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Hobo Friar Reviews

39 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

35 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 1/10/14
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This is one of my all-time favorite Hobo International pieces, and I have a collection of 100 or so Hobo handbags, clutches, wallets, etc. When Friar arrived, it was smaller than expected -- I had hoped to use it as a purse/light briefcase (wanted it to hold a few letter-sized folders and paperwork). The glimmer of disappointment in its size was quickly replaced with elation; smaller than what I usually carry, it's surprisingly difficult to over-stuff but carries everything I need, and with all the uber-functional pockets, the contents are neatly kept separately so that Friar retains its sleekness. The stone vintage leather is rich and oh so soft, and the bag wears well on the shoulder or in the crook of your arm. Really, Friar is just a spectacular bag -- one of the best Hobos I've seen in years! You've got to get yourself one, but not until I get another in a different color! :-)

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4 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/25/14
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:1 stars!

I have a couple of Hobo bags that are smooth leather with a very structured silhouette. This one is weathered and soft, and not at all structured. After five days of use, it looks old and beat up. Not happy with it at all.

Additional 19 Friar Hobo Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 7, 2014

Anonymous

from United States

I love this bag! The leather in this line of bags is so nice -- it has a wonderful feel and it is so lightweight. The Friar is just perfect as far as I'm concerned. because for as small and light as it is, it seems to be impersonating a big bag when you put your things in it. It has a zipper pocket on the outside that is about half the height of the bag and runs the entire width, so it's handy and roomy. It's hard to see but there is a narrower but deeper pocket on the other side of the bag exterior which does not have a zipper. These features are always so handy, nice details. Inside, the zipper pocket is large and there are four slip pockets as well, which are are all nice sizes. I love this bag so much I'm going to look for another color, but I had to write the review first.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 12, 2014

Anonymous

from Kansas

This Hobo is awesome-not a word I use often. The pockets are in just the right place and the purse itself is deep enough to keep things in but not so deep to lose things. The leather is soft and rich looking. It just looks like it will last a long, long time. Bought the black one on sale, and am going to get the stone one too. I almost sent it back because I thought it didn't have an outside pocket for a cell phone, but it's there-just a little sleeve on opposite side of outside zipper. That sealed the deal. Can you tell I'm excited? Sometimes you DO get what you pay for! And as usual, Zappos is great!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 2, 2013

Anonymous

 

I love hobo bags. I like this one. It's smaller than I pictured. But fits my stuff. It just seems small for the price.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 15, 2013

Anonymous

 

Love the color and size, but it's droopy on the bottom. I like a little more structure. Returning.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 25, 2014

Sherry

from California

I have a couple of Hobo bags that are smooth leather with a very structured silhouette. This one is weathered and soft, and not at all structured. After five days of use, it looks old and beat up. Not happy with it at all.

Brands I'd also recommend: Coach

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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February 9, 2016

Anonymous

from Providence, RI

This is a beautiful, well-constructed bag, with a thoughtful arrangement of pockets, both within and on the surface. Although it's rather a large bag, things do not disappear; the articulation of the interior allows for good organization and recovery of the things we carry with us. And nothing beats Zappos service.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 29, 2016

Karenanne B

from Stone Harbor NJ

Love this bag. First Hobo for me. It's about 1/2 the size of my former bag and holds everything. Color is different too. Cell phone pocket a little small for iPhone 6Plus - but doable on its side.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 24, 2015

Jen

from Santa Barbara ca

This is a beautiful and functional purse. I absolutely love Hobo, this is my third one and they are consistently well made. The color is beautiful, the pockets are well thought out and the size is perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 20, 2015

Anonymous

from Wichita, KS

I love this bag! The leather is soft and relatively lightweight. There are plenty of pockets, but not too many. The top slip hidden pocket is perfect for a cell phone. The only thing I would change is that I would prefer the straps a little wider. I have gotten many compliments on it, and I love the ice blue color.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 30, 2015

Nola l

from Crescent City

Ok, so I love the purse itself - the leather is very soft and the pockets are functional. I can carry a lot of stuff without the bag looking bulky or heavy. My only disappointment - and it's a minor one - is that instead of the cool pink swirly lining shown in the picture (which was one of the things that attracted me to the bag), the actual lining is a duller silver/brown/maroon leaf pattern. Blah. But since no one else sees that but me it's still a lovely bag.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 21, 2015

Marion M

from Pennsylvania

I love this purse! It is just the right size to hold everything I need without being huge. It has plenty of zippered pockets. The color is beautiful!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 12, 2015

Anonymous

from Tallahassee, FL

Being a connoisseur of purses, from Louis Vuitton to Coach bags, this Hobo is by far my very FAVORITE purse, ever! I've only owned it for a short while, but I am delighted I chose this style! The purse fits nicely on my shoulder with the thin straps, and the size is perfect for holding many items. I love the outside pockets, as well. If you decide to purchase this style of Hobo, I promise you'll be beyond pleased!

Brands I'd also recommend: I am actually enjoying my 3rd Hobo wallet in the Lauren style.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 3, 2015

Katie D

from Washington DC

Once again, Hobo scores a home run. The contrasting trim and detailed stitching sets is apart from a standard issue black handbag. The leather is soft and the lining adds a bit of pop. I would definitely recommend this to friends!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 19, 2015

Joyce

from Leander, TX

Love this purse! The leather is soft and supple. The red color is beautiful, bright, and true. And the style is functional and beautiful. I wish the strap was a tiny bit longer to make it just that much more convenient for getting over my shoulder, but it's not bad.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brighton

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 16, 2015

Purse

 

Love this purse! I have read some reviews saying this purse is smaller than expected I want to say this is exactly the perfect sized purse not too big or small it can hold an iPad and still have room for a large wallet and more. Definitely not as big as a tote. Just a nice size purse. Very soft attractive and stylish. I have the snake skin looking one because I am tired of black. It's worth every penny in any color.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 14, 2015

YOLO

 

I love the style of the bag. The black color is the best. The bag is very smart. I am using this bag. I got this bag as a gift for my birthday.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 15, 2014

Anonymous

 

As advertised! This purse is a great size. As noted in other comments, the bottom does tend to droop, but it doesn't bother me. High quality leather, beautiful color and perfect pockets including the outer cell phone pocket. Overall, I'm extremely happy with the purse and Zappos and if I had the decision to make over again, I wouldn't change a thing.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 23, 2014

Vicki S

from Endicott, NY

This is exactly what I wanted! Supple, soft buttery leather, not stiff at all. Large enough to hold what I need but not too bulky.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 8, 2014

Jacqueline C

from Forest, Virginia

I love this bag. It is a good color and made from nice soft leather. The interior is great; I can actually find things. It has ample pockets both inside and outside. I would buy this again.

Brands I'd also recommend: Coach

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 31, 2014

Anonymous

from Pismo Beach, CA

Love this Hobo, blue is my black this season. Was a little disappointed in size, but quality and beauty and all the different compartments, definitely make up for the size! Hobo buyer for life!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 21, 2014

Shannon M

from Lynchburg, VA

I love this new Hobo bag. The front compartment is large enough for my keys so they don't end up lost in the bottom and then the back cell phone pocket is great for the same reason. Very functional all around. I do agree with the other reviews that the bottom sags but I love it so much I am keeping it. Perfectly fits everything I carry.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brighton

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 26, 2014

Anonymous

from Manama, Bahrain

I love this purse. It is spacious without looking giant. I love the many slip and zip pockets, as I have to carry various items that need to be separated. The straps are long enough to hang comfortably on the shoulder, and it's easy to get into the purse (while still hanging on your shoulder). The leather is not stiff at all, and the bag sits upright when placed on the floor. Overall, it's a great bag!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 29, 2014

Anna

from Silver Spring, MD

I love this bag! A couple days after purchasing it, a random kid in the grocery store spilled some unidentifiable juice all over me and the bag. I was worried it would leave spots but the bag dried perfectly clean. As a mom-to-be, I love that it won't attract stains and stretches to fit quite a lot more than many bags of the same dimensions. Go ahead, you should get it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 29, 2014

Anonymous

from Champaign, Illinois

This bag is awesome. Not only is the color fantastic, but the size and weight are perfect for those of us who want room but not an overnight bag to carry every day. Typical Hobo quality in every aspect of this bag!

Brands I'd also recommend: Coach

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 21, 2014

Anonymous

from Sarasota, Florida

This is a great bag. How could a smallish bag contain so much? Leather is very nice.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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