Just the right size
I've used this Weekender for 2 trips now. For a car trip to the beach for a long weekend I was able to pack all my clothes, toiletries and shoes. For a week long plane trip I used it for an under seat carryon. I packed everything I would need for one night, snacks and Kindle with room to spare. The front pocket unzips completely for easy access to passport and boarding passes. I flew a large plane and small plane and the Weekender fit well under the seat in front of me, the height, width and length was just right with room left for my feet. I love the simple quilted pattern and the 5 interior pockets keep toiletries organized. There were a few negatives; the trolley sleeve didn't fit over my Tumi handle and it got heavy and awkward carrying it through the airport. It's a bit long to bring it up onto your lap from under an airplane seat. The positives far outweigh the negatives for me.
June 29, 2014
My 4th microfiber travel bag...awkward carryon
This is my 4th Vera Bradley microfiber bag, my first official non suitcase carryon. Love my other bags. Wanted something for international travel to place under the seat. The weekender is nice if you dont weigh it down with laptop, tablet, wallet, change of underwear and shirt, headphones and medicine bag. It is awkward to carry around the airport in that it can get heavy and the outside pockets dont really have enough room or easy access for passport and wallet. And if you are sitting aisle seat, it wont fit under sit in front of you. So if you just need a weekend bag to keep in overhead bind without carrying alot of personal electronics, this is a nice bag. For international business travel, I will have to carry my business tote and a small second bag.
March 30, 2014
Great for weekends and airline carryon
This bag is roomier than the dimensions suggest. I wanted something to use for weekends, but also a lightweight bag that could crush under an airline seat or in an overhead bin. This fits the bill. I ordered the Grand Traveller first, but it is far too large for a regional jet. I also like that the Weekender has a zippered outside pocket for tickets, a book or umbrella. Great bag and stylish, too.
January 27, 2014