Rated 5 out of 5 by VBisMakingMeBaroque Ultimate Travel Bag
This is AWESOME for traveling ! Plenty of pockets and so spacious. Used this when our family of 4 traveled by plane, this was my carry on ! PERFECT ! I was able to pack snacks, a blanket, magazines, my wallet, travel pillow.... And plenty of room leftover ! The straps are wide and comfortable. The breakaway zipper made it nice to leave open when everyone was reaching in to get their things and to zip closed, when walking through the airport and when stored under the airplane seat.
March 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by eml6824 Versatile! (Grad student, teacher, traveler)
First of all, I have quite the reputation for carrying around large purses because I have so much stuff. This bag rocks! I am a graduate student and I am able to fit several textbooks, binders, wallet, makeup bag, lunchbox, pencil bag, keys, sunglasses, cell phone, calculator, etc. in this tote. It's especially great for days when I am on campus for 8+ hours. As a teacher, I can also fit everything I need for work. I have traveled with this bag and it makes a great carry-on, especially for those who over pack like me. This bag is excellent quality and holds up well under weight. Basically, it can hold as much as you yourself can carry (and are able to lift.) As other reviewers have said, it is quite large. I often get comments such as "That bag is so huge I can fit you in there." (I am a little over 5 feet tall.) I also have received several compliments on the quality of the bag and the aesthetics from both men and women (color: Portobello Road). A friend of mine (she is a grad student, teacher, and mother of 3) loved my bag so much that she bought her own! I would definitely recommend this to anyone has a lot of stuff!
April 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TeacherLady72 Workin' it!
I'm a third grade teacher and I recently have been on a quest for the perfect work bag. I used a large Tic Tac Tote for a long time, but it was looking a little sad and I wanted a replacement. I found this after trying a few different things.
I was afraid it would be too huge, but the size is great. It holds everything I need, including my lunch, my laptop, my stacks of papers to grade, and my water bottle. It has great pockets. I love the outside pockets for my wallet and phone. It is super organized.
It is also beautiful. I have two, one in Java Blue, and one in Peacock. They are lovely, and make me happy when I look at them. The colors match much of what I wear. So far I have only carried the JB one, but the Peacock one will get a turn soon.
I also plan to use these to travel and to go to the beach. Such a great bag deserves to go places!
in short, don't let the size scare you. This is a wonderful, versatile bag that I plan to use for a long time. Thanks, Vera Bradley!
March 24, 2011