Love the bag
Bag is perfect for my laptop (inside) and work files for my telework days. Very pleased. I am disappointed that I cannot remove the flat bottom to wash the bag. I'm pretty rough on my bags and like that I can pitch them in the washer. Would recommend regardless.
June 28, 2014
I do like this bag. The tablet pocket works for me because I only use the thin magnetic cover for my iPad. The device slides easily in and out, so I have no complaints there. The tablet pocket would be too tight for a device housed in a large keyboard/binder like cover. The two outside pockets on either end are why I chose to purchase this bag over other totes that are similar. I use them for water bottles, tea thermos, phone and keys: so easy to access when the bag is on the shoulder. The exterior pockets are also nice and deep, keeping items secure. The inside of this tote is roomy and accommodating. Loads of stuff can be hauled...which brings me to my one complaint. The handles, for a tote this size, are inadequate. They are thin, not quilted. When the tote is loaded for work the shoulder straps are actually cutting. I find this irritating and distracting. If this tote had handles like the "Vera" it might literally be perfect.
June 7, 2014
LOVE this bag for school/work
I love this bag for school/work. I fits my Kindle perfectly. It able to hold notebooks, computer and just enough pockets for me. Perfect size, the get carried away and grand tote are extremely to big especially for my small frame!!
May 25, 2014
I absolutely love this bag. It is huge on the inside and the side pockets are also enormous and deep. The tablet pocket fits my iPad with a case on, but only if I slide it in from one side (the part where the case opens) and not from the spine of the case. (I hope that makes sense!) I highly recommend this tote!
May 23, 2014
I bought this in petals for my BFF for her graduation from university. I inspected it before I bought it and love it. I hope that it suits her for a mini work bag while she is looking for jobs. The inside of the bag is very sturdy and plenty of room. I suspect she will use the front pocket for her keys, cellphone, and gum. For everyone saying this is an Ipad tote and that it doesn't fit your Ipad- newsflash it doesn't say Ipad in the discribition anywhere. Not all tablets are Ipads. It fits my kindle, my nexus, and my lenovo tablet in there so it fits tablets, it just doesn't fit your Ipad. VB has LOTS of products that are Ipad specific and people without them miss out so I'm sorry but all these 2 star reviews because it doesn't fit your ipad are ridiculous. It's called a Tablet Tote, not an Ipad Tote.
May 15, 2014
I am a loyal fan of Vera . I ordered this bag sight unseen. At first glance I love the bag, great size, lots of pockets and love outside pocket with closure. Top zipper great too. However ,returning it because it's not washable due to non removable hard bottom. I always remove the cardboard inserts and wash all of my bags. Do not like Vera's new non removable bottom and hope it's not going to be in everything .
May 14, 2014
This is by far my favorite bag. I have 2 Laurains, the Glenna, 2 Two Way Totes,the Mandy, Little Mandy, 2 Alice, and bought my mom the curvy tote and others. But this bag is the one I have ended up carrying everyday. I have it in Citrus. Perfect pattern. I use the outside center pocket for my keys not my kindle (no ipad). It is incredibly roomy inside. I use the pen holders. I put items like my lotion, tissue, small notepad, work ID in the three side pockets. I put my feminine products in the zip pocket. I carry in the center my wallet, the mirror and small cosmetic bags, my kindle, another small notepad, small flashlight and I still have room for more. I put water and/or snacks in the side, outside pockets. It is a great bag especially for everyday!!
May 9, 2014
Great as a regular bag
I love this bag. There's more than enough room for everything. I would like to see improvements to it though. First the straps. I wish they were longer. Maybe they can make the current traps shorter so they serve as handles and add a long wider strap that can be length adjustable like the hipsters. The second tweak is in the iPad storage part. It's currently more for a mini iPad. I have the iPad Air and it just fits with my current slim case. If I got a bulkier case or one with a keyboard it would not fit. So 3 stars because as just a bag, it's great, but since it's being sold as an iPad tote, it needs improvement.
April 20, 2014
Love the bag...hate the tablet pocket
I bought this bag as I recently started a new job that requires me to carry a tablet around and I wanted easy access to it without having to unzip a bag. I was very bummed to find out that the tablet pocket does not even hold my iPad with a VERA case on it. You would think it would be designed to at least fit her cases, with that I know my work iPad won't fit, because it has a keyboard. I am currently torn on returning it or not. I may just have to repurpose that pocket as a place to toss my phone keys and wallet because the bag itself is AWESOME minus that flaw :(
April 12, 2014
This is a great work bag! Love the pockets on the outside that I can put my water bottle, etc. Plenty of space inside (and more pockets) for all my work stuff, including my lunch box. My ipad has an otterbox case on it and fits tightly in the tablet pocket. My only "needs improvement" would be that the tablet pocket could be a bit larger. Who doesn't have a case or keyboard with their tablets? Otherwise, LOVE this bag and would highly recommend!
April 11, 2014