Grand Traveler Bag
I love love love this bag. It is large, but sometimes large is what you need. It's mainly just one big open space but there are slip pockets inside. If you use your various Vera Bradley accessories and some packing cubes (get some on eBags) then everything can be nice, neat and and organized. I'd say this bag is more for travel by car or maybe a cruise rather than on a plane, but I don't think it's too big if you want to carry it and put it in the overhead bin. I love it!! :)
October 17, 2014
I just purchased this bag to go with my classic black rolling luggage. The picture online does this bag no justice. The fabric is great quality and the bag is huge! It has a magnetic long pocket on the front and three large open pockets on the back. It also has four spacious interior pockets. The removable should strap is well padded and will be comfortable when carrying this bag on trips. I like the trolley sleeve as it will fit over my rolling luggage handle (and make it much easier to navigate in the airport, etc). Highly recommend!
May 30, 2013
Holds more than Mary Poppins' carpet bag!
I spent hours debating over whether or not to purchase this bag for airplane travel and having just returned from a four day trip with this bag, I am so glad I took the plunge! In terms of space, this bag is as incredible as other reviewers have said-- I carried 7 DAYS worth of clothing (which barely wrinkled), PLUS hair tools, ALL my toiletries, TWO pairs of heels, and a bunch of odds and ends... AND I had room to spare! Incredible!
This bag definitely got heavy and I put it down a few times as I was standing in line at the airport but since the bag is such good quality, I didn't have to worry about setting it on the floor! As someone with a bad back, lugging this around was one of my main concerns and even though my shoulder hurt a bit at the end of a car/train/airport journey, it was nothing I couldn't handle!
The first plane I took was quite small and VERY crowded and I was one of the lucky few that did not have to check my bag at the gate (despite that fact that it was technically larger than many of the "hard rollers"). I struggled a little bit to get it into the overhead but it did get it up there with no damage done! The return flight was a larger plane and I fit the bag under the seat in front of me with no problem (and I avoided having to gate check my bag again)!
Overall, this is a fantastic purchase and my concerns about its weight and carry on size were put to rest once I used it! Just be prepared to get tons of compliments from friends and strangers!
February 27, 2013