Great for Travel and College
As a veteran traveler and a college teacher, I need to haul a lot of things around with me while I walk fairly long distances. This backpack is an excellent way to free up you hands while you walk and also to evenly distribute the weight of what you are carrying and still carry a fairly large purse. The description says it is petite but it is actually fairly roomy for a purse. I have fit a one liter bottle of water and a 12 oz bottle of soda in it along with my E-reader, my glasses case and all my regular purse items. The back pocket is excellent because you can put a good sized wallet and your passport in there and be pretty well protected from pickpockets while wearing the backpack on your back. It is also a sleek and nice-looking bag, like all VB bags.
January 23, 2011
Before I bought these backpacks, I wanted to see them in person, so I went to a store that sold the older patterns. For president's day it was 75% off! I was able to get 2 backpacks and 2 tech cases to match for under the price of 1 online. The size is perfect and though the outside pocket can't fit an ipad, it can fit a kindle. I think without the sale, I wouldn't of bought it because it is kind of pricy.
February 23, 2014
Disappointed with this one.
Not pleased with the current one...This is our third Vera Bradley back pack. While vacationing in Tennessee, we purchased our third back pack for the upcoming school year....new year...new supplies. This one seems to be coming apart at the seams. This is just the first semester and it is coming apart. Maybe the designers may want to try putting studs on the bottom to keep them up off the floor. For the price we paid for a "good back pack"...we could have purchased a cheap one if we knew we were going to have to replace it so soon. Will probably go back to an old one i guess. Don't think we will be purchasing another Vera Bradley. Just saying for the cost, it should last the whole school year --9 months long...not 4 1/2 months.
January 30, 2014
Love my backpack although the large zipper has broken. My suggestions is that the ID cases be made in the same colors/patterns as the backpacks. I love the one I have where the two match but have been unable to duplicate that since. I'd like to order another, Canyon, but there is no matching small case. I'd have liked that.
January 17, 2014
I want another!
I'm in college and I love this mini backpack! I've never been one to carry purses because I'm such a tomboy so I love having this on my back! It fits my Kindle, water, and I pack some snacks in it as well. It's wonderful when I travel, especially to the beach or theme parks. I already have one but I want another one in the black and green color!
December 29, 2013
love the size
Just got this yesterday and already love it. It like that it isn't full size. I like the side outside pockets. I like that there are 2 pockets inside and then front/back outside. I have Suzani and I love this pattern. It is great for when I need to carry a few things with me in addition to my purse. My only complaint is that I would like there to be 2 zipper pulls on the main compartment instead of just 1 zipper. This adjustment would make it perfect!
December 26, 2013
Geting it 4 christmas
My mom bought me one for Christmas and i am soo excited all my friends have it and say that it is great to carry around school....my mom bought it in Priscilla pink and i LOVE that color.
December 14, 2013
I bought the smaller backpack and it came today. I love this thing; its small but holds all my stuff. I bought it to use as a purse but it is also perfect for my Asus tablet in the main compartment.
November 21, 2013
zipper BROKE after one year, not weatherproof
The zipper broke after a year! This product should have a better zipper and should be made rain proof so it can be worn year around. A netted side pocket for a water bottle would be helpful too. Very disappointed because I love the back pocket, front pocket and side pockets and the small size.
October 19, 2013
This is exactly what I wanted. Perfect run around backpack. Not big enough for books, but it will hold my ipad in the center pocket, not the front or back pocket. Some reviews say that it will hold an iPad in the front pocket, but I think they must be talking about the newer "Backpack" - it is a little larger and the pocket looks a little deeper. Careful which one you buy.
August 10, 2013