Oh, I waffled on ordering this for quite awhile since I had read lots of negative reviews, then caved and bought three of them during a sale! I absolutely love it--better than my previous favorites, the Mailbag and the Saddle Up (old style).
My iPad tablet in it's smart case fits so smoothly and perfectly in the intended outside pocket and my zip-around wallet and tylenol fit inside while the 2 roomy inside pockets hold notepad, pens, and oodles of other small must haves. My keys go into the interior zip pocket and the outside back pocket holds gum, a pen, my iPhone, and a key ring that holds my gym membership tag plus store loyalty tags.
Some people have said that the handle seems to be put on wrong, causing the bag to hang awkwardly. I really like the way that it hangs whether I have my tablet with me or not but I do believe this is highly subjective and may not suit everyone.
People who carry a lot in their handbags will likely not find this bag to be large enough.
When I do have the iPad in the bag, the heaviness does not cause shoulder discomfort at all (something I have to be very careful of). I also want to add that the Suzani pattern is absolutely gorgeous on it. I love this bag so much that I don't know if my other styles of VB bags will be getting used again...
December 14, 2013
Love this Hipster!
I have 2 of these. I got this for my Chromebook, which fits perfectly and easily into the main zippered compartment. There is still room for a small wallet, pens, tissues, gloss, keys, phone, & more. Originally I was only going to use this for the times I need my Chromebook with me (I have SO many Vera purses and totes for all occasions), but I've fallen in love with the sleek and versatile design. I love that this can be worn in so many ways, and over the bulkiest of coats. I'm using this now as my main purse, and just make room when I need my Chromebook. There is padding in this purse to keep it safe as well. If you have an ipad, you could choose which compartment to put it in, the huge back slip pocket, the zippered compartment, or the front flap pocket. Overall, a great purchase.
December 11, 2013
Not just for iPad
I purchased this to tote around my Windows Surface tablet. Most of the iPad designed products won't accommodate the Surface due to its elongated screen, but this hipster is perfect! Some other reviews mentioned that it is front-heavy when a tablet is in the pocket, but I only found that issue when I tried to carry it on one shoulder. It's clearly designed to be a cross-body, and when utilized that way, there aren't any balance issues.
December 6, 2013
I purchased the Tablet Hipster in Bittersweet to carry my iPad, and I find that I use it for far more than I expected. The size is perfect for someone who wants to carry a bag that is not thick. Not only does the bag hold the iPad wonderfully, it serves as a great everyday purse as well. I highly recommend this hipster for anyone looking for a slim crossbody bag that manages to hold a purse's inventory plus still leave space for a tablet.
November 24, 2013
Nice notebook/book holder!
I have this hipster in the pattern of provincial and it's gorgeous! It has many big pockets and a large amount of space!
November 16, 2013
Needs zippered area to hold credit cards
If you would just add a zippered area to hold cash and credit cards, (like on the little hipster) this could be the perfect bag. Without it you have to carry a billfold and that takes up too much space.
October 30, 2013
Love the Tablet Hipster!
I picked this bag out at the store because I loved the design and didn't realize it was meant for a tablet until I looked at the label. I don't own a tablet but I got the purse and absolutely love it. To me it is a horizontal version of the original "Hipster" which is one of my favorites. The tablet hipster has a lot of space. The two magnetic pockets on the outside are spacious and the inside can hold a lot. I usually have my wallet, phone, book, makeup, tissues and a few other small objects and there's plenty of room. There are also two slip pockets and one zip pocket on the inside. I love being able to carry a purse without having to hold it in my hands, this hipster is perfect for that!
October 30, 2013
I loved this bag and could not wait to get it but once I had it home and actually tried to use it, disappoint. The back compartment is too small to carry anything more than a wallet. If you are carrying an IPad, it makes the bag front heavy and doesn't hang well. love the concept but just not the final product. Now I must wait to exchange it for something more useful.
October 17, 2013
Such a pretty hipster!
My Tablet Hipster in Island Blooms was my 3rd Vera purchase, and it definitely won't be my last! I can easily fit my iPad 3 with the cover into the stylish front pocket along with my iPhone 4. The zipper compartment is compatible with my 11" MacBook Air, and has extra room for earbuds, gum, money and chargers. The back can fit any other necessities depending on my destination. For example, I can fit a notebook into it when I am on an airplane with a book light and pen. I mainly use this bag to hold my devices while I'm on a road trip, going to and Internet Cafe, and out with my friends. It's an overall great bag and do recommend it. Also, if you haven't already given the oh-so-pretty pattern Island Blooms a whirl, I suggest you do as it is very beautiful and has gotten me many compliments. Vera Bradley, you have won over my heart one again!
August 27, 2013
Love, love, love this tablet hipster! I have been looking for the "perfect" bag to use for a purse/iPad carrier combo and had originally gotten the mailbag so that I could easily slip my iPad, in its Vera folio cover, in it. But I did not like its orientation--too tall, everything would get lost inside and I could not find things. I found this tablet hipster bag to be perfect. My iPad in its protective Vera folio cover fits under the front magnetic flap. The main zipper compartment is not wide, but I found that by changing my wallet from the Vera mini zip to the Vera accordion wallet and place it in this space sideways, that I have lots of room for a book, keys, my cell, calendar, comb, etc. This is JUST what I wanted and was looking for. I will use this as a crossbody when traveling--it will be great at the airport. Love it!
August 17, 2013