I bought this for my daughter, she is in 8th grade and plays multiple sports. First would like to say that the backpack is very vibrant. We got the African Violet pattern, we got it monogrammed and it looks great. Second is the material is not the typical quilted cotton like most the VB backpacks, it is canvas. This was a plus for me because it is easier to clean and does not fade as easy. The most important thing about the backpack was the size. It is huge, there is only one big opening, so if you are looking for something to store your laptop or other devices, this may not be for you unless its already in a protective case. However, if you are looking for something that will hold a lot this is it. Several binders, books, clothes, and shoes fit into it. My daughter was able to condense two bags into this one. It also has a zipper pocket inside that is very big to store anything you may not want rolling around, like a phone or a tablet. Yes, it is big enough to get a small tablet in, the zippered pocket goes the width of the bag and almost the length of it. There is also two large pockets on the outside for storage. Keys, phone, money, etc... If you are looking for a backpack that doesn't have a bunch of dividers in it and need a lot of room, this is the backpack for you. A++++ on my list. As far as durability, I cannot comment on that yet as she has only been using it for a couple weeks, but so far it is holding up great.
August 5, 2014
ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY AMAZING.
Such a beautiful backpack! This backpack can be used for many great things. A gym bag, A Bookbag, a great travel bag, and anything really. But don't be fooled, it may not look that big in the pictures, but it is huge!! It doesn't have a picture of the bag on the back side, but it has the pattern of your choice on the back. The back is made from a cloth material, but the front and sides have a very tough material. I really like how the cloth is on your back which was very smart!! It has a drawstring and clip to hold it together. One pocket in the inside main compartment. It is beautiful when monogrammed and has a handle to hold it with your hand, or use the straps to put it on your back. Great backpack for anything. I would definitely buy it again!!!
October 3, 2014
Back saving pack for teachers
Love this backpack! I have had many people ask about it. It is wonderful for carrying work supplies and saves my back and arms. I am so sad that Vera Bradley will not be made in the USA any more. As you leave the U. S. I will have to find another company to buy from as I support companies that products are made in the USA.
April 10, 2015