Great bag for a musician
I am a flutist and I am always searching for the "perfect" bag to carry my flute, piccolo, music, folding music stand and other needed items. Some specially designed bags for this purpose will usually be large enough for everything except a music stand, and really are only usable for going to rehearsals or performances. I never considered the small duffel for this purpose until one day at a local store, I looked at one and immediately thought it just might work to carry all my things in. A few weeks later I bought one and have not been disappointed. The open inside is just perfect for fitting in all the items, including the music stand. A friend gave me a wedge cosmetic and I use that for pencils, tuner, folding instrument stands, and other small accessories which keeps everything together and easy to find. After all that I still have enough room left to put in a change of clothes or a tablet, book or whatever other small items I may need. The straps are long enough to make carrying the loaded bag easy and comfortable, and it can be carried as a cross body if you really need to, though it may sit a little high on your body. The outside pocket is perfect for keys or phone. The other nice thing is that this bag has many other uses, not like the specially designed bags for this purpose, and it is stylish and colorful (canterberry cobalt) which is a nice change from the usual musician's black.
December 15, 2013
Baroque Small Duffel: Wishlist Fulfilled!!!
So I've wanted the Small Duffel for years and I'm so happy to say that it's finally mine! I was able to get it in Baroque during Thanksgiving week 2013 when the holiday sale began. It has already more than exceeded my expectations! I appreciate the long shoulder straps, as well as how they are quilted and wrap underneath the bag for added support. The contrasting pattern on the open interior of the bag makes it easy to find things, given there are no interior pockets for organization (which, in the case of this bag I actually don't mind). The pattern coordinates beautifully with my Samsonite Lift luggage (I have the charcoal gray color). This bag is easily made to accommodate travel (airplane, car, bus, train), can also be used as an everyday bag for work (I see a lot of nurses carrying it at the hospital where I work), or as an overnight/weekend bag. The multitude of uses are endless! The only thing I wish it had was a way to lock it (there's only one zipper to open the bag and nothing to connect it to, and only one exterior slip pocket on the end of the bag). Still, I'm so happy to have this bag and happy that it is my new carry-on for travel. Thanks for another great quality product, VB! Good things really do come to those who wait!
December 11, 2013
I own this duffel in "Very Berry Paisley" and it is one of the most amazing travel bags ever! I can fit three pairs of shorts or two pairs of jeans, pj shorts, a hoodie jacket, three tops, undergarments, three pairs of socks, my VB medium cosmetic filled, and a pair of flip flops or slippers. This bag is still comfy to carry when it is totally full. Plus, it is the perfect size to be used on an airplane as a carry on. It fits perfectly under the seat in front of you! When I am not using my "Small Duffel" for travel, I am using it as an overnight bag for when I am away from home. I will mention though... if you are an over packer, go for the "Large Duffel!" The "Small Duffel" in my opinion, is one of the best bags Vera Bradley makes! <3
December 4, 2013
Perfection in a Duffel!
I dance 20 hours a week, including weekends, so I figured this duffel just might do better than my old, worn Adidas bag. Not only is this duffel fashionable it's function-able! It fits my tap shoes, pointe shoes, ballet shoes, jazz shoes, lyrical foot undez, hip hop sneakers, knee pads, iPod, iPhone, iPad, and an extra pair of tights!!! It's also perfect for a sleepover duffel or carry-on duffel! Thanks Vera for saving the day! If anyone was wondering, i got this in Jazzy Blooms pattern which is absolutely lovely!
December 1, 2013
Best small travel bag
This little duffel holds so much! I can hold 3 days worth of clothes, a pair of pajamas, 2 pairs of shoes, my VB hanging organizer, and my Vb small cosmetic! I use thsi bag every time we go away! It is great!
November 10, 2013
My Favorite Travel Companion
I love my small duffel in Ribbons, and I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a good airplane carry-on bag. Even when it's stuffed completely, it fits perfectly under the seat in front of you.
November 7, 2013
Great Travel Bag
My Small Duffel in "Go Wild" is my favorite bag for travel. This little workhorse holds far more than you would think. On a recent trip, I was even able to stow my leather jacket inside along with numerous incidentals. The bag is easy and comfortable to sling over the shoulder, and best of all, fits great in the overhead bin of the plane. If necessary, it could fit nicely under the seat too. I paired it with my new hipster in solid black for a fashionable and practical travel duo. The Small Duffel is definitely a must have.
November 6, 2013
CLOSE TO PERFECTION!!!
I thought I had no reason to purchase a duffel bag. But, I wanted it in the Suzani pattern before they sold out. How wrong I was...I love it! The size is perfect for me and, of course, Suzani is the lovliest pattern Vera Bradley has ever made (in my estimation). I've already used it to carry all my stuff to work, even my handbag and lap top. I will use it as an overnighter. I will use it as a carry on when flying. It's a definite to take on the train. Because it is sturdy and still lightweight, the uses are immeasurable. One suggestion...a zip pocket on the inside would be a valuable addition. Otherwise, I am completely sold on my duffel.
September 20, 2013
Great for anything!!
Just purchased my fourth small duffel in Heather and can honestly say they are good for any event. It makes a great sleepover bag, gym bag, and carry-on and last forever!! The only reason I have 4 is because I love the patterns soo much and I like to have options when I go someplace.
August 14, 2013
Great Duffle and fits a lot!
I just got my small duffle, and I was very surprised at how much it fit. I packed for 4 days, 3 nights and still have room for toiletries and extra pair of shoes. I pack pretty light, but it is definitely a perfect weekend bag. Keep in mind shipping, I paid for 2 Day Air and I had to hold it at the nearest FedEx because it was not going to come in time. 2 Day shipping comes in 4 days so plan accordingly! Overall very happy with purchase.
August 7, 2013