on April 4, 2012
I am a Vera Bradley fan and I absolutely love the XL Duffel. I have this in Twirly Birds Navy and received it for Christmas. I go home to work almost every other weekend (an hour and a half trip) and this bag is perfect for my travels. I only go for a few days, but you could literally fit weeks-worth of clothes in this; you could take this as opposed to a rolling bag for a trip elsewhere no problem, there is plenty of room. I usually take laundry with me and a week/week and a half's worth of laundry could fit in here no problem for me- I've tried it. I love VB bags because they are so well designed and actually hold up. I have loaded a lot of stuff in this bag and it has yet to give me a problem. The bag itself is 26 ½'' x 11" x 13 ½" with a 16 ½" strap drop, so you can have a better idea of how large this bag really is. There is a nice large pocket on the outside so you can put some things in there that you want easy access to. The only improvement I would recommend for this bag would be to have more pockets on the inside; the only pocket this bag has is on the outside-and there's only one. Normally VB bags don't have this problem. Regardless, I still love this bag and this isn't a huge issue because I have toiletry bags and everything to organize my small things. Just more pockets would be a nice plus. Overall, this is a great bag and I would highly recommend it. I would also recommend checking the VB website before buying this on Amazon because they usually have certain colors on sale and you could get a great deal. That's usually how I buy mine. Happy hunting.