I recieved this in Baroque last Christmas and absolutely love the bag! It is a lot larger than expected, but is definetly a great travel companion. I took it as my only bag on a three day weekend trip to visit a friend. I traveled by bus and train. The bag did get obnoxiously heavy, and I had to switch shoulders a few times while walking from the train station to her dorm. But it held everything I needed and more (I'm an over packer)! I'll hopefully get to try it out on a plane this Christmas. The planes I'll be traveling on are very small (they seat three across and have about twenty rows - including first-class), so that will be the ultimate test for me with this bag.
July 30, 2012
Great Long Weekend Bag!
I just purchased this bag last night and I am still so excited that I did. I have yet to use the bag how I intended to when I purchased it, but as a woman, I am a chronic overpacker and I know that this bag will be my new go to bag. I am looking forward to using this bag when I go on 3-4-5 day getaways. I will be able to finally fit everything in one bag and not have to worry about what bag stuff is in. It is roomy but I have read reviews about how bulky it can get. I got my Grand Traveler on "Black Friday" and used it to lug all of my other purchases around and I didn't find it bulky at all. I found that it will become heavy it you use the handles but the shoulder strap is AMAZING! And the size is great! When I got home, I litterally wanted to see how much I could fit in and my 2 year old hopped in and fit comfortably!!! It's amazing and I can't wait to use it more!!!
November 23, 2012
Awesome carry on bag!
I received this bag for Christmas last year in Canterberry Magenta and it is GORGEOUS! CM is one of those patterns that looks best in big items, at least in my opinion. I have used it a few times, going back and forth to my mom's who now lives in a different state, and once on a 5 day cruise! I was a little worried about using it as a carry-on item, but it fit in the overhead bin just fine, with room to spare (I flew Delta). Holds a lot! I'm an over packer, so that's a positive for me! For the cruise I had roughly 5 t-shirts, 2 pairs of shorts, one dress, a cardigan, a sweatshirt, a pair of jeans, 2 pairs of sandals, a set of pj's, a bathing suit, socks, undies, and probably more stuff I can't even think of. Plus some stuff we brought back with us from the trip. When I go to my mom's I pack similarly, just a few less items and I also put my macbook in there. Anyways, I'm writing this review mainly to tell anyone who is contemplating on whether or not this bag will fit into the overhead bins as a carry-on, that yes, it does, and yes you should buy it :)
August 19, 2014