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The bag is SO much lighter than my Brighton briefcase. It is also smaller and my laptop doesn't fit. The iPad fits really nicely as another reviewer mentioned. I'm trying to get a smaller laptop now as I travel internationally and I'm tired of lugging the old one anyhow. I don't mind that the straps go across the compartments because that's the only thing keeping everything in the bag, for the two compartments that don't close. This bag took a spectacular tumble in my car, and nothing fell out. That made me happy. I really like all the pockets, especially the two on the sides. My Brighton sunglasses in their tin fit in the pocket, but the strap over the top doesn't fasten. I'll probably take them out of the tin for that reason.
I hate it.
By Sandy from Santa Ana, CA
On December 16, 2013:
It is beautifully crafted, as all Brighton products are, however, this bag is very difficult to enter. The straps become tight over the entrance of the bag and is very frustrating to deal with. I rarely use it. It is a year old and still like new. I generally love the Brighton products, but, this one just too difficult.
By Connie from Higginsport, OH
On October 18, 2013:
This is my second Brighton backpack. This Bennett backpack from the twister selection is the best yet, a compartment for everything. I saw it through the window of the Brighton store window in Tucson and it was love at first sight. My hands are free, and fully loaded, it's comfortable to carry. Best Brighton yet!
328 Fourth Street
By Lynn from Marietta, OH
On October 6, 2013:
Most versatile purse I've ever had. Hands free shopping! The interior arrangement is excellent; it is just the right size. And it is good looking. It can be carried as a backpack, an over elbow purse or use the short handles. Now if I can figure out how to register it.
It is a keeper
By Val from Stamford, CT
On September 4, 2013:
I am happy with this backpack!!! I was absolutely sure that I will return it, since I ordered online. It looked cute, but I already have about a billion of backpacks at home. I am very surprised how much I liked it. I was able to convert it to a shoulder bag, to a cross body bag and, of course, a backpack. I don’t believe it was designed for this purpose, if it was, then it was not thought very carefully through. Couple of very minor changes to the design for a conversion and it would have been absolutely an unbelievable bag. I still feel it is worth 5 stars and I am keeping it.
Since my name is "Bennett"
By Susan from Moorestown, NJ
On April 18, 2013:
Since my name is Bennett I just have to have it! I have been a Brighton bag holder for nearly 20 years luggage and all!! I can't wait stylish and functional not to mention perfectly named! I'm picking one up right after work!
Finally found the perfect bag
By Audrey from Campbell, CA
On February 25, 2013:
I've been searching for four years for a bag that looks stylish, let's me comfortably carry my full size iPad, and that can be used in backpack style to take the weight off my shoulders. I couldn't believe it when I found this bag, finally my search is over! I'd love it if they would make some more with slightly different styles. LOVE the simple slide in side with NO zipper so I can slip in my iPad without worry about it getting scratched.
By Deanna from Cedar Park, TX
On January 18, 2013:
Great to put weight on my back than on my shoulder. Love that my iPad fits easily and the middle pocket is wonderful for lotion, make up and sanitizer gel. What will I do with the rest of my purses? Perfect purse.
Stylish and Practical
By Beverly from Weldon Spring, MO
On November 29, 2012:
Looks great, not bulky. Great purchase for me. My favorite.
By Cora from Landenberg, PA
On October 13, 2012:
I got $50 credit when I turned in an old purse. I LOVE the Bennett Backpack.
My Favorite Brighton Backpack!
By Happy from Marina Del Rey, CA
On July 22, 2012:
I own Pamela and Donatella backpacks - Bennett combines the best of both - Great looks, roomy interior pockets, exterior side pockets (with tabs to prevent electronics slipping out) AND lightweight because it's made of microfiber! I bought the black & chocolate yesterday and went back for the black backpack today. My Brighton store was sold out but my favorite Brighton store friend/saleswoman located it at another store 10 miles away. It was worth the trip!