Get Carried Away Tote
I purchased this bag online. When I received it, I thought it might be to big and that I might send it back. Before I could send it back I went out of town and used it as a suitcase. I love this bag! I was able to pack for 3 days in this bag with some room left for purchases I made. I love all the pockets and the padded strap. My Mom went with me and she had two bags and needed more room. Guess what she is getting for Christmas?!
November 20, 2012
Strong, gorgeous, with Unlimited Uses!
I am a nursing student. I carry around enormous textbooks, binders, and folders, not to mention scrubs, and nursing shoes, stethscopes, you name it- I have had to have it on some given day.
I use this for school, to go out (while it is a bit big for a purse, only one of us has to carry a bag when I take it!:), and for trips (perfect airline carry-on, and the pockets make it easy to retrieve anything quickly, while the zipper makes it perfect and safe for going on the security belt at airports!).
This bag has SAVED me. I was worried that a cloth bag would not be able to withstand the weight of 2000+page textbooks, and a laptop, but it did and does. There is no pulling on the stitching, even after placing it in a washer and dryer several times. The colors are not fading, stains come out, and the straps are as stable and strong as they were the day I left the store with it.
The padded shoulder straps are what make it for me. With that amount of weight, all other bags caused me to have shoulder and back pain, not to mention the marks they left on my skin. These thick straps with padding not only distribute the weight perfectly, and are more than long enough for comfortable shoulder wear, but protect my skin as well.
I use the plastic pockets for water bottles and have six MORE pockets inside, the smallest of which fit a cellphone perfectly (even large androids) or a pair of sunglasses. Four outside pockets can fit large wallets or small makeup bags and even my closed top coffee mug with a very wide base. You can find a way to make anything fit.
Months after I started using mine, I see them all over school now, and I still get daily compliments and questions about this tote. It is a comfortable, gorgeous, strong and lifesaving bag. To be honest, mine is still in perfect condition and yet I still consider buying a second one just to have it in one of the new great patterns.
I cannot recommend it enough!!!
May 5, 2011
Perfect bag for Teachers, Travel, and Mommy Stuff
I'm a third grade teacher. I have this tote in Symphony in Hue. I LOVE it! It is big enough to carry all my teaching materials, purse, and lunch with room to spare. The pockets are very convenient for small items. I love the zip top. I can zip it closed if needed or tuck the zipper flaps down for an open tote. The padded straps make carrying it on my shoulder very comfortable. This bag is roomy enough to pack clothes for a weekend away or as a plane carry-on. It is also perfect for moms to use as a tote for all their kids' items. It will easily hold toys, clothes, diapers, snacks. I use it for school, as a weekender for short trips, and as a plane carry on. It is roomy, well made, and looks great! BUY IT! You'll love it, too.
January 19, 2011
I bought this bag for travel, but I have used it for EVERYTHING ! It is perfect for a mom with young kids because it has pockets the right size for everything. It is super comfortable on small shoulders (I'm very picky because most bags with two straps fall off). I'm considering getting another just for the winter season since mine is screaming summer. .
April 7, 2014
This bag is GREAT!
This bag is wonderful! Going into it, I knew this tote was HUGE, and I was completely okay with that - I was actually happy to find a durable tote that was larger than the previous work bag I carried for 3 years. I work as a therapist in a school system so I am moving around to multiple schools each day, and I use this tote as my work bag. I can carry (2) 2" three-ring binders, a couple workbooks for students, my laptop and iPad, and still have room left for small items. I love the padded covers on the shoulder straps as they make such a large bag more comfortable to carry. The plastic lined pockets on the inside are great for pens/pencils/markers so there aren't any stray marks visible on the lining. Very happy this bag has a zipper as it's nice to keep things contained without the worry of it falling out (if the bag tips over) or in the rain. This bag is versatile enough that when I'm not in school during the summer, I can take everything out and use it as a carry-on for a flight or even as an overnight/weekend bag when going away.
April 5, 2014
Great for taking lots of items to and fro places like the beach, pool, family functions, picnics, business events, etc.. Lots of generous pockets inside and out. An optional zip closure. The straps are padded, where it rest on shoulder. It has a hard base to where it stays in an upright position, instead of slumping over. Highly recommend this piece.
March 31, 2014
Go to Bag
This goes on every trip with me! It's big enough to carry everything you need for a weekend or as a LARGE toiletries bag for a long trip. I can put two large cosmetic bags, flatiron, blowdryer, hand mirror, shampoo/conditioner, and so much more. And I love the plastic lined pockets - perfect for sunscreen :)
March 27, 2014
I thought this tote would be too big for everyday use, but its not. I just love all the pockets inside & out. It's large enough to carry all my stuff for work + my lunch! There is sooo much room in there, I could easily store a raincoat/boots/shoes in there. My only complaint is there is NOT a zipper pocket on the inside, I had to buy a small makeup case for my unmentionables. I also love the handles on the tote with the shoulder pads for easy support!
March 27, 2014
Who Doesn't Love Pockets?!
I purchased this as an upgraded baby bag to use for my son as an overnighter/diaper bag. This bag is HUGE! (Not a bad thing for me) I can easily fit a small and large cosmetic, coin purse, and all the things a baby would need or want with room to spare! It stays in my car or acts as a travel bag for him, so I'm not carrying it around. The pockets are very well placed and all are very much useable even when fully packed The padded straps make this bag very comfortable to carry around if need be and I love the detachable zipper feature as well!
March 24, 2014
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