This is my FAVORITE Vera Bradley item that I own. It will carry so much stuff! I could pack all of the following: tennis shoes, a makeup bag, 4 sets of clothes, pajamas, a bible, blanket, bed sheets, and a Vera Bradley wristlet. Plus, it is so pretty.
December 5, 2011
So pretty and just the right size
The small duffel is described as a small overnighter, but it's actually quite roomy. It easily holds enough for a long casual weekend unless you are packing very bulky items or are a heavy packer. Three outfits including jeans, pj's, and other essentials left plenty of room for a medium cosmetic bag, travel size toiletries, a few electronics, etc.
One of the best things about this quilted bag, other than its pretty Dahlias, is that it's very lightweight. It has soft straps that go completely to the center bottom of the bag for support and are an ideal length for shoulder carry. Surprisingly, the bag holds its shape even when empty, but still folds compactly for storage. As with other VB items, I expect it will go through a cold/delicate wash when needed and look like new.
The inside is simply one large compartment that zips open on top. The bag has only one pocket, the outside open pocket on one of the ends. I dislike travel bags that are too chopped up with many compartments, but I wish this one had a few more pockets. An outside zip pocket and maybe an inside slip pocket would be convenient while adding very little weight to the bag. Minimal features, but all in all a great bag for shorter trips and other miscellaneous uses. Good selection of patterns and sale patterns, and they are all beautifully portrayed on this bag! Got the extra 20% off sale prices promotion and am loving my newest bag.
February 23, 2012
I got this for my birthday and I absolutely love it. Online, this looked very small but when I got it, it was huge. I can not believe how much room this has - I can fit all of my clothes in it and still have some room for additional items. In addition to using it as a suitcase, you could also use it as a carry-on for airplanes. This has definitely become one of my favorite Vera Bradley items and I can't wait to use it again!
December 12, 2011