Safety feature does not work! Not as advertised!
I purchased the breakaway lanyard in Ribbons after seeing it in a Vera Bradley "Liz on Location" video from the Vera Bradley iPad app. In the video, the push-buckle is advertised as a safety feature that "breaks away" from around your neck when you tug on it. I work at a hospital and figured this would be a stylish way to carry my hospital ID around my neck with the added practicality of being easily torn away from my neck in an emergency where I would need to remove my IDs quickly. I've tried several times and the push-buckle breakaway feature simply does not work, even when you really pull very hard! It's not much of a safety feature at all. I should have just gone with the regular lanyard and saved myself a few extra dollars and the disappointment. Ribbons is a gorgeous pattern, however, and supports a great cause!
March 16, 2014
Sturdy and stylish.... but......
I was really excited when I got my new lanyard. It is definitely sturdy and cute in the different patterns. I was disappointed, though, as neither of my car keys (the big fat black kind) fit on the key ring! The key ring is VERY thick, and I only have 2 house keys and 1 of my work keys that actually fit on the key ring! I am ending up using the lanyard for my extra set of my Dad's housekeys, but can't use them for my own. I would recomment you try your keys before you purchast this product!
February 25, 2014
I am an RN and bought this lanyard for my badge. I only wear breakaways for safety issues and love that I can have a touch of Vera Bradley at work. I keep keys that need to stay at work hooked into the clasp so I don't forget to return and they don't get lost in my pocket. I loved this so much I even bought one for a friend who started a new job in a factory and had to have a breakaway, she loves hers, too.
January 31, 2014
Love this Lanyard!!
I have purchased one of these lanyards in Va Va Bloom and I have the zip id case in the same pattern and I get so many compliments everyday!!
January 4, 2014
This is a great lanyard to use at school, or work and I LOVE it very much.It has come in very handy, and all my friends love it!!!!!VB makes great high quality items, and you will love this lanyard!!!
December 24, 2013
Psych RN is safe
Love this! Got the pattern that I am working on owning "everything" in ... My staff loves that if I go to help, I just yank it off and I don't have to worry! Clasp at neck, no problem!
November 28, 2013
Just one small issue
My best friend and I are VB girls. I wanted to buy this along with matching coffee mug for her Christmas. I did not because like one other reviewer I feel the breakaway clasp needs to be on the side not in the back. As nurses we do not have collars on our scrubs, so this clasp would not be comfortable. Guess I'll have to find something else to put in her mug.
October 18, 2013
Cute and functional
I volunteer at an animal shelter and needed some way to keep up with my keys so that they didn't fall out of my pockets or painfully squish into my thighs while I was squatting down to scoop litter boxes. I didn't want to bring my purse with me because I was afraid it would get all hairy, so I bought this lanyard. I'm so glad I did. It looks really cute, it matches all my other Tutti Frutti stuff, and it helps keep my keys out of the way. Also, the cats like playing with it. :-)
June 14, 2013
Not Up To VB Standard
I bought this lanyard when it was new, back in the fall, in the Provencal pattern. I liked the idea of the breakaway clasps where I could hang my lanyard on my bag when I didn't need it, but after about two or three weeks of using it with my keys for school one side of my clasps broke, making the clasps and the lanyard completely useless. I made a quick DIY fix and broke the other side and looped an extra VB ring to fix the gap but I was upset that the whole reason I bought the lanyard had broken in so little time. I love VB but this just wasn't up to the standard of my other lanyards.
February 10, 2013
I like this breakaway lanyard a lot! The breakaway buckle works and is very easy to use. I love that there is a ring and a clasp at the end. The ring works great for carrying my keys. The clasp works fine for holding my ID and a flash drive. The patterns are beautiful and there is no itching from the position of the breakaway buckle. I am so glad that I can use it every day at work.
January 19, 2013