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Rated 5 out of 5 by Ginger74 Amazing Bag!
I wanted something to use for a weekend trip to Florida. I didn't want to take any checked luggage, so what I needed had to be big enough to fit everything I wanted to take, but be small enough to use as a carry on.
When I first got the bag, (I ordered it online#, I thought it was absolutely HUGE and would be WAY too big to use as a carry on. I figured if worse came to worse, I would try to get by using it as a carry on and if the airline said anything, I would just check it.
Let me just say....this bag fit EVERYTHING needed for my trip, plus I had LOADS of room to spare. #And I took A LOT of stuff!....change of clothes for 3 days, 2 pairs of shoes, makeup, hair dryer, brushes, etc.)
The best part? No one batted an eye when I brought it on the plane. It fit PERFECTLY in the overhead bin, with NO issues.
I bought this in the "Flower Shower" pattern and absolutely LOVE it. When it comes to traveling, this will be my go-to bag for life! Looks gorgeous, holds EVERYTHING, and works great as a carry on. Perfect!
December 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ElizabethLatt The Best Travel Companion
Three years ago when I came to college, I didn’t realize the importance of a high functioning duffel bag. The Vera Bradley grand traveler bag is ideal for every college woman that goes home for a weekend or on spontaneous road trips. I use my grand traveler for every visit home from college, spring break trips, and traveling leadership conferences. The Vera Bradley grand traveler bag is a great purchase for people of all ages. The grand traveler has the perfect combination of overall size, practicality, durability, pocket space, and aesthetic appeal.
The grand traveler is one of the largest bags the company sells and has the capacity for anything needed for every weekend to week long trip. The bag also has two 7” strong drop straps that are attached on either side and a removable long 52.5” inch strap. The long removable strap has a cushioned comfort panel for carrying and also is adjustable in length for your own comfort.
The grand traveler is unique from many other nylon or polyester bags because it can be machine washed. The front side of the bag has two large pockets with a magnet. The back side of the bag is equipped with the correct trolley sleeve to be attached to most rolling luggage suitcases and an ID window for personal identification information. The grand traveler is carry on compliant for overhead storage on airplanes, which makes it a flawless bag for car or airplane travel.
The grand traveler excels in this category because I have been using mine for every trip for over 3 years and it still looks brand new. There are no signs of the fabric fading or ripping anytime soon.
Pocket space is important in a bag to ensure your have somewhere to store smaller items without losing them in the main storage area. The inside of the grand traveler has four large pockets with two on either side for optimal storage of those extra items. The outer front side also has two more pockets that close with a magnetic flap for safe keeping.
One of the best things about the bag is the variety of colors and patterns that you can choose from to match your style and taste. My grand traveler is the Ribbons pattern, which is a retired pattern. The unique rectangle shape of the bag makes it stand out among normal round bags.
A few drawbacks to the bag are the high price and it can fit so much stuff that it can get heavy to carry. The price is more than most bags, but it can be used for years making the price reasonable. The company also always has sale patterns and colors for those bargain shoppers. All bags can become to heavy if they are stuffed to capacity, making the weight issue a personal preference when packing.
This product has been wonderful for the last three years and served me well as have all other Vera Bradley products. Thank you for taking the time to read my review of the Vera Bradley grand traveler bag.
September 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Yellowkini Fantastic carry on!
I own several of these (to match the different VB pattern collections I have) and LOVE them! This bag holds everything and easily fits in the overhead compartment on planes. If you are traveling and need to pack an extra bag for your return home, this is it! I love the shoulder strap option, the built in slot that will fit over my roll-aboard to help carry it, and the reinforced handles - all wonderful ways to carry this bag! My husband even loves how much stuff I can fit in this!! If you can get this at a sale price, it's a no brainer - it will become your 'go to' soft bag for on board travel! Expect to get compliments on it also!
March 30, 2015