17" Roll Along Tote
Fabulous Bag for a Carry-On
It was hard for me to purchase a bag for so much money. I kept looking at the rolling luggage debating if I should buy. I finally did, and I couldn't be happier! This bag is perfect for a carry on and actually connects to a handle to place on top of another carry on that I didn't know about until I got the bag. I am so happy with this one that I purchased the 22" rolling bag the night this bag arrived. Seems very durable and I love that it comes with a cover to protect it.
October 17, 2013
Packing Perfection at its Best!
I recently received this beautifully constructed tote in the Mocha Rouge and I'm not only incredibly impressed with the organizational layout but I'm excited and proud to use this very feminine in appearance tote for upcoming vacations and small weekend travel getaways. As an extra bonus, this adorable 17" rolling tote comes with a small combination lock, a clear 3 ounce TSA approved pouch, and the dust coverlet for its storage. Thank you Vera Bradley for another great compacted innovated product that takes out the stress of creative packing ideas which will make my trips a little more relaxing & enjoyable!
August 9, 2013
perfect for weekend trips
I just received my suitcase yesterday, and I'm already in love. I chose the mocha rouge print, which looks just like it does in the picture, beautiful. The amount of pockets is great for a carry-on bag, and the laptop pocket was definitely a nice touch. The cosmetic bag, luggage cover, and lock were great extras that came with it. I recommend this bag for people who want a small suitcase for a weekend trip or would just like a smaller bag to accompany a larger one.
August 4, 2013
Better than I expected!
I needed a small carry on, and this one looked like a good one to try. It arrived yesterday, and I LOVE it! So easy to roll, love all the pockets, and the padded area for the laptop. One person mentioned the laptop part being heavy and caving into the larger compartment. Given the way I overstuff a suitcase, I know that won't be an issue for me. I was concerned about the exterior materials, but it looks like it will hold up great. Then when I found the storage cover inside, I was truly wowed!
May 20, 2013
I just got my bag today and WOW!! I love is so much, I can't wait to carry it. I am so excited I am thinking a buying the 27" spinner. The bag is larger than I expected. I bought the boysenberry. This is my first piece of Vera Bradley luggage.
April 2, 2013
Excellent as a carry-on or even every day use.
I was really impressed by the 17" Roll Along Tote. From looking at the pictures and reading about the features I learned that it had everything I really needed and when I went comparison shopping I was measuring everything else against this bag. I needed a carry-on bag that had wheels with a telescoping handle and a regular handle as well so it could be carried as needed (for stairs, etc.). I do international travel for work at least once a year and since other countries have a smaller max carry-on size I wanted to make sure it wasn't too large for that purpose. Also was hoping for something that was checkpoint friendly and had a trolley sleeve so I could put it on top of a larger (checked) piece of luggage.
When I got the bag I immediately fell in love with it. The bag is of very good quality, the material is strong and the wheels look like they can take a bit of a beating. If you didn't notice in the photos there are loads of pockets which is great to keep everything organized. I like that when I go through security at the airports I can open up the front panel, lay the front flat with my laptop in it, just pull my iPad out of the big interior pocket and do all of this without showing everyone any clothes that I pack in the big compartment. I always carry at least a few large electronics so any help I can get in not pulling everything out and packing it all back in is appreciated. The main compartment in the back loses a little space due to the handles but you can still fit quite a few things in there.
I got this in Mocha Rouge and like how attractive it is: the pattern, patent handles, logo badge, quality zippers, and the "quilting" are all nice, feminine touches. If I have to start carrying more than usual into work I wouldn't mind using this on a daily basis and I think this is a good option for someone who needs or chooses to use a rolling bag for commuting to work.
As if this wasn't enough Vera Bradley throws in some nice extra perks to make it worth your while, including a 3-1-1 compliant matching cosmetic bag, a lock, and a luggage cover.
I haven't used it enough for it to get really dirty yet so I'm going to have to see if cleaning it presents a challenge later. It might have been nice if Vera Bradley gave some cleaning tips.
I've seen some comments that its not a very big bag, and that is fair assessment. If you're looking for a bag that will hold a week's worth of clothes that you don't have to check, this isn't for you. I like that this is a little on the smaller side, stops you from over-packing a bag that you have to throw in an overhead compartment and in my case I wanted to use this for international travel which doesn't allow large bags anyway.
The next size up that Vera Bradley offers at the moment is 22". However, its slightly too large to use as a carry-on for domestic flights. Flights usually don't allow carry-ons bigger than 45 linear inches and the 22" is 45.25" based on the published measurements. Add some bloat from packing it and you are a bit over the limit. Thats not to say you would get stopped at the gate, but I think traveling can be a bit stressful as it is, do you really want to have to worry about it?
I usually prefer luggage with spinner wheels, but honestly I don't think this is big enough to need spinner wheels. I think it would just add unnecessary bulk and weight.
Besides being slightly worried about cleaning it the only other complaint I have is I couldn't seem to get the lock to work, but honestly, I don't think I would have used it so that didn't affect my overall rating and thoughts about this piece. That and I wish they'd continue to make it in other patterns. Looks like this is unfortunately being discontinued.
February 23, 2013
Best Little Bag I Know
I fell in love with the look and finally found one and it is AWESOME!! With the laptop side in the front I don't have to unload the whole bag and with the separate compartments it is easy to carry all my techno-junk. It fits in just about any overhead in a plane and it's just a gorgeous bag.
January 30, 2013
Perfect Carry on
This is perfect to carry your laptop and jewelry or other things you don't want to check on the plane. It fits perfectly under the seat and in the overhead on most planes (you will have to check it on the small express/regional jets). You simply unzip the front pocket and lay the laptop section flat on the belt as you go through security. No more fumbling to load and unload the computer. The included quart-size clear bag is perfect for your liquids and gels. While I do like the Vera patterns, this is also available in black in the stores. It's so chic and I get compliments every time I use it.
July 31, 2012
Love this bag
I love this suitcase!!! I have every single suitcase ever made by Vera!!! Im obsessed!!!! It's nice when I go back and fourth between my homes around the world. It's nice because my Mac fits and my iPad fits in the front pocket!!!
July 18, 2012
First and Best
This was my first vb thing I got it for my birthday and took it on vac. for the winter holidays and I love it. We missed our connections so when I got to baggage claim my luggage was surround my black one and it was so easy to find mine. The only bad thing is thte space but i would totally recommend this to any body.
June 14, 2012