I don't think it's all that heavy. I think because of the way it sits under your arm. I think my blake is a whole lot heavier to carry because it sits lower and so it pulls on my shoulder more. If the chain is removed it is pretty light, but I love the whole chain thing going on so unless I plan on doing a lot of shopping with it, I'll leave the chain on. I thought it would feel a lot heavier than it does.it's so pretty and it looks great on you. you're making me want one! is it heavy?