I just started college a few weeks ago, and I just invested the rest of the money I got for hs graduation on this bag. I'm trying to grow my personal Vera collection, since I don't have my mom's stash at home to fall back on.
My mom has about 3 of these that my grandma left her when she passed away. These bags have to be well over 10 years old, and they're still in great condition. My mom still uses them for vacations. She's a heavier packer than I am, and she can fit clothes, bathroom stuff, books, etc. for a week in it. I used one for a long-weekend skiing trip, and I managed to fit an entire ski helmet, as well as all my warm snow gear in it, in addition to clothes and whatnot.
I have a smaller Vera duffel bag, and a backpack that I use for carry-ons when I travel, but since I've started college I've been wanting a bigger bag that will hold all my stuff when I go home for breaks, without having to store a huge suitcase in my room. This is the perfect bag for that. When I don't need it, it can be folded up and stored inside my other duffel to save space.
September 24, 2012
Roomy Doesn't Begin To Describe It!
I have this duffel in viva la vera and my daughter has deco daisy (both patterns are beautiful). Recently I went out of town and packed shoes, clothing, laptop (with charger, cord & mouse), toiletries, blow dryer & extra towels. I still had room for more. It's also very sturdy because as you can imagine with everything I'd packed it was quite heavy and I worried that the straps would break. There was no need for worries though as it held up great. My only requests would be for an inside zippered pocket (or two) and a cross body strap as it is a bit difficult to carry when it's heavily packet due to weight. As usual though, it's perfectly Vera!
March 23, 2012
I love the extra room in this bag. But beware it can be easy to overpack. I'm only 5'2" and a full bag can be difficult to manage. It would be helpful to have some additional smaller handles to help maneuver the bag in and out of the car/hotel.
May 23, 2012