Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 741
Rated 5 out of 5 by JH82 Perfect overnight bag!
I purchased this bag almost two months ago and was so excited that my vacation finally arrived to test it out! I used this bag mainly as an overnight bag, in addition to a small rolling suitcase. First off, the trolley sleeve is wonderful, although it was a very tight fit to get it over the handle of my suitcase. I'm sure it will stretch out with use, so it should get easier each time.
The bag itself held a lot, with each pocket being the right size to utilize for one thing or another. The front zipper pocket is actually large enough to fit an 11" MacBook Air inside a padded case. The smaller pockets on the inside could hold a pill case, jewelry, small camera, or many other things! I was able to easily fit a couple of changes of clothes, pajamas, a pair of shoes, toiletry bag, makeup bag, my cosmetic trio bags, camera, all my meds, chargers, a jacket, a spare fold up cane, and a bunch of miscellaneous things. The bag was still manageable weight-wise to carry and did not throw me off balance when not bringing my rolling suitcase in (and with a cane, that is always a plus!). The padded strap made it comfortable to carry.
This was my first Vera Bradley purchase and before even using this bag, I fell in love with how lightweight the bags were and easy to organize. Since then I have purchased other products and have not been disappointed in any of them! My only suggestion would be to add a zipper to the bottom of the trolley sleeve so there is an extra pocket if not using a rolling suitcase.
September 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrsMcD Great bag!
I love my weekender travel bag! It is incredibly roomy. The inside pockets were great for organizing, and they are a nice size. I could fit my book in one and my iPad in another so they were easy to find on the plane. The bag fit comfortably under the seat in front of me on the plane.
July 25, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Junco The Redesign Is a Huge Step in the Wrong Direction
I purchased a Weekender in early 2013 and loved it! It was perfect for exactly the use indicated in its name. I just received my order for a second one and was VERY disappointed to see that the outer zippered pocket is now much smaller and less sturdy, making it essentially useless for the things I carried in it in my earlier bag. Additionally, the inside pockets are now smaller (but more numerous) as well. The previously useful two large outer pockets (on the side opposite the zippered pocket) have been replaced by two exceedingly small (I can hardly get my hand in them!), and therefore, essentially useless, pockets on either side of a 'sleeve' which allows the bag to be 'threaded' onto a wheeled luggage carrier. (These pockets might hold an airline ticket or thin cellphone). For a weekend trip, either the wheeled carrier, or the "Weekender" bag, is unnecessary. Since I purchased it on sale with an additional coupon, I may keep it to use to carry art supplies to workshops, but I'd definitely NOT recommend it as a weekend travel bag. To my mind, they took what was a fantastic bag, and ruined it! The saying, 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it" should have been on the wall in the VB design room!
December 4, 2015