Works great as a gym bag
Having read other reviews which suggested the new gym duffel could have been better, I have to offer an alternative. The Baby Bag makes a fantastic gym bag. Two weeks ago, after checking it out at one of the stores near my home, I saw that it was exactly what I needed: pockets to separate and confine my iPod, gym gloves, and water bottle in their own neat territories--and a hard bottom to keep it stable, which had been a deficiency in the new duffel. The size is a perfect fit for the lockers at the gym. A hook on a lanyard clasps my keys most conveniently. It also will carry the tools of my trade as a reporter with style and grace. I am very happy with my versatile purchase.
February 1, 2014
Great for working out!
Great bag for packing workout items to carry to work for going to the gym after work. Just the right size! Definitely love the Blue Bayou pattern and the coordinating durable straps.
January 30, 2014
Stylish exercise bag!
Jan 2013: Purchased in Plum Crazy and used for a month...great size for a pair of shoes and a change of clothes...have not used the yoga mat feature...wide zippered opening and good inside slip pockets...love the shape! Very happy!!!
Desired changes: 1. do not sew the straps together at top of the handles, 2. outside water bottle pocket (to keep it upright, just in case it leaks), 3. inside large zippered pocket (opposite from slip pockets, for privacy - tampons, wallet, etc.), 4. A FLEXIBLE frame to maintain bag shape or a lined interior to give it more shape, 5. separate shoe section (at the bottom with outside zippered access)
January 4, 2014
Nice bag but too Small
I got this bag for Christmas and i returned it for the "Weekender" because it could not fit all of my things for a three night trip. Overall if you are looking for a sleepover bag then this is the one for you. I also did not like the strap fabric, i wish that it was the pattern of the bag, but the straps seem very durable.
December 29, 2013
Great dance bag
I got this bag in the Heather pattern for my daughter to use as a dance bag. It's perfect for this! There are inside mesh pockets to hold her ballet shoes, hair accessories, a water bottle, lots of room for other dance things/clothes. I grew up dancing and went through MANY dance bags over the years. I wish I would have had one like this for myself!
Highly recommend! Perfect for what we'll be using it for!
December 26, 2013
Great overnight/weekend bag
This is called a "sport duffel," but I bought this for the purpose of using it as an overnighter/weekender bag. I occasionally take small 2-3 day trips, and this bag is perfect for that. It's roomier than it seems. It can fit a pair of pajamas, two winter outfits or three summer outfits, a large make-up bag filled with travel sized toiletries, a medium-sized make-up bag filled with make-up, two pairs of shoes, and there is still some room to spare (for small things like books, camera, ipad, etc.) I bought this in Canterberry magenta, which is absolutely gorgeous.
I think this would also make a good workout or dance bag because of its roominess and interior mesh pockets. I did try putting my yoga mat in the opening, and it seemed to stick out awkwardly and the bag caved in. It does the job of holding the mat, but I'd rather use another type of bag with straps that hold the mat in place. Otherwise, this is a great multipurpose bag.
December 11, 2013
Adorable, but could be better
This bag is absolutely adorable! Because of this bag I was outside Vera Bradley at opening on launch day JUST to make this purchase, and it is even cuter in person. For looks alone I'd give it five stars! I also think the mesh pockets on the inside are a super cute touch! But I did have to take a star off of my review because it could be better. It's pretty flimsy, and for the price I'd expect it to be a little more sturdy, if the bag isn't very full it just won't hold it's shape--i know this is so it will fold up flat, but it just feels like it's not as high of quality as my other VB bags. Also if you have your yoga mat through the slits without much else in there, it will collapse. The only other thing I would like for this would be at least one deeper pocket (while the mesh pockets are cute, they aren't really functional for me.. I don't really have anything that fits in them#. My water bottle doesn't fit in any of the pockets, which really bums me out.... I've just been spoiled by how perfectly my water bottle fits in my other VB bags #Vera, Pleated tote, Go Round tote, etc). Despite what I listed above, I still think its the cutest gym bag I have ever seen and get compliments on it everytime I go to the yoga studio or gym at my office.
I also think it would be a cute overnight bag for a tween-teenage girl. I have three nieces who are between 9-13 who I think would love this and it seems to be a good size for one or two days of clothes, so I'll be picking this bag up for their christmas gifts.
December 5, 2013
Would have been a great bag, even for a large handbag.....but with no insert to make it a hard bottom, it is totally flimsy. Everything inside just caves in on each other. Vera also forgot to mention there is a slip pocket on the front of the bag.
December 4, 2013
love the bag but could be better
When I put a yoga met through the slit, bag loses the shape but overall it is very roomy and holds many items. I wish bag has a big pocket inside for shoes, double zipper on top and outside side pocket for water bottle.
November 14, 2013
Great Weekend Bag
I received this bag for my birthday last year and I just love it! When we go to the lake I pack my things and some of my husbands things also. It is a lot bigger inside than what it looks like! I can fit a lot of clothes and beauty
essentials in this duffle bag! I just love it!
November 12, 2013