On the Go
Love the Bag for Travel and Shopping
Purchased this OTG recently and just love it in the Canterberry Cobalt. The side pockets hold my cell and keys and the inside is just the right size for everything else. This one is my sixth Vera bag and I've permanently retired my heavy leather bags to the back of my closet!
April 21, 2014
Bring back the OLD On The Go!
the ON THE GO bag is my "go to" bag- about the only style I buy BUT that being said: please bring back the older style or at least the majority of the features. The outside zip pocket used to be on the front and the opposite of the interior pockets- now they are on the same side which in turn restricts putting things in and out easily of the interior pockets if you have even just a few things in the outside pocket. I have the worst time trying to insert my IPhone into any of the interior pockets I've given up. the outer end pockets won't hold it either if it's in any type of case. The handle also seems to be more flimsy- I keep both sides about even to carry on my shoulder and they constantly are getting tangled. I'm not sure why the features were revamped but the outside zip and interior pockets NEED to go back as they were.
April 21, 2014
I just bought my first On the Go bag in flutterby. The bag is beautiful and well-organized. I love the three slip pockets. Inside them I have hand sanitizer and rescue inhaler, clip zip id, reading glasses. Inside zip pocket has small calculator which sags tiniest bit and feminine stuff. Back zip holds cash, change and receipts. Main pocket has tissues and medium of cosmetic trio for tide pen, lipstick, contact drops, powder,etc. This frees up lots of room for water bottle and small book or my Nook Tablet in leather case or my jr padfolio that holds my lists, coupons,etc. Over all this bag is lovely. It worked great for a convention/ fair I recently attended because I could carry my usual stuff and leave out the nook. I carried small water bottle which left plenty of space for small purchases. However, the way strap is designed, this bag folds in on itself causing my shoulders to hurt. I don't have this problem with Saddle Up because the straps are hooked by rings on either side of the bag and you adjust the buckle on the strap for desired length. That is my only complaint about On the Go. I will not be using this bag daily, but is was great for the convention. For redesign I would change the attachment of straps to make this a five-star bag.
April 17, 2014
LOVE IT !!!
I got this purse in Sun Valley, I love it. This is the perfect size for everyday. Fits and organizes everything I need. Phone, keys, my Kindle, small journal, cosmetics and brush with room left. Love the strap length and even with all my stuff it's not heavy or bulky.
April 14, 2014
Bring back the old - new style not so good
I was prompted to write this review when a friend asked me how I liked this style of Vera bag. I told her not to get one until they bring back something close to the original design. Sometimes I wonder if the designers actually ever use these bags. In the old design, the one I was carrying at the time of the question, you could put a pocket camera in one end and a smart phone in the other end. Now the outside pockets are too short to hold anything, even you car keys. The outside zipper pocket was large enough to hold a business envelope, store coupons, product information flyers when you were shopping. The new design doesn't hold any of those, virtually useless.I currently own 7 On-The-Go bags but returned the only one I purchased in the new design. Also on the old, the strap is a full 1 1/2" wide, I didn't measure but on the new one it felt narrower, not as comfortable to carry for an extended period of time.
April 13, 2014
Please bring back the OLD version!!
This used to be my favorite purse from Vera Bradley - I would buy a new pattern every year, sometimes two. Unfortunately, even though customers loved the old version and consistently gave it 5 stars, Vera Bradley made the not so smart decision to change it :( Like many others, I am disappointed that the outside zip pocket was made smaller - the old version's pocket was large enough to fit commercial sized envelopes and larger coupon mailers in it. Another change to the bag was to move the three small inside pockets over to the opposite side of the bag, so that they are now on the same side as the outside zip pocket, which causes the bag to weigh down too much on one side. I don't understand why VB felt the need to fix something that was not broken. I'm so disappointed that I am still using an old On the Go bag from over two years ago. I'd love to buy a new On the Go bag, but refuse to do so until VB brings back the old design.
March 30, 2014
On the go is an awesome bag!
I now only buy this bag. Believe it or not I can put my canon rebel and a lens safely tucked in the bag with my passport and important items and off I go. It has been all over Ireland with me and the US. Its versatility is amazing!! Not too big not too small. Perfect crossbody and the straps are very comfortable !
March 30, 2014
almost perfect restyle
The old style OTG had a too short strap drop. Problem fixed! The On The Go is so awesome (to me) because the front is bare. You get to show off your beautiful pattern without a pocket, piece of trim, or some design break messing up the pattern. A lot of Vera patterns require space to show it's beauty and not look misaligned or odd. On The Go gives you that in a crossbody style. A minor concern is larger phones such as the Samsung Galaxies probably wont fit in the side slip pockets. My iphone 5 with a Hybrid Hardshell case fits, but it's very snug.
March 30, 2014
Best Purse Ever!
I have 7 "On the Go" purses in different colors. I absolutely love the style and size. The end pockets are perfect for my iphone, sunglasses or keys. There are pockets on the inside and outside. The outside pocket has a zipper, which makes it more secure. I love the way the top of the purse zips closed. The shoulder strap is very comfortable and adjustable. It could be used as a cross body strap. Every time I fall in love with a new Vera color, I always get the "On the Go" purse, along with the matching wallet and checkbook cover.
March 28, 2014
Too Small For Me
Not my favorite bag, but if you pack light it may work for you. I think I needed it to be a bit wider.
March 27, 2014