hardware durability

sdkitty

O.G.
Jan 16, 2006
22,548
20,552
San Diego
How well do the clasps on the outside pockets of MJ bags like Blake hold up? Has anyone had trouble with them? I always thought if I had a bag like this, I'd use the outside pocket for my cell phone. But now that I have one, and it's got that easy to access center compartment, I'm finding I'm using that more. That way I can keep the outside pocket closed and it looks nicer and also saves wear and tear on the clasp.
I just read a wonderful post about Diego taking care of a problem. That makes me feel assured. But if I can avoid having a problem with hardware, that would be even better.
 

tadpolenyc

O.G.
Sep 9, 2006
27,979
1
i've never had any issues with my pushlocks, and i open and close them a million times on a daily basis. since the pockets are so convenient, i keep all the things i need quick and easy access to like my cell phone, keys, metrocard, and chapstick in there. use away. they'll hold up.
 

Dawn

seriously?
Moderator
O.G.
Sep 2, 2006
26,292
1,345
United States
i agree that they are very durable. one of my wine stella pockets has some loose stitching, but it was well-loved before i bought it from ebay and i've used it a lot too. ;)
 

rorosity

O.G.
Jun 7, 2006
4,737
11
So. California
I never put things in the outside Blake pockets. I guess I should utilize them more often. I have always been kind of wary of using the pushlocks too often. If they are really that durable, I think I will start.
 

Luna

wheeeee
O.G.
Jan 19, 2006
4,766
140
nyc
i use the pushlock pockets on my stellas for lipgloss, gum, etc things that i use a lot during the day. i haven't had an issue with them breaking, though i do recall always running into the same girl on the subway platform with a stella... and the pushlocks were broken and the pockets were just flapping open. it broke my heart!