This is a wonderful bag. If you're using it for air travel be aware that it's not going to fit nearly as much as the Weekender. But, I can say from experience that running at full speed through the airport dragging your luggage and wearing that massive Weekender is NO FUN. I bought this bag specifically for the luggage sleeve on the back. The Weekender, when full, will NOT balance on your luggage!! Yes this bag means having to pack more efficiently but oh my gosh the saved stress will be worth it! I was pleasantly surprised at how big this bag was. You will easily be able to fit your laptop and/or tablet, an ereader/book, snacks, papers, wallet, all of your travel 'essentials'. You could even fit some of your luggage items like your belts, socks, even your toiletries/jewelry in this and save room in your rolling luggage. Overall I do highly recommend this bag!
November 6, 2013
My favorite piece of Vera
This would have to probably be my favorite Vera piece. The material is the same as the luggage, not the typical soft Vera fabric. It's very stylish and functional for a professional like myself. Perfect for travel as well since it has the piece of material across the back that allows to slide over a luggage handle to carry through the airport. I have the 27 inch spinner and it fits perfectly over the handle. I got this in Mocha Rouge and it looks so amazing! HIGHLY recommend this piece!
April 28, 2013
Perfect work and travel bag!
I have been looking for a good size work bag that would fit my laptop, papers, and my lunch--in a cute but professional look without being too large or bulky. The Companion Attache in Mocha Rouge fits the bill! I love the shiny leather handles (which contrast nicely with the bright pattern), though a small piece did flake off on the first use :(. It is so roomy without being too large, has a nicely padded pocket to keep your laptop safe, and I can fit everything I need for work. It has a lot of different pockets to keep everything organized--though I'm finding that sometimes I sometimes need to search for things because there are so many pockets! I was also surprised to find 5 rubber feet on the bottom--I was worried about the quilted fabric getting dirty when I put it on the ground, but no longer!
I'm excited to travel with the bag--though I didn't buy it for the TSA compatibility, and I wouldn't recommend that you do either since many reviewers have had conflicting results.
February 14, 2013
Best, most stylish laptop bag EVER!
I bought this bag along with the 22" expandable suitcase in mocha rouge. I absolutely love this bag! I use it on a daily basis. I carry my 13" macbook and my Ipad in the back compartment. In the front I carry my essentials, plus a couple of books and a notebook. The very front zipper pocket I use it for my keys. I 100% recommend this bag. I cannot wait until I travel again so I can use it along the 22" carry-on. Thank you for making such awesome bags Very Bradley!
If still unsure about this item, watch some of the reviews on youtube!
November 4, 2012
Great Pockets and travels very well.
I travel for work and love the checkpoint friendly part for the laptop. I also have to take my laptop home, to the office, to meetings, and and in the field for appointments. Its a great bag with good organization. Holds up well. I have used it every day since June and it is holding up wonderfully. Even has a nice pocket on the back that you can slide over the handle of your rolling luggage. It doesn't have a shoulder strap but I have a different VB bag and I can easily use the shoulder strap off of that one but I haven't found that I need it. Great Bag.
October 7, 2012
Great bag for laptop, and notebooks
I had been looking and looking for a laptop bag and the bag had to have compartments to fit my notebooks and books along with the pens and highlighters. I came across this bag and couldn't be any happier. Although it is pretty expensive if you want something to meet the same needs as I have, this bag is perfect!!
August 23, 2012
Great Bag...but missing one thing!
I love the versatility of this bag, and it's perfect for travel. There's just one thing that it's missing.....A SHOULDER STRAP!!! To me, it's difficult lugging this bag around with the short handles, I would love to have a removeable shoulder strap that I can attach to it, so I can carry it around more comfortably!
July 12, 2012
Nice Brief/Laptop Case
Purchased this at the San Francisco Vera Bradley retail store in Mocha Rouge when Black was not available anywhere to be found (was told this case was totally sold out due to its popularity!). Turns out I do enjoy this pattern very much as it coordinates with many of my clothing pieces. Really like this case since it is not heavy nor stiff. It is made of a quilted nylon that is actually soft (not rough) and flexible, but still retains its shape. I love the organization with the many sections and pockets, which we all love and expect from Vera Bradley. I especially like the checkpoint friendly cushioned laptop section, which was the primary reason I wanted this style case. This case is wide enough to accomodate legal size files, along with my Contour Roller Mouse and laptop power cord, and still has room for many other personal items, including a wallet, cosmetic case, fold up umbrella, scarf, cap, and snacks, etc. It has attractive black double straps (sturdy patent plastic, not leather) that fits over most jackets/coats. The case is lightweight when empty and not too heavy when filled. It does also have a sleeve that fits over the pull up handles of rolling luggage. Overall, I am very happy with this case, its quality, design, and organization, and especially since I got it at the sale price. I would purchase this case again if it came in other suitable patterns and especially in Black. Vera Bradley -- please make more of this case in Black!
June 3, 2012
Nice Bag for Travel
The bag is roomy. It is sturdy. The front zip pocket is convenient. The only problems are on one zip side there are not really pockets. The "slip" pocket is more like a flap of material that is open at the bottom so things can slide under it. On the other side the padded laptop pocket does NOT fit a 17 inch laptop, so it has to be put in the main pocket instead.
April 5, 2012