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Overland Equipment Donner Reviews

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/15/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This is my all time favorite travel bag! It has a pocket for everything - cell phone, sunglasses, id's and cash. I love the water bottle pockets because I hate having things in my hands while I'm out and about. I had the original Donner, and I've upgraded to the newer version - I love this bag.

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Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 9/21/08
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

This is not as well designed as I hoped - The side straps from the outer pockets to the main strap unhinge about 50% of the time. Very annoying. The front flap has many pockets, but the velcro closure opens all the time which renders all the pockets as useless. I was hoping this item would give me a simple and somewhat fashionable organizing solution to carry me through a busy day. Very disappointing.

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July 14, 2009

Anonymous

from Maine

Love this bag! Exactly what I wanted. I love that I can access my cell phone and sunglasses without unzipping the main compartment; it's a great soil resistant fabric. I'm a landscaper and I'm flinging it here and there in the dirt and it still looks clean. Nice inside fabric detail. Shoulder strap is wide and comfortable. Good sized main compartment- the fact that it holds 2 water bottles is over the top.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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July 10, 2009

Anonymous

from IL

I love this bag! It’s very roomy and comfortable to carry if you are walking for long periods of time. It’s a great everyday bag for work, errands, whatever.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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July 1, 2009

Anonymous

from Cold Spring, KY

Love this bag. I use it as a cross body style for all of my outings with my kids. The bag is very lightweight and can hold all the necessities that are needed when out with my kids (sunscreen, bottled water, tickets, cell phone, etc.).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 28, 2009

Sheree

from Chicago, IL

Great Bag! I ABSOLUTELY love this bag! I used it during my vacation in Florida to Disney, Sea World, etc. It was perfect. It held 2 water bottles and my other items while walking around the parks. It was helpful to wear it side ways and it was easy to access my items inside. My mom & sister ordered one as well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 28, 2009

Nancy

 

Donner Bag is the perfect bag - This is actually my 2nd one I have purchased. This is the perfect everyday or travel bag. It holds quite a bit plus it's very compact. The adjustable strap is perfect for either wearing on your shoulder or putting across your shoulders for a more secure feeling. Love it!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 1, 2009

Katey

from Denton, TX

Great bag! I am very happy with this bag. It is a good size and functions really well as a purse for me. I would prefer that the bottoms of the side pockets weren't made of netting (which is practical, I'm sure, but not my fave look), and that the inside of the front compartment wasn't a semi-ugly pattern that sort of shows even when it is closed. But even the looks I am generally happy with.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 21, 2008

Jeri

from Louisville, KY

Fantastic everyday bag - I purchased this bag to use as an everyday carryall-type bag and it has more than lived up to what was promised. It is tough, virtually waterproof and a great size for hooking over the back of my wheelchair. It has plenty of pockets for all my "stuff" that I want to be able to put my hand on without having to look and it is still light weight enough that when I have it over my shoulder it doesn't weigh me down. The colors are just great especially for this time of year. The only reason I only gave it a 4 instead of a 5 in looks is because I would love to see it in other materials, i.e. leather, suede, etc. I would be more than willing to pay a few dollars more for the wider selection of materials for the outside. Otherwise, it is as near perfect as you can get, in my opinion.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 13, 2008

Regina

from Forest Park, IL

Real nice Bag! Good Bag, not too big, not too small. Perfect for working out, riding bike, etc... thanks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 7, 2008

Lydia

from Sonoma County, California

Overland Donner - I got this bag to take to Panama later in the year. I haven't gone as yet, but have tried it out here in California: working, social stuff. The grey is nice; although the orange is gorgeous as well (I saw one at a department store). This actually holds a 1-L Sigg bottle without being bulky. Nice distribution of compartments. An easy bag to like. Good safety with travel documents. Nice cross body design works well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 29, 2008

Anonymous

from Maryland

Great lil traveler - I got this bag for a trip to Europe since I wanted a messenger style bag without screaming tourist. I was able to fit a large camera and my travel book in the main compartment with no problems. The only thing I would change is having to lift the flap to get to the inside pockets. I felt very clumsy at times. Would be nice if there was an outside zippered pocket. But I would buy it again if I had to.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 22, 2008

Anonymous

from Virginia

Lovin' my new bag - This is my second Overland Donner. The old one was getting a bit tattered from years of use. I've been keeping my eyes open for a replacement bag...something similar, but different. When nothing appealed to me, I realized what I really wanted was another Donner! It's got a lot of space, as well as pockets to help keep me organized. There’s plenty of space on either side to carry water bottles, too. Great bag, nice colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 30, 2008

Ttj

from The South

Perfect for my trip to Europe - I ordered the Overland Donner bag for my first trip to Europe. I wanted something that would let my hands be free for changing planes and when touring. My black Overland Donner bag and my black North Face Grace raincoat were the two best things that I could have brought on the trip! I thought the bag was going to be too small but, when you are touring all day you really don't want to be carrying too much. The inside of the bag fit my wallet and the raincoat (tightly rolled up)...the outside pockets kept my small travel journal, tissues, pen, and euro coins handy (for the bathrooms!)...also really appreciated the two water bottle pockets-great for water bottle on one side and umbrella on the other. Strap easily adjusted for cross-body wear for airport/touring or over the shoulder for dressier look at dinner. Only thing I would change is for the Overland label to be smaller and the strap to be black. LOVED this bag and happily recommend it.

Brands I'd also recommend: North Face Grace rain jacket

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 23, 2008

Amanda

from Royal Oak, Michigan

I love this bag! I love Overland Equipment, I already own the Placer bag and use it for vacations (the size is VERY handy!). I bought the Donner bag because we needed to bring some water bottles and extra supplies for this year's vacation. This bag is amazing; you can put water bottles in it without getting a really bulky look! I have the holly red one, but the picture does not look like the bag, it's almost more of a salmon color but looks amazing with the silver trim. Overall this is a great brand and worth the investment.

Brands I'd also recommend: Overland Equipment Placer Bag

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 19, 2008

Frvg

from Orange County, CA

This is a fantastic bag! Bought it for a trip to Italy and it was perfect. Very lightweight and not nearly as bulky as a backpack. It even fit my big Canon Rebel XTi camera and two large zoom lenses. The front flap has several small zippered compartments that fit my money, ID, credit card and passport. The outside "end" compartments both fit water bottles. Highly recommend for any traveler.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 6, 2008

Megan

from Capitola - Pleasure Point, California

Better than expected - I loved this bag! I was looking for a bag that had some organization help. This is amazing without being totally dorky. I love that I can get my water bottle in it to go to the gym. The materials are very high quality and the strap is very smooth. The bag is less utilitarian looking than it seems. I am an orange lover and this is the perfect shade of orange. Not too deep or bright. I also find the size to be perfect. I highly recommend this bag, especially if you are tired of hunting for your things in your purse like I am.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 11, 2008

Redsilas

from London

Great medium bag - I was looking for a great cross body bag for walking in the city and travel. This fit the bill. It’s hard to really get a good look at it from the picture, and I was a bit apprehensive when I took it out of the box as it looked smaller than I expected, but it really does hold a lot. My big pet peeve about most bags labeled 'cross body' is that the strap is long, but not long enough - meaning it may be long enough for a size 2 teenager, but not your average adult. This bag's adjustable strap does extend to a very good length, and the main bag can lie at the hip area or a bit lower. The two size pockets are great for a water bottle and small umbrella and the back pocket holds maps and a decent sized travel book. The inside it roomy enough to hold a checkbook sized wallet, but it’s probably best to downsize to a smaller wallet to fit more items in. It took me a while to get use to the front flap area, but it's great for pens and other items you may not need right away. Overall, I'm VERY impressed with this bag. Great for travel and general use - especially on public transportation.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 2, 2008

Debi

from Holliston, MA

Love it... just what I've been looking for! Not big or cumbersome, but holds a lot. Clever design (love the front outside pocket) and stylish. I currently use it as a baby bag, but I also use it when I don't have my little one with me. I love it!!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 21, 2008

Crackerjack

from Down in the heart of Texas

Truly perfect for mommies! What sold me on buying this bag were several reviews saying it was great for moms. I have two small children under the age of 2, so I've been on this quest to find a bag that was very functional but that would be cute enough to carry with me even without the babies in tow. I have been extremely happy with the Donner bag! It is more casual and sporty, but I'm a casual person so it really works for me. It is just SO functional! I am so much more organized when I run my errands and am out and about with the kiddos - I'm so glad I found this bag!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 25, 2005

Anonymous

from McLean, VA

Great travel/diaper bag - I bought this bag to take on vacation with my kids, and it was great! I used the back outside pocket for our passports and tickets, which made it easy to find and show these items at the airport. I loved the side pockets for water bottles and sippy cups, put my house key on the key strap, put my wallet in the inside flap and filled the interior with diapers, wipes, etc. I bought both the blue/lt blue and grey/yellow versions -- gave the blue one to my mother because I liked the grey one better. Loved the strap, which can be worn cross front or over shoulder. A truly wonderful bag. My only suggestion would be to offer funkier colors (like the Timbuk2 bags).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 6, 2005

Anonymous

from Seacoast, NH

Overland Equipment Donner - I purchased this bag for an upcoming trip to Europe. I wanted something not too big yet able to keep stuff easily accessible and organized while doing the tourist thing. This bag fits the bill. While not super stylish, it's still cute. Love it in the green. I love Zappos!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 22, 2005

Maryanne

from Flagstaff, Arizona

A purse that looks small but has a place for all my stuff - I love my new purse. It was well worth the money. It looks small but it really isn't. I have always purchased a large purse because of not enough room in the smaller ones. It feels good not to carry a purse that looks like an over night bag. I like the wide shoulder strap. I would recommend this purse to anyone including a man. The side pockets, you can actually carry a water bottle on each side. I use one side for my sunglasses the other for my hairspray and brush. I give it 10 stars.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 18, 2005

C

from Virginia

Functional Bag - This bag is very functional. All of my things can fit into it with room to spare. The various exterior pockets are wonderful. Also, the bag is comfortable when wearing it cross body. Finally, the price is right.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 14, 2005

Anonymous

from NJ

I have to say that I buy bags all the time, and this one is the one of the best...this bag is great!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 10, 2005

Anonymous

from Louisiana

Great bag - Purchased to use as a purse while in New York for six months to carry all my essentials. Great bag. Lots of compartments and great organizer bag.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 4, 2005

Anonymous

from New York City

Great Bag! This is the first I've owned that actually helps me stay organized and I can find my keys, bus pass and anything else I need quickly. I recommend this bag to anyone who works outside the home and also for the mother with kids.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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