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
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
great bag for trips
I bought this bag about a year ago and its held up quite nicely, I've used it for school and fields trips and I absolutely adore it, it fits everything I need in it perfectly, water bottles, lip gloss, tablet, phone, etc.
August 10, 2013
Not long lasting
I have had this back pack purse for two and a half years, and am disappointed that it hasn't held up very well. About 6 months ago, the zipper started to fail, now it regularly comes apart once zipped up. I carry it every day, but don't keep very much in it, so I don't think the failure is due to too many items in my purse. I would have preferred for my purse to last a lot longer than two years. I have also noticed wear on the corners and straps, but I suppose that's to be expected from a fabric purse. I will not be purchasing another Vera Bradley purse, I will be looking for a brand of purse that lasts longer.
July 29, 2013
Amazing for anytime, anywhere
I received the VB backpack, in Rhythm and Blues❤❤❤, as a Christmas present two years ago. I haven't stopped using it since! I absolutely LOVE this bag. When my friends and I go places, my trusty backpack is right there with me. The pockets are amazing, they have a place for everything from my phone, wallet, makeup, iPad, an outfit, and a book with room to spare. When full it doesn't look bulky and awkward but more like cute and petite. After years of going everywhere and doing everything, it still looks brand new. I would DEFINITELY recommend this to anyone looking for a versatile, go getter bag. You can never have too much VB ;D
July 4, 2013
Great for travel!
I bought this to take to theme parks, festivals, etc to use in place of a purse. I love the idea of the hipster for those times, but I like to bring extras like a poncho, a jacket, etc. This backpack has just enough room to bring an extra article of clothing, a bottle of water, phone, wallet, and lots of other stuff! It's very comfortable, too, and I like the fact that it sits on my back so it doesn't bother my shoulder after having it on all day. The inside pockets are the perfect size for carrying a phone and a pair of sunglasses. I also like the zipper pocket on the underside of the backpack because it gives a place to put your wallet or money, etc, while knowing that noone can get it out without you knowing it, even when it's on your back. I bought this in vava bloom and it is so pretty!!!
July 2, 2013
Great for on-the-go
Even though the description suggests this for a toddler or preschooler, I am 18 years old and am perfectly comfortable with toting this around. It's the perfect equivalent of a purse because it fits everything you need without something constantly hanging off your shoulder. It fits my wallet, a water bottle, my ipad mini, a sunglasses case, a small agenda and notebook, a regular size book, and more. This is perfect for carrying around in college because I can still carry some supplies without having to carry a bulky backpack. This is my go-to Vera bag!
June 19, 2013
Great Bag for On the Go Toddler
This is my go to bag for running around with my two year old. There is room for a couple of diapers, wipes, snacks, and a couple of small toys plus all of my mommy stuff like wallet, lip gloss, cell phone, and such. I carry this bag most everyday and don't think I could function without it. LOVE IT!!!
June 19, 2013