Very Vera Versatile
I have been using this backpack tote for over a month now and it has held up very well. I bought it in Lola which can be worn with many different colors of clothing. The top handle is comfortable on my shoulder and does not slip off when I use the bag as a purse. When used as a backpack the straps are also comfortable as well as adjustable. I have also used the bag as a crossbody by clipping the backpack straps together to make a longer strap. The various ways that the bag can be worn makes it a favorite. I can shop hands free, carry my bag and my daughter's backpack when I pick her up after school and still hold both of my children's hands when crossing the street.
The bag is not as roomy as my Double Zip VB backpack so it is not something I can recommend for students carrying big books or binders. It does fit my Nook reader with cover, my Kiss n' Snap VB wallet, a small umbrella and several other small items, (phone, Kleenex pouch, hand sanitizer, etc.). There is slightly less room if you use the drawstring so keep that in mind. The space inside is slightly less than a Vera tote. It is more of a medium sized bag.
Inside it has two small rectangular slip pockets that my iPhone 4 fits into. It also has a zippered pocket that might fit a small wallet. Underneath the flap are two small, rectangular shaped slip pockets similar to the ones on the inside. There is one more larger zippered pocket that rests against you when you wear the bag as a purse/backpack. All of these pockets keep my things organized as well as help me find things quickly with one hand when I need them.
I considered the bag a bit pricey but got it with a discount and find that after using it for a month I would have paid the full price. Keep in mind that it is more of a casual bag but that fits my style just fine. Lastly, I like the look of the bag because it is more stylish than a traditional backpack. Thank you Vera!
September 22, 2013
Great for one adult in Disney World
I took this bag on my first ever trip to Disney World and it was great! I went with a group of adults--no kids-- and it was the perfect size to carry what one adult would need for a day in the parks. In the main compartment I fit a pair of flip flops (for water rides), my small camera case, a light sweater and an autograph book. I left my wristlet and cell phone in the zipper pocket on the outside, to keep them secure against my body. In the two pockets under the flap I carried a poncho and small necessities like protein bars, aspirin and sunscreen. I easily fit everything I needed for the entire day, with room for some souvenirs. I also loved that I could change how I carried it--as a tote bag, a backpack or if I connected the backpack straps together as a crossbody. One note: when I carried it as a crossbody it was hard to adjust the straps so that the metal clips didn't dig into my shoulder. I mainly carried it as a backpack or a tote.
May 24, 2014
I am definitely loving this backpack tote way more than I thought I would! I have to say first off that I've read some of the other reviews and everyone is complaining about the big rolled handle; I personally thought it was un attractive at first as well but if you want to wear it thrown over your shoulder or to wear it as a backpack then just tuck the rolled handle part down in, fits nicely and is quickly out of the way. Otherwise the rolled handle comes in handy when you want to use it as a purse, its comfy and stays put on the shoulder itself. I also love that it can function as a crossbody as well. The cinch on this bag is great, doesn't come loose at all and everything inside stays right where it should when carried. I actually ended up buying this bag after a client of mine came in with hers and was showing me all of its funtionality......I immediately had to order it. I got it in the pattern *Lola*......it' looks amazing in this pattern! I probably will end up getting it in *Jazzy Blooms* as well :o)
Way to go Vera, another well thought up bag!!!!
August 15, 2013