#1 on my wish list!
I am so excited to put this bag on my christmas list this year! I just love the look and it's just the perfect size to fit all my belongings! Looking forward to use it and have the pattern in "island bloom" im obsessed :)
November 20, 2012
Excellent for Travel
I recently went on a choir tour in Europe for two weeks. Since our main luggage was inaccessible all day, I pretty much lived out of this bag since our main luggage was in storage during day travel.
It comfortably fit a change of clothes, a few books, my performance outfit, music binder, two water bottles and snacks with room to spare. I also used it as my only carry-on. It had no problem fitting it in overhead or under the seat storage compartment on airplanes and busses. The outside pocket made my passport, important papers, and wallet easily accessible during border crossings. The inside pockets kept all of my miscellaneous items organized. I'm a pretty small person, but I had no problem carrying this bag around with me everywhere I went. I also plan to use this bag on weekend trips home to visit my parents or our cottage.
I love this bag and would definitely recommend!
May 22, 2013
My favorite Vera travel bag...
I have MANY Vera Bradley bags ranging from any size duffel in multiple patterns to luggage and totes. This is by far my favorite piece of travel from the company. It is the perfect size for a weekend getaway, or if an extended stay is in your future, it is a great carry-on for any items that you NEED to have with you in case of a lost bag. When not traveling on a plane, but going on a long road trip, I use the weekender to hold all of my make-up and hair product needs and tools. If you are looking to add to your collection, I highly recommend this bag. Now I just wish Vera Bradley would bring back the pleated tote.... :)
May 16, 2013
When the weight of your carry on is important
I'm traveling to Israel in a couple of weeks and only just learned the maximum size of carry ons can't exceed 17 lbs. Since my carry on empty weighs 17 lbs., this created a dilemma.
I searched all over online to find the weight of this bag and the Grand Tote, but to no avail, so with luggage scale in hand, found it at a local store and weighed it . . .1.9 lbs empty. Can't ask for better than that. No problem packing all my necessities and valuables for this flight. I love all the pockets, both inside and out. It will meet my needs perfectly.
April 28, 2013
Need a Travel Bag? Go for the Grand Traveler!
I debated between the Weekender and the Grand Traveler. Like you I read the reviews on both and am so glad I got the GT first. You'll love either bag! However, I'm an ample packer and have used the Grand Traveler twice now for two different weekend trips. The Weekender would not have been big enough. I also have/love the Grand Cosmetic and it fits in the Grand Traveler along with my clothes - never would have fit in the Weekender. I may get the weekender too at some point as a smaller carry on for plane trips-magazines/snacks/charger cords, etc. but if this is your first bag, go for the bigger one.
April 17, 2013
Love this bag!
I purchased this bag in Jazzy Blooms about six weeks ago and I love it! I travel fairly often, and this is the perfect size to use as a carry-on. I also spend a couple nights a week at my boyfriend's, and this fits everything I could possibly need for over night, with room to spare! The inside pockets are great for smaller items, such as medicines (the bigger one fits a whole bottle of Nyquil), contacts/glasses, hairbrush, etc., so they don't get lost among clothes or other larger items. And the outer zipper compartment is great for easy access to travel size liquids when flying. Originally, I purchased this in Plum Crazy, but it was stolen and I had to get a new one. I highly recommend this bag!
March 27, 2013
Great for my travel needs!
I got this bag to add to my large duffel for traveling purposes. I like to have a separate bag for bath essentials, blow dryer, hair products, etc. This bag is perfect for all that plus lots more. This was my second VB purchase and I couldn't be happier with it.
March 22, 2013
This bag in Tutti Fruitti is my new fav bag!!! Love it!
March 22, 2013
I love it!
I actually have the old version in Folkloric. I use the bag everyday almost. I recently booked my first flight and I was hoping the weekender could be used as a carryon. According to the reviews I should be good to go. Thanks ladies and Vera Bradley. Keep it coming.
March 21, 2013
I just recently purchased the Weekender in Plum Crazy and I LOVE it! I really needed new carry on luggage and this fit my needs perfectly. I have this big, bulky camera bag and my 15" MacBook Pro and I hated that my camera bag counted as one of my two carry ons. I couldn't fit my bag into any bag I had because it was just too big. I saw the weekender and I thought I could probably squeeze it in. When I brought it home, it fit BOTH my camera bag AND my laptop with room to spare! It was just what I needed that way I didn't have to shove my purse into my suitcase. I was completely pleased with it. Definitely worth it if you're looking to travel in style!
January 27, 2013