Amazing travel bag
This bag is unbelievable. I have been looking for a travel bag that could carry everything, travel well and of course not look like luggage. I finally had a chance to put this bag to the test this week and it did not disappoint. It held winter clothes for a six day trip including two chunky sweaters, a fleece, running gear, three pairs of shoes, all my toiletries and a hairdryer. All in one bag; I can't remember the last time I was able to do that but it's exactly what I had hoped for from this bag. Some of the reviews caution that the bag is so big it can be heavy and unwieldy when full. My bag was very full. I could still comfortably carry it by the handles over my shoulder but I can see how it could be over-packed. We drove, so I'm not sure how it would have held up as carry-on luggage. Overall though, I'm over the moon for this bag. I still can't believe it held every last bit of clothing, accessories and toiletries I needed for a week-long trip. It makes me giddy to think of what I could fill it with for a quick weekend trip. This bag makes me want to travel more just so I can use it. Love.
November 7, 2012
Perfect for traveling
I bought the grand traveler to use as my carry-on when I went to Europe and it was excellent! It stores under the seat in front of you so there was no need to deal with the overhead or anything. I would definitely recommend this bag to anyone! It's also perfect for short weekend trips!
December 4, 2013
I have bought many expensive brands of luggage and carry on bags but this by far. This bag has great space to pack for a weekend or a week, it has large pockets inside that allow you either put shoes or things you don't want to keep with clothes. I have it in the midnight blues and i can't tell you how many flight attendants compliment my bag upon entering the aircraft. The bag straps and over the shoulder strap make it very comfortable to carry regardless the weight. The soft material make the bag so much easier to handle for travel and putting in overhead bins on air crafts, The zipper is sturdy and easy to zip and unzip and the front flap is great for an ipad or e-reader. This bag aslo has an open flap in the back so you can slide it on a rolling luggage to keep it from sliding off if hung by handles like most people try to do. This bag rocks! Hope my review helps.
November 30, 2013
Beautiful and practical
I treated myself to the Grand Traveler and the Weekender in Midnight Blues for travel. These bags are beautiful and have great organization. I like the Midnight Blues color scheme, it goes with jeans, purple and black. I also got the tote, cosmetic accessory bags, sun glass case, and the silk scarf. The new Choo Choo case is a hard case for cosmetics. It is awesome to pack inside checked baggage. The cosmetics are protected from spilling into the clothes. After having to wash out makeup from white pants, I appreciate this new case and appreciate VB for offering it! Thanks to the reviewer that mentioned the magnetic closure on the Grand Traveler. The flap covers 2 great pockets; 1 wider than the other. But, it may very well demagnetize the credit/debit cards. That's not a chance I want to take. So, I will be aware of that fact when packing. Otherwise, the Weekender is smaller than the Grand Traveler. It depends on the length of your trip and whether you are flying or driving. Great bags that don't look like luggage. The sleeve fits well over the suitcase handle too. I prefer to put the VB bag on the suitcase, and then carry my wallet in a separate small crossbody bag. A bit pricey, but I got mine on sale!
November 25, 2013
GREAT DANCE BAG!
i received the large duffel in lilli bell and in the middle of the bag when ever there was stuff in the bag it would sag and would get very heavy! but then i went to my local vera bradley store and exchanged it for this bag. this bag is wonderful i use this as my dance bag and if fits everything perfectly. i love this bag so much!! if you are looking for something smaller then the weekender is good too it was a little too small for my purpose. i think that if you ar eloping for a carry on bag or a dance ebag then this is the bag for you!!!!!
November 24, 2013
Perfect Bag for Many Occasions
I am an avid Vera buyer and I did not think that there could be a 'better' bag than the weekender for quick getaways. But the Grand Traveler is the best!
I packed only this bag for a four-night cruise, and it held everything.
Love the outside pocket under the flap. Great for items you need to get to quickly, and the flap provides more security. Just a note of warning...any bag with a magnet...do not place your credit cards or transportation card (such as MetroCard) in a pocket that has a magnet. The strip on the cards may be affected by the magnets and your cards may not work in ATMS, bus etc, This happened to a friend of mine who used another Vera bag with a magnet. This is NOT the fault of a Vera bag, it is just the nature of any magnet and any magnetic strip on cards. Just be advised!
You will love this bag, and you will marvel at how much it will hold.
November 19, 2013
Good for the Intended Purpose
A lot of reviews state this is too large and cumbersome... With that being said, for those who need a larger bag than the weekender, and a little more structure & organization than the large duffel - this is the perfect bag.
I've used it for several weekend trips that I wanted to pack more than just basics and it was easy to manage, just a little awkward in a full or small hotel elevator.
October 15, 2013
Best Vera Purchase I have made!
Wow wow wow! I have this bag in Lime's Up and it is so bright and beautiful, I catch myself staring at it! :)
I asked for the bag for my birthday last year wanting to use it as an over night bag. I am so thrilled to say it is the best Vera purchase I have made and I use it for so much more than overnight. It makes a great bag for a 2-3 night stay, and is perfectly balanced between sizes. I don't feel like I am lugging a huge bag in for a sleepover, but also have plenty of room for all my junk for a weekend.
It has deep interior pockets that are great to pack underclothing, socks, etc. The outside pockets are easily accessible for my phone charger or a book.
Needless to say I am in love with this bag and recommend it to everyone!
September 2, 2013
Best Travel Bag
I donated my traditional luggage and needed travel bags that could pack many items with ease. I also have a toddler so the ability to wash Vera Bradley items sold me right away. They are durable and well made. This bag allows us to pack more stuff in our car compared to using traditional luggage.
August 8, 2013
Awesome travel companion
This bag is great! I got it as a Christmas Present in doodle daisy. It fit my Vera Bradley throw blanket, my Vera Bradley Home and Away Cosmetic, my Vera beach towel, a larger stuffed animal, bulky sweatshirt, teeshirts, shorts, pants, ect perfectly. I normally use the inside pockets for my underwear or perfume, smaller items I don't want lost. The outside pockets are handy for stuff you need in close reach or smaller items. I even used the outside larger flap pocket for a pair of flip flops and one of the taller ones on the back for my hairbrush. If you were traveling on a plane I wouldn't recommend using them. I've used this awesome travel companion for weekend trips to Canada, or to my boyfriends college, week long camping trips, and even just as an over night bag. I could also see it being used as a beach bag. It's very roomy and if you're one that travels a lot with a lot of items, I highly recommend this!!!
August 7, 2013