleased.
December 20, 2012
This is my second keen bag and they are great!!! If your a person that loves functionality this is the bag for you. The only complaint I have is that this bag does not have the rubber bottom that my last one did.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use
June 25, 2009
Good quality, and carries a lot of stuff. I liked it so much, I bought two. I use one as a camera bag for a Olympus SP digital camera, though it doesn't have a lot of padding, it seems to work just fine. Fits the charger, batteries, extra camera cards, etc, in the zippered pockets. I use the other for a general purpose bag: cell phone, sunglasses, iPod, charging cords, etc. Great quality and stylish.
nice utilitarian bag
May 12, 2009
I love all the secure pockets. It's like a little file cabinet. The color was good too, matching other Port Royale items I had ordered. Nice medium size. Would be a good travel bag.
Best Cross Body bag
August 25, 2011
Great purchase for everyday use. Just a great everyday bag that is very practical. It is lightweight and many different pockets that suit me well. The color black/ grey looks great.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Cons: Cost
Overall I am very happy with this bag
February 16, 2009
I would have liked some more compartments. In the front it would have been helpful to have less pen holder spaces and a larger compartment for a larger item. The magnet works great, it is quite spacious and I like that it's made of recycled materials.
Small profile, big capacity
May 12, 2008
Great bag for running errands or getting on a plane. Lightweight and smaller than most messengers, but holds pens, pads, wallets,sunglasses, magazines and books, ipod and other essentials with no problem.
August 31, 2008
This bag is great! It is durable and holds a lot for its size. The only issue I have with it is the magnetic closure doesn't close well if you have a lot of items in the bag.
December 20, 2011
I am very pleased with my new purse. It has lots of compartments, and very comfortable to wear. I am sure it will last me a long time. I also was very pleased with the great price from Altrec. The only complaint is that the strap does sometimes get "fuzz" on it if I am wearing a sweater. I remember that other people also mentioned that fact in their reviews.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Great value, Cons: strap
Great product at a great price!
December 31, 2011
I travel a lot and prefer to carry a discreet and durable bag and this one is exceptional. Not too big or too small, durably constructed, and an appropriately adjustable strap for cross body wear. The only improvement I would make is an internal zipper to a pouch that is not mesh for hiding money or a key that you might prefer to keep not visible to a bystander while traveling. Otherwise, my new favorite travel bag!Pros: Build quality, Ease of use, Great value, great colors
October 12, 2010
Very cute bag with enough pockets inside to store my everyday gear. Usual good quality as other Keen products I've ordered before.
Not a huge fan...
April 13, 2011
The look and functionality of this bag totally sold me, but once I started using it, I realized that there were some issues. First of all, there is a thick pad along the bottom of the bag, which means that the bag won't "stand up" - mine was constantly falling over on its side when I set it down, and since the cell phone pocket is along the back, my phone would slide out and hit the floor. I also didn't really like the hook & loop (velcro) closure of the bag - nothing sounds more professional than a giant "RRRRIIIIPPP" noise as I'm opening my bag to grab some business cards!Pros: Build quality, Cons: Bad design, velcro closure
November 04, 2010
This is a great bag. Very well made, roomy, nice outside pockets. The magnet closure works well.
keen postal bag -- I love it
January 12, 2010
I had my original bag stolen over the holidays and immediately ordered another. Perfect size and weight. Will order another in other color.
nice bag, but.....
August 03, 2008
I had debated for a while before getting this bag. Overall, it's a functional bag, large enough for your daily essentials, the outer zipped pocket is great for keys and small items. The zippers, though, are a total nightmare! I struggled with them each time I had to get anything out of the bag, even though I really like the size and the look of it, I have stopped using the bag due to the zippers. If they can fix this problem, it would be a totally awesome bag!
July 26, 2012
love this stylish keen messenger in black. just the right size for all of my stuff, and the teal accents on it really make it pop! Really great price too! Love it!!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Where has this bag been all my life?!?
January 10, 2011
This bag is perfect for the girl on the go. It's simple design makes this bag easy to use and practical to carry around. (unlike other bags I have owned) I love the magnetic closure. Usually, if you had a bag with magnetic closure the magnets wouldn't be strong enough to keep it closed if you dropped your bag or something. Not the case with this bag. Everything I store in my bag is safe and secure. I'm a one purse kind of girl and I can tell you, I won't be wasting my money on any other type of bag. This bag has excellent quality. Easy to wash and maintain. Something only the Keen brand can provide. No fuss no muss, just the things you need so you can head off on your next adventure. Even if that adventure is running around town. (which is an adventure in itself!) Don't waste your time or money on another bag. The Brooklyn by Keen is the only way to go!
September 13, 2011
The bag is light weight and nice design. I loved it so much but unfortunately I had to return it because the strap ruined my sweater/jacket. I don't know if it was the defective strap that I got but one side of the strap had lots of little fiber sticking out which rubbed against my sweater and jacket and pulled the thread away. I wanted to cry because my sweater & jacket had been ruined. I had to return it to Altrec and happy about their return policy.Pros: Great design, Great value
Had to get one for myself.
November 15, 2012
I decided to buy my mother a bag for her birthday. After searching high and low I decided on the Brooklyn II bag - seemed to have everything she needed. She uses a walker and I wanted something she could wear across her body. Also wanted a place for her cellphone (which she could never seem to find in time to answer it) and lots of dividers for all her various "stuff". Well, she told me it was "the best birthday gift ever". So, after hearing her rave reviews, I had to get one for me too. I love it! It is super sturdy and I think it's the perfect size. I'm a bargain shopper and this purse was an extravagant purchase for a penny-pincher like me - but, it is worth every cent!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever
Functional but needs improvement
November 10, 2012
I bought this bag because I needed a purse with some functionality. The pockets and compartments allow one to put "everything" in the bag. I also like the pocket in the back with the magnet closure, it snaps closed on its own. The one thing I really don't like about this bag is the very large velcro strip that is loud! The size is perfect. I am 5'2" and the purse does not seem to large for me. Appropriate for running around town and taking trips. A good vacation bag to carry all.Pros: Build quality, Performance, Cons: loud and large zipper
January 21, 2009
I have been looking for a bag for the longest time and I actually like what I found. I like all the aspects it came with the outside back and front zippered pockets which are convenient, I also like the magnet closure. It's just PERFECT!!!
Best bag ever!
February 17, 2009
I love this bag. For me it is the right size and easy to find everything I put in the bag. Love it so much I have two of them!
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