Hybrid bag that's equally comfortable for vacation travel, commuting and school
Capacity of 825 cubic inches and only weighs 1.5 lbs.
Features roomy main compartment, zippered flap pocket, eyewear pocket, water bottle pocket and three organizer pockets
Detailed Product Description
Start with the practicality of a messenger bag, add travel-friendly features and stir. Our full-size Veloce Bag can be carried by it's hand grip, slung over your shoulder, or worn on your back like a day pack and can even be expanded. This hybrid is equally comfortable for vacation travel, commuting or even as a school bag. KIVA's exclusive Rick Steves line of travel luggage and accessories is designed to be practical, durable and light weight - ideal for the frequent traveler, whether for Europe or cross-country. Each items' "Rick tested" features work to make every trip smoother and more enjoyable.
"I bought this as a travel bag -- smaller than a carry-on and larger than a "shoulder bag" -- after my last flight. It fills the job well, carrying a large book, an iPad, headphones, and miscellaneous accessories in a set of well-organized compartments of various sizes. The "hidden" zipper compartment would be overlooked by most thieves. The shoulder strap has a "sticky" crescent-moon pad that stays put and the grab handle is a little small, but easy to find. Other than the ticket pocket, everything else is behind the flap or in the main zipper compartment. It might be good to have one more pocket that was easy to get to. The bag expands by means of a zipper/gusset, giving you enough extra volume for a few extra pieces of clothing. I did not find that the laptop divider took up much room.
I'm a bit of a bag junkie ... always looking for the right combination of features and size. This bag is a winner. Steves has given me just enough space to take what I might need, but not so much that I would turn it into heavier luggage."
"I bought this originally intending to use it for carry on . It works ok for that, but I find myself not using it for that - the shoulder strap tends to fall off my arm unless used as a crossbody (too big for that for a small woman, but might work for a larger person). It is a great backpack.
I do use it almost daily for work. I have to go between several bases spread across the city - I sometimes have to drive, sometimes the train and I often have to park miles away. I have more ID badges than a pack of cards. This keeps my ID's organized, my metro cards and rail passes, my electronics (headphones for the trip, laptop, cords, mouse, batteries etc). I leave it packed with all that stuff and it is still light enough not to hurt my back (as a backpack). Really helps me not to forget things.
It is expandable, so you can throw a jacket or your lunch in there, or zip it tighter if you want a less bulky look.
It is certainly on the casual-urban end of the spectrum, but it doesn't scream "I'm hiking" or anything.
Have had it for a while now, and it stands up to a lot of abuse.
It has a lot of ways to carry it (shoulder, crossbody, backpack and a top handle). That helps a lot if you have unpredictable or variable modes of transport.
Fits under all seats on even small regional jets.
Only wish the lining wasn't black."
"Love the bag. I am short and the smaller size of the backpack is great for my frame. It has plenty of room, but I would really love some pockets inside. I carried my IPad, shawl, camera and lots of other stuff. The outside pocket has lots of little cubbies for smaller items like my cell, pens, plugs, ID, etc. Great bag!"