Calling all Velo owners!!! I need your help!

shayna07

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Jan 26, 2013
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I am purchasing a new Bal bag this week. I love the velo and already have a
City. I do not live near a store that I can go in to try the bag on.

I'm worried about the length of the velo strap. I know it is adjustable now but I want it to hit my hip when I wear it crossbody which is the main reason I would purchase the velo. I am 5"7. Can anyone give any imput as to where the bag falls on you with your height?




Thank you!
 
I'm not going to be much help since I am 5'0" and don't own one, but I have done a *bunch* of research on the length of the crossbody strap.

From what I had seen, those who were 5"5 and taller were ideal heights for the long strap, and it fell at a very natural spot. I'll try to see if I can find any links for you.

I looked at the Velo Club, Velo Reference and then also had just searched "Velo Strap"
 
Jul 19, 2010
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I'm pretty much 5"7 and a half and it's perfect the way it came, which is on the second shortest hole (there's 3 spaces for the strap- it's adjustable)!!

Here's a pic of the front of the strap where the holes/spaces are, the last one is behind on the other side
 

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Jul 19, 2010
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Canada
I'm not going to be much help since I am 5'0" and don't own one, but I have done a *bunch* of research on the length of the crossbody strap.

From what I had seen, those who were 5"5 and taller were ideal heights for the long strap, and it fell at a very natural spot. I'll try to see if I can find any links for you.

I looked at the Velo Club, Velo Reference and then also had just searched "Velo Strap"
The velo is great for my height and it's such a perfect style, this is one of my first velos and I love it so much, I think I'll be buying the velo style for the next while. Perfect for me ( 5"7 1/2)
 

shayna07

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Jan 26, 2013
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Tennessee
Thank you for l the input ladies! I have decided to purchase an ultraviolet city instead! I love the city style! Hope to have the bag by end of this week! Thanks again!
 
Mar 27, 2012
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You should be fine with your height! Personally, I think it is too long but I'm 5"2 and the bag sits too low for me unfortunately. However, I plan on punching additional holes to adjust because it sits so awkwardly to the point that I don't like wearing it.
 

Izzy48

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Jul 25, 2013
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amandacasey gave you good advice. I am 5'9" and mine hits just on my hip perfectly. I think you will love it.
 

Ana B

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lovin' the tropics
I'm 5'6 and it drops right below my waist a bit. I did notice that it tends to look bulky when I load it with stuff so it makes my lower part look heavy. I've been using it for travel just to free my hands. I need this specially when I have to carry my kids around. But, since I put diapers, wallet, wipes, keys, etc. in it, I did notice that the edging on the leather where the metal rings for the long strap is attached has peeled and is damaged. Uh oh...
 

cat1967

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The adjustment strap does nothing really. It doesn't shorten it but for you it can give length. Not that you will need it though. I am 5.4 and the Velo falls below my hip. I love this style.