Triple Zip Hipster
Pleasantly Surprised! Wonderful Crossbody!
I was hesitant to purchase the Triple Zip Hipster because the regular Hipster is too narrow for me and the Mailbag (most recent style) is too long and narrow for me. I thought that this bag would be too narrow and too long but it is neither! It actually is perfect for me (I am not quite 5' 4"). I like crossbody bags to fall near my hip and I like the look and feel of a messenger but don't always like messing with a flap to get to the main compartment. The Triple Zip feels like a messenger bag but with easier access. I love the staggered interior of the second and third zippered compartments. I don't like when everything ends up on the bottom regardless of the number of compartments. This bag truly has three compartments. The main compartment fits all the bigger stuff; the second and third compartments fit the small, at hand items like keys, lib balm, tissue, etc. There is even a convenient slip in pocket on the back perfect for concealing a mobile phone but still within easy reach. Another little detail is the slightly recessed top zipper that makes it easy to unzip versus if the zipper was set on the very top. I have several VB crossbody styles and have always favored the now discontinued Clare, but the Triple Zip might be my new favorite! It is lightweight, comfortable to carry and has clever compartments.
September 28, 2014
A Big, Little Bag That Doesn't Slow Me Down
Finally, a cross body bag that doesn't slow me down! The design of 3 zippers is genius. Lots of space but slim design. All these pockets allow me to put my hands on specific items in a flash. My everyday must haves earn a permanent spot and don't get jumbled up in the bottom of the bag. I keep my tri-fold wallet (another organizational must) in the main compartment otherwise it would be empty; however, the wallet also fits in either front zip pocket. I love that I can keep the main compartment available for the daily odd errand things like Red Box selections, outgoing mail, my DIY project notebook, picked up prescriptions and various papers for appointments, even a bottle of water fits. And because I like to read reviews with lots of details, here is a list of my permanent spot items: tri-fold wallet, phone, note pad, pen, Altoids, Chapstick, essential oil remedy bottles, mini tape measure, 2 sets of car keys, travel tissue pack, feminine items, eye glass case, and an extra roll of dog clean up bags. All of this and I am no where near maxed out of space.
October 21, 2014
An amazing bag!
This bag is amazing. I'm so surprised how much it holds without bulging, I was able to do away with my separate cosmetic bag and simply use the larger front zip pocket. Everything from it fits in there perfectly. The small zipper pocket, or top front one, can actually hold my Vera Tri Fold Wallet; however, I keep it in the main compartment. In the smaller zipper I keep pens and important papers or letters to mail. What a perfect fit. The back pocket is a nice size and any cell phone should fit in there without a problem. Im also able to put my full size iPad, in a Vera envelope sleeve, in the main compartment. I was tired of carrying large bags that were heavy, a hassle to get into, but still needed to carry all my stuff, when I saw this new Vera. I'm SO glad I gave it a try. I now own it in Raisin and Ink Blue. My daughter also got one for hands free convenience with her 2 year old. Both are gorgeous and a hands down WINNER!!!
September 18, 2014