I carry this purse often. It fits everything, is easy to get in and out of and has a very durable fabric. The only thing I will say is that the fabric being so rough will pill up more delicate sweaters or shirts that you are wearing on your lower back/side with the rubbing while you walk. I love so much I bought as a gift for my sister too after she noticed how nice it was.
I bought this purse in black for my mom and the Lucy Tote Deluxe in Fuchsia for my sister for Christmas. I got tired of my my mom complaining that every purse she gets is destroyed in 2-6 months, so I decided that I would get her a purse that she could beat the crud out of someone and still look fashionable. I consulted with my sister on whether or not to buy this for my mom because she's the "purse expert" and said that the fuchsia one was "lit" so I got her that one for Christmas too, when she got it she said that she was hoping that I got it for her and was glad I did . My mom and my sister LOVE their purses, it's been 4 months and both purses look BRAND NEW still, they wipe clean, are very durable, and have a ton of space. My mom has requested that I get her one in every color for the next couple years, needless to say, very happy customer!
I actually want to give this 4.5 stars. First off, I have to say I love the bag. It is almost perfect. It is large enough to fit all of my stuff, plus the big internal zippered pocket is perfect to fit some of my mommy gear (diapers, wipes, bandaids, etc...) I also love the smaller pockets that can fit my cell phone, pens, and other stuff too. Plus, the little hidden pocket in the front is cool too.
The one minor complaint I have has to do with the concealed carry pocket. The pocket itself is really cool and very discreet, almost invisible, which is awesome. However, the purse did not come with a holster. The inside of the pocket does have some kind of soft Velcro lining, but the purse did not come with a holster.
Luckily, I have a holster that I had from another CC purse that has Velcro on it that I am using. But, since the purse is pretty costly, 5.11 should include a holster with the purse to keep the weapon in place.
I would still recommend the bag. It is very nice.