This original article was first published here: The Maxwell Scott Flero Medium Bag – Review After Six Years Of Use
We received a Maxwell Scott Flero Medium bag way back in 2015 for review. And after its six-year anniversary, I thought it would be great to have another review of how it has endured. The Maxwell Scott Flero Medium certainly has been on one huge adventure since then. I have used it for hotel stays, heading to the gym and weekend travel adventures.
My wife has also used it for storing her shoes and carrying what most women love to carry? My wife is Italian and owns many luxury bags from Italy. So for her to grab this bag, highlights the quality and design.
Made In Italy Leather
I have many Italian leather bags and I find the quality of leather varies. After five years on and off use, I am impressed with how the bag still looks, both inside and out.
The YKK zip quality is very robust and has withstood many years of opening and closing. The hardware is still looking in pristine condition and the secure twin buckle straps ensure that my belongings are safe from landing on the reception floor. It is a great call to action to make sure I strap the buckles in. It looks odd walking with the straps open hence why I like it.
The gold buckles still look brilliant, this is important because it is part of the stylish design of the bag. The stitching is excellent and works for durability as well. The bag is heavy and therefore handled lots of weight over the years. Including many high heels, makeup and belts.
For me, my gym is all about image. So when heading to the gym I like to showcase the bag. I throw in my swimming kit and clean set of clothes. I also like to throw in my trainers. I often get comments about how stylish my gym bag is. The metal feet at the base still looks, great and I like this hardware because it keeps the leather from being torn. The versatility of this bag suits my lifestyle. So after work out, I like to walk out using the robust handles. Been able to detach the shoulder strap is important for me simply for it’s a blokes way of showing how tough he and his bag is. Gyms are all about showing off a man and his bag most of the time.
I have reviewed many hotels since 2015. When entering any four or five-star hotel, my bag image is essential for marketing and my overall confidence. The bag has to earn its trust when packing my essentials. This back is a great weekend bag, I stored enough items for two days. Because there are no dedicated compartments I can throw as much I can in the bag. I love the dual floor-to-floor zip as I can place many extra items with ease when packing. When walking into the hot I want to feel comfortable which works due to the adjustable/detachable luxury Italian leather shoulder straps.
The internal zipped pocket to separate my essentials, like car keys, house keys, phone charges and wallets is very important. When I have chosen no to use it, I have left myself in awkward situations pulling out my wardrobe to find where the keys are. I am so impressed with the leather tanning of this bag.
I also review luxury cars and a man’s bag status is very important when turning up to car reviews. All us men look at each other’s bags when checking into the hotels across Europe. Because the leather attachments on the zip are all still intact and the bag looks better with wear. I feel confident in carrying it in front of businesspeople.
We do compare bags at the reception area. I find it fits into small compartments when my car is being fully loaded. If I choose, it looks very stylish left at the back seat of the car for anyone peeking into some Audi‘s I have reviewed.
Thanks for creating a truly quality bag that unless it gets stolen will last the full 25 years guarantee. My wife is literally packing her gym kit in it as we speak. Yes, men do ask me when I pull out her make-up bag, am I reviewing makeup for men too?
Details of Flero Medium
- Where to buy: www.maxwellscottbags.com/men/travel/luxury-leather-luggage
- Price: £711
- Secure twin buckle straps
- Floor to floor wide zip opening
- Adjustable, detachable shoulder strap
- Metal feet to base
- Capacity: 38 Litres (cabin size)
- Dimensions: 51 x 29 x 25 cm (width, height, depth)
- Weight: 2.1 kg
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