This sturdy leather purse has loads of room for all of the things you need to travel with, like an umbrella, passport wallet, water, maps, notebook computer, camera, cell phone, makeup, change of clothes, etc. It has two detachable narrow but deep pockets perfect for an umbrella or water bottle, and two more smaller detatchable pockets for a cell phone, small camera, tissues, or meds. There is a big, deep pocket in the back, a zippered pouch under the buckled down flap, and another zippered pouch inside the main zippered compartment.
The shoulder strap is 2 1/4 inches wide to spread out the weight, and it has a double prong brass buckle to change the length of the shoulder strap so it can go across your body, or over just one arm. The top flap buckles down securely with two beautiful hinged buckles.
Mary took this purse on a whirlwind trip in April, 2011 (7 countries in 11 days!). They went from Germany to France (in Paris it's security features thwarted would be pick pockets!), all over England, a short side trip to Dublin, explored Northern Wales, Scotland, back to England, then through Belgium and back to Germany. It held up great and everything she needed was handy and organized. She couldn't have been more pleased with how well this travel bag performed.