Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 30
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bceagle I am SO HAPPY!
This just arrived today and I am so happy and excited to start using it. I had been looking for something to use as a handbag while out and about with my 4 yr-old and 9-month old children (that would keep my hands free). I previously ordered, but returned another brand-name backpack. When my Vera Bradley Ultimate Backpack arrived, I knew it was exactly what I wanted; smart and stylish (love the quilted navy with patent piping), and great functionality. It's feminine looking and not too bulky - lots of extra compartments to store snacks and supplies for the kiddos, my wallet, phone, etc. The quality is great too - nice material, custom VB hardware, and the adjustable straps are actually in a looped design, so whatever amount of material you aren't using, it doesn't hang down sloppily (like the backpack I returned from another brand). I'm gushing here...but I can't wait to start wearing it!
July 17, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Irritable Love the backpack, but . . . .
I love this backpack. I've had it before many years ago, and was looking forward to having a newer one. However, the stitching that holds the front pocket on is already coming unraveled. I don't want to send it back, but will probably have to get it repaired. I'm so disappointed that I have to invest more money into this bag, because I feel like it was already above what I would normally spend. Not so sure I would recommend to a friend.
February 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by RMVB Perfect for everyday
I recently started using a backpack instead of a purse due to shoulder/neck issues and I wanted to find something stylish and functional. I love Vera and was hoping they had something to meet my needs. I studied all the backpack descriptions and reviews with several of them being less than enthusiastic about this bag, but it seemed to meet my needs, so I ordered with fingers crossed. I LOVE IT. It is just the right size to use for everyday, much like a large purse. I love the way the black piping and quilted fabric look. The front pocket doesn't close as well as I would like, but it is mostly fine. I do wish one of the side pockets was big enough for a water battle, but it holds my phone snuggly.
January 31, 2016