I am pretty clueless compared to most other PF'ers about LV. I actually did not really care for LV (SORRY, SORRY!!! ) Until I saw the Damier Speedy (in both colors--- can't wait for azur to come out!) and the Min Lin Speedy and now I am thinking I may have to purchase them! But, I was reading that the Min Lin bags aren't "coated?" What exactly is the coating? Is this bad? Also, is LV a bag I can take out in any weather and not really worry about it? I dont want to throw it down in the mud --- but it would be nice to have a bag I don't have to worry about rain/snow ruining. If you have anything else to add that I SHOULD know about LV-- enlighten me!