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    Barbour holdall bags

    Been looking to buy a weekend bag/holdall for a while and really like the Barbour travel explorer bags.





    Both 145. Anyone got any thoughts on these? Have you had one?

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    I've got the leather version and it's one of the best bags I own.



    Out of the above two, I'd go for the green one.

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    They're all beautiful tbh. LOVE Joshua's. Of the two in the OP, I'd say the first one, but they're both nice.

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    I agree that the first one in the OP is better. Both nice though, as is Joshua's.

    May as well show my bags off while we're here

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    OP, do the bags you posted have a shoulder strap? Bit of a ballache if not tbh

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    Yeah they do ICA. Think they are very reasonable at 145 from John Lewis. Think i'll be grabbing the olive one soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan Condor Aasllani View Post
    OP, do the bags you posted have a shoulder strap? Bit of a ballache if not tbh
    Interesting....
    I have a detachable shoulder strap on my Hackett holdall and always refuse to use it. I think it completely ruins the aesthetic of a holdall, both the holdall itself and you with it. I much rather struggle to carry it, changing arms and positions every few minutes.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by K9MT View Post
    Interesting....
    I have a detachable shoulder strap on my Hackett holdall and always refuse to use it. I think it completely ruins the aesthetic of a holdall, both the holdall itself and you with it. I much rather struggle to carry it, changing arms and positions every few minutes.......
    I'm the other way, like the shoulder strap, I think it retains a bit of 'manliness' of what some might perceive as a feminine accessory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K9MT View Post
    Interesting....
    I have a detachable shoulder strap on my Hackett holdall and always refuse to use it. I think it completely ruins the aesthetic of a holdall, both the holdall itself and you with it. I much rather struggle to carry it, changing arms and positions every few minutes.......
    lol

    I do think they look better being carried by the handles, but as you say it can be a struggle and is super inconvenient on long journeys

    I just let the shoulder strap hang down then I'm carrying it by the handles, I don't have a problem with how that looks. It also looks cool slung casually over one shoulder with the long strap so it's win-win imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshua View Post
    I've got the leather version and it's one of the best bags I own.



    Out of the above two, I'd go for the green one.

    Have to say.. also have the leather version like Joshua.. and its such a good bag - versatile and is improving with age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDBREWER View Post
    Have to say.. also have the leather version like Joshua.. and its such a good bag - versatile and is improving with age.
    It's beaut. Where did you get it from, and how much was it?

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