Recently Ebags had the Convertible Crossbody bag on sale for 20% off, plus Ebates had double cash back, so I decided to buy one! I have loved my Two Way Tote, so I thought that I would love the Convertible Crossbody just as much...but I didn't. It seems like a great bag, it just isnt for me...see why below.
The Convertible Crossbody is taller than the Two Way Tote.
The two way tote is a little wider
On the Convertible Crossbody the handles fold down.
But there are magnets that hold it down and on one side the magnets were moving around inside and they made the bag bunch up funny.
And then when you pull it back up, it is still bunched up. I think that it might just be a fluke, I dont like how the magnets dont seem secure inside. I could play around with it and get it to lay flat, but I dont want to have to mess with my bag every time I use it.
There is a slip in pocket on each side of the bag.
The Two Way Tote doesnt have any pockets outside, but the inside has three slip in pockets and a zipper pocket.
The Convertible Crossbody has three slip in pockets inside along with a zipper pocket.
The Two Way Tote has rolled handles and the Convertible Crossbody has flat pockets.
"magnets that hold it down and on one side the magnets were moving around inside and they made the bag bunch up funny."ReplyDelete
Mine does the same thing.
The magnets are hooking together inside to make it bunch like that. If you straighten the bag up when it is bunched you can feel the magnets break apart.Delete
Yes, like I said in the post, I understand that if you mess with handle you can get it to lay flat, I am just not willing to do that every time I pick up the bag.Delete
Thanks for this comparison review! As you know, I sent mine back too. I'm thinking of trying the Two Way Tote. Do you leave the long strap on when you carry it by the handles?ReplyDelete
I leave the strap long, because I mostly wear it as a crossbody bag. And It doesnt hang that much lower than the bag when I am carrying the handles, so it has worked out fine so far like that.Delete
I love the 2 way tote. I checked out both in the store and went with the 2 way tote for most of the reasons you listed ... 2 way tote is nice without outside pockets and no bunchy magnetic handles to worry about.ReplyDelete
I leave my shoulder strap on when I carry it by the handle, it is super convenient to have both options. You can even make it a cross body if you lengthen the strap so it is kind of a 3 way tote :)
Love the review! Too bad there are so many problems with this style. Good idea just not designed well. I don't like the Two Way Tote because there is no outside pocket. I like the outside pocket for my phone. I like the rolled handles. Oh well will keep looking at the other styles. Laura is still for me!ReplyDelete
I love my convertible crossbody in plum crazy, but now that I read your review, my next one will definitely be the two-way tote! What a great style!ReplyDelete
I personally love my Convertible Crossbody in Go Wild. I tried it on with all my things inside of it at the store, and I fell in love. I actually prefer that the handles fold down. One of the girls at the store even showed me how I could slip the handles into the two outside pockets whenever I'm just using it as a crossbody. I didn't like the two way tote because of the rolled handles. They bothered me whenever I would wear it as a crossbody.ReplyDelete
I have the two way tote in Jazzy Blooms and enjoy it. I did a review on it on YouTube. I do wish there was a pocket on the outside for a cell. I looked at the convertible crossbody and decided against it because I didn't care for the top the folds down. I found it strange and time consuming.ReplyDelete
I am busting my midnight blues convertible crossbody out for the first time today...ReplyDelete
I actually really like my Convertible CB in midnight blues! I've been using it for a couple weeks now. The handles are odd but in general I love the look of the bag, especially in this pattern. I also think it's very functional. The magnets are also good and I haven't had any trouble. Still haven't tried the Two Way Tote...I'm sure I will soon enough. :)ReplyDelete
I actually have both bags exactly as in your pictures. Jazzy Blooms Convertible Cross body and English Rose Two Way Tote and though I love both bags I do favor my Two Way Tote. I carry a lot most the time and need room to spare somy Two Way Tote has been super handy!!! I plan to get another one this March.ReplyDelete