I had an older style laptop backup that was starting to wear at the bottom of the bag. I do not place my Vera's on ground nor drag them so I was very upset when the store told me there was nothing they could do. This backpack came out around my birthday and there happened to be in store specials not to mention my coupon. I miss the trolley sleeve, the zipper for the laptop is not designed well. It catches and I am very careful with it just afraid it will tear. They need to make the cup holders on the side a little bit easier to get bottles in and out of however I understand you don't want them to loose. The front pockets could be a little bigger especially the larger of the two.
Lastly Vera needs to find a way to reinforce the bottom of their bags especially totes and backpacks to prevent the fabric from wearing or have some return policy. I have a jansport backpack since I was in high school over 10 years now and the bottom is in perfect condition. I love Vera products but for the price we pay for them there needs to be some better guarantee. I am going to be taking this bag to the store to show them the zipper issue and if they are unable to help I will be contacting the corporate office.
November 28, 2014
Perfect for High School
This is a perfect backpack for me in high school. There is a great pocket for my 11" MacBook Air, but there is plenty of room for a larger laptop. There are 2 front pockets perfect for pencils, calculators, and small books. The largest part is perfect for notebooks, folders, and books. I also love that there is in an inner pocket so I can hide things back there like money and my ID.The zipper occasionally rips the inner lining, but it has only happened 1 or 2 times. I love that there is 2 water bottle pockets! Perfect for my water bottle on one side and the other for keys. The pocket took a little bit for it to stretch it out so I could fit my water bottle in, but now it is perfect!
December 8, 2014
College Student Approves!
I take the bus to college and I needed my backpack to be comfortable on my shoulders and back. I had a Jan sport big students backpack. I hated that it didn't have a secure place to put my laptop and with all my books the backpack looked weird and was a strain on my back. This is my first Vera Bradley product and I am impressed! The pocket for the laptop had more than enough space for my laptop (HP Touchscreen 15.6 inches) and there was no strain on my back. The backpack appears small but it can carry A LOT. It carries all the stuff that my Jan Sport bag carried. This backpack is worth it! Its sooooo comfortable to carry around for long periods of time if you walk a lot like me. And its super cute!
In the laptop pocket I have there:
- my HP 15.6 inches laptop
-2 folders full of papers
In the Main Compartment I have
-1 big text book
-2 of the 3 subject spirals
And with still some room to spare
In the small upper pocket I have:
-pencils, highlighters, pens
And plenty room left!
In the medium size front pocket I have:
-sun glasses case
Hopefully this helps!
September 25, 2014