Sling Tennis Backpack
Get Ready to Hit Some Balls!
I got this bag and I love it! It doesn't slide off your shoulder, it holds multiple tennis rackets, and everyone compliments you on your fabulous style! The reason I love this bag so much is because it has more than one pocket. One pocket holds the racket, and the other holds anything else, balls, clothes, etc. The pocket in the front was perfect for my phone, and it also held an iPad! If you buy this bag, you won't be disappointed.
Something I would change is the pocket on the side. I was always too scared to put my water bottle in it in fear that it would soak through the bag. It would be nicer if it had a different material over there.
Love, love, love! I enjoy tennis so much more now!
November 22, 2014
Excellent tennis bag
Just the right size for casual use. Organization is great. Outer compartment holds your racket. The big interior compartment will hold a jacket, cap, sunglasses, a couple of cans of tennis balls, small purse/wallet, and has mesh pockets that will fit money or credit cards, tissues, phone etc. It is bigger than it appears. The smaller zipped compartment on the outside is good for a phone and keys. The mesh pocket on the outside is perfect for a water bottle (my large size Camelback bottle just fits). The sling hangs right and is comfortable, and there is a carrying handle as well. This is new and I haven't put it to heavy use yet, but if it is the same quality as my other Vera bags I'm sure it will hold up well. I was happy to see it was made in a few previous patterns and I bought it in Plum Crazy because I think it won't show dirt as much as the patterns with a lot of white in them.
April 17, 2013
I plan to use this for more than just tennis
I purchased this bag in the ribbons pattern (bright pink on the inside - no reverse pattern). It's a really great bag. It hugs my back perfectly. I love the Sun Valley (orange lining inside) and Marina Paisley (blue lining on the inside) colors but I went with Ribbons because it had the least amount of white to it. My concern is keeping this bag looking as clean as possible (for as long as possible) since I will probably be leaving it on benches and possibly the ground at various tennis courts. I really really wish this came in Midnight Blues or Jazzy Blooms but Ribbons will do. It has three separate zipper openings: one small pocket in the front for keys and maybe a small wallet; one in the middle to put your tennis racket in, I believe there was also a long diagonal slip pocket in there, I wasn't sure for what, maybe tennis balls (I didn't test it out); and one to use as a back pack. This last opening also has a mesh pocket of ample size that runs along the lower back side of the pack (to hold snacks or tennis balls or anything you want somewhat secure) and there are also two slip pockets in there as well on the opposite side of the mesh pockets (medium wallet sized, you can slip your whole hand inside). This back pack is surprising large/has ample room for many items. I can fit a change of clothes inside/light sweatshirt and a snack and maybe a few other things. Oh, there's also a mesh water bottle pocket on the outside.
I like the design so much that I'm considering using this as an everyday bag. If Vera Bradley would make a slightly smaller version, offered in a larger range of colors, I would absolutely purchase it. I love the one strap design, it feels very secure and doesn't move out of place. It would be a great city back pack. Just throwing some ideas out there!
April 11, 2013