R. Riveter bag review. Read what I think about their Hopper and the company’s mission.
- What Made Me Want to Review a R. Riveter Hopper bag?
- What Is the Story behind R. Riveter Bags and Accessories?
- Great Craftmanship, Quality, and Interior Compartments
- What Fits Inside?
- Excellent Price-Performance Ratio
- Another Thing to Like about R. Riveter bags
- For Whom Would the Hopper Be Perfect?
- R. Riveter Bag Review in a Nutshell
Disclosure: Ad. The purse is a sample of my choice from R. Riveter. The post is not endorsed by them. I wrote it entirely myself and it represents my own 100% honest opinion.
The minimalist design of the Hopper caught my eyes, when I was looking for a small summer bag. The little halfmoon-shape lets this zipper pouch stand out in the crowd of small canvas summer purses. The only “embellishments” are plate, a yellow ribbon, and a fabric piece with printed numbers.
The plate immediately reminded of my husband’s dog-tag, while the yellow ribbon, and fabric piece made me curious. These pieces evoke an association with the military.
And indeed, there is a tight connection to the armed forces. Military service member have to move every 2-3 years. Consequently, their spouses who want to stay in the work force, have to find a new job each time.
Military spouses Lisa Bradley and Cameron Cruse started Riveter built on the American ideal that the combination of opportunity, innovation, and determination will create positive impact. As demand for their hand-made bags grew, so did the team.
Today, the company provides mobile, flexible income to military spouses. The military spouses make the parts and pieces where ever their significant other is stationed. Each spouse does their part to assemble the products.
It is my understanding that the success of the company roots in the opportunity that their workers can earn an income and perform their work in a team from where ever they are. Being able to work elevates them as individuals as well as a collective, and supports our troops.
When I unpacked the pouch, I was surprised that the fabric and zipper are of the same quality as used in the armed forces for the rucksacks, and other bags. I don’t know what I was expecting for the interior, but I was positively impressed. The pouch has a striped lining, a zipper compartment, and two pockets to hold a phone and keys or other small items. As a result, the bag keeps you well organized.
All seams are accurate. The bag shows great craftsmanship that doesn’t have to hide when compared to much more expensive bags. Therefore, in my opinion, a much higher price than the $110 would be justified for the Hopper.
Note that it is also available in a bold print or color.
The bag is very versatile to style due to its minimalist design (see photos). Therefore, and because of its military-quality material, it will stand the wear and tear of time. As a result, the cost-per-wear will go below $1 over its tenure in a wardrobe. This is my criterion for a thumbs up.
I also believe that the bag might become even more special once it distresses over the years.
I love that the R. Riveter bags are named after women in history who served the community and made an impact on the world. The featured bag honors Grace Hopper who developed a new computer language that later was known as COBOL.
Women who want to support women will like this pouch not only because of its versatility to style, but also because the purchase empowers military spouses to have an income of their own.
The Hopper is a Must-have for women who like to pack light. When going on vacation it can serve as a cosmetics bag in your baggage. At the location, the pouch can serve as a crossbody mini-bag at day, and as a clutch at night.
Everyone who likes the R. Riveter mission and/or wants to support our troops, this pouch should be on the radar as a great, affordable gift idea.
I can recommend this pouch without reservation to my family and friend. You can order the bag online and use the code HIGHLATITUDESTYLE at checkout to save, or buy it in the R. Riveter stores of major cities.
The R. Riveter Hopper is a high quality, priceworthy minimalist bag. This versatile to style, practical bag is assembled in the US by military spouses. Browse their collection of bags and accessories for your bag on a mission, and use the code HIGHLATITUDESTYLE at checkout to save.
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Photos of me: G. Kramm
Other photos: N. Mölders
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