I have bought several of these backpacks in the past. I was hoping this backpack would have the same features as the original one. They have made the backpack smaller and shortened the straps from 37 inches to 31 inches, which makes it more difficult to use with a heavy coat. They were so concerned with making room for a tablet they made the side compartment smaller, so it will not work with all cell phones. I do not understand why Vera Bradley keeps making the straps shorter and the backpack smaller. I am very disappointed in this product and would not recommend it to anyone that has bought one of the older versions.
August 13, 2013
Love the solid color, hate how stiff / rigid it is
I was so excited to see a solid color backpack from Vera, I purchased it immediately and at full retail (which is unusual for me!). I am disappointed. This backpack purse is much stiffer and less comfy than other Vera Bradley backpacks. The straps are very rigid and uncomfortable, not like the lovely sewn fabric straps on my other Vera backpacks. The inside pockets are sewn much lower down in the bag, which is very inconvenient. Bring back the higher pockets, so you don't have to dig deep down into the bag to reach them! The tablet pocket is excellent, but I think the flap should fasten or zip for security. I love Vera backpack purses so much, I'll keep this just to have a solid color, and am hoping it will soften up over time. BTW I love the size, it's perfect as an every day bag.
March 14, 2013
What's happening ?
This bag is now where near the quality of my previous 3 Vera backpacks. My phone won't fit in the side pockets. it only has one zipper to the main compartment and the inside pockets are set low and deep but I can't get my hand in it and I have small hands....seems like it was made for a young girl not a professional.
Mine was a gift that I hope I can return...
September 11, 2013