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Hobo Friar Reviews

64 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

70%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

6%Rated 2 stars

3%Rated 1 stars

58 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/8/14
Overall Rated:4 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This is my first Hobo and overall I'm pleased. It's a perfect size, I think. I'm a big Coach fan, but find them to usually be quite heavy to lug around. This purse is not like that at all! It's quite roomy for lots of stuff, but still has a sleek and light appearance and feel. It opens wide to see all the content and not so deep that you have to dig around for things. I got the mint color, which is quite a departure for me I'm not big on buying purses in off colors b/c I like for them to blend with most outfits, particularly when they are this expensive. But I'm getting used to it and the color is very pretty. The purse fits nicely over the shoulder and is also easy to carry by the long slim handles which are great. The leather is soft and luxurious. The bottom is not firm or reinforced, so it sags a little when picked up, but it stays upright when set down on a flat surface. If you watch the video, there's a little slot on the outer back that works great for a work badge or to tuck a credit card because it's convenient to grab but safely tucked away also. May sound like a dumb thing to comment on, but I need an access badge for work and never having to dig for it in my purse is a big plus! Nice purchase.

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6 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 59 Friar Hobo Reviews

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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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January 12, 2015

Anonymous

from Jersey

I had high hopes because this bag fulfills my laundry list of features flat straps (not rolled), long enough drop to wear on the shoulder, but not too long to wear on the elbow. Interior and exterior pockets. I didn't like how skinny the straps are and how they attach to the bag. My friend said, "The straps make it go a little bit Sophia Petrillo." There's something "old lady" about them. Also, there's no hardware to speak of. It's missing any kind of flair or style. Maybe that's why it looks mumsy. The lack of structure in the bottom is also an issue. One saggy bottom is enough for me.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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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July 25, 2017

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Erin

from Vallejo

This is my 5th Hobo bag. I love the shape and color. Best feature is the cell phone pocket on the outside of the bag. It's stylish and roomy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

 

July 12, 2017

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Krista

from Texas

I love the size and shape of the Friar! I have always been a Hobo fan because of the sleek look and the beautiful leather (when I leave my purse in the car, it fills my car with that wonderful leather smell!). The purse is not very deep, so it makes finding things super simple. There are also ample pockets, pouch and zippered, that makes purse organization a cinch. The purse does stand upright but does not have a lot of support on the bottom on its own. This doesn't bother me, but I was curious about it when I purchased it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 23, 2017

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Anonymous

 

This is a wonderful bag, the quality is outstanding. The pockets on the outside are a great size for phone and keys etc. my only complaint and it's small one is the length of the double straps. It's a little short for me getting on and off the shoulder is a tight fit. Otherwise I love love this handbag!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 21, 2017

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Anonymous

from Houston

This has become my go to bag! It's big enough to carry when traveling, but small enough to be an every day bag. The outside pocket is great for cords, earbuds, and/or keys, and there are plenty of interior slot pockets.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 30, 2017

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Evelyn

from New York

This handbag is absolutely beautiful, but you would think that on any holiday the price could go down a little and I see that zappos has not done that.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 6, 2017

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Anonymous

 

Soft leather and a perfect size

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 26, 2017

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Debi

from Kansas City, MO

The HOBO Friar shoulder bag is the best purse EVER! I am 5 feet 1 inch tall, and it fits me perfectly. The outside slip pocket is deep. It can hold a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses. I really like that the purse has a zipper closure. Inside, there is a large zipper compartment that can hold a good sized wallet. There are 5 slip pockets of varying useful sizes. The main section of the purse can accommodate a LOT of stuff. I already own this purse in black, navy, purple and saddle color. I just ordered ordered it in fuchsia, pale green and linen. This purse is THAT useful. If I had to offer any criticism, I would say that the outside zipper pocket doesn't hold that much. However, I completely recommend this purse. It is definitely worth $238.00. Anyone who purchases it will get a lot of use from it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 23, 2017

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Jamie

from Califormia

Hobo, my absolute favorite handbag and wallets. I have two handbags, one of which is the Friar I've carried designer handbags for years. Four years ago I was in an accident that left me with a bad shoulder, at that time i knew I had to find a different handbag as every.one of them that I owned were heavy without anything in them. That's when I came across hobo. The price is very reasonable, gorgeous leather and most importantly for me was the weight of hobo. I love the friar as the design keeps everything in place (nothing like searching for stuff stuck in the corner!) I carry my hobo "Rachel" wallet, iPhone, make-up bag, sunglasses, sometimes my iPad and always a lockbox key (bulky) for work. It fits perfectly over my shoulder and have yet to hurt my shoulder from the weight. I just purchased the Monika and also have quiet a few wallets, just because I love different wallets and change them up. I have never had to send a Product back but between the warranty of hobo and Zappos its defiantly worth it to try them out.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 11, 2017

DIANNE

from Georgia

This style is my favorite of all the handbags I've ever owned. I'm 4'11 1/2". It's just the right size for. The weight is great, not heavy at all. The leather is gorgeous! Thank You for the Friar style. Please don't discontinue the design.

Brands I'd also recommend: Just Hobo & their accompanying wallets, etc.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 10, 2017

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Martha S

from Texas

Hobo is a classic. You may get tired of it and switch to a different style but you will come back to your Hobo. The quality is amazing and the leather is like butter.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 21, 2017

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Karen

from Arizona

This is my third hobo.....they last for a very long time with heavy use. The leather is soft but stands up to daily abuse. It is not heavy like other leather bags. I like the pockets. Versatile style to dress up or down.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 4, 2017

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Anonymous

 

I received this bag for Xmas and I love it! This is the second hobo purchase for me and the brand has replaced coach for sure . The bag itself is beautiful ( I got it in blue) and it is very functional with all the pockets !

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 8, 2016

Anonymous

from Maryland

Absolutely beautiful, great color and leather feels so nice. Excited to carry it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 24, 2016

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Anonymous

 

Love this handbag. It is smaller then it looks on the "model" wearing it in the picture, but was the exact size I was looking for. It is perfect. Four inside pockets and even a small pocket for pens, and the zippered pocket on the lower outside is larger than it looks. Structured well (doesn't collapse and make it difficult to find things when unzipped) I have been searching for a Hobo handbag for awhile, and so glad I found this one. I have 2 Hobo wallets, and love those too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 20, 2016

Anonymous

from South Carolina

I love this bag. It's just a bit larger than I prefer, but it will hold a book or ipad when necessary. That's convenient. I like the simple, unembellished design. Too many purses are overwhelming for a smaller person. The color's a great shade of orange. I have several Hobo bags, and this is a favorite already.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 9, 2016

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

Love this bag! Beautiful and functional inside and out! I have had it in many colors and the royal blue is the most recent in my collection. Only downfall is that the leather scratches easily but Hobo lovers already know this. ;)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 17, 2016

JoAnn

from South Carolina

I own this in Henna and absolutely love it. The bag will fit over a shoulder if I want to carry it that way. The phone pocket is perfection, the color is rich and this bag is my favorite and was worth the price.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 1, 2016

A. B

 

This bag may to small but it holds everything, it will suprise you. Very soft leather and light weight, with lots of compartments for all. Looks good.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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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