British Mark VII Satchel
Date Added: Friday 05 August, 2011
by Brian N.
I'd been looking for a good bag to replace my original MK VII bag for a while now, as the ones I've had, had the same problem: they're 70 some years old and the O ring straps kept falling apart. So, I decided to retire my last bag before it fell apart completely and bought it here from Indy (his name is Indy, after all).
Ordered it, about a week and a half later, it shows up. I opened it and I got what I paid for: a good bag. It's the right size, shape, et al. The only downside is that it is not an olive green color like Mr. Ford slug around in Raiders and Temple, but more a deep khaki akin to Last Crusade and/or Crystal Skull (if I recall spotting correctly).
Being that you can get an exact bag online elsewhere for roughly the same price, I wouldn't see the harm in having two variants for this bag: a version A with the olive green seen in Raiders/Temple, and version B with the deep khaki in Last Crusade/Crystal Skull.
The reason I didn't just up and by another original MK VII bag was that I knew it was going to fall apart sometime in the future, not by wear, but just by time. It'd be an ideal world where you can get something that not only looked right (not saying that this isn't right or anything) but also lasted. Alas, as I've learned recently; you can't have your cake and eat it, too.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]