Rolled handle slips over luggage handle
I recently flew to VA for a weekend and used a small rolling bag and the backpack tote as my handbag. I just slipped the handle over the handle on the rolling bag and had no shoulder, back or neck pain. It also works great for everyday use.
June 26, 2014
Great for vacations
I bought this bag for a vacation that was about 7-8 months away, because there was such a great sale. I went on a road trip and decided to test this bag out. Often I had 2 cell phones, a wallet, 2 hard glass cases, a camera, and still had room to stuff at least 2 tshirts and random other things I was buying. I used it mainly as a cross body and have no complaints! In a few months (for the trip I bought the bag for) I will be using it as a book bag as well and cannot wait! I am an avid VB supporter and this has been by far my favorite purchase. I'm contemplating buying it in another color, I love it so much!
June 26, 2014
Great for one adult in Disney World
I took this bag on my first ever trip to Disney World and it was great! I went with a group of adults--no kids-- and it was the perfect size to carry what one adult would need for a day in the parks. In the main compartment I fit a pair of flip flops (for water rides), my small camera case, a light sweater and an autograph book. I left my wristlet and cell phone in the zipper pocket on the outside, to keep them secure against my body. In the two pockets under the flap I carried a poncho and small necessities like protein bars, aspirin and sunscreen. I easily fit everything I needed for the entire day, with room for some souvenirs. I also loved that I could change how I carried it--as a tote bag, a backpack or if I connected the backpack straps together as a crossbody. One note: when I carried it as a crossbody it was hard to adjust the straps so that the metal clips didn't dig into my shoulder. I mainly carried it as a backpack or a tote.
May 24, 2014
Love, love, love this bag!
I recently purchased this backpack/tote for a trip to Disneyworld with my family. I have not used the backpack straps but love it as a tote. I can carry so much in it and the rolled handle is very comfortable! A great purchase for ladies of all ages!
April 26, 2014
I wish I had the option of giving half-stars, as this is a 4-1/2 star bag in my opinion. First the pros: The two outside slip pockets are super deep & I feel like whatever's in there is secure (w/one exception, which I'll get to later). The flap over the drawstring closure stays closed almost w/o exception. The strap options are great. My wallet fits nicely into the zip pocket on the back on the bag & is secure against my back. The overall style is just what I was looking for, & I love the Clementine pattern. I've only had the bag for a week & have gotten at least one compliment a day on it. Now the cons, & there's really only one big one: If the bag is worn as a backpack on my back using both straps, things fall out when I bend over, not only out of the slip pockets, but out of the slip pockets inside of the main part of the bag, even w/the drawstring pulled as tightly closed as possible. I actually had bought one of these bags last winter & returned it after a couple of days because of this issue. This time around, because I got the bag on sale, I'm willing to do a few modifications to it to make it work. After thinking about it for a bit, I plan to add either dots or short strips of Velcro to the tops of the slip pockets, both inside & outside of the bag, & to the corners of the flap. It'll still be easy to get into the slip pockets whenever needed, but my things will stay secure even if I bend over or if my bag accidentally gets turned over. So far this is my favorite VB style—it can hold a lot & it's cute & casual like the Quick Draw, but it's slim like the Hipster. If it weren't for the things-falling-out-issue I'd give it 5 stars w/no hesitation.
April 23, 2014
I have to admit, I was feeling disappointed when I open the box and first saw it in person. Then I thought to give it a chance, switch my bag to work. After putting my stuff in it, this bag is surely the perfect size. I love the tote option specialy. This is now my favorite Vera Bradley bag.
April 22, 2014
What a wonderful, convenient bag!
I bought this bag in Indigo Pop and I love it (this is a big thing for me to say about a bag)! It's super convenient- sometimes I carry it over my shoulder like a purse, then other times I use it as a backpack. But I love that I can go either way on the spur of the moment. I went to a museum that didn't allow backpacks, but allowed purses, so I just took the backpack straps off and tucked them inside (to avoid questions). It's roomy but not huge. I highly recommend this kind of bag.
April 18, 2014
Feeling cute with my new bag!
Love Vera! Not sure I liked this bag from the pictures online, but when I went to the store and saw it, I knew it was the one for me! My awesome Mom had checked my Pinterest page to pick my Christmas gift, which was the Bittersweet backpack. I had just bought a Bittersweet bucket tote, so I wanted to switch color. Vera has always been so easy to return gifts with tags or switch patterns! Your colors make me smile!
January 18, 2014
The design is a problem for me as it tips over easily. I have a version of every VB backpack in our extended family. This is the only one that drops things out. I purchased it for the two-in-one versatility. But it is not a good backpack as it slides around and is not secure with the flap popping open. Test this in the store before purchase. I highly recommend the original Backpack as a purse instead.
January 8, 2014
I can't say enough good things about this bag. I have lots and lots of VB's, and this works for all purposes. After using a print for a month or so, I ordered the black and had it monogrammed. It arrived within a week and it is so classy looking! A backpack is the best way for me to carry all my stuff for an extended period, but most of the time I use the rolled shoulder strap. Love that it can be used as a crossbody. Nothing gets "lost" in the bottom, it holds an amazing amount without looking ridiculous, and VB engineering did a fine job with the magnet--grabbing a heavy-ish bag by the handle does NOT make the magnetic flap fly open. Everything I could wish for in a bag! And p.s., this more sophisticated backpack look is just fine for this senior citizen!
December 3, 2013