Please reassure me: are the straps on an LV sturdy?

HisWifeTheirMom

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Jun 19, 2009
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Specifically the Delightful? I have the MM, haven't used it yet. This is going to sounds crazy, and for that I apologize. I put my things in it a few times at home to try it out. I work in law enforcement, so I tend to carry a certain metal object in my bag (in a holster, hope no one is offended) and it can weigh the bag down. I have never owned an LV before nor had a coated canvas bag before, only leather. The material is so lightweight, I am almost scared of it! Please reassure me that LV coated canvas is pretty durable and I won't ruin it with a somewhat heavy bag.
 

scaredycat

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I am not sure about the Delightful, but the Neverfull is designed to hold 200 lbs (apparently).
The NF has 2 skinny straps. I would think the Delightful with wider straps will be OK as well? Unless there is some physics behind the NF design that is making it capable of holding such a heavy load.
 

wigglytuff

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I don't know about the delightful, but I have the speedy 30, and Brooklyn pm and my wife has the beauborg and we both really stuff our bags! I have carried 4 bottles of wine in the speedy with no problem!
 

HisWifeTheirMom

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I am not sure about the Delightful, but the Neverfull is designed to hold 200 lbs (apparently).
The NF has 2 skinny straps. I would think the Delightful with wider straps will be OK as well? Unless there is some physics behind the NF design that is making it capable of holding such a heavy load.

I was actually considering the NF but kind of afraid the straps will not be as comfortable. My bag isn't any heavier than it would be if you had a book in it. But still, probably heavier than what I see many women carry. But I have to say, the canvas feels so much better than the usual leather bags I am used to!
 

scaredycat

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I was actually considering the NF but kind of afraid the straps will not be as comfortable. My bag isn't any heavier than it would be if you had a book in it. But still, probably heavier than what I see many women carry. But I have to say, the canvas feels so much better than the usual leather bags I am used to!

That is my hesitation on the NF as well. I only use totes for travel and of course I tend to load them up. Kinda ironic that the bag is designed for heavy loading but is uncomfortable at that point.

I guess the Delightful owners can chime in on how heavy they load their bags and what are their experiences. I am curious to know as well because I am wishing/waiting for this bag to come out in Azur!
 

joyceluvsbags

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I have the Delightful mm and I also carry a certain metal object I put it in the back pocket no problem. Also have used this bag as my carryon on my trip to LA from FL stuffed it with bottled waters 2 magazines a jacket, large wallet, a ton of makeup and my bag is still intact. So don't worry. I also have the NF and when I overstuff it it does hurt but this bag is built to hold alot due to the stitching that holds the handles. That's what I was told anyway!
 

HisWifeTheirMom

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Jun 19, 2009
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I have the Delightful mm and I also carry a certain metal object I put it in the back pocket no problem. Also have used this bag as my carryon on my trip to LA from FL stuffed it with bottled waters 2 magazines a jacket, large wallet, a ton of makeup and my bag is still intact. So don't worry. I also have the NF and when I overstuff it it does hurt but this bag is built to hold alot due to the stitching that holds the handles. That's what I was told anyway!

Thanks so much! DH and I are getting smaller, lighter off-duty pieces to carry soon, so I won't have to carry around this heavy thing for long but I just wanted to be sure that I wouldn't hurt my new baby!
Thank you! I feel so much better now!
 

joyceluvsbags

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Thanks so much! DH and I are getting smaller, lighter off-duty pieces to carry soon, so I won't have to carry around this heavy thing for long but I just wanted to be sure that I wouldn't hurt my new baby!
Thank you! I feel so much better now!

Aww Im glad I was able to help. Yea don't worry the large strap helps alot. Mine is a micro desert eagle a little lighter that what you carry but don't worry it can take it. Canvas is really strong the only thing I would be concerned about in the future about 5 years or so with constant use would be the threading that holds the gold rings to the bag. Worst case that's am easy fix but again that's years away!
 
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I have the Delightful mm and I also carry a certain metal object I put it in the back pocket no problem. Also have used this bag as my carryon on my trip to LA from FL stuffed it with bottled waters 2 magazines a jacket, large wallet, a ton of makeup and my bag is still intact. So don't worry. I also have the NF and when I overstuff it it does hurt but this bag is built to hold alot due to the stitching that holds the handles. That's what I was told anyway!

You girls that carry this certain metal object are so cool! :cool:
 

jxwilliams

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Hey, I am in law enforcement too and carried my gun (yes I said it, lol) in the neverfull with no problems! I used a base shaper to help it keep it's shape. My "piece" is literally a mini cannon but I am looking at getting something a lot smaller/lighter for off duty like a keltec so I can put the holster in the side pocket or clip the holster on the side pocket. I think the delightful would be a lot more comfy than the neverfull because the strap is a lot wider.

I have always preferred canvas over leather bags for carrying. I feel it's easier to conceal and I never worry about my gun damaging my canvas bag. I used a Burberry coated canvas bag before LV and it was great too.
 

HisWifeTheirMom

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Thanks for your reply, Jxwlliams! I have only had leather bags before, which get to be so heavy. And honestly, now that I have my first LV, I seriously don't ever see myself going back!

I refrained from saying gun because I once conversed in a thread on another purse brand board and well, they quite literally freaked out that guns were being discussed and that we were ok with carrying them. I know many are very sensitive to the issue, but well, it is a way of life in my house and I am perfectly fine with it.

My Delightful feels just fine with it, although I have to say, my Beretta is not small or light. We are getting new off-dutys soon and those will be much, much lighter. I just wanted to make sure I didn't damage my new bag since I am a total canvas newbie.

Thanks for all the great and understanding responses! I really do appreciate it!
 
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