Review of Mahina XL from 2008

charalis

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Feb 2, 2009
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Malaysia
Today, I would like to review a 9 year old Mahina XL.

Over the years, I would rotate with few bags.
When not in use, I would fill it up with old towels before I store it in the dust bag.

I would say I don't really need to 'baby' this bag much. The leather itself is very durable. Don't have to worry about rain or stain - just a wipe with wet wipes will do the job.
The leather handles are still good- no cracking so far.

The only setback is that the end stitches from the handle have come undone abit and minor crack on the glazing from one handle... I'm still ok with this. Would only refer back to LV when the stitching comes undone even more or if the glazing starts to peel off.

Overall, it's still a very good 9 year old bag.

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The signature slouch (empty)

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I like to leave them unlatch. Easier to access the bag.

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The handles- can still the little thread poking out.

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The side buckle strap has curled up abit

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The inside

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The bottom.

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A filled up bag
 

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Miss Krys

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I love hobos to death, always have, and kicked myself for missing out on this bag as well as the Galleria. You can just snip the threads on the handle and, to get that tab to lay flat again, deep-condition the leather before sandwiching it between two heavy hardcover books (I protect the cover of the books with an old cotton t-shirt or some paper towel). Allow to thoroughly dry - about 12-24 hours - and the tab should have straightened out.
 

MissRK_77

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Thanks for the post, I have the mahina xl in sand and I just love it. Nice to know it's still being carried. The leather is beautiful and hobo bags cannot get better than this.
 

charalis

O.G.
Feb 2, 2009
163
111
Malaysia
I love hobos to death, always have, and kicked myself for missing out on this bag as well as the Galleria. You can just snip the threads on the handle and, to get that tab to lay flat again, deep-condition the leather before sandwiching it between two heavy hardcover books (I protect the cover of the books with an old cotton t-shirt or some paper towel). Allow to thoroughly dry - about 12-24 hours - and the tab should have straightened out.
Thanks for the tips... will consider this when & if the threads begin to annoy me.

At the moment, the overall bag kinda makes me overlook the flaws... :smile: