I bought the travel tote in the color flutterby, I just love it! It has pockets all the way around in the inside along with a big zip pocket in the inside. It also has a pocket on the outside to slide your keys or your phone into. I have not had a problem with the straps. I am going to buy another one for my daughter. I use my tote for a gym bag and it also makes a great carry on when going on trips. It is very roomy. I highly recommend on buying this tote bag.
May 22, 2014
The Everything Bag
I am currently using this bag on vacation. It worked great as a carry on and fit under the seat on the flight down. The 6 pockets on the inside are organized differently than in the miller bag--there are two on each side of the bag, plus one on each end of the bag. The ones on the end are wide enough to hold my iPad with its case and cover, which I keep inside the VB Neoprene case! You can also fit two regular shaped bottles of water in the end pocket, although just be careful since they aren't lined. There is also a zipper pocket inside, which has been great for keeping my phone away from the sand at the beach.
So in addition to the carry on use, this has also functioned as the family beach bag. I've fit in 3 bottles of water, two cans of soda, 4 ziplock containers with snacks, a beach blanket (thin nylon one), 2 books, 3 baseball hats, assorted pairs of sunglasses,reading glasses, and shirts--basically everything the kids and hubby being down that they don't want to leave in the sand! And there's nothing like that good sea air to break in the bag and loosen it up a bit!
I've notices some very small tabs one other end of the zipper, and figure if you wanted to, you could put some "D" rings on there and attach a cross body strap.
A couple things I'd like to see: padded straps like on the Vera and the Duffel bags, and a sleeve on the back so you could secure the bag over the telescoping handle of a rolling luggage piece
Overall, a great bag with lots of great functions. I have it in a second color also for use as my teaching bag--2 schools, 5 different classrooms, I have a lot of stuff to carry every day!
August 15, 2014
I purchased as work tote. Great room but design is not up to Vera standards. Straps should be padded. Inside pockets and zipper compartment are attached to a single layer of fabric - not quilted - which pulls away from side of the bag when filled.
September 14, 2014