Question for people who own or have played with the Hobo style

Becca4277

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Has anyone noticed that the zipper on the Hobo's does not open and close smoothly? I just received my black hobo w/SGH (gorgeous combo!) and the zipper is a touch awkward, as compared to my day bags (very smooth). I remember when I still owned the sandstone hobo, I thought the same thing. Do you think it is a defect in the batch or am I just being too picky?
 
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I find that a lot of crescent shaped hobo styles have difficulty zipping smoothly, though I have never tried Balenciaga's.
 

RealDealCollection

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I think it's likely an individual piece issue rather than batch. You might want to try rubbing a little bee's wax candle on the teeth and see if that loosens & smooths the action.

I've got a Marine Giant Hobo that I've used quite a bit and never noticed anything funky with the zipper. Although I just now tried it and I'd say it feels a little "tight" but the action is smooth, just a little slower.
 

pursemania

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I noticed this, too - but the zipper is completely different than on my RH bals, much larger "teeth" and rougher to the touch. I think it coordinates with the GH - like purplekicks says above, the shape may also have something to do with it. I've gotten used to it.
 

lolaluvsu

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i absolutely agree with pursemania. my days in rh are so easy to open and the hobo and days in gh are a bit tough. i have considered only buying rh now. yes, i find it that annoying.
 

ROMIE-OMIE

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You read my mind! Just today I received a Cinnamon SGH Hobo and thought the exact same thing! The zipper is awkward, though I don't always zip mine. My main concern is whether or not I even like the Hobo style!!!
 

ahertz

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I agree with purse and lola -- I think zippers on GH bags are not as smooth as RH bags, probably due to their size.

Off to try Corey's bee's wax recommendation...
 

pursemania

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I think if you didn't have a day bag to compare it to, you probably wouldn't have noticed. But if you don't like the style, that is another matter.
 

Becca4277

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For me I love the style and color combo; especially the "fit" of the hobo. It sits nicely on my shoulder and is so sharp with the silver HW. I think the zipper thing will just have to be considered a minor annoyance to enjoy this bag.
 

rollergirl

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I love the style, but have also noticed that the big zipper takes a little more effort. The angle of pulling due to the shape of the bag seems to contribute, too.
 

CoutureObsessed

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When I first got my 07 Day RH in September I noticed that the zipper was a pretty stiff and ackward, but it has gotten better with use. I just this week got an 07 GGH Hobo and the zipper on that bag is actually a little better, so it may also depend on the individual bag.
 
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