The Tharpe is my all time favorite bag made by Hayden-Harnett who introduced the design in Fall 2007. It drapes gracefully, has the most comfortable straps and it has just the right number of pockets. They just recently reintroduced it in their line of reissues and the closest color is Phantom Pebble – a darker grey with a slight sheen to it. I should be able to do a comparison of the old and new Tharpes in a couple of weeks.
Thought I’ve owned this bag forever I only recently have taken it out a spin. Here’s what the Tharpe can hold –
in the back half – an e reader plus 2 pouches.
In the front section – glasses case, wallet, notepad. In the cell pockets – pens + pill case, card case.
In the exterior underflap pocket – smartphone.