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Old 03-25-2013, 03:08 PM   #1
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Vera Bradley Carry-ons

My local Vera Outlet had everything 40% off this past weekend and I just couldn't resist. My Daughter and I both got the Grand Travelers with matching hipsters for our up coming trips. Our first Vera purchases and wow I like them.

Does anyone else have these and are they as good as they seem to be? I am a little worried about the size. I hope we can keep them light enough to lift up into the overheads as it will be just us.

Thanks for all your insights.
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:14 PM   #2
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They will be fine to put in overheads. I have seen the large duffle stuffed in the over heads. and the Grand Traveler will fit under the seat too.

What I recommend is spray them with Camp Out. Its a fabric protector and waterproofer. You can get a can at Walmart either in the camping section or the shoe dept.
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:30 PM   #3
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I have been trying to decide between the grand traveler and the weekender as our carry ons.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:42 PM   #4
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I have 2 Weekenders that I use as carry ons for my trips. They fit easily under the seats.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:44 PM   #5
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We just got our first Vera's too but we got the large duffel bags. I bought them bc they specifically list as being able to fit as a carryon for planes. DD, ds and I are traveling to Fl next week for a few days during spring break and since we're not bringing a whole lot figured these would be perfect (wish they'd been 40% off though lol I got ours through amazon). Love the camp out spray idea!
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:46 PM   #6
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Thumbs up Pictures please!!

I love their designs, show us a picture of the beautiful bags
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:03 PM   #7
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Sorry, I don't know how to do the pictures but I got the symphony in Hue and Mocha Rouge patterns.

I also looked at the duffels and want those too! We checked out the weekender too but the sales lady talked us into the ones we got. ... geez so many options. Hope they work out for us.

Definitely going to get the camp out spray too... seems like a great idea! Thanks Shelly !!
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:12 PM   #8
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I have a grand traveler as well. Haven't used it yet but can't wait to try it out. It's pretty big hoping it fits overhead.
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The Weekender (when full but not fully stuffed) fits under the seat in front of you. You might have to turn it on its side. The Grand Traveler is really too large to fit under the seat but can easily be put in most overhead bins. Again, may have to be placed on its side.
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I am so jealous you have an outlet! I've been watching EBay for good deals, I've found some great deals, but the shipping to Canada for most is insane!

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I have a grand traveler and love it. I've used it several times as my carry-on bag. When it's pretty full, it will not fit in the seat in front of you. But it fits comfortably in the overhead bin and fits a ton of stuff (I love all the different pockets and pouches.) However, just so you know, don't stuff it completely full. Technically, the measurements are a bit larger than are allowed as a carry-on, so if you are ever in the position where they make you measure it/fit it in one of those measuring guide bins/ you want to make sure it fits. It won't fit if it is stuffed completely full. I also have the get carried away tote and that slides perfectly under the seat in front of you when completely full, and that bag holds a ton as well.

Honestly, I think you'll love the bag. I'm not exactly a big fan of most of Vera's prints, but I got hooked on the brand because of the durability of the travel bags. I'm seriously rough on my bags and tend to stuff them pretty full, and I've never had a problem with seams or zippers or anything. They are great bags for the price.
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They will be fine to put in overheads. I have seen the large duffle stuffed in the over heads. and the Grand Traveler will fit under the seat too.

What I recommend is spray them with Camp Out. Its a fabric protector and waterproofer. You can get a can at Walmart either in the camping section or the shoe dept.
does using the camp out product alter washing instructions at all?
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I purchased the Weekender a couple of months ago. I will be using it for the 1st time on our upcoming Disney trip. I really like the size thus far!!

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Old 03-26-2013, 01:51 PM   #14
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The Grand Traveler is too big for me. I really like the Metropolitan for a carry on (it's smaller but I check the bigger bags). The Weekender is a good size is you need more room, still it gets too heavy for me to carry.
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I have a weekender and I love it for car trips, but not so much for air travel. It is just awkward for me to carry.
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