Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 22
Rated 1 out of 5 by xiaqueo Too big for a purse, too small for a backpack
Beware! This is NOT the same ultimate backpack that VB used to sell and it is NOT the perfect size to use as a handback anymore. I've been using the older style as my purse and it was the perfect size for that. I'm on my third one now and wanted a replacement so I was really excited to pick out a new one. Unfortunately, this new version is a LOT bigger. According to the dimensions, it's only about a 2" difference on each side and I thought that wouldn't be too significant but unfortulately it is. It's way too big and awkward to carry as a purse, but at the same time, it's too small for when I need a backpack.
I don't know what VB was thinking when they redesigned it. I was very upset because I LOVED the old style and thought I would just keep using this as my purse forever but that's no longer possible. Fortunately, I've been able to find another brand that sells backpack purses very similar to VB's older style of this model so I've purchased one of those but I wish I didn't have to.
Please bring back the old style!!!!!
April 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by anonymous0987 perfect everyday, not for work
I received this bag as a gift, as I was extremely excited to receive it, it does not fit my needs for work. I have a smaller laptop, and figured it would work, it does, but it does not hold any extra room for papers, computer chargers etc. However, I WILL find a use for it, I love the bag, and its style and durability! It's great for everyday purse, which I will probably use it for!
December 26, 2014
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