This is the best back pack I have ever owned. Perfect amount of room and holds all of my stuff. I recently washed it beacause it was getting dirty but the straps didnt wash well. But overall it is a awesome backpack.
March 15, 2012
Awesome laptop bag!!
Over the years I have probably bought every type of laptop bag a girl would be willing to carry around. I've had roller bags, other backpacks (mostly manly looking things), shoulder bags of varying types and sizes. This is by far the best bag I have ever had for my laptop. I do not carry books, folders or binders. I am in IT so I do carry a lot of tech gear. I did buy the Trip Kit to go with this backpack. I didn't just want to toss all my cables, external hard drives, mouse, router, etc, etc in the large pocket of the bag. I wanted it contained. The sleeve for the laptop is a perfect fit for my laptop. The large middle pocket holds the Trip Kit (which is full), my router, my external hard drive case and drink bag (zip lock bag full of tea bags, crystal lite singles and splenda singles). The outer pocket is honestly under used. The only things I have in it are my blackberry, business cards and a couple of pins. Lastly, I'll say that I will be getting another Trip Kit to go with this backpack. I need it for my tech gear. There is plenty of room in the middle pocket to add a second Trip Kit to what is already there.
May 10, 2011
I honestly think this is a great backpack for an average high school or middle school student. Personally I do sports that require a change of clothes and with my load of clothes and books, its honestly not big enough. But my largest problem is that there is fabric which helps the actual backpack expand on the side, and with myself or anyone else zipping the zipper, it got stuck on the fabric multiple times and it was truly a hassle. Which eventually for the last time I yanked the zipper hard enough to where the zipper completely came off and I was left with one zipper which is VERY inconvenient. I have recently bought the Campus Backpack and it works out better for me. Overall it was great and it does stretch in size with time. I loved my pattern also, Symphony in Hue. Its a lot brighter than you would think and I received an extraordinary amount of compliments. Thanks Vera Bradley, I love all of your creative and inventive designs and patterns!!
November 27, 2013
This bag totally surprised me!
I'm not sure if I just got lucky or what. I have had this backpack for 3 years and it's still going strong. I got it when I was a senior in high school and am still using it everyday as a junior in college. I don't know how it hasn't ripped on me yet because sometimes I stuff it quite full. It's not too big so don't expect to fit more than 2 college text books in it. I've fit my laptop, a (pretty thick) textbook, 3 subject notebook, and a couple folders in it multiple times. But I think that's better anyway so that I don't put more weight on my back than I should be. The only reason I'm thinking of getting a new one is because it is faded and quite used. Otherwise, I probably could get another year out of it.
November 25, 2013
Bought this backpack in Happy Snails, I would have bought the newer version but they did not have it in the Happy Snails design. I love this backpack because it is still comfortable when your backpack if heavy. It is just a touch too small. I find myself carrying books in my arms because they will not fit in my bag. The side pockets are also very small. can not fit a water bottle. The newer version does have bigger pockets though! All in all, a great buy if you are carrying a light load.
November 18, 2013
Bad Bag For School
My daughter has had this bag for about 8 months and just days ago the strap broke off. She dosent carry alot of school supplies in this bag; a 1inch binder, 3 folders and a planner. She loves Vrea Bradley but was very upset when it broke. For the price i would NOT recommend this product. Its expensive with poor quality. My son has used the same a Jansport backpack for 4 years and carrys more stuff than needed on a daily basis. This bag has bad quality at a high price and I too, am disapointed with this product.
November 18, 2013
Love the look, but no big enough
I bought this backpack and loved the way that it looked. However, upon using it I was very disappointed. It does not have a wide enough interior to fit more than one or two books and when carrying my laptop as well it became extremely heavy. I was also disappointed by the fact that a regular size water bottle was not able to fit in the side pockets without forcing it in.
November 13, 2013
Too small for a high schooler
When I first got this backpack I loved it. It got me through the beginning of my freshman year of high school...(notice I said the beginning). I am now half way through my junior year and this back pack has been quite the struggle. I cannot fit all the things I need to carry to and from school. It fits 1 spiral notebook, my mini agenda, 1 t-shirt, a small library book, 1 (no bigger than 1 and a half inches) binder (I put it in the laptop pocket), and my honors U.S history book. With all this inside I cant fit my VB Lunch Break lunchbox and I have to carry my AP English 3 class book or any extra binders I have to take home as well. The side pocket is also very deceiving. It is very small and does not stretch so it can't even fit my iphone let alone a water bottle. I do not recommend a high school student buying this backpack. If you are going to use this backpack for carrying your laptop and maybe a few notebooks, then by all means, buy it!
November 11, 2013
I bought this backpack the summer before eighth grade in twirly birds navy. I was worried it would not hold all my belongings, but it holds everything perfectly. It is a gorgeous backpack and it is my favorite vera bradley purchase. I do not have a laptop for school, but that pocket holds a textbook and two notebooks total and the main pocket holds lots. I would recommend this cute backpack to anyone.
November 5, 2013
caregiver backpack-hands free
I brought LAP TOP backpack in watercolor. I been using it for over a year. My husband has Parkinson's and is in a wheelchair. This backpack leave free hands to push his chair. Thought some others caregiver could use this idea.
November 5, 2013